Thursday, June 23, 2016

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Day 7: Boxes, Beans and Bows...

***Congratulations go to Claire Broadwater for winning my Flash Prize!!!  Claire can now shop my FSJ site and select $25.00 worth of her most favorite products FREE!***

Hey there happy hoppers!  Today I thought I'd do a little celebratin'!  Yes, you've got that right!  I'm celebratin' my last day of school!  WOO!  Well, not really my last day of school, but the last day my students came to school.  I have to pack my room up and turn my keys in on Monday, but other than that, I'm FREE!  WOOO! 

I created a little acetate gift box using an awesome die from FSJ.  This die usually cuts paper only, but with a bit of finagling, I was able to cut this acetate box.  I started out by dripping some FSJ Color Splash colors using a straw then let some of the splats drip a bit.  After letting it dry, I headed up to my scrap room to start working on the other parts to this project.  
I used the RETIRING set _ to create 20 little cards that I can place in this box and take with me to the Scrapbook Expo this weekend.  I'll share a few of these cards with friends as a reminder that we need to have a little play-date after the show is over.  I filled the acetate box with some coffee beans, added a ribbon and some sparkle thread and started working on my card.  
Here's a closer peek at the yummy coffee beans.  Don't you just wanna shake-shake-shake it? Naaahhh...Just sniff, sniff...Smells soooo good!
I wanted to create a little asymmetrical design for the drippy panel so I trimmed the top and bottom a bit.  After that, I added some star strip diecuts (LOVE THIS DIE SET) on top of some fringed graph paper.  And don't you just love those little people clips?! LOVE THEM!  I added some of the sparkle trim and applied this panel with foam squares to a blue panel I stamped with the "coffee" sentiment in this set.  
There are several sentiments in this set and I love each one.  I think this sentiment works best here. This closer peek also helps show the yummy diecut and the fringe paper.  That's a party goin' on right there.  :)
I hope you enjoyed my creation today.  I'll be back again tomorrow to share another fun coffee creation!  
FSJ Products Used:  
FSJ Color Splashes (thinned with water) Cool Pool,  Lemon Grass, Pineapple Smoothie, Citrus Cooler, Watermelon

Non FSJ Products Used:  
Canson Watercolor Paper
Graph Paper
Metallic Silver Liquid Acrylic Paint (Liquitex) 

Reminder:  As a SUPER SPONSOR and a FLASH PRIZE SPONSOR for this hop, I will be giving away the following items to some lucky hoppers:  

Super Sponsor Prize:  
NEW (To be released July 1.)  "Hey Sugar" stamp set 
Flash Prize:  
$25.00 Gift Certificate to my online shop!  ***Congrats to Claire!  

*** You can view my previous posts here: 

Our 40% off Retirement Sale is Going ON NOW!  Check out all the amazing price cuts on our top-quality products.  While we hate to see them go, we've gotta make room for our new catalog products that will become available July 1!  (Our Coffee set:  ENJOY COFFEE SET is reduced to $10.17)   Hurry, all products available while supplies last!  

Thanks for popping in and have fun hopping! 


  1. What a fun, fun card, Kerry, you have had some really lovely cards! It's all in the details! Happy Friday!

  2. Awww!!!1 Such a wonderful project!!!! Love it! Thank you for the great chance to win!

  3. Again you did a splendid job! Love the acetate box and your card is soooo refreshing and cool, love this great idea! Thanks for the chance to win this cute stamp set!

  4. Again you did a splendid job! Love the acetate box and your card is soooo refreshing and cool, love this great idea! Thanks for the chance to win this cute stamp set!

  5. Another cute & fun card! I need to get some coffee beans, I have a little grinder I never have used yet, if i can remember where I put it..

  6. Fabulous and fun! These are fabulous. Love the paper clips!!!

  7. Fun card, thanks for sharing

  8. Happy Last day of school! LOVE your projects...oh my, 20 of those fab cards and love your box and card too! I always love your fab details.

  9. wow, another very interesting card...loving the background and the paper and pretty card

  10. WOW, what a cool and creative gift box full of the best gift ever!

  11. Love love love your style Kerry! Awesome!

  12. Hi Kerry, what awesom card and gift.
    Beautifully made and such fun paperclips.

  13. Oh Wow, another gorgeous one for the hop! Great layering and fun paperclips! Love the little gift box of coffee too! Your photography is beautiful too - very professional looking - could be in a magazine!

  14. Your creations are awesome!

  15. What a lovely gift of beans and I can imagine the smell right now! Beautiful card too, I have enjoyed all your cards and projects during the hop. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs Bev (Uniko) x


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