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Latte Love for Paper Players #439

Hi Everyone.

Happy Sunday.  It's the fabulous Claire's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a great sketch for us:


It took me a while to work out what I wanted to do with that circle.  I was staring at the sketch on my craft desk when I noticed a piece of patterned paper that had been sitting there since I made my last card.  Once I saw what was on the paper,  I realized that I had the perfect stamp and die for it :-)

Here's the paper:

Latte Love Closeup (1 of 1)

Yep... .coffee beans!  So the vertical element was sorted and the circle element was a no brainer.  I stamped and colored the cup to match the colors of the paper.  In the photo it looks more yellow, but in real life the coffee cup is much more golden.  I decided to add a little fun to the circle element and added a wobbler behind it.  I used a mini wobbler and it still lies pretty flat in the envelope.  I also mounted the sentiment layer on some brown fun foam.

Here's a look at the wobbler:

Latte Love wobbler (1 of 1)

Here's my full card:

Latte Love Paper Players 438 (1 of 1)

I embossed the sentiment and the pattern on the cappuccino with white embossing powder.  I mounted the front to a kraft base and did a little decorating and stamping on the inside.

Latte Love inside (1 of 1)

the second part of the sentiment is from a Casual Friday set.  There are some fabulous sentiments in that set and I can't wait to use them on some cards!  I hope you will join us and play along.  As usual, the design team have some fabulous inspiration for you:

On a personal note:

Still waiting for some decent rain and some consistent temperatures, but the little bits of green popping up are spreading :-)

I love this time of the year over the wetland.  We have had some spectacular sunrises but the one yesterday morning forced me to get out of bed and try to capture a photo of it.  Even the photo cannot do justice to how intensely fire red the sunrise was.  It lit up the entire wetland and the puddles of water reflected that intense red.  It really was worth getting up REALLY early yesterday morning.  The intensity didn't last more than a few minutes, but the sunrise was beautiful none the less.

Sunrise (1 of 1)

Isn't that amazing?  It really was astonishingly beautiful.

I'm hoping to get into my craft room between homework for my on-line classes.  If I do, I will be back later in the week with some more cards and, hopefully some nature photos!  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe: