Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday & Just Buggin Challenges

OK! First of all let me just say that I poured more thought and love into this card than I do most. (poured!! LOL Almost a pun! ;o) ) Anyhow, I made it for my dear BF Shelley. It HAD to be my best card! And well, while I could have worked on it was her birthday and as it was I had to mail it express just to make sure it MADE IT IN TIME!! A major feat for me! LOL Whew! I may need to lay down.  First of all I'll explain the challenges.

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge The challenge here is for a POP UP! And as you'll see below the inside has Coffee mugs that pop out. I've done this with acetate strips attached to a folded peice of cardstock. Neat huh?

And over at

Just Buggin (A site where they challenge you to use your Cricut, like I need incentive?!?! LOL Love that thing) The challenge is All About Food. And well since I think coffee has it's own food group! We qualify. My coffee and I! LOL I've cut the Coffee pot out from the From My Kitchen Cartridge, which Totally rocks!

Ok, for the details of this work of art of mine. hehe. On the cover we have, a large coffee mug by Hero arts, which I have coloured with copics and for the pretend coffee I've used a double layer of brown embossing powder. For that FABULOUS coffee pot, I cut it out with the Cricut twice out of silver shimmer paper from SU. Then I cut the centre out of one and glued on some acetate instead, and the black handle. Then on the inside peice I stamped the saying from a Craft Secrets stamps set (where the vintage ladies came from as well) I've made it into a shaker filled with ACTUAL coffee grounds... uh huh! I love her THAT much to share! It's even authentic STarbucks I might add!! LOL It's attached to the card with some eyelets and a brad so that you can tip the pot up like it's pouring into the cup!!! who hoo! Trust me my brain HURT after thinking that all up! The background embossed cardstock is sprayed with Glimmer Mist, cause my Shelley LOVES glitter (can ya blame her?) Ok, so that is the out side... now for the inner....

I totally forgot to say what the inside says since it's hard to read in the pictures. On the front of course it reads "GOT POT?" Inside above the Bellas it reads, "We're Gonna Need It" then on the nestie the Stamp had read "With Enough Caffeine I could Rule the World" But I've crossed off I and wrote WE. hehehe

Isn't that cool?!? LOL I was happy with it. I've used some coffee mugs from a TPC STudio set that I love! And then of course the Bellas. Here's a close up of the coffee pot for you.

OK! I really have to get to bed!!! I have not been in bed before midnight in DAYS....and I hate myself in the mornings because of it. Hense my love affair with coffee. ;o) Nite all.


Saxo Stamper said...

Hi there,

This is fantastic - what a brilliant card, your friend will be delighted and it's so clever. I love it. Thanks for joining us over at Just Buggin

Best wishes
Just Buggin Design Team

Lynne said...

This card is awesome!!! Your friend is one lucky gal to receive such a great card!!
Lynne JB DT

Judy said...

Wow! This is a nice card idea! I love it!

Anonymous said...

OMG that is so cool!! I love that card!! I love how you did it!!! What a creation! a work of ART!! :)

Sprytebyrd said...

This is just wonderful! I Love it! You've really done a fabulous job here!
Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!

Eulanda said...

I am in awe of you!! Where even do you come up with some of your ideas?! I cups on the inside and the pot with actual coffee in it....OMG so cool!! It is easier to put more into a card when it's someone you REALLY care about huh? Great motivation!

Aud Kirsten said...

Wow, this card is awesome! Love all the details. Thanks for joining us at SSC this week:o)

JustCrazy4Scrapen said...

This is amazing. What a great idea with coffee in the coffee pot. Thanks for joining us at Just Buggin'


Robin's Creative Cottage said...

You put a ton of work into this card and it's fabulous! Super Wowza! You friend will absolutely love it!!

Robin R
Just Buggin' design team

Gemma said...

What a great idea this popping coffe cups, really nice!


Hope said...

Simply AWESOME! I love so much of the detail-the popping coffee cups, using real STARBUCKS coffee..YUM!

Thanks for playing along at Just Buggin'!


Mindy (Scrappy and Piggy) said...

I LOVE this! I am also a huge fan of coffee (well caffeine in any form actually) I need step by step instructions on how to do that coffee pot shaker I totally love it!!!!!! thanks for joining us at just buggin.

Paula said...

Fantastic card, love the coffee cups and the coffee in the pot! Ingenius! I'm so glad you were able to join us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Ladybug Designs said...

You put a lot of work into this. I absolutely love it. Your are a genius. Very detailed.

Liza said...

A fabulous crad, I love the pop up cups. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

Liza x

Georgia said...

Wow! What a cool card!!!! Thanks for joining us at the SSC.

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Wow! What a fantastic card. Just love it! Your BF will too! Thanks for playing along at SSC!

Carolyn said...

Wow, great card. Absolutely amazing. Great detail. Thanks for joining in at SSC.
Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Wauw this is cute ;0)

Janneke (SSC DT)

Line said...

Wow this is so awesome! Love the coffecups and the pot with the coffe is such a fabulous detail! You've done a fabulous job!

So glad you could join us this week at SSC!
Hugs, Line

Anonymous said...

This is AMAZING!! I am in love with all the clever ideas and beautifully executed stamping techniques!! WOW!! I'm so glad you joined us at Just Buggin!

Kandi *JB DT*

thescrapmaster said...

OMG THAT is so hilarious!!!! I love the stamping and all of the details!

Saxo Stamper said...

Congratulations Cheri, you are our winner for our challenge this week. What a fantastic project and a well deserved winner's button is waiting for you over at Just Buggin.

Best wishes and come back soon


Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

This card was well worth the money you probably spent sending it express mail!! And by the way... I would not only call you an Artist...but an Engineer as well....what a great design and all those working parts too!! FANTASTIC!! Today... you are my Cricut HERO!!!!