Sunday, May 8, 2011

Coffee with Girly-friends

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The theme this month is 'Girly Girl' and I have a
hunch my projects will be a little unconventional. 


I can't think of anything more 'girly' than
getting together with a girlfriend for coffee 
at a favorite cafe
So I decided to use
my 'Espresso Petit Fours' stamp set from DeNami.
Along with the 'For You' Circle Frame stamp, I created my
own background for this card.  It's a bit difficult to see all the
ink colors that were used (I really must get a new camera!),
but no worries because I will share those with you a bit later.


 Here is another little CAS take on the same theme....


I went with a different color scheme.
*As a little side note...I just love that 'Ring' EF from QuicKutz.
It's become one of favorites to use because you can use
either the embossed or de-bossed side.

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Today's Project Recipe:
All Cardstock and Designer Paper: 
A Muse Studio
Stamps: 'Espresso Set' & 'For You Circle Frame' from DeNami Design
Ink: 'Sky', 'Lichen', 'Ocean' & 'French Roast' by A Muse Studio
Tools: Big Shot, Embossing Folders by QuicKutz & Cuttlebug,
Spellbinders Dies in 'Scalloped Circles' & 'Standard Circles'
Border Punches by Martha Stewart & Fiskars, Corner Rounder by Fiskars
Embellishments: Stitched Ribbon in 'Lime', 'Sky' & 'French Roast'
by A Muse Studio, pearls by Recollections


46 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I'm a sucker for coffee cards, love the first set of circles off center.

Mandi said...

I love the cards, love the colors, love the embellishments. Great job!

Andrea M said...

Gorgeous Julie!!! I love your interpretation of the challenge - you are so right! GF and coffee - it does not get more girlie than that! LOVE that EF on the second card and the off center circles on the first! AWESOMENESS!!! BEAUTIFUL work m'dear!!! Hope you are enjoying Mother's Day!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Lovely cards, and perfect for coffee loving friends. ;D

Christine Zani said...

thanks for sharing - love the pop that the pink embossed background gave it!

Pam Wendt said...

Oh Julie, what darling cards!
I especially love the bling on the coffee mug of both, and the lovely pearls on the ribbon of the first! So pretty! :o)

Karen B. said...

Agreed, nothing better than coffee with a girlfriend. Great take on the challenge and love your clean and simple cards!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are BEAUTIFUL! I loveeeee the little hearts! Happy Mothers Day! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Ruby said...

Oh I would so love to meet up for a coffee and a chat with you one day! Your cards are gorgeous :)

Karen McAlpine said...

Cute variations! Love the ribbon and pearl accents on card #1.

Kimberly said...

So cute! Lots you can do with the coffee stamps! Thanks for sharing!

Heidi said...

Cute card - love how you made your own background paper!

Amy Smidebush said...

I love coffee...I love DeNami stamps...I love these cards. Life is good!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I love those sweet little coffee Denami Design images Julie, and the heart bling to the center of the cup was the perfect little touch. I hope you are having a Happy Mother's Day!

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards are so so awesome Miss Julie!!! tfs!!!

Denise said...

The cards are adorable. Love the sweet coffee themes.

Carol said...

I love the color combo! This card is adorable, thanks!

darkchami said...

Too cute! The girls and I stop for coffee together every month... so to me it is perfect for the theme!

Shirley said...

Wonderful card! Who doesn't love coffee? Love both the background and the 'featured' circle in the front with bling!

Amy said...

I'm not a coffee fan but I do see hot chocolate when I look at this! LOL Love all the interlocking circles on the first card!

june lanum said...

love the card, that coffee sure is inviting

Emily Keaton said...

These are adorable, Julie. I love the heart-shaped gem on the coffee cups. :)

TammyGtaz said...

The pink one is gorgeous!!!!

Karen said...

Very cute cards! Thanks for sharing.

jetsfan88 said...

Coffee/tea and friends are a great combo. Very cute. I'm so excited to see A Muse papers and ribbons again. I've been looking for them. You may have a customer :)

Kim said...

Very pretty cards. I love the coffee theme and the colors.

Isha said...

Lovely cards Julie. Thanks for leaving your sweet comments on my blog and also featuring my card on FB. I bought the samplers pack recently and haven't used anything other than your Twine on my cards. Love it so much.

Alina said...

Lovely cards!

Pauline said...

Beautiful cards, the colours on both go so well together, my fave is the green and chocolate colours the background works so well, fab stamping!

Carol Hartery said...

Coffee and friends. Good times for sure. Love the card and the embellishments you used on it.

NatQuebec said...

very cute card and I love the little heart too ;-)

...:::Paulina:::... said...

Both of these cards are awesome, Julie! I love the first one because of that fun stamped background you created, and that little heart rhinestone is darling! The second card is lovely because of the embossed background and of course, all the pink! :)

So happy you were able to join us for the Girlie Girl Blog Hop!

Glenda J said...

So fun! Love the colour combo on the first one.

rhogan18 said...

Great idea for a girlie girl card. Love the colors and designs on both cards.

{Chrissie} said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! I love the colors and the layouts are fantastic!

Nicki S said...

Fun fun cards Julie! :D

Lisa Petrella said...

Super FUN cards, Julie! LOVE the multiple ribbons you used the first card and the strip of hot drinks in the second one!!!

Patrice said...

Love those coffee cards!

charli said...

cute blog!

Dana said...

You sure know how to rock those coffee stamps Julie! I've never had a cup in my life but these sweet cards could make me change my mind!

Monika Wright said...

a coffee with girlfriends is the ultimate indulgence...lovely card, Julie!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love how you stamped your background!

Kathy Mc said...

Perfect ~ great color combos!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So CUTE! Lovin' the teeny rhinestone heart! Adds a sweet touch :)

lotte chew said...

love the colors and all the embossed technique! sweet and pretty cards~!

Jingle said...

Super Cute Cards