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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Not-Christmas Card

After spending the majority of my day yesterday wrapping Christmas and birthday gifts, I felt the need to make something non-Christmas related. I came up with this card, using a stamp set that has not seen anywhere near enough ink. I really need to use it more…when I was a coffee-guzzling Northwesterner, I HAD to have a coffee stamp set. Here in Wisconsin, I still drink coffee, but it’s from my Keurig, not one of a thousand coffee huts. Perhaps some of you are in the same boat. Here’s a card for you, if so!


All Stampin’ Up!: Morning Cup and Curly Cute stamp sets
Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, and Whisper White Cardstock
Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, and Basic Gray markers
Scallop Edge Border, Scallop Trim Border, XL Oval, and Designer Label Punches

Inside, I put a piece of turquoise cardstock, 3x3, adhered on 3 sides, then slipped a teabag into it. Not only am I thinking of you, I’m sending you the means to make a tasty hot beverage. That’s how thoughtful I am. You could also put some of those little Starbucks Via instant coffee packets in, if you’re so inclined. Oh, and I have no idea what DSP pack the gray striped paper came from…but I’m sure you’re creative enough to improvise!

By the way, several of you have asked for the Manners subway sign I made. I’d be happy to give it to you, but it’s 10 megapixels, so I can’t figure out how to post it. Any suggestions? The limiting factor is that my internet sucks. I only have a wireless hotspot, no actual cable into the house. So it’s intermittently connected, on a good day. Some days I can’t hold a connection at all. So I’d appreciate any help anyone can provide!

I’m adding this 12 hours later….

See what I mean…I was unable to connect all afternoon and evening last night, so this post which I wrote yesterday afternoon was not even posted. ARGH!!!!


  1. What a cool card. Love the colors, the layers and the cups.

    Looking forward to sharing one with you when you get back. I make one heck of cup, ya know. Bit of a coffe snob, I admit, but I mean, we're talking necter of the gods after all!

    Thanks for making me smile, Megan. You don't know how much I need that at the moment. Hugs.

  2. Oh, by the way, are you using a photo editing tool? I use Picasa (its free, and I'm cheap) and I can resize my photos size using it. Maybe you could size your photo using it or something similar?

  3. I'm sadly in a coffee wasteland here...thank goodness for my Keurig! But I am looking forward to sharing a cup with you, too. I do use Photoshop, but maybe I'll see if I can reduce the size any with Picasa, and still keep the sharpness. Thanks!


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