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Stampin’ Up! Merry Cafe for Happy Inkin’ Thursday

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Hi Stampers! We have a color challenge this week, and I used the Merry Cafe stamp set and Coffee Cups Framelits Dies to create the card I am sharing with you.

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Stampin' Up! Merry Cafe-Cardiology by Jari

I had so much fun with this Merry Cafe stamp set and these colors this week!  The Lemon Lime Twist and Real Red really make a statement together, don’t they?  Luckily, the Quilted Christmas DSP helped out with getting in all of the colors required.  

As you can see, I also got in some dry embossing with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the Lemon Lime Twist backdrop.  

Stampin' Up! Merry Cafe-Cardioloogy by Jari

The coffee cup images and lids were stamped onto the DSP, Garden Green and Real Red card stock with Soft Suede ink, then die cut out.  For the Whisper White cup sleeve, I stamped the sentiments on after die cutting it and added the holly berries and leaves, then went around the edges with my Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker to give a defined border.  The Lemon Lime Twist cup sleeve was die cut from the die with the ridges and a Silver Foil snowflake from the Seasonal Layers Thinlets was adhered to the center of it.  

Stampin' Up! Merry Cafe-Cardiology by Jari

The Silver Foil swirl serving as steam is from the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlets Dies.  I matted the red-checked Quilted Christmas DSP onto some Whisper White and then onto the Lemon Lime Twist panel.  A length of 1/4″ Ombre Lemon Lime Twist was wrapped around then, and a bow tied.  The coffee cups were adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then the whole art panel adhered to the Real Red card stock base with more dimensionals.  An extra sentiment from Merry Cafe was stamped in Real Red, cut out with the smallest banner from the Bunch of Banners Framelits, adhered with dimensionals and the front was complete.

Stampin' Up! Merry Cafe-Cardiology by Jari

More holly and berries and the sentiment were stamped onto a Whisper White panel, then a thin strip of the Quilted Christmas DSP was added to the bottom and my card was finished!  

A complete list of stamping supplies and card stock cuts will be at the end of my post.  



Are you ready for more inspiration?  Well, please head over to Kristi Gray’s blog to see her beautiful creation for today.

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Card stock cuts for the Merry Cafe Christmas card

Real Red 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 base; scrap for cup lid

Lemon Lime Twist 5 1/4 x 4 panel; 2 x 1 1/2 sleeve and heart stirrer accent

Garden Green scrap for cup lid

Whisper White 4 1/4 x 3 mat; 5 /14 x 4 inside panel; scrap for small banner sentiment

Quilted Christmas DSP 4 1/8 x 2 7/8 red checked panel; 1/2 x 5 1/4 strip for inside; 2 x 3 for each coffee cup

Silver Foil scrap for swirl and snowflake cut outs


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Thanks for joining us today, see you next time! 


    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Thank you!

  1. Cyndee | | Reply

    These bold colors look so pretty for this card and fits the coffee/cocoa theme perfectly.
    It certainly woke me up a little more this morning just looking at it!

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      I hope your eyes have adjusted by now! Thanks, I appreciate it!

  2. Amy Koenders | | Reply

    I love it!! The cups of Christmas cheer are so festive and the silver steam rising from the cup is just perfect. Great use of those colors! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      It was a fun color combo, and thanks so much! 🙂

  3. Carol Carriveau | | Reply

    Very fun card!

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Thanks so much for the kind comment!

  4. Jaimie | | Reply

    Love your card. And that Lemon Lime Twist looks great!! I also love the little steam coming out.

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Thank you! 🙂

  5. Julie Johnston | | Reply

    This card is so cute! Even if you used that awful greenish color. You did it well!

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      You are too funny, Julie, I had hoped by now, you would love Lemon Lime Twist! 🙂 Thanks!

  6. Elisha | | Reply

    Darling card!! I love it!!

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Thank you!!

  7. Kristi | | Reply

    Love that stamp set and the color combo just makes it even more merry. Great card Jari.

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Thanks so much, Kristi! 🙂

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