I Love You a Latte!

I Love You a Latte!
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After a friend learned I’d been commissioned to make a Valentine, he private messaged me and asked if I’d consider making and selling one for him!  He agreed to my price and as I learned more about his Valentine and hear favorite color, this card came together with the sentiment he chose.  I’d had this DCWV coffee bean paper for ages and had been itching to use it. Finally, I had a reason!

blog-I Love You a LatteI started by attaching purple cardstock and the coffee bean paper together and wrapped some trendy chevron-printed American Crafts ribbon around them to cover the seam.  Then, I used the “I Love You a Latte” stamp from Close to My Heart and hand-cut around it.  I stamped the coffee cup image (from the same set) and colored it with Copic markers and hand-cut it out.  Next, a heart was stamped and hand-cut.  That was a lot of hand-cutting!  I attached them to the card using adhesive and double-sided sticky foam tape and tucked a sweet little bow to complete the cluster.

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I knew I wanted to create steam with another stamp set, so I stamped the curls a few times and added sparkly purple rhinestones for some added interest.blog-Latte Hearts

I drew some faux hand-stitching around the card edges and stamped hearts down the side from the Close to My Heart “Whooo’s Your Valentine” stamp set.blog-Love You a Latte

I’m writing this post rather late at night and I’m too sleepy to insert hyperlinks or name the stamp sets I used. Sorry! I plan to return to this blog post to make those edits in the daylight. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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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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