Friday, February 6, 2009

Mourning Coffee

That was a terrible pun; I admit it. It's sad but true, though -- I just found out they are closing my local Starbucks. I'd say 'Woe is me' except that I haven't exactly been giving them much business over the past year. Guess I didn't realize how much my thrice-weekly mochas were doing to keep them afloat! Oh well, that's why they make home coffee makers and in my case, lots of fun coffee-themed stamps!

Julie Ebersole's 'How Ya Bean' card inspired me to break out some of the huge number of coffee stamps I've been amassing. The first card is almost a direct CASE of her card in the March/April 2009 edition of Paper Crafts:

Stamps: GinaK's 'My Cuppa Joe'. Cardstock: GP110 white, kraft, Chocolate Chip, DPfrom unknown source. Ink: Memento black, Chocolate Chip, Copic Warm Grey 03, SU Bashful Blue. Accessories: Crimper, Stardust glitter pen, black gingham ribbon.

The second card is a little more my own version, using the coffee pot and a larger sentiment:

Stamps: GinaK's 'My Cuppa Joe', Impression Obsession 'What's Brewing'. Cardstock: GP110 white, kraft, Chocolate Chip, DP from unknown source. Ink: Memento black, Chocolate Chip, Copics. Accessories: Crimper, Crystal Effects, black gingham ribbon.

Didn't that coffee pot turn out fun? I used Crystal Effects to give it a more glass-like appearance.

These cards were quick and easy to make, so I ended up creating two of each design. I figure I can tie them together with a big chocolate satin bow, add a bag of chocolate-covered coffee beans for a fellow-coffee lover's gift. It might even help us forget about our missing coffee shop for a while!


  1. These are awesome creations!! I love my coffee and our Starbucks has closed down too!! :(

    I just can't live w/o my coffee!! I love that coffee pot cool!! TFS!

  2. I love your cards and I love coffee too! Too sad about Starbucks!

  3. I am not much of a coffee drinker, but I LOVE coffee themed stamps...go figure:o) I am also loving the cards you made, especially the one with the coffee pot!!! You did such an amazing job!!! That coffee pot looks SOOOO real!!! Fabulous:o)


  4. wow Jessica, you are a crystal effects goodess!! Love these!!

  5. AWESOME!!!! I left you an award on my blog!!!

  6. That really is a COOL coffee pot. You nailed that one, girl! So sorry to hear of the "loss of your dear Starbucks." I have to admit, I haven't been to mine all that much either. It is still so much cheaper buying the coffes or my fave frappacinos at our local Sam's Club.


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