Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Coffee And Patriotism - A Nice Blend!

I hope you've had the opportunity to link up to some super fun blog hops this week.  This is my 3rd and final creation for the Coffee Lover's Cardmakers Summer Blog Hop.

I wanted to do something along the lines of recognizing those men and women in our lives who have served our country and help to protect our freedoms.  My dad is a military man.  He served in the Navy and retired from the Army.  And boy, does he love his coffee.  This is a thank you card  with a coffee/patriotic focus.  Yes, coffee and patriotism do go hand in hand!  Ask any Drill Sargent  (like my dad), what started his day at 4:00 am, rousing the troops and he'll tell you....coffee! 


 I chose to do some background stamping with a wonderful stamp set from the Unity Stamp Company, one of the sponsors of this hop.  This set is called Thanks Above and Beyond and is the April 2015 Sentiment Kit of the Month.


To begin, I stamped my background with Hero Arts Neon Red ink, and added some stars from another Unity set, Splatters & Stars, doing some generational stamping.


Once again, I'm using my Sizzix Eileen Hull Mug die which is on sale NOW here:
                        from: Scrapbook.com


and my We R Memory Keepers Fuse.  


                                                from: Scrapbook.com



I've embellished with a DCWV mat stack, May Arts Ribbon red/white twine, American Crafts glitter adhesive strip, an upcycled coffee sleeve with a star punched out and a fused pocket that's hidden behind the sleeve.  

I actually made this fused pocket at a crop event a few months ago and have been waiting on the perfect occasion to use it.  It contains extra fine glitter in red, white and blue.  I've added some Doubleclick Skittles at the bottom of my cup, in Sailboat Blue.  Look close and you'll see that the Skittles magnify the tiny stars.  How cool!  These are handmade in individual batches and come in a boatload of colors. I'm kind of partial to them.  You can buy these here:

Doubleclick Skittles Store (paypal accepted)


As a reminder, I'll be giving away some blog candy and a sampling of Skittles (various colors) will be part of the prize!

I hope you like my fun patriotic coffee card.  I think I'll give it to my dad for his birthday this month, and tuck a little gift card inside.


 Join in with your own newly made creations by June 12th, 2015.  You can link your coffee, tea or cocoa creation here at Coffee Loving Cardmakers:


I will also be linking up to these additional challenges:





Now for my blog candy Prize details:  One commenter will win a $10 Starbucks gift card and a sampling of Skittles embellishments, plus my Splashin' coffee shaped card featured here.  This prize is being offered on 3 separate blog posts.  You must leave a comment below on this or any of the two other blog posts.  You may also receive one additional entry by following me on Friend Connect on the upper right sidebar of my blog or follow me via email.  Please leave an additional comment letting me know you've done so.  I will draw a winner on Sunday June 14th, 2015.

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28 comments:

  1. What a stunning combination of patriotic colors and coffee theme, a fab design! And definitely its a perfect Birthday creation for your Dad!

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  2. Wow such a great card love the patriotic colors with the coffee theme.

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  3. Yep, I love how skittles magnify, too! Fab star shaker in your cup!

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  4. This is so cute! Fabulous cup!

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  5. Great card. I love the patriotic colors and the shaker star. TFS

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  6. love this shaker. too cute to imbed it in the star!

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  7. Oh, what a great patriotic style card! Love the shaker cup and the red white and blue!

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  8. Wonderful patriotic card. Love how you made it a shaker too. My family is full of service men who love their coffee too so I completely understand your Dad.

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  9. What a fun shaker card for the red white and blue, Terri, love your glitter sequin pack! Thanks for sharing and happy hopping!

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  10. I've been thinking about using the fuse for a shaker card but wasn't sure it would work.
    Glad to see that you used it on your card and I'm going to try it now.
    the card is so patriotic and is great.
    thanks for sharing. Dad will love it.

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  11. Love this gorgeous shaker card Teri!!

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  12. Gorgeous shaker card! I never tire of these! Love your patriotic colours!

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  13. Well, this is just perfect, love your shaker card!
    Thanks for linking up to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

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  14. Love your awesome red, white and blue shaker card!!

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  15. I'm an Air Force brat, myself, and saw all those fellas gathered around old coffee pots at all hours! Yes, coffee and patriotism go well together. And I'm just loving this sweet shaker card. So much sweet sparkle. Just wonderful. Bev

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  16. Beautiful and fun patriotic card, nice work! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

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  17. OMGosh this is so fun, what a great design.

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  18. I loved reading the story behind this creation! Such a great homage to your pop and his service to our country. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. great card, love the shaker in the star!

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  20. Fabulous card! I love that you dressed up the coffee cup, and the shaker is so pretty.

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  21. Commenting closed... winner announced soon.

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  23. Terri this is awesome!!! TFS!!!

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