Coffee Lover’s Summer Blog Hop

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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.

Personal Stationery perk-up-die

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!

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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

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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, Coffee Lover's blog hop

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

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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!

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Rule the World stamp set

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!

Want one more chance to win?
Leave a comment below (it’s good to leave contact info for winner notification) before June 24th (midnight) to enter into a drawing for this fun coffee themed mat I picked up. One for me and one for you!
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Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy your cup of coffee!

70 thoughts on “Coffee Lover’s Summer Blog Hop

  1. Chris, your cards are so much fun! I can’t believe they’re retiring that set…I need to order that!

    Thanks for being a Super Sponsor…I super appreciate you!!!

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  2. What fun cards, Chris….love that you cover up mistakes as well! Thanks for being Super Sponsor! Happy hopping and thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Thanks for sharing your cute cards and being a sponsor. I’m looking forward to all the fun!

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  4. Chris – I LOVE your cards! Always so fun and so fresh and fabulous! We were on the same track with your second card and my card too! Love the June Collection! And, the coffee mat is adorable! Great find for the hop. Thanks for sponsoring!

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  5. I’m lovin’ that pink card with the donut. And of course all your cards are so creative. Great coffee sets and giveaway. Thanks for being a super sponsor.

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  6. Chris! I always love your inspiring creations and these are just awesome! Love the fresh and new look on second one most! Thanks for being super sponsor and chance to win this amazing stamp!

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  7. LOVE your cards and the contrast between the two – FAB. Thanks so much for being a super sponsor and also the chance to win the beautiful coffee mat. Hugs Bev (Uniko) x

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  8. Hello, Chris! Thank you for being a Super Sponsor once again! I always look forward to seeing your coffee cards in the hop! These two are gorgeous! Thank you for the awesome prizes!

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  9. Such a fun card! Love the set and it’s probably one of the most loved stamps in the AMuse line. 😉 Thanks for being a super sponsor…I’ll be back again to check out your next coffee creation!

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  10. I love your coffee themed projects. Thanks for the chance to win some prizes too.

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  11. Love your cards, so much flexibility with this stamp set, and who doesn’t like donuts with coffee…great colors and layouts. Love the gifts you are contributing and the coffee mat is great. Thank you for being a super sponsor and looking foward to seeing your other projects.

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  12. I love coffee! And your cards are fun and super cute! The coffee mat is a good idea! It is so hard to pour a cup of coffee from the pot without those coffee drips!!

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  13. These are both sweet! So this is like a giant retirement party for the set, eh?! : ) Thanks so much for sponsoring the hop and your extra giveaway, too!! dcomer 1 [at] gmail [dot com]

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  14. Great cards! Love the coffee and doughnut and the sentiment for the prize is awesome. Thanks for being a sponsor.

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  15. Thank you SO MUCH for your generous support of the Summer Coffee Loving Cardmakers’ Blog Hop. It’s so nice of you to support this fun event, and we’re all super grateful to you for it. Thanks also for the wonderful free images – they are SO cute.
    Blessings,
    Sierra Winters
    sierrasgift@gmail.com

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  16. CUTE cards Chris!!!
    LOVE your fun coffee cups and pretty layers!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and for being a SUPER sponsor 🙂

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  17. Chris, It is always fun to come visit your site! Thanks for being a sponsor of the coffee blog hop and for a chance to win that darling mat!

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  18. Great cards and I love the set you used. I am a kindergarten aide and off for the summer so headed to Omaha, NE to visit my mom for a bit. Trying to do a little hopping between visiting. Glad I could stop by to see what you had created. Thank you for your participation in so many ways.

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  19. What great cards!!! I could so use a coffee mat…our coffee station has a plastic placemat under it and lets just say my husband is very messy… thank you for being a hop sponsor!

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  20. Two terrific summer coffee cards! And thank you for being a Super Sponsor especially for all these years and this extra giveaway! Appreciate all your creativity and generosity!

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  21. Love your wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing.
    AND thanks being a Super Sponsor.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot.com
    dmcardmaker {at Gmail}

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