Thursday, July 30, 2015

The World's Longest Coffee Break

I've had a busy week but finally found time to get into my craft room and make a card!  I'm using a new Coffee Set that Claire released from Waltzingmouse in June.   
I needed some retirement cards for my stash - and the Coffee Set has this great sentiment - "Retirement, the world's longest Coffee break".  There's also a coordinating Coffee Die set that makes it easy peasy to cut out the shapes.  There are several different shaped mugs/cups in the set - I used this more masculine looking  one stamping the little design (a separate stamp) in black.  
I  used strips of Idea-ology Commute Tissue tape and Film Strip Ribbon - adhering them with tiny staples.  The sentiment square and cup are both up on foam dots.  I added some brown sequins to finish it off!
I stamped a sentiment from Putting on the Ritz on the inside.
I used the latest Freshly Made Sketches for my design.
Stamps:  Coffee Set and Putting on the Ritz - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Kraft, White, True Black - PTI
Ink:  True Black, Dark Chocolate - PTI, Ranger Distress Tea Dye
Accessories:  Coffee Set Dies - Waltzingmouse,  foam tape, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, brown sequins, Idea-ology Tissue Tape/Commute and Film Strip Ribbon.



14 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

So very cool!!

Samra Leshinski said...

Oh how I love this card!!! I love coffee and my retirement is only 17 years and 1 1/5 months away!!! :)
I love the colors and such a great design you achieved with the fun strips...
Thank you for the inspiration!

Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Annette Allen said...

what a cool card.. love that sentiment..

~amy~ said...

this is wonderful...it's on my list for my next WMS order!

butterfly said...

I just love this, Julia - so subtle and so effective - brilliant use of the washi and film tape - a really great card.
Alison xx

LeAnne said...

Truer words were never spoken! Love your coffee creation!

Terry said...

Julia, what a great card and so perfect for a retirement! I love that sentiment and the design is fabulous! Happy Weekend!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Ha, I love that sentiment Julia! The kraft paper works so well for the coffee theme, great little mug stamp too! Fabulous! hugs :)

Becca Cruger said...

Haha - what a cute coffee sentiment. :) It made me grin. Such a lovely design!

Jen Mitchell said...

Love this! The tissue tape and the film strip are fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Betty Wright said...

This is fantastic! Love the warm tones. I just had a friend retire from teaching. This is a great idea and design!

Joan Ervin said...

I So love the sponging on the kraft, Julia, and what a fun sentiment....great take on the sketch!!! Love that awesome WM stamp set, too...you are such an enabler...LOL!!!

Shari Trumbull said...

Lovely card, Julia! The layout is fab and the quote is perfect!! XOXO-Shari

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful card Julia, love the kraft and black colour paletter (perfect for a coffee inspired card!) and the sentiment is great, have to remember that one!