Sunday, December 11, 2016

Coffee & Cards with Deb & Celeste 12/11

Welcome to our December Collaboration !! We've timed this one exactly right because it coincides with the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. So, of course there had to be a coffee tie-in. Carly Pool is our guest this month and she suggested a wreath theme; the catch was that we couldn't use leaves. That was a fabulous idea, Carly !! I really had to put on my thinking cap.. I wanted a twig wreath but didn't have any stamps I could use. And something else you may not know about me is that I cannot draw or doodle one little bit. The perfectionist in me comes out and I erase more than I doodle/draw.. So I enlisted the help of my guy, Brian, who is a whiz at graphic design. He drew the twig wreath that I used on my card, using 2 colors of Distress markers. I think that I may owe him dinner for this favor !!



  • I used Sketchy Coffee Cups from Stamplorations and stamped the smallest cup on white cardstock  5 times and also on different holiday patterned papers 5 times. In addition, I also stamped the cup 5 times on kraft cardstock. I fussy-cut the plain white cups, the cup itself from patterned paper ( excluding the handle, which I colored ) and also the coffee from the kraft paper. 
  • The sentiment by Waffle Flower was stamped on a favorite cardstock of mine - Neenah Astrobrights Stardust White. This cardstock has flecks of color it it and is one that is a go-to supply for me for many of my cards. I then paper-punched that image into a circle that fit into the inside of the wreath.
  • I placed a portion of a kraft doily at the bottom of my wreath design and then added a strip of snowman washi by Scotch Brand. 
  • Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue was used to adhere the sentiment and also the main image to the pink card base. I popped up the coffee cups on the wreath with foam dimensionals.
  • Chocolate Pixie Stix Glitter from Pink Paislee was used on the small kraft fussy-cut coffee pieces. I love all of those cute glittery coffee cups !!


Today's card was brought to you by a lovely cup of Lipton Matcha Green Tea. I found a fun Retro tea cup and couldn't resist it. And with temperatures down in the 30's tonight, tea is perfect !! Please take a look at Carly's wreath over at her blog - By Gods Grace Card Designs. She is amazingly talented and uses a variety of techniques to create her fabulous projects. We are so happy that she joined us this month. And don't forget my partner in crime, Celeste and her post at  Crafting Junky. Take a minute to sign up and follow our blogs if you haven't already done so.

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I will also be linking my card to the Winter 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop which is from December 9 - 16 this year. I absolutely LOVE coffee cards, coffee stamps and of course, Coffee. But they don't discriminate -- tea and cocoa cards are also welcome.. There are hundreds of cards linked up to that blog hop already and they are all marvelous !! Thank you so much for visiting Meticulosity. Celeste and I will be back again next month with another guest blogger.



Debra Davison / Meticulosity

22 comments:

  1. Deb, this coffee wreath is absolutely amazing! I love all of the pretty papers you used to paper piece each mug and that snowman washi tape is awesomeness!!!

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  2. Love this card! The fussy cutting was worth it! Gonna need some of those pixie stix, too.......

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  3. What a FUN coffee wreath Debra! Love your new mug too!

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  4. Now this is a wreath I would love full sized and hanging in my home!! I love every bit of it and the attention to detail is amazing. Thank you for the inspiration

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  5. Yay for crafty Brian to the rescue!

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  6. Lovely card with the twig wreath and super cute retro mug.

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  7. I love the coffee cup wreath you created. And, all the cups are so beautiful with their various designs.

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  8. Very pretty cup wreath and love your new retro cup... very cool!

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  9. Love the cute little coffee cups, looks like they are dancing around the vine!thank you so much for inviting me to be a guest

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  10. Hello there! Wow, such a cool idea. A cup wreath, love it! And it's brilliant that your Brian lends a hand, you are right, he certainly deserves a treat!!

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  11. Your card is so fun! Who doesn't want a wreath of mugs?!
    And the retro cup ... awesome sauce!!

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  12. Debra, what a great card for the hop. ove the wreat idea and your cups are adorable.

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  13. Great card with that wreath of cups :)

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