Coffee anyone? It’s such a huge part of our culture that there’s not too many people out there that DON’T drink it! Actually, in all truth, I don’t like straight coffee but those lattes?! Yum! These days I’m diabetic and have to restrict myself to the very rare skinny latte but it’s still a treat regardless. We all need one of those every now and then!
I’m excited to be part of a very fun blog hop today. Created by Amy Tsuruta , the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is wonderful way to share a love for creativity, friendship and coffee. Of course I had to make time to join in and have some creative fun. Especially since I’ve had this project whirling around in my head for eons. I find that often with the business of life, I need a fun challenge to make myself stop and create what I’ve been dreaming up.
Even more exciting for this holiday coffee lovers hop is there are a TON of giveaways this time to celebrate the holidays with you. Make sure you take the time to pop by each of the blogs as you never know what you’ll find in inspiration and surprises! You can also play along yourself and create a coffee themed project of your own! You have until 11:55 pm pacific on Friday, December 12th to link up…the more the merrier! Even better, there’s tons of sponsors so play along for a change to win! The entire Inlinkz list of participants can be found on Amy’s blog here.
I’ve created two coffee cup shaped cards to share with you today & hope they’ll inspire you to create your own. The idea that has been on my mind was to create some digital cutting files that would make it easy to cut out these shaped cards. I’m excited to share these two FREE cutting files today as my holiday giveaway to you! Simply download them below. All I ask is that they be used for personal use only. You are welcome to share the blog link to these files but not distribute or share the files themselves. It’s always lovely to see these files on Pinterest so feel free to Pin away. If you do create with these free files, I’d love to see what you create so feel free to drop me a line.
There are two options included in these cutting files. One is a solid coffee cup shaped card and the other is the same but has a circle cut-out on the front. This circle detail can be used as a window or a hanging element, or even a shaker card. One of each of the card bases can be cut from one 8.5″ x 11″ piece of cardstock.
My first card design uses the circle detailed coffee cup shaped card base. The card is first stamped with a background stamp and then to create the circle detail, I’ve adhered a piece of clear plastic behind the window. The white circle that is cut out with the file is then adhered onto the clear plastic with some 3D foam squares to pop it up. The Santa face was punched from patterned paper using a 1 3/8″ circle punch. Some of my favorite embellishments of jute, trinket pins and vintage buttons finish it off.
My second project uses the solid coffee cup card base cut out of kraft cardstock. I cut out an additional card base in white cardstock and then cut the top and wrap panel from this shape to adhere on top of the kraft. Add in some glitter tape and gold washi tape to bling in up! A few more simple embellishment finish it off.
What I really love about this digital die cutting file is the many different ways you can use it and how well it will work for almost every style. Have fun creating with it! If you like digital cutting files, I have an additional free file you may be interested in here.
Thanks for joining me today!