So Suzy Stamps for Winter Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends,

It's that time when all of us crafty "coffee loving" cardmakers get to strut our stuff along with all other "cool" people at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers hangout.  I'm excited to be part of this through So Suzy Stamps - one of the super sponsors of this hop.

Today I have a card style that I absolutely love and don't make nearly often enough - the clear card.  It starts from a clear card base (a plastic material rather than true cardstock) and can be decorated to be varying degrees of see-through based on how you decorate it.  In this version I only left the top 1" totally clear (as you can see because the tree in the background is visible).

My clear "cardstock" is actually from an office product used for creating report covers.  It's very thick so it easily stands on it's own.

I decorated by adding a thick wired ribbon around the front part of the card base.  I used a double sided dry adhesive tape to secure the ribbon instead of a wet glue so that the ends meet in the middle on the front of the card, which is then disguised by the coffee cup.

The coffee cup on my card was one I created without any dies or stamps.  I used some dark red cardstock as the base.  the simplest way to do this would be to start with a rectangle, then cut at an angle using a paper trimmer so that it tapers down. I stamped this little snowflake trio stamp from So Suzy several times in Versamark ink, then embossed with white detail embossing powder to make it really pop.

To create the band that encircles the middle of the cup, I used kraft paper which I also stamped with Versamark with the same snowflake stamp, then added gold embossing powder and heat set.  In order to get the corrugated effect, I used a tool that I've had literally "forever".  It's called a paper crimper by Fiskars - you just roll paper through the two metal bars and it gives it a corrugated look.  I trimmed it to make sure that it was just the right size to match the red cup.

The lid of the cup was also just hand trimmed from white cardstock.  the "raised" part of the lid is a piece of fun foam cut into a thin strip and glued on to give it dimension.

The tree stamp used is from So Suzy and it is perfect for this hop because there are little words all over the tree that say "espresso - latte - cafe - etc".  Here I stamped it in Versamark onto vellum then heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  Next I fussy cut around the tree and adhered it to the right hand side.

The holly berries are tiny red pom moms.  The leaves are from a leaf die cut set that were cut from a sparkly green cardstock.

I added a strip of vellum along the bottom on the inside of the card front so the bottom was not see through.

Bonus - there is a sale going on at So Suzy Stamps celebrating this hop - please be sure to visit and take advantage of this while you can!

Click here to check out all the fun coffee stamps at So Suzy including the tree stamp I used today.

I couldn't resist adding a photo of my favorite coffee mug (BB-8)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!



  1. I think your card is just awesome! Love the snowflakes and the part about hiding the seam in front covered by the coffee cup is genius!

  2. Very pretty--love the ribbon you used.


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