Stampin’ Up! Plaid Merry Cafe Christmas!

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So – if you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video – I thank you for spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, and you’d like to watch the YouTube replay – here ’tis!

I used the fun Merry Cafe stamp set which, handily enough, matches the Coffee Cups Framelits in the Annual Catalog (it’s bundled with the Coffee Cafe stamp set – thus saving you 10%).  I added a few other little goodies and came up with…this.  Take a look-see:

This one played along with the sketch and, to some extent, the inspiration photo from the Fusion challenge.

I started with some pretty paper from the Quilted Christmas DSP Stack and matted it on some Real Red card stock with Fast Fuse.  The oval part of the sketch is a piece of Powder Pink card stock, cut with an Ovals Layering Framelits die and then embossed in the Holly TIEF and matted on a scalloped Real Red Oval.

I adhered the matted oval to the card front with Fast Fuse.

I cut a large coffee cup from the plaid Quilted Christmas DSP using the die from the Coffee Cups Framelits.  For the whipped cream, I cut it from Whisper White and then embossed it in the Seaside TIEF.  I outlined the resulting curved lines with my Fine Tip Glue Pen and sprinkled it with Silver Stampin’ Glitter.  I used some Liquid Glue to adhere the cream to the back of my plaid coffee cup, then I adhered it all to the embossed oval with Liquid Glue.

Using the sentiment from the Merry Cafe stamp set – and inking the words separately with Real Red and Garden Green ink, I stamped it on Whisper White and cut it with the die in the Coffee Cups Framelits.  I added some faux stitches with my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker and adhered it to the cup with Liquid Glue.

My embellishments come from several places.  I used the Pretty Pines Thinlits to cut a few pine boughs from some green plaid paper from the Quilted Christmas DSP Stack.  Real Red berries and a few Whisper White sprigs rounded it out.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the card front.  Then I tied a bow from 1/4″ Quilted Christmas Ribbon and attached it with a Glue Dot.  To finish the “bouquet” – I used some Fast Fuse to adhere a holly sprig from the Stitched Felt Embellishments.

Being the packrat I am, I’d toted home a Silver/Gold Foil snowflake that I’d made for a previous card with the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits die set.  I adhered it with Liquid Glue and stuck a Clear Faceted Gem over the top.

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Merry Cafe in Real Red and Garden Green and stamped it on a Whisper White panel.  At the bottom, I used the two-step berries image to stamp the stems in Crumb Cake and the berries in Real Red.  Then I added another Clear Faceted Gem.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Real Red mat and into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Merry Cafe berries in Crumb Cake and Real Red on the front…

…and some more of the red Quilted Christmas DSP Stack paper to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Quilted Christmas and Merry Cafe all come together to make a yummy Christmas card, don’t you think?  Hope you like!




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Whisper White Card Stock:  4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, fold and score at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Merry Cafe sentiment die cut; Coffee Cups Framelits die cut “whipped cream”; Pretty Pines berries (x3)

Real Red Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/2″ scalloped oval (mat for embossed oval on front); Pretty Pines berries (x2)

Powder Pink Card Stock:  3 1/4″ oval (embossed oval on front)  

Silver and Gold Foil:  Swirly Snowflakes die cuts

Quilted Christmas DSP Stack:  Coffee Cups Framelits die cut coffee cup; Pretty Pines boughs (x3); envelope flap

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Finn loves this time of year!

Well – to be fair, it’s only his second ever “this time of year”, right??  

But he really likes being outside in the sunshine when it’s brisk and cool out.

In fact, he has to be persuaded to come in to eat.  Or do anything else!

Just a dog.  Chillin’ on his golf cart.  

Life is good indeed!



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8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Plaid Merry Cafe Christmas!

  1. Cute card! Loved your video last night too. 🙂

  2. Love the pinks and reds in that DSP. Super fun card!

  3. Kathy L

    Hi Mary, it was fun to see you making this card last night. It’s a very cheerful style, especially with that sparkly whipped cream!
    I’ve tried all day to get emails through to yoh, but with no luck. Hope all is ok.

  4. Well now this card is as sweet as can be with all those pretty holiday colors! Delightful! And I’m a Finn fan! He’s so chill……

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