Sarah timed the arrival of her parcel perfectly! (wink – we won’t talk about our postal service!) It was a rainy, miserable Monday morning and I was in need of my morning coffee. I went to the mailbox, and was greeted by Sarah’s package, and this cheerful card:
I had a smile on my face for the rest of the day!
So, armed with this beautiful stash, I was able to make three cards, and here they are:
It’s always hardest making the first card. You have so many exciting elements to choose from, so I tried a layered look. I coloured my coffee cup using some Derwent coloured pencils, before fussy-cutting it and popping it up with some foam dots. I just loved the zesty green cardstock! Such a ‘fresh, pick-me-up, and let’s get going’ colour.
For the second card, I was channelling a bit of my inner Amy!
I love how Amy creates fun ‘treat sleeve’ cards, and having this sweet little glassine bag in this month’s kit, inspired me to make my own! I also absolutely HAD to fill it with a couple of free coffee cards and send them to a friend! In fact, when I came to writing this post, I thought that in my over-zealousness to send ‘Happy Mail’, I had forgotten to take a pic. Following a few heart palpitations, I unearthed it! Phew!
And finally, there is this one:
I think it’s my favourite. I had four elements left in my kit. I was dead certain that I was going to use the coffee mug, which I carefully coloured and fussy cut. This dreamy pink cardstock was a definite too. For two nights, I I fluffed around, moving the sentiment, the cup, and this little wooden lady around the cardstock, until, in frustration, I tipped the cup off, and suddenly the card seemed to create itself! A thin vellum die-cut circle, and some corner punching was all I needed to complete my little CAS card. Just love how it turned out!!
I cannot thank Sarah enough for creating such an inspiring kit. I had SO much fun playing with all the elements and making these cards! All I have left are a strip of green cardstock, a fussy cut cup (that sweet, swirly coffee mug WILL grace the front of a card shortly. I have another idea brewing for that one…) and one (and a half) sentiments. Now, the challenge is to send the remaining two cards out to a couple of friends!
CANNOT wait to play again in two months’ time when Shona will be our host!
Thanks so much for visiting! 🙂