As you can probably tell, today's post is a project other than a card...but first, I have to confess that I kinda fell off the Planner Wagon during the summer months when things got so busy! Partly because I had found out that the planner I was using and had grown to love was being discontinued...needless to say I was rather discouraged and I walked away from it for awhile. But I am happy to say that I've got my Planner Mojo back and moving forward I will be switching over from my current CTMH horizontal format to the vertical Classic/Meduim Happy Planner. I ordered my new one from Michael's this weekend when they were having a killer sale and it will be here Friday -WooHoo! So stay tuned as I make the switch and my goal is to post a new planner spread to share with you every Sunday from here on out, using a blend of creative stamping and stickers. (P.S. My hubby jokingly said on Monday -after seeing this spread- that "someone who has that much free time to devote to creating a fancy layout like this truly doesn't have enough going on in their life to even need a planner" -WHAT?!? I beg to differ, lol!)
I decided on the fall coffee theme for this week because I love, love, love Pumpkin Spice Lattes and because we are right in the middle of the Fall 2017 Coffee Lover's Blog Hop! I will also be entering it @ Die Cutting Divas for "National Coffee Day" and @ Craftaholics for "Fall Colors". I have amassed quite a collection of coffee themed crafting items over the years, and some of my favorites come from STAMPlorations where Shery has a fabulous selection, great prices and even better customer service! (seriously -she is awesome and I'm not getting paid to say that, lol!) The stamps on the far right are from Fiskars and I got them at JoAnn Fabrics last summer.
The orange patterned papers are from my CTMH paper stash from a few years ago and the metallic brown cardstock is from a DCWV 12 x 12 stack that was also bought at JoAnn's. The white sticker paper comes in full letter size sheets and I got it from Amazon.
After I stamped the coffee bean border directly onto the inside page edges, everything else was done in black on the sticker paper and fussy cut/ and or die cut out. I colored the images with colored pencils and the shading on the page perimeters was done with 3 shades of distress ink. I just love the way that sets off the pages!
The FALL letters in gold were left over diecuts from this card and the COFFEE & "Weekend" dies are cut from the metallic brown. I turned them into stickers using my little Xyron "X" sticker maker, but I used my ATG gun to adhere the rectangles that I diecut using a die set from FSJ. Then I peeled the backing off my custom stamped stickers and adhered them right on top.
The coffee stains were stamped using brown ink, the bottom of a small bowl like I showed on this card and a retired tea-stain stamp set from TAC.
That's it for me today -hope you enjoyed seeing something other than a card from me...until next time~