Coffee Blog Hop~Michael Strong Stamps

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Hello papercrafting friends and Michael Strong fans! Welcome to my blog and my "Coffee" themed project for the enjoymichaelstrongstamps Yahoo Group circular blog hop. What's a circular blog hop? It means you can start from ANY blog on the hop and continue through all 9 blogs until you're back where you began. If I'm the first stop on your tour, be sure to visit all of my Michael Strong Group friends and see their fantastic creations using (at least one) Michael Strong stamps. This hop crosses the globe, so if you reach a blog and there isn't a coffee themed project, please re-visit as those bloggers may be in another far away time zone. =)

Our coffee theme is in honor of our group leader and my dear friend, Hetty Sanders. Hetty lives in The Netherlands, but she's only a click away from me on my computer, so Hetty and I visit regularly (and we’ve even been lucky enough to meet in person one time. HI HETTY!). Hetty is a real coffee lover, so hence, the coffee theme.

My card is made using two Michael Strong stamps. The coffee cup itself was made by cutting the Cloisonne Pot image apart, separating the lid from the main body of the pot. The cup handle was made by stamping and embossing the large Cloisonne Vase image and cutting out the handle on it, then taping it to the backside of my cup!! Clever, huh?

My card design is called a Center Step card. I got the instructions from Splitcoaststampers HERE, although I made my card a little bigger (6" wide rather than 5 1/2" wide).

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the next stop on the hop at Bev Allaire's blog--click HERE to see her fantastic project!!

~Kathie

26 comments:

Hetty said...

Hi there Kathie! Can you see me waving?! Oh, I can smell that cup of coffee you made. What a wonderful card with so many details to look at. I hope one day we can share again a real cup!Thanks for playing in the blog hop.

Rosie said...

What a great idea for a cup Kathie! Love it.

hermaf said...

Great card Kathie !

Trena in Naperville said...

Kathie! What an beautiful card and so creative!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Miranda said...

what a beautiful card, kathie! love the colours. and love the cup. what a genious idea to use your stamps like that to create your own coffeecup. love it!!!

Michael said...

OK Lady - this is just awesome! At first I didn't even notice you used the pot stamp to make the coffee cup. Love the colors and the textures- Just superb!

Donna said...

Love the layers and textures. Great job!

Judy I said...

Kathie, thats a great card. I love how you made the cup and the steam. Thanks for the great inspiration.

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

The card is fabulous! Love all the texture the card has!

BrendaLea A. - Purple Lady
prpldy (at) comcast dot net

Trix said...

What a beautiful card with all those different techniques you used to make it!
And it is indeed a clever idea to use those other two stamps to make the coffecup.
These stamps I do have too.

greetings, Trix

Judy McKay said...

Wow Kathie! Love the colours and the design. Great works.

Judy

Judy said...

Wow kathie!! Love the design and colours. Great card.

Judy

Carla said...

Oohh...I like YOUR coffeecup a lot too Kathie..what a wonderful idea.

CraftyJo said...

Yes indeed! Very clever. I had thought I couldn't enter this hop because my 'coffee' stamps are in California and I am in the UK :) You've proved me wrong - you're very inventive.

Diana said...

Great design, Kathie......makes me want to come over for a cup :)

thanks for playing in the hop

ellenmcrawley said...

Love your card!

stamping sue said...

Kathie, I like your step card. mechanical or folded cards are my favorites to make. good job.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OH WOW Love your card!!!! Infact got side tracked going back through your wonderful ART!! This blog hop goes wonderfully with my morning CUPPA :)

Terry said...

What a stunning card! Love all the "coffee" related details and stamps! I am finishing my second cup as we speak! Love this!

ModernaDesignsArt said...

Kathie, what a clever and creative idea to combine the 2 stamps into a cup... I love the shades of brown you've chosen and the overall look of your card. Perfect.
Dorly Weitzen, Israel

Iris Nesom said...

I like the colors and the style of the card, very nice!
Iris Newsom

Sandra said...

Kathy .... wonderful as usual!
Sandra ltb

Laura said...

Love the creative way you made your coffee cup! Thanks for sharing! I am a big fan of interactive cards and just love your step card!!! hugs, Laura

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

This is FABulous. What a great fold & all those rich textures and coffee colours. My coffee is beeping at me from the kitchen. Now you've REALLY got me in the mood for a cuppa Jo!

Connie Paxman said...

Oh my word..love love this piece you did with Micheal strong stamps..Dimension, and the colors are so harmonized...I really admire all your work..nice and crisp and clean, but so elegant...
thanks so much Kathie for the wonderful comments on my blog..
off to tour more of your blog.
connie paxman

Karen Mitchell said...

I love this card! What die did you use for your "coffee steam?" Also what cardstock? Soooo cute.