Mar 30, 2018

Hello Coffee!

Hello Coffee! and Hello to the new design team members you will be meeting next month.  As for me, this marks my last post as a Dies R Us Design team member.  I have greatly enjoyed my extended stay on the team.  It has been a pleasure to create with the wide variety of  brands in the STORE .  I have been introduced to some fantastic designers to which I will be loyal to for years to come.  I am also very excited about all the "other" products I have recently purchased such as Distress inks and the very helpful Tutti Designs Poke ToolsThanks to the Dani, Darlene and all the DT members for a great run!

Today I am using my latest purchase the Karen Burniston Coffee Cup Pop Up dies.  I find these pop up dies to be fairly easy to assemble, however, I always find a video to watch before I attempt it myself.  You can view Karen's own video or find another version.  I usually watch two to catch all the nuances of a new complex die. I found the actual mechanism of this pop up to be very different from others I own.  It is really neat and allows a place for a gift card.

I did not plan on using this as a gift card holder so I centered my coffee cup, but you can place this pop up mechanism where ever you desire on the fold.  It is awesome!

Here's a closer look at my cup.  The napkin the cup sits on has some really neat embossing that is hard to see in the picture.  I tried to highlight it a bit with ink.

I used only dies that came in the set except the Karen Burniston Greetings Hello and the Frantic Stamper Stitched Cut Corners background for the front of the card. 

Dies R Us product:

Karen Burniston - Dies - Coffee Cup Pop-Up
Karen Burniston Coffee Cup Pop Up

Karen Burniston - Dies - Greetings
Karen Burniston Greetings
Frantic Stamper - Dies - Stitched Corner-cut Tags
Frantic Stamper Stitched Cut Corners

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you all around in blogland!


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  1. This is super cute Alicia! I love the pop up and that fab to-go cup. Awsome color palette too!

  2. What a cute card, love the pop up. You will be missed and so will your cards.

  3. Oh Alicia, it has been a real pleasure getting to know you and have you on the team! I have watched your designs flourish over the past year and you, my dear, are going out with a bang! THIS IS AWESOME!! I'm terrible with these sort of dies but you have inspired me to give it another go! I Love This!! Great job and please ... don't be a stranger!! Thanks for all the amazing inspiration!

  4. Love this and your perfect Designer Papers, that plaid is fantastic!

  5. Awesome card, you have used those dies perfectly. I LOVE the colors you have used, especially the plaid. Sorry to see you go, hope we see you around cyberland!!!

  6. What a great card! I'd like it first thing in the morning please :-) Love the colours you used and the pretty papers. This die is going on my wish list. It's been awesome being on the team with you Alicia.


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