Sip and Savor

Hi friends!  Happy Tuesday!  I can't believe it's almost the end of February.  Time seems to be flying by.  I've been wanting to play along with Jen's Sketch For You to Try all month, and this was the first chance I got.  I decided to pull out Sip and Savor and Better with You for this card.  I was super freaked out when I found out that I was pregnant that I wouldn't be able to give up coffee.  But as luck would have it, coffee has tasted SO bad to me throughout the pregnancy that I haven't had more than a sip here and there, which promptly got spit out.  I still dream about it, though, so I'm hoping once the pregnancy is over I'll be able to enjoy a mocha now and then.

Anyhow, you're probably here more for the card than for my ramblings, so here's the scoop...  I started by stamping the little java mugs from Sip and Savor on white cardstock 3 times, then on brown paper bag cardstock three times.  I punched out the white ones, and cut the little java jacket sleeves from the paper bag ones, to piece over the white cups, adding a little shading with a Copic marker.  These circles are matted with black, then glued to a piece of brown paper bag cardstock that I ran through my paper crimper.

For the sentiment piece, I randomly stamped the coffee stain image from Better with You in Crumb Cake on a white circle, then stamped the Sip and Savor sentiment, matted on a black pinking circle and added some liquid pearl accents.  The real red layer is stamped repeatedly with the java background stamp from Better With You.  I added a burlap square, a bit of ribbon and some black star rhinestones for embellishment.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Sip and Savor, Better with You (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black (SU!), brown paper bag (Paper Accents), white
Ink: Real Red, Crumb Cake (SU!), Black, Copic marker
Accessories:  Classic & Pinking Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), circle punches (SU!), burlap square, ribbon (May Arts), liquid pearls (Ranger), star rhinestones


  1. Very cute cards! Stars are great accents here. I like your little ramblings as well as your cards! I tried to drink decaf when I was pregnant and my coffee would just go cold (untouched) on my desk. I got my taste back for it later though!

  2. Just love this! Love my coffee too... :-)

  3. Love the ramblings AND your wonderful creations! I loved liver and onions when I was pregnant and that is the ONLY times I have eaten will get the taste for it back :) The card is perfect. The little hand bands out of a paperbag and the crimper...great card.

  4. Oh, shut the front door!! This is just TOO cute!!

  5. Love the star accents and the touch of burlap peeking out behind the circle. Fabulous card as always!

  6. Love your card!!! Gotta tell ya I couldn't drink coffee either but almost immediately after my daughter was born (next am) I was enjoying a cup without any I'll effects!!!

  7. Love the card! I gave up coffee and chocolate three times while pregnant and nursing and it was SO good to have it back. lol I think I appreciated it even more when I could have it again. Oddly, the kid who kept me from it the longest (all self-weaned) LOVES the taste of coffee. Who knew? I could have had it all along with her. haha


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