Saturday, March 19, 2016

Spring Coffee Lovin'...


Hey stamping friends!

This Spring I'm joining the hundreds of Coffee Loving Papercrafters from across the globe as we hop, hop, hop to share our paper-crafty goods and get inspired to create, shop, brew and GUZZLE a few cups...

If you're not familiar with this MASSIVE hop, check it out HERE.  I know you'll be inspired, blown away by the creativity and um...encouraged to shop for new goodies to add to your coffee loving collection!  I've been hopping with this hop for many seasons and I appreciate all the work that Amy (and others) always put into it!  It's always something I look forward to doing each season and I wouldn't miss it for well, maybe a coffee factory or farm-to-table tour. wink wink.

So this hop, I decided to create a coordinating set.  A card AND a little Coffee Loving Locket.  I just loved creating this set as the fresh coffee aroma filled my craft room and soaked into my hands as I got lost in creating. MMMM...
The watercolor paper was spritzed with high-test Vodka then sprinkled with coffee grounds...After about a minute or two soaking in the grounds, I used my heat gun to dry the paper and "cook" the bean coloring into the paper.  After it was dry, I used my Journey Bloom Tool to brush off the coffee grounds.  I then added some stamping using a few of my favorite "Artsy" stamp sets from Fun Stampers Journey.
The locket was created in the same manner and I will create an additional blog post to show the step-by-step process in creating this fun "aromatherapy" treat.  Of course I had to add a few fun elements like the coffee grounds, the coffee cup charms AND the cute little red heart.
Items used to create these projects can be found/purchased in my FSJ shop HERE.  
Hope you enjoy!  I'll be back again to share more photos and a little tutorial Until then, I'm off to visit other hoppers!  
Items Featured In Today's Post:  
Papers: Oatmeal Cookie, Vellum Designer Prints, Kraft (Michael's), Watercolor Paper (WalMart)
Embellishments:  Wooden Star (FSJ Freebies), Pearl

35 comments:

  1. Wow! Awesome, Kerry!!
    Love those little coffee cup charms!

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  2. Awesome coffee projects, Kerry! Love the locket and the background paper you created!

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  3. love your card, but esp love the picture....you are good!!!!

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  4. Wonderful and I love the charms!

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  5. Quite a technique using coffee beans...I can smell the coffee. Great Card.

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  6. What a fabulous card and locket! Amazing & beautiful!

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  7. wow! This is amazing!!! I love the locket and the beautiful strip of coffee!

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  8. What a fun card, Kerry, love what you do with your coffee! Happy Sunday and Happy hopping!

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  9. Beautiful card!! Love all the details!

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  10. WOW - FABULOUS card and SERIOUSLY AWESOME locket - SO MUCH to LOVE!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing :)

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  11. Love this giftie set! The locket turned out fabulous!

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  12. Very creative. I'm sure it smelled wonderful in that room. Love the little charms.

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  13. Wowzers! what a technique! looks cool

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  14. OMG Kerry, this card is just amazing and I bet it smells good too! You worked hard on this one and it shows!

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  15. What adorable mugs in your locket! Can't believe you used vodka with the coffee grounds to stain your fab stamped paper!

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  16. Super cute, the coffee charms are just adorable, in the locket. Your card smells wonderful!!

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  17. Totally loving this card and locket. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  18. Both creations caught my eye Kerry - love them both!

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  19. Very nice card, Kerry ~ love the little charms :-)

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  20. Hello Kerry,finally home and able to add my comment here and tell you (but you know allready) that I love your card and locket.

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  21. You have some great techniques!! Love that locket. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Love this Kerry! You always come up with awesome projects

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  23. I love that technique using coffee. Fabulous projects. TFS

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  24. Wow Kerry! Your talent is boundless....love it!

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  25. Clever using real coffee grounds!

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  26. Love the shaker with the coffee cup charms!

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  27. Way cool....Nothing like the smell of coffee ..what a fun way to add it to your crafting. I like the way you think! Thanks for the visit and kind words!.

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  28. What a cool project! LOVE that it smells of coffee too!

    P/s: Thanks for stopping by my blog...and I did not cut up a precious doily...it was a cut-up piece that someone sent me as a RAK. I love collecting vintage doilies at flea markets.

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Thank you for taking the time to comment about my creations! I appreciate the feedback and LOVE. A stamp in the hand is a song in the heart. Kerry