Ready, Set, Stamp - Coffee Style

Hey everyone!  How's your week going?  Mine's just speeding right along, as usual.  :)  My project today is for a challenge going on right now in the Verve forum.  It's called Ready, SET, Stamp, and all you have to do is create a new card or project using Verve's Delightful & Delicious set and link it up on --> this thread <-- for a chance to win one of our upcoming new release sets!  The deadline for entries is 6 PM Eastern next Friday night (April 23).

Okay, now that we're through the announcements, let's get on with the stamping!  I'm not sure if I've mentioned my love for my Keurig coffee maker before, but we're a match made in heaven.  I'm the only one in my house who drinks coffee regularly and having a single-serve machine makes it possible for me to have coffee whenever I want and not feel guilty for making a whole pot when all I want is a cup!  I've had my machine for several years now and they've made me a Keurig fan for life.  Shortly after the 1 year mark of owning my original machine, the heat element stopped working.  And even though I never registered and the warranty was expired, the customer service department shipped me a brand new machine free of charge AND extended the warranty on that machine for an additional year!  Talk about service!  Great customer service and the best cup of coffee around!  Well, okay, looks like I didn't get on with the stamping just yet - sorry about that tangent, but I promise I'm moving in that direction!  My project is a basket filled with K-cups for another Keurig lover and a coordinating card, both using the Delightful & Delicious set.


For the basket, I used the digital Easter Basket Template by Kelleigh Ratzlaff.  I knew I wanted a bigger basket than the standard size, so I scaled the template in Photoshop and printed just the outline on a 12 x 12" piece of Baja Breeze Textured Cardstock.  Then it was simply a matter of cutting, scoring and assembling with a bit of vintage lace around the top.  Next I embossed the two coffee cups from Delightful & Delicious, colored them and then layered on a Labels 10 die cut  that I had already threaded with some burlap string in a criss cross formation.  The Thanks a Latte stake is on Classic & Scallop Nestabilities and I adhered it to a lollipop stick and then tied a baja breeze bow around the stick.  Next I just filled with a little tissue paper, crinkled confetti and Donut Shop Coffee K-Cups.

Once that was done, I set it aside and worked on a coordinating card using up scraps from this project.  I hadn't pulled out any of my fleur de lis toys lately, so I embossed the background with the Fleur de Lis folder and added a little punched EK Success Fleur de lis border.  I stamped the little flourish on the coffe mug, colored and cut out, then layered over the sentiment panel with a little lace and a taffeta bow.

Whew!  That was a long post today!  Hope you enjoyed stopping by as much as I enjoyed creating this project.  Have an awesome day!

What's In It?
Stamps:  Delightful & Delicious (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Cream
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze (SU!), Antique Linen, Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Easter Basket Template (Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs), Labels 10 and Classic & Scallop Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Round-it-all, vintage lace, chocolate taffeta, baja breeze grosgrain (SU!), liquid pearls (Ranger), Fleur de lis embossing folder (Cuttlebug), fleur de lis border punch (EK Success), burlap string, lollipop stick (Wilton)

20 comments

  1. This is simply gorgeous! Going to check out the template now:)

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  2. I love these! You always come up with the most beautiful projects! The color combo is perfect and I like how you gave them the "old feel" with the inked edges. Makes me want a cup now!

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  3. Gorgeous. I started a new job in January and all our store have Keurig machines as does the Corporate office where I work. I don't drink coffee but I LOVE making tea with it. YUM, YUM!!! We have a breakfast tea that is SO delightful!!!

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  4. I love the gift set you created, Julie!! Love the colors and embellishments you used with the set! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration...now off to stamp!!

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  5. I'm a solo coffee drinker in my house as well...I've wondered about the Keurig machine...you're tempting me! :-) Your gift set w/card is gorgeous! I just finished my little project and hate to post it after seeing your beauty.

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  6. Oh, Julee...I love this set!!! This will be fun :) Love your little project :) MMMM, I have seen that Keurig machine and am tempted, but we have a Starbucks barista that we got as a wedding present 3 years ago...it's paid for itself and then some in our house :) Love all the details and sponging on your project....and the fleur de lis embossing folder...I don't use mine enough :)

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  7. This is a lovely set, Julee. Great colour combo (one of my fave) and all the details are amazing. Glad you have your coffee machine in hand again too :D

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  8. Gorgeous Julee! Love your mix of borders and lace and the overall diamond pattern theme! Wonderful inspiration! Lovely. I really want to participate in this challenge, coffee is my constant fave, and I have the set from when it was released...Yay!

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  9. This is adorable!!! And YAYYYYYYY Donut Shop! LOVE IT! Your project is awesome, card stunning and I will DEFINITELY be playing along w/ the new Delightful&Delicious challenge...I love my Keurig (as you know, haha) too...and I had an issue w/ the water uptake thingy not working and same thing, shipped me a new one-twice!

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  10. Just fabulous, Julee!! I love my Keurig too (love to hear about their great customer service, too)!!

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  11. this project & card you posted is awesome-you always provide such great inspiration

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  12. MelodyGal (LorieM)April 15, 2010 at 4:24 PM

    Wow, Julee, these are beautiful. Love your colors and love that stamp set. So, there's a new release coming out again soon, huh?! I just finally bought some stamps from the last release, which came today BTW. (THANKS!) Looking forward to more creations.

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  13. This is SUCH a cute set!! The colors are wonderful, and I love the detail. Beautiful job!!

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  14. LOVE this project! Sadly i dont have that stamp set. BUMMER! Kinda dont know WHY i dont have it... i'm obsessed with coffee and my kuerig too!

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  15. Wow, Julie...these are fantastic projects. Love these colors and of course, in my opinion, you can't go wrong with coffee! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I'm honored that you stopped by and took the time to comment. {Hugs}

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  16. Gorgeous, Julee! Love the box - especially the beautiful trim and the twine detail on the label. (And of course what's in the box! YUM!) The card is positively dreamy - the colors, sponging, embossing, trim - love it all!

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  17. Is that your new look??
    I love it!!!

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  18. I so need to expand more into stamping - I love all coffee related things. I just recently joined a SU! monthly card club - it's been fun and I have a few stamps but haven't used them other than the ones at club.

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