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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