{2.21.2012} sparks


Coffee is one of my LOVES.  Actually, it is probably my greatest weakness.  But one that I seriously enjoy.  You can image my excitement when the hot concoctions stamp kit arrived from Paper Smooches.  I already used it one HERE… but I have been saving this sweet cup for something special.

Enter the current Paper Smooches NEW SPARKS challenge.

That sweet heart reminded me of my LOVE for coffee.  Um, it sounds kinda weird now that I write it, but I wanted to put that stitched safety pin on the coffee band of the cup.  Like a homemade one.  Thus, we have….

I combined the sentiment from Hot Concoctions, Alphadot and Sentiment Sampler.  I’m going to be using this combo quite a venti!  What a great thank you note theme.

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  1. Lynn

    I love how you stitched on the tab and the safety pin. Fabulous design!

  2. Jen W.

    Love the colours and fun stitching! A perfect card to come across on this chilly morning! 🙂

  3. Jackie

    The stitching and safety pin are very clever! Love the layout of the card!

  4. Karen B.

    Such a cute and clever idea, Lisa!

  5. Emily Leiphart

    I don’t know how you stitched on that safety pin but it looks amazing!! The loopy heart as steam is clever, too. Great design and colours, Lisa!

  6. Brandi Hall

    This is soooo cute. I just love the coffee image!

  7. Nora Anne

    SO cute 🙂 I share your love for coffee, so this card is right up my alley 😉 Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog, I appreciate it Lisa!

  8. mustavcoffee

    Love Coffee:0) Love your card LOL And the stitching of the safety opin fits perfectly, I understand LOL xxx

  9. Shauna K

    oh. my. goodness! LOVING the pin stitched to the coffee cup!!! how brilliant! never would have thought of that, and it looks so fantastic!!! 😀

  10. Lindsey

    Love this out-of-the box interpretation of the photo! Venti fun!!!

  11. Kary

    LOVE this card & your take on the pic. It’s absolutely gorgeous, Lisa!! {hugs}

  12. lostinpaper

    Nothing funny about ‘loving’ coffee, I feel the same way about ‘tea’! Your card is fab, the striped background is perfect!

  13. Wendy ten Hove

    That safety pin surely is THE perfect finishing touch! Love it! And also the sewing you did, especially with the different line around the label there! Pretty!
    Hugs, Wendy

  14. Linda Beeson

    Simply adorable! That little safety pin has got to be the cutest accent! Great use of the SPARKS challenge.

  15. Jackie

    Oh Lisa, I love that safety pin on the cup! And your blue stitching is fabulous! You’re so good; I hate to change the thread on my machine!

  16. Ruby

    Love this Lisa! I’m a coffee addict too so this is right up my street!!!

  17. Jessi

    Such an awesome idea! I love those handmade coffee snugglers, and your paper one is perfect 🙂

  18. Sav O'G

    SUPER cute! I love that stitched safety pin! SOO clever! And I LOVE the papers! I’m not a fan of coffee (something about it makes me sick)—and I never understood that sentiment! Now I know–TFS:)

  19. Janna

    <3 Super super sweet, Lisa!

  20. Jenny Johns

    Oh my gosh, this card is so sweet and yummy Lisa! I NEED that stamp set now! I’m a huge coffee-holic and just have to have that sentiment too! Your papers are perfectly paired…fabulous!

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