Stampin’ Up! Share What You Love With Coffee Cafe for the Stamp Ink Paper #146

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s Tuesday so…time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge!

I pulled out an old standby – the Coffee Cafe stamp set and matching Coffee Cups Framelits, plus the Coffee Break DSP for this one.  And added a little smattering of new goodies!  Take a look-see:


Our Stamp Ink Paper challenge #146 is a theme challenge and it’s…Food and Drink.  I like both food AND drink, so this one was right up my alley.


I borrowed a layout from this week’s Fab Friday challenge.

I started with a piece of the Coffee Break DSP and embossed it in the new Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF, then matted it on Grapefruit Grove card stock (available 1 June!) for the card front.

Next up is some of the beautiful Share What You Love Specialty DSP (available on 2 May for customers in the early release!), matted on Grapefruit Grove and adhered to the card front with Fast Fuse (or Liquid Glue!).

I stamped the cup outline and sentiment from the Coffee Cafe stamp set in Early Espresso on Whisper White and cut it out with the matching die in the Coffee Cups Framelits.  I also cut a lid from a piece of Early Espresso card stock – and adhered it to the top of the cup with Liquid Glue.

The little heart stopper is stamped in Blushing Bride on Whisper White, cut with its die, and adhered to the lid with the Liquid Glue.

I cut a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and adhered it with Glue Dots to the card front.  Then I put a bunch of Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of my coffee cup and used them to wind several loops of Linen and Gold Metallic Threads.  I popped the cup onto the card front – over the Burlap Ribbon.

I added a few Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes – in heart shaped and round – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the espresso beans in Early Espresso – stamped off twice first – in the middle of a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a second sentiment over the top in full-strength Early Espresso.  Across the bottom is a line of the little hearts in Blushing Bride.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Grapefruit Grove mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Blushing Bride Coffee Cafe hearts across the front…

…and more of the Share What You Love Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The older mixes with the new perfectly, don’t you think?  I’m so pleased that the Coffee Cafe stamp set and Coffee Cups Framelits are carrying over, aren’t you?  But!  You need to remember that – if you don’t have them yet – the bundle price will go away when the new catalog comes out.  So – if you’re wanting them – snap ’em up right now when you can save 10%!  And – be ready to order the Gotta Have it All Share What You Love Bundle on 1 May!  Hope you like!



Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2018 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

Share What You Love Bundle Early Release Coming Soon!

Exclusive Bundles for Every Crafter

We’ve created the perfect bundles so we can spread the love to every crafter! The Share What You Love Suite Early Release is our tribute to all of the wonderful people who have made—and continue to make—our company what it is today. Join us in celebrating the good times with our exclusive Statement of My Heart Single Stamp, which is available only during early release.

The early release for customers runs 1 – 31 May.

  • À la carte items available only during preorder period. (They will be available for purchase again when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.)
  • Bundles may be purchased via demonstrator, customer, workshop, or online order.
  • Bundles may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit (free items will be included).
  • Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018. Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • There are no purchase limits in place during the customer sales period.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Although other catalog-related promotions will have some price increases (e.g., Product Purchase Premiere and 2018–2019 annual catalog preorder), nearly every item featured in the Share What You Love Suite Early Release will remain at its current price. The only exceptions are Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 147090) and all ink pads featured in the In Color Collection 2018–2019 (item 147153).

Watch as Brandi Barnard shows you the bundles…

…and then check out the bundles for yourself by clicking the picture below to open a full-size PDF!

You’ve heard the rumors!  You’ve watched some videos.  You’ve started to see samples with new and wondrous colors!  Now you can get the information you need about the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Color Revamp, the newly re-designed Classic Ink Pads, and the real-deal on retiring inks!  Check out all the deets on my 2018 Color Revamp, Ink Pads and Retiring Color Info page!  There’s even an Online Color Coach for you to print out!  Enjoy! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Share What You Love Specialty DSP and Grapefruit Grove Card Stock will be available on 1 May in the Early Release!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Early Espresso Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Coffee Cups Framelits die cut lid

Grapefruit Grove Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for DSP panel on front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); Coffee Cups die cut cup

Coffee Break DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front)

Share What You Love Specialty DSP: 2 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ (DSP panel on front); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

Guys – a bad thing happened yesterday.

And – this isn’t one of my tongue-in-cheek bad things.

Finn was in the pasture, playing with the ponies.  Being a dog.  Like always.

They were playing back.  Being horses.  Also like always.

And – I guess he zigged when he should have zagged.

I didn’t see what happened.

All I saw is him laying motionless in the pasture.  With the girls standing over him wondering what the problem was.

A very long day ensued.  With a lot of panic thrown in.  I was sure he was dead – he’d actually been knocked unconscious (he must have been kicked).

My neighbor – thank God – was home and came racing to help – we were in the back of the back pasture (this is why I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS have my cell phone.  ALL.  WAYS).  I had been on foot – no vehicle and a long way from the barn.  I couldn’t carry him, you guys.  And I couldn’t leave him by himself.

All I could do was talk to him and call the vet and keep the nosy-nellies off him.

It was…fairly horrible.

He did wake up even before my friend arrived – and had the energy to growl and bark at the girls.  And he tried to wiggle a greeting when Gilbert arrived.  Both of which eased my fear only slightly.

As I type this on Monday afternoon – this happened Monday morning – he’s at the vet, where he’s been all day.  I’ll go soon to take him to an emergency clinic where he can be monitored overnight.

When I called a little bit ago – the vet said it didn’t appear that there was any brain involvement – which is a very good thing.  He does have an open injury in his front sinus – which will heal.

And – I’m sure he’s got one whopper of a headache.

So – please.  If you’d all keep my sweet fur-child in your prayers tonight, I would be most grateful.

I know this is going to make you sad – and I’m sorry for that.  But – I knew you’d want to know.



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30 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Share What You Love With Coffee Cafe for the Stamp Ink Paper #146

  1. Oh no!!! I’m so sorry to hear about Finn. I am glad that he’s doing well with what seems to be a fairly minor injury. Hopefully he’ll be back to his normal self doing the full body wag soon!

    Your card share is amazing today! Love your design and your mix of papers!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Amy – for all the nice words and thoughts. 🙂

  2. Barbara Riefner

    OMG – poor Finn. Please keep us posted on his progress. Prayers will be sent. I love that dog. In fact, when my older dog crosses the rainbow bridge (which I am in no way hoping for – she is my baby) I have decided to get an Australian Shepard based on your posts. He is so cute. I am praying hard for your baby. Please keep us posted. Will be praying and worrying about him. How terribly frightening for you!!

    • stampsnlingers

      He is darling – just be ready for HIGH OCTANE!! Thank you so much, Barbara – and hugs and pats for your girl! 🙂

  3. Elisha

    Oh Mary! My heart is breaking for you and Finn! Hugs and prayers all around!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Elisha! I truly appreciate that! 🙂

  4. Kate

    Sts. Kevin and Roche are on it. Sharing your distress and sending love and prayers.

  5. Carole Fish

    Sending prayers and healing hugs for both Finn and you. Thanks for sharing; I know it was as difficult for you to write as it was for us to read, Finn is loved by many and we will be looking forward to seeing his healthy, adorable face soon.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Carole – I really wasn’t sure if I should post that – but…he’s got a pretty big online family who love him. So I figured they should know! He’ll be back at it and posting his adventures soon, I know!

  6. Linda Freas

    Praying for healing for Finn.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Linda – I appreciate it very much. 🙂

  7. Sandra Warthen

    Praying for Finn, bless his heart.

  8. Patricia

    OMG Mary, I’m so very sorry. Prayers for Finn and for you. Hang in there!

  9. Robbie Miller

    Hi Mary,
    I just read about Finn and the update … I’m so glad he is OK … so scary !
    I’ll say a prayer for a speedy recovery for him and you, too !

    • stampsnlingers

      Appreciate it, Robbie. I feel like I’ve been run over by a truck! I’m sure Finny feels worse…but he can’t type. So… 🙂

  10. Maryanne Willequer

    Oh, my. My heart stopped when I read about Finn’s injury. I will pray for his complete recovery. And I will pray for you and your husband, too. Stay strong.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Maryanne – I appreciate all the prayers that have come our way. They appear to be working! 🙂

  11. Heather Heroldt

    Love this card – one of my fave sets, and you’ve made it sing with our new goodies – gorgeous! So sorry to hear about Finn – you are both in my prayers, poor guy. So glad you were there with him, even though I know it was scary. I’ll be checking back to see how he does. Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Heather! Appreciate the kind words and the nice thoughts for Finn. 🙂

  12. Pat

    Poor Finn, this does make me sad. Give him hugs and kisses for me.
    Great card using one of my favorite sets.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yea – he’s not having a good couple of days for sure. Even his morning peppermint yesterday couldn’t make what followed okay. 🙁 Poor little Man. Will definitely give him tons of hugs and kisses. Thanks, Pat! 🙂

  13. karren Olaveson

    Oh my God, Mary, I am just so sad for you and cute little Finn. I am glad that he has begun to perk up a little and is doing a little better. That is just awful!!! We love the little fur babies just like human babies.
    Take good care, Mary and give him lots of hugs for me. You and puppy will be in my prayers.
    Best wishes,

    • stampsnlingers

      Appreciate that, Karren – it’s been a pretty tough week for him! 🙁 He’s going to be hugged bare when I get him home! Thank you so much, my friend! 🙂

  14. Elizabeth Hurd

    I missed this post originally but saw your update and I am so very glad Finn is on the mend. I’ll be saying prayers for you all. Thank you for your wonderful blog/emails and God Bless.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Elizabeth! Appreciate the prayers and the kind words! 🙂

  15. Cute! I love seeing new color combos and the Early Espresso with the new Grapefruit is great! The basketweave embossing looks great on that DSP…fun textures all around. Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks – that could end up being a favorite color combo for me!! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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