Weekender with Wanda – Coffee Talk!

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Hello! Happy 4th of July Weekend! Yay! Welcome back to the latest edition of Weekender with Wanda here on the Simon Says Stamp Blog. Really happy to have you here as part of your holiday weekend fun. Are you doing something cool for the 4th tomorrow? Do you light off fireworks at your house? Go to a big show? I’d love to know! We keep it pretty low key at our house but sometimes we do this one really fun thing… If we drive about 10 miles East from our house we will get up into the beginning of the mountains. There is this one road where you can park your car and see down into the valley, and I bet you can see 100 miles if it’s clear. So, if you go up there during the fireworks time, you can see about 10 shows all at once lighting off in the distance. We just park my husband’s truck and sit on the back! Other people have discovered our secret spot but everyone is really nice and festive!

Thanks for all the ‘sweet’ comments on my ice cream truck card last week! That was a fun one. Today, I’m continuing the Summer treats theme with an iced coffee card. I loooooove coffee! Today I’m featuring one of our favorite stamp companies – My Favorite Things Stamps! I know you all love their products too. They have a line of stamps and dies that are all coffee related and they are fresh and fabulous. I used the MFT Cool Cup Die-namics along with the MFT Stay Cool Stamp set to create my card today. I paired my stamps and dies with some bright pink gingham paper, also from MFT. Refreshing!


I started by creating a card base out of bright white neenah cardstock. Then I added another layer of white for some interest, and then the Gingham Paper. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the gingham paper using Intense Black Ink from Simon Says Stamp.


The circle was die cut using the Radial Stitched Circles Stax dies. I die cut it out of watercolor paper to add texture and to match my focal images.


For the coffee cup, I first die cut all of the pieces out of watercolor paper. You can see here that there is a domed lid piece too that you can use! I wanted to use the whipped cream instead, this time!


To color the coffee part of the image I used, what else, Ground Espresso Distress Ink! I also added a tiny bit of Vintage Photo Distress Ink to make the color more warm. I used lots of water and let the colors just kind of flow on the die cut paper. I set that aside to dry. I die cut a second cup out of watercolor paper and then hand cut the center out of it to make the pink piece – as my coffee cozy. I colored that using the same technique, and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink – which is a perfect match for the paper.


I added some water droplets to take away some of the ink. I also used White Mist to make white droplets in my ‘coffee’! I did this by removing the lid from the mist bottle and tapping the bottom part over my paper. Does anyone else want an iced mocha right now??? MMMM.


I colored the straw using Twisted Citron Distress Ink. I coated the whipped cream with glue and Hero Arts Prisma Glitter.


That’s your treat for today! Thank you for stopping by the Simon Says Stamp Blog! Wishing you a fun, safe, and fabulous 4th of July! Have a great day! Happy Birthday America!


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  1. Very attractive card! … just got this die while on vacation! Love the raspberry with the rich Browns.

  2. this die gives you a lot of detail and options for
    making the design.
    Great card.
    thanks for sharing.

  3. Great card, I love the pink check background you used it really showcases your fantastic drink!

  4. This is a great die set. I love that you cut the whole thing out of watercolor paper and then added all that great color to the parts. I’ve just ordered some great Distress Ink browns and would like to give something like this a try. TFS!

  5. i don;t drink coffee, so i don;t really understand all this coffee lovers stuff, but your card is beautiful, love the gingham pink backdrop and the foam, now if it were tea… ;-)

  6. Looks so cool and refreshing Wanda. Happy 4th to you. MFT has amazing products. I am watching their blog closely as a new release is about to happen. I relate to your fireworks spot. My husband and I go out to his deer blind to watch the show from a small town about 7 miles northeast of our home. That cool coffee would sure be good to watch fireworks with. Thanks for your creativity, I do appreciate your work.

  7. My hubby just brought me my protein frapuccino that looks just like that! I’ll try to take it one sip at a time! I was recently hospitalized after a complicated back surgery. He brought me fraps twice a day for 36 days, so you can see why this card is so amazing to me! (As is my hubby!)

  8. CHEERY sentiment and card :)
    LOVE the design and the vibrant pink against the tasty brown!!!

  9. Very cool card. My mom and I love our mocha frappes! I usually just stand on my back porch and watch other people’s fireworks. I live in the country and a bunch of the neighbors shoot them off!

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