Summer Loving Happiness

Monday, June 26, 2017
Hi friends! Welcome to another week. I'm sharing a new card for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop today.  This one combines a sentiment from the Coffee Helps set with a sneak peek of stamps from the Happiness Is stamp set that releases on July 10.

I started with the coffee cup from Happiness Is stamped on watercolor paper.  I had just seen a glimpse of the keyword challenge at The Challenge and thought it would be fun to watercolor the cup.  I also chose the background paper to fit the square keyword.  I used Daniel Smith watercolors for the cup, adding in some splatters with some brown watercolor ink.

I then masked off part of the you by my side sentiment to stamp just the you and then added the -and- sentiment to build my pictogram sentiment.  I did also sneak in the steam stamp from the new Always Time set for the coffee steam.  The Summer Loving sentiment is from Coffee Helps and I stamped it on a stitched circle and added to a sun die cut from the Partly Cloudy Die Set.

I masked off the Happiness Is sentiment to stamp just the happiness word in the corner of the designer paper to complete my summer loving happiness sentiment.  I added my pictogram to a 7 gypsies tag with some staples and then added a bit of sponging, splatters and distressed edges all around.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you haven't had a chance to link up some cards to the Coffee Lovers hop, there's still plenty of time.  There are bunches of prizes from 77 sponsors, including a chance to win Verve's July release! Link up over at the official hop post.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Coffee Helps (Verve), Happiness Is, Always Time (releasing 7/10/17 from Verve)
Paper: dp scraps, 7 gypsies tag, watercolor paper
Ink: early espresso (SU!), ground espresso (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Springtime Stitches Die Set, Partly Cloudy Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE)


  1. Fabulous card. Love all the elements and the distressing. Love how you did the sentiment.

  2. Beautiful card. Love how you stamped part of the sentiment in the sun.
    Very pretty design and colors.

  3. Oh my, this is THE perfect Summer coffee card, Julee. I totally LOVE it.
    Great layering like you always do. Love the shabby chique style.
    Missing your free image (s).

  4. Love the distressed look of this project and these (new) stamps are just gorgeous!

  5. Such a fabulous Summer Lovin' card!

  6. Love this. All the elements go so beautifully together!

  7. Gorgeous card, Julee! Warms my heart to see your handiwork.

  8. Wonderful card design with the distressing you did.

  9. Love this! So beautiful and love the distressing... can't wait to see that full set!

  10. Julie, this is so pretty! I love the distressing, the layers and the layout of your card! Nothing better than sunshine and coffee! SO happy you joined us at The Challenge! XX

  11. Love your colour choices and the shabby feel to your card! So happy to see you in our gallery this last challenge. XO


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