Best Friends Fall Coffee Lovers Card – Upcycled Coffee Stirrers

Welcome back to to day two of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!


For those of you who follow me, you know I always try to upcycle some coffee stirrers in at least one of my Coffee Lovers hop entries.

20150612_231011aW This on you can see HERE

20150228_105931aW And this one, in my pre-blog days, was posted HERE.

For today’s watercolor card I have incorporated some Panera and Starbucks coffee stirrers – the perfect fall combo!


I have a dear friend who often takes me to Panera or Starbucks for a cuppa’ when we’re out shopping. One of these gals looks a lot like her. The other looks kind’a  like me… in a fun-house skinny mirror! lol! I think I’ll send this to her as a reminder of the fun times we spend together!

Materials used:

  • Inkadinkado Fall Seasons stamp set (tree)
  • Studio 112 stamp set – All Occasions Mini Assortment – 1
  • Strathmore cold press watercolor paper – smooth side
  • Versamark ink
  • Recollections detail embossing powder – ebony
  • Hampton Art embossing powder – light brown
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors – #10, 31, 32, 34, 36, 40, 44, 46, 51, 53, 61, 64,139
  • Sharpie pens – orange and green (to cover where the stirrers were cut off)
  • Misc. cardstock and adhesives
  • Oh- and Starbucks and Panera Stirrers – washed! : )

If you’re reading this on the day it was published, or a couple of days after, there is still time to join the fun here:

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38 thoughts on “Best Friends Fall Coffee Lovers Card – Upcycled Coffee Stirrers

  1. How sweet is your coffee card, with two friends sharing a ‘cuppa’ under a pretty swirly tree! Inspired and inspiring…and the autumn palette is absolutely lovely!


  2. I love seeing upcycled projects. I do remember your cards from the last hop, too! I’m guessing that your friend will adore this cute card, and will appreciate all the work that went into making it. The colors are just lovely and the design is sweet.


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