Drink Me Coffee Card and a Blog Hop

I'm happy to announce that we're bringing back Verve's monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge Hop!  I'm the first stop on the hop, so grab a little cup of something and settle in for a Vervey treat! This month the challenge is to use the color green and I'm so excited to see what the girls have created.  Hop along and leave a comment at each stop, then link up a new green creation over on the Verve blog for a chance to win!

PRIZE ALERT: Our challenge comes with a prize drawing for a $30 gift voucher to the Verve shop. To be eligible, be sure to hop around and leave a comment on each of the Diva blog posts, then play along and link up before April 5. Verve stamps are NOT required, but we do love to see 'em!

There are no rules.. just have fun creating!
This month we'd love for us to show us your green. Feel free to take inspiration from this drippy, weathered gate photo or just pull out some green toys from your stash and start to play. We can't wait to see what you create!

Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Thursday, April 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

For my card I started by dripping and spritzing some color bloom spray onto a gessoed tag. I loved the look and didn't want to cover it up too much, so printed the drink me sentiment from the Irish Coffee digi on vellum and adhered to the bottom of the tag, accenting with a bit of thin washi tape and rounding the corners. Next I colored the shamrock with copics and cut out the shamrock with a circle die, matting with gold foil cardstock.  I finished off the tag with a bow of seam binding.

Next I decided I wanted to make a card shaped like a coffee cup. To do this I cut a 3.5" x 11" piece of cardstock and scored at 5.5" and folded it over.  On the front bottom edge I marked 0.5" from either side with a pencil. Then I lined up the top edge and the pencil marked line with my guillotine trimmer and cut, repeating on the other side.

The top of the cup is two panels.  I cut a 1" x 4.25" piece  and a 0.5" x 4.25" piece from white cardstock.  I rounded the bottom two corners of the bigger piece with a 1/2" corner rounder, then rounded the top two corners of the thinner piece with a 1/4" rounder.  I then used dimensional tape to line the two up overlapping, so the whole piece is 1.25" x 4.25". This piece is glued to line up with the top of the card.

I then cut a 2" strip of patterned paper for the java jacket and adhered it to the front of the card, trimming the excess edges with scissors.

I wanted my card to hold a coffee gift card, so I cut a 2" x 3.5" strip of patterned paper for a pocket on the inside. I then placed sticky strip along the bottom and up about 2" on the side edges of the inside of the card and adhered the panel, burnishing the edges. Then it was just a matter of trimming the excess with scissors, popping in a gift card and accenting a bit with some of the same washi tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my project.
Next stop on the hop is the fabulous Betty.

PS. You can save a little green during our March sale, with everything in the shop, including our new digis,  30% off!

Need a little more inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve.  Just leave a little love as you hop about, then come back and link up your green creations for a chance to win!

1. Julee 4. Laurie
2. Betty 5. Maureen
3. Marisa 6. Teresa

Enabler's List
Stamps: Irish Coffee DIGITAL Set (Verve)
Paper: Emerald (Authentique), white, vellum, gold cardstock
Ink: laser printer, Copic markers), Color burst spray (Prima)
Accessories: corner chomper (WRMK), circle dies, washi tape, seam binding, gesso, tag


  1. This is so cute. Love how you made the card in the shape of a take out coffee cup. Very creative.

  2. Oh, my! That cup is just the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! AND with shamrocks! Totally and utterly fabulous, Julee! I’m making one! Ox

  3. This is wonderful, Julee! Love the coffee cup and the idea for a gift card tucked inside! Great design!

  4. Owesome coffee gift card, Julee. Lve the design and your images!

  5. This is the cutest card!! I love EVERYTHING about it, especially that Starbucks gift card *wink,wink* I am so glad that you’re bringing back the monthly inspiration! I am ready to give my Verve Stamps more love. 💚

  6. Double whammy, amazing card and a starbucks gift card too <3

  7. Adorable gift card holder! Love it!

  8. I love a shaped card, and especially when it's coffee cup shaped. Yummy!

  9. Such a fabulous idea for a Starbuck's GC! Love the shamrock paper too. Amazing work as always ♥

  10. Really love this sentiment! Great gift card holder :o)

  11. Really fun gift card holder, Julee!

  12. Such a great design and a fun
    card! I’m glad to see the Diva hop
    and Challenge are back!

  13. This has so many great elements - that bow is scrumptious!

  14. Gorgeous and so much fun! Love the green splashes and love the coffee cup shape. Awesome!

  15. Wonderful gift card holder Julee~love the delicious greens!

  16. Love your shaped gift card holder! Great way to share a coffee gift card. So excited that the Diva Inspiration Hop and Challenge has returned!

  17. Julee - your design is so sweet- that ribbon is just perfect!!

  18. Beautiful card. I love that ribbon, so pretty!

  19. This is beautiful and adorable!! Fabulous tag and a genius idea to create a coffee cup shaped card to hold this gift card!

  20. How wonderful is this gift card. My favorite coffee shop too. x

  21. I love the coffee cup gift card "card". It's a wonderful Irish tribute creation.


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