Happy Birthday… and Thanks for the Coffee Beans!

Happy Birthday… and Thanks for the Coffee Beans!
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Today I’m working on a special project – eight identical-ish cards for 8 friends!  I don’t want to post about it until they’ve been received in the mail, so I looked back at some of the photos I took of cards I’d made in late September.  Here they are, for today’s blog post!

This is a “thank you for bringing back coffee beans for us from El Salvador” card for a friend of ours.  I hope she liked the card as much as I enjoyed receiving her gift.  I used acrylic coffee bean stamps from Inkadinkado and one of my favorite stamps from Impress Rubber Stamps.  Oddly there is NOTHING printed on the teacup stamp so I can’t tell you who designed it.  I chalked the edges of the cardstock I tore and used my new EK Success punch to get the strip of argyle.

Coffee or Tea Cup Card

Coffee or Tea Cup Card

I rediscovered rub-ons this year and I love them!  I am not crazy about these silver glittery ones, but I bought them because I needed a birthday sentiment for my dear friend Rebecca‘s card.  I feel like this picture doesn’t do the card justice because of the way the glitter rub-on photographed.  Ask Rebecca – it’s a pretty card and she enjoyed it.  😉  I love the pearlized red and white background paper.  It reminds me of vintage wall-paper!

Red and White Birthday Card

Red and White Birthday Card

Thanks for reading my blog, and have a great weekend!  Remember to switch your clocks BACK one hour tonight… although many of us have electronics that automatically update.

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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