Sunday, November 16, 2014

Expresso My Gratitude!


I have a new card to share today that I just LOVE!  I am always looking for cool ways to present gift cards at Christmastime or for general "thank you's."  Well, once I saw this month's PI stamp set, I just KNEW I had to try having her hold last month's coffee die-namics.  I must say I am thrilled with how this card turned out.  

I am using this week's MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge.  I combined this sketch with this week's Color Throwdown.  I actually loved working with this color combo.  Refreshing and fun!   

I die cut the PI girl and stamped the coordinating image.  I colored with Copics. I stamped the image again and colored just her arm.  I cut her arm out with scissors.  I glued the assembled coffee cup die-namics in place and added the extra arm and hand.  I accented the cup with one of the quilt squares from the new Blueprints 20!  Love it!  I just love me some Blueprints, anyway! Now, it looks like this PI girl is presenting someone with a trenta cup of coffee!  Love it! 

I used the following products on this card. All products from MFT Stamps unless otherwise noted. MFT Card Stock Sample Pack (Smooth White, sno cone, blu raspberry, and orange fizz)
Fine Check and Swiss Dot background Stamps
PI Overflowing Joy and Perk Up stamp sets
PI Overflowing Joy die-namics
Blueprints 20 die-namics Pierced Rectangle Stax die-namics
Coffee Cup die-namics
Horizontal Stitched Strips
Stitched Rounded Rectangles die-namics
MFT Blu Raspberry Premium Ink Pad
MFT hybrid black licorice ink pad
Versa Mark (stash)
Shine Bright Sequins Mix (Verve Stamps)
Copics (Stash)

As always thanks so much for stopping by! 



  1. oh my golly this is the cutest Betty. It just makes me so happy. I love the colors and texture. I keep staring at it, it just makes me happy.

  2. Oh my goodness Betty this is super awesome <3 love love love it...............I think MFT should be putting you onto the team so we can see lots more of your MFT creations!!!!!

  3. Oh my goodness...Lisa Lara messaged me to pop over and check out your ADORABLE card!
    I love the PI girl holding that coffee cup! So clever and fun!

  4. My Goodness!! These are looking so gorgeous.

  5. I love this. She looks perfect holding that coffee cup.

  6. Wow...what a sweet thank you card, so much beautiful detail and your coloring is just perfect.

  7. This is so adorable. Love how you used the coffee cup with the darling PI image. Fabulous coloring too.

  8. Just love everything about this card! She is adorable with her big coffee cup!

  9. I love your card, too, Betty....the sweet little PI girl looks sooo cute in the CTD colors and I'm lovin all those stitched dies!!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the CTD!!!!

  10. Betty- this is an over the top cute card-I love your creativity in having the PI girl holding the coffee cup-you got it going on girl!!

  11. Love that PI holding the great big cup of joe!! Wonderful Betty!!

  12. What a fabulous gift card holder! LOVE the PI image holding the cup! Always happy to see your creativity in the throwdown gallery!

  13. Love this idea! what a clever idea!! Turned out fabulous!

  14. Betty I love this little girl and christmas is coming maybe Santa will bring her to me you always do a great


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