Silver Beans: Coffee Lovers Holiday Blog Hop!

Silver beans, silver beans,
It’s Christmastime in Seattle…

Hear the beans grind,
See the brew drip,
This is Coffee’s big scene
And alongside this bustle you’ll see…

Coffee lovers, paper crafters,
it’s a holiday hop in the blogosphere,
Cut and paste, stamp and post,
Now sit back with your cup and savor!

Well, hello there coffee loving paper crafters!

I found very little time to craft in November, and with the renovation of my website, I had even less time to post anything new! So I am excited to be joining the festivities for the Coffee Lovers Holiday Blog Hop! If you missed the previous one back in September, you can check out my post here and the link to Chaitali’s blog!

Amy of Tsuruta Designs has taken the reins on this one and I am sure the participation will be just as outstanding.  I started this post last night, and from the looks of Amy’s site now, there are already over 150 participants so far!

Back in September, I received the new Prima Coffee Break papers, stamps and ephemera.  I was able to put some of the collection to use for World Card Making Day in this post.  Since then, I have received even more goodies that have been sitting pretty in their packages.  It was high time to tear into them and get to work on a holiday-inspired card for the coffee lover!

And here it is!

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It was a pretty simple construction; I really only labored over the additions of my silver beans and wax twine.

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The card features a 4.25 x 5.75 panel of the Prima paper, stamped with a holiday greeting from Tim Holtz’s Handwritten Holidays set  in Unicorn White.  The wooden coffee pot is also from the Prima collection.

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I just love my Impression Obsession coffee beans and mug!  The mug was given some dimension with a layer cut from foam.

I was worried the beans might be a visual distraction from the paper’s design and flow of the other elements, but I couldn’t resist.

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I cut the outer and inner snowy mounds from some thick glitter cardstock with Paper Smooches border dies and Stitches die.

Kelly Purkey provides the inside sentiment on my Peppermint candy stripe paper!  All has been adhered to Ellen Hutson’s divine Linen 110# Cardstock.

The hop is full of great sponsors with many generous stocking stuffers to be won!  You have until Friday, 12/12, to participate.

Details from Amy’s site:

  • Linky to remain open until Friday, December 12th @ 11:55 pm pacific.  Blog Hop participants (those that link up with a newly created holiday/winter coffee/other favorite holiday hot beverage project) are eligible for Sponsored prizes.
  • Hop ends on Sunday, December 14th @ 11:59 pm pacific.  Comments made before the end of the hop are eligible for the individual blog sponsored prizes.

I’m not planning to be a ghost of Christmas past as I’ve two other posts queued up for this week, so please stop by again soon!

May you feast your eyes on many a wondrous creation and may all your mugs be full this holiday season!

 

53 thoughts on “Silver Beans: Coffee Lovers Holiday Blog Hop!

    1. Aww, thanks so much Melissa!!! You are the queen of gorgeous clean and graphic images, and I was really trying to get that feel with this website, while offering delicious pops of color/pattern. Thank you for stopping by!!

  1. Total Amazing, you are ABSOLUTELY amazing at the details, the little intricate delicacies I find on your cards are just a curio of wonder!!!!!!! LOVE always, magic here!!!

  2. Hey, your blog looks amazing. Good work!
    Your card is oh-so-lovely…I knew that it was going to be awesome because you are so detail oriented. Your card, inside and out, rocks.
    Thanks for linking up to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

  3. AWESOME! So many wonderful things to look at. Love the chalkboard bg feel. The wonderful shimmery snowy card topper and the fabulous coffee embellies / images. Beautiful!
    Java happy day and Merry Christmas.
    Heather Dennis

  4. oh!! your card is just AMAZING!! I love that you decorated the inside of the card too!! such a fab way to add details!! the front of yoru card is just stunning!! I LOVE the colors and all of the elements!! so cool!!

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