Amy Tsuruta, of Tsuruta Designs, is holding another Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I’ve lost track of how many hops I’ve participated in but it’s been a few years now! My favorite “go to” stamp sets have been Amuse Studio’s Need to Venti and Perk Up. I was really surprised to see Perk Up on Amuse Studio’s retirement list so if you are at all interested in it (and the matching die set by the way!) – you only have until July to get your hands on it. On Wednesday I did a recap of some of my best Perk Up cards.
I am not just a Super Sponsor of the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop, I also like to play along! This week I took a much need creative break from subbing Kindergarten and created a few coffee themed cards. I am loving this pastel concoction that involved a lot of masking. I masked off the coffee cup liner and also the donut. But, to be honest, my first donut was such a garish, hot pink that I ended up stamping the donut again and trying a second time. When that was a success, I just popped it up and covered up the “mistake”. By the way, Sprinkled with Love is also retiring!
amuse studio supplies: Perk Up stamp set (retiring), Sprinkled with Love stamp set (retiring), Need to Venti stamp set, Meal Plan stamp set (past Monthly Collection – while supplies last), Blush and Bristol cardstock, Archival onyx ink, Tombow markers
For a totally different look but still using the Amuse Studio Perk Up stamp set, I did a little more masking here on the coffee wrapper. This card was created around the coffee cup – which may be a little backwards but in the end it worked great. I knew I had to tie in the bright red of the Apple Amuse Studio ink and die cut the pinked edge circle for the base and I had the green felt heart die cut laying around. I love the Label Makers stamp set from Amuse Studio’s May Collection (which is still available while supplies last!) and thought they would finish off the card perfectly.
amuse studio supplies: Perk Up stamp set (retiring), Be Yourself stamp set (June Collection), Label Maker stamp set (past collection – available while supplies last), Bakcground Patterns (retiring), Grass, Apple, Sugar and Onyx Petite Polka dot cardstock, Grass, Apple and Versafine Onyx inks, Pinked Edged circle dies (June Collection), Felt (retired), button, Natural twine
As part of the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop, and as a Super Sponsor, I am offering a special prize – this stamp set called Rule the World and is from A Muse Studio! It’s now retired so the only way to get it is to win it!
For a chance to win this set or one of the other great prizes from other sponsors (wow!!), you must link up a newly created project especially for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop (coffee / or other favorite hot beverage themed projects)…starting June 17 at 9:00 am eastern, and you have until 11:55 pm pacific on Friday, June 24th to link up…the more the merrier! There will also be chances to win FLASH Sponsor prizes. Please turn off word verification!!
Amy has also awarded a few prizes to people that comment on ALL of the linked blogs!