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:

If you’re reading this after October 2, 2015, you’ll have to get a time machine or use a CHRONOS key to get in on the fun! : )

I am also joining the fun at these challenges. You can find out the details by clicking the highlighted link(s):



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Life Is Sweeter with You in It + Blog candy

Hello, sweetie!


Materials used:

  • Inkadinkado stamps: Paris Inchie Bundle & Love and Friendship
  • Versamark ink
  • Recollections Ebony detail embossing powder
  • Memento Dye Ink – Tuxedo Black
  • Spellbinders Labels 1 and Scalloped Labels 1 dies
  • Copic markers R22 & RV04
  • Glossy accents (to glue the peal flowers)
  • Tombow permanent adhesive
  • Misc cardstock and pearl flowers

I’m entering this card in the following blog hops and challenges:





If you’d like to play along with any of these, just click on the colored text to go find out what you need to do. Have fun crafting!

Glad you could stop in for a visit today!

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Oh, and don’t forget… I have a small blog candy package I’ll be giving away to one of you sweeties that have been leaving comments (wish I could send you all something, you’ve been so encouraging – thanks!)… the details can be found on the June 8th post (HERE).

Enjoy your day, sweetie!

– D.Ann


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