Coffee Cup Valentine Slide Up

Good morning peeps! I hope that everyone is enjoying the weekend. It’s nice and sunny here on Long Island today. I have little Abbygail’s 1st birthday party later on. I made the invitations for the party and you can see them here: http://jkcards.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/abbys-first-birthday/. I love looking at all of the other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator blogs and the great ideas that they have. Today’s card was inspired by Becky over at Inking Idaho (http://www.inkingidaho.blogspot.com/). I used some Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Real Red Card Stock. The base of the card is made by cutting a piece of card stock to 4″ x 10″ and scoring it at 5″. You then put it in your paper cutter and measure in on the closed end 1/2″ and cut up to the open end on a diagonal on both sides. I adhered the two sides together with some Sticky Strip and then took some Crumb Cake cut to 4″ x 2″ and ran it through the Paper Crimper. It was then adhered to the front of the card about 1 1/2″ from the bottom and the excess was trimmed off. The lid is made using a piece of card stock that is 4 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ the 1/4″  at the top is trimmed off the long way and the corners are rounded with the 3/16″ Corner Rounder. The 1/4″ strip is adhered to the middle to give it the coffee cup lid look. A piece of Early Espresso Card Stock cut to 3″ x 5″ and angled the same way as the “cup” was adhered to the back of the lid and slid inside. The heart from the P.S. I Love You Stamp Set was stamped in Real Red Ink and then I used the Hearts Collection Framelits to cut it out. Pairing it with the Fashionable Hearts Embosslit from the Occasions Mini with Real Red Card Stock and some Real Red 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon from the Clearance Rack (no longer available) to embellish the front. I am a big Starbucks fan so I love this card. You could adhere some Whisper White to the Early Espresso so you could write on the inside or leave it as is and just adhere a gift card to it! Thank so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Real Red Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Real Red Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: P.S. I Love You Clear Mount (2012 Occasions Mini)

Embellishments: Real Red 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired)

Tools: Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelits Dies, Fashionable Hearts Embosslit, Paper Crimper, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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