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Autumn Blessings Fall Coffee Lover Bloghop

Hi friends!  I'm so excited for the start of the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop!  It's no secret that I love my coffee (and tea) and add in some papercrafting and you've got the perfect blend! Verve is one of over 40 prize sponsors for the Fal Coffee Lovers Hop, so it's the perfect excuse to spend the week surrounded by coffee, tea and cocoa stamps, don't ya think?




My card for today uses a limited time free digi stamp set I designed for the hop.  I've been spending a {little} bit of time illustrating lately, and did a warm-up the other morning with these little coffee themed designs I had rolling around in my brain.  The Latte Love Digi Set is available as a free download from the Verve store through October 15.

I thought Laurie's September Week 4 Viva la Verve sketch this week would make the perfect little pocket card to tuck in a Starbuck's gift card.  I printed out the digis, then colored the cup with Copic markers, adding a bit of glossy glaze and glitter to the pumpkin accent.  The sentiment is cut with a long oval die and I matted it with a scalloped oval and accented with copper stickles.  I went a little crazy last year when I saw these fall woodcuts from Stampin' Up and *may* have picked up a few more than I will ever need, but I love them so much!  I sponged them with distress inks and then lightly sketched in some accents on the acorn and leaf with a marker.


The panels are embossed with the falling leaves folder from Darice and sponged with distress inks and distressed to my little heart's content.  I finished by tying a flat bow around a Starbucks card and tucking it in the little pocket.  Super fun!

Alrighty, that's all for me!  Be sure to check out the hop for tons of inspiration, and if you haven't already, head on over to the Verve Blog for our sponsor post and another card I whipped up with this fun digi set!
Sep Week 4 VLV Sketch

Enabler's List
Stamps: Latte Love Digital Freebie (Verve Stamps)
Paper: authentique, crumb cake, white
Ink: copic markers, distress inks
Accessories: Autumn Wooden Elements, pumpkin pie grosgrain (SU!), classic & scallop oval nestabilities (Spellbinders), falling leaves embossing folder (Darice), glossy glaze, glitter

75 comments

Lisa said...

Beautiful autumn card! Love the distressed corner and thank you for the free digital images and sentiments. I'm getting ready to download soon.

Julia Aston said...

Love all your beautifu distressed and embossed layers - and that stamp set is perfect for the fall theme! Julia xx

Mary said...

Love your awesome stamps. Card is beautiful

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely Fall gift card holder!

Nancy Thomas said...

Gorgeous - love all the distressing and the rich colors.

SewPaperPaint said...

So gorgeous, anyone on earth would love to receive this special card! :)

Christine Kiehl said...

What a cool card holding card you crafted for todays hop! Every detail goes beautifully together perfectly!

Marsha said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I saw another card recently with this EF - I must get it! Love the wood embellies. And thank you SO much for the digital images - they are great.

Tricia T said...

Love this!! Thanks for the digis!!

Shelly said...

FABulous card!!

Doudou said...

Great card!! love the colors!! and omg thank you for the freebies!!

Hetty said...

Beautiful card,love all the dimentions! These digital stamps are great!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful texture and yummy colors! Thank you for the lovely digis Julee~

Christy Q said...

This is a beautiful card that captures everything that is wonderful about fall (rich colors and texture). Thank you for designing the free digi at Verve - I can't wait to play with it! Thank you also for being a sponsor!

Marisa said...

Love the pumpkin on the cup sleeve :) Gorgeous, rich colours and a wonderful card.

Jerrie said...

Oh I love it!! The colors are so rich and your deisng rocks!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I LOVE this card--the bright pops of color and all those pretty autumn patterns! Great card!
Take Care!
Michele

Gloria Stengel said...

Cute cute cute! I may have to make another card, just to use this digi! I used the Verve Coffee and Chocolate stamps and word dies! I simply love all your font choices for your stamps! Splendid! ;)

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Juliee, I love all your layers and the fall colors! Happy Friday!

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is gorgeous - love the gift card idea!

Helen Gullett said...

Oh I love your card a lot... Such a wonderful way of giving. The embellishments are gorgeous, the coffee cup is cute with pumpkin on it. The sentiment is very sweet.

Birgit said...

Love your fun card and the fact that it hold a gift card, even better! Thanks for the great inspiration!!

Happy Dance said...

I'm pretty sure you can "never" have too many cool embellishments, can you, lol?!! My trouble is the hoarding of my most favorite ones! This is a gorgeous card! Absolutely love this, and it's so perfect for this hop. Those little woodies are perfect here, and thanks so much for making these little digis available! So sweet of you! Happy hopping! Bev

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Beautiful card! Great stamp you designed!

Rita W said...

Thank you so much for the digital freebie! What a great set! I'm still learning to use the digital ones, but I'm excited to use it. I LOVE what you did with it!

Renee B. said...

Love the beautiful rich colours in your card & all the distressing...I can never pull off distressing....it just looks wrong when I try it!
Hugs, Renee

wendy said...

stunnning gift card, always love seeing your creations !

Dana said...

Super cute card!! Love it!!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

What a perfect gift card holder! GORGEOUS!

Becca Yahrling said...

This is so gorgeous!

KellyJean said...

I can't wait to play with those great images!!! Thx so much! Gorgeous card!

DIANA L. said...

I just love how you distress a card you are my inspiration. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.

DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
DL.ART
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

Helen F. said...

Awesome details on your fabulous Fall inspired coffee card :)

Tracie Pond said...

Great card. Love the coffee cup.

cghundley said...

How pretty this card
is, love the embossing!
Carla from Utah

New Creations said...

Such great textures and beautiful elements added in this coffee creation, love the embossing too in warm autumn colors!

Unknown said...

Fall is my favorite time of the year so your card really makes me smile. The color, layout, textures. Love it all! Melissa

Sue Lelli said...

LOLVE your fall colors and FAB card - especially the wood embellies!

Olga Direktorenko said...

Marvelous! Just love all the rich fall colors and textures!

Nancy said...

Love, Love your gift card and Thanks So Much for the free Digis! Can't wait to use them! Have a great weekend!

D.Ann C said...

Love the warm colors and the dimension of embossing and distressing!

Cindy C. said...

Wonderful distressed layers and great warm palette!!

Tracie Pond said...

Beautiful card, Julee. Great curled edges.

An'Jenic G. said...

Such a beautiful fall card. I love the layers, embossing, and papers.

SonjaK said...

What a great card! And such wonderful free digis. Great design! Thanks for the freebies.

D.Ann C said...

Love the embossing, distressing and warm colors!!
Need my address?! : )

Celeste Goff said...

Another amazing card Julee and using that awesome free digi set again! I adore the pumpkins in this one!

Lesley said...

Love the distress look and warm rich colours! This is beautiful! Can't wait to play with the new digi! Thank you!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Love the great fall colors in your card! That tiny pumpkin is the cutest!
Take Care!
Michele

Nikki said...

What a lovely fall coffee card

~amy~ said...

Julee, what a perfect fall themed card! I love the gift card holder, all the texture and of course, your digi set!

VanessaB said...

Gorgeous fall card

All My Love Crafts said...

What a gorgeous card! Those patterned papers are so fun! Thanks for sharing this inspiration! ~Annie

MiamiKel said...

Stunning card - such a warm and fuzzy Autumnal feel to your card! The colors are sensational and it's perfect for Fall! I love the inspiration of the gift holder - creative and perfect for the gift giving season about to be here! love the digi set ♥ Thank you!

Lisa Elton said...

Beautifully layered card!! I like the sweet little pumpkin on the coffee cup!

Brithzi said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love everything about it.

Helen F. said...
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Brandi R said...

Stunning card! LOVE the perfect fall feel....the colors, the embellies, all of it! ♥

Ceal said...

GORGEOUS card!

Marie Richardson said...

Great card love the texture
Hugs
Marie dt over at MWLW
xx

Far North said...

Your sample cards are fabulous...and a gift holder card is a terrific idea! Thanks for the digital images too! I had lots of fun visiting your site...My first time...thanks for sharing so many awesome cards! I am now a follower!

Janj

Monika Reeck said...

cool fall color on your card
perfect coffee card
cute embelishment too

Unknown said...

this is a great card, love all the layers!

Nancy Ball said...

I love your card. Fall and autumn colours are my favourite and when you add coffee....it is fabulous. I also love your coffee digis, Thank you.

Janis said...

Such a pretty and autumny card!! Love the layered embossing!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Mandy LaCroix said...

What a gorgeous card with gorgeous colors! I simply love it. And {heart} that digi set - WOW. and how kind of you to share it! Many thanks!

Mandy
wmlacroix.blogspot.com

Waving My Wand said...

Ack! Love! Amazeballs card and thank you so much for the digi! Can't wait to make something fun with it. :) Thank you so much for sponsoring!

AmethystCat said...

love this - great colors and great card!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous! I think I must have that embossing folder....your creation is beautiful...

creative lady said...

Julie, love your card! Thank you so much for the free digi, I am sure I will use this one over and over.

Mary-Anne V said...

Gorgeous richness to this wonderful card.

Sheryl said...

Gorgeous card! In love with the beautiful digi set, thank you!

The Hardy Stamper said...

I love all the amazing texture on your pretty card! Thank you for sponsoring this fun hop :)

Beverley said...

Beautifully rustic, lovely layers and textures. Thanks so much for joining in on the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Hugs Bev (Uniko) x

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love all the texturing, pretty card.