Suite Surprise – Coffee Break

Last night I held a Suite Surprise Class.
This month I featured the Coffee Break Suite.
The special surprise for this class was a Coffee Bar.

Coffee Break Suite, Coffee Bar
I had a table filled with Starbucks Iced Coffee (two strengths), lots of hot coffee K-Cups to choose from, two different creamers, Dark Chocolate Almond Milk, Caramel and Mocha Latte “sprays” (these are SO YUMMY).
Then for those that don’t drink coffee I had a lemonade tea and some packets of Starbucks Very Berry Hibiscus tea and of course there was plain old fashioned water too.
I also had some Werther’s Coffee Caramel candies and Coffee Nut M & M’s.
I think the coffee them was represented well, don’t you?

Coffee Break Suite, Coffee Bar CloseupCoffee section — yes those M & M’s were very yummy.
I believe addictive was the word I kept hearing.

Coffee Break Suite, Coffee Bar, TeasAnd the tea and water section.
Of course we did do some stamping too.

Coffee Break Suite, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Coffee Break designer paperHere is one of my favorite special folds/cuts card — a swing fold card.
You cut away the top section of the card front and the main focus of the card
sticks above the cut.
The Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set added the greetings to this fun birthday cupcake.
Yes, this was cut out using the Coffee Cups Framelits — these are a blast to work with.



This Little Piggy is Berry Burst

This Little Piggy is Berry Burst!
This Little Piggy Stamp Set, Pick a Pattern designer paper, Berry Burst
Having some fun with the This Little Piggy stamp set!
I love the color combo — Berry Burst and Black.
The Pick a Pattern designer paper helped with two different black patterns — love it.

Card Details:
Card Base — Berry Burst — 4 1/4″ x 11″ — score at 5 1/2″
Whisper White — 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
Black — 3 3/4″ x 5″
Whisper White — 1 1/8″ x 4 3/4″
Pick a Pattern designer paper — 1″ x 4 5/8″
Whisper White — 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
Pick a Pattern designer paper — 2 5/8″ x 3 1/8″
Berry Burst — 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″
Black — 2 1/8″ x 2 3/8″
Whisper White — 2″ x 2 1/4″
stamp pig with Black ink
Berry Burst — 1″ x 2 1/4″
Whisper White — 7/8″ x 2 1/8″
stamp the greeting with Black ink

Pretty sweet and simple but this card has lots of POP!!!

Fun Color Combo

Lovely Friends

There are so many new stamp sets — it’s hard to decide what to use next.
I recently played with the Lovely Friends set and found I really, really like this one.

Lovely Friends, Fresh Florals Designer Paper,
There are so many wonderful phrases in this stamp set.
Two of the phrases are large and I usually struggle with this style but this set
has been super easy to use and the cards are very stylish.

Card Details:
Card Base – Fresh Fig — 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ — score at 5 1/2″
Sweet Sugarplum — 4″ x 5 1/4″
Sweet Sugarplum — 2 3/4″ x 4″
Fresh Florals Designer Paper (Fresh Fig) — 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Fresh Fig — 3″ x 4″
Whisper White — 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
stamp greeting with Fresh Fig ink
stamp full flower with Sweet Sugarplum – one large and two small
stamp flower detail with Fresh Fig — large and smalls
Add White Perfect Accent in center of large flower

Give this set a try — you will be really happy you did!!