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Coffee Crafts using Scraps

Coffee Crafts using Scraps is what we are doing today! Who doesn’t have a TON of scraps and who doesn’t LOVE COFFEE CRAFTS? So we combined the two for Coffee Crafts using Scraps! I love all things coffee so why not create some adorable cards with that theme? I thought it would be perfect to Coffee Crafts using Scraps because the creation is really a cute generic card that can be used for just about anything! A great way to utilize your scraps as well as get a stock pile of some cards to keep on hand! Let’s get started!

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In addition to your manual die cut machine (I use my Big Shot by Sizzix), Here are the items you will need to create the card. I suggest you cut multiple pieces so that you can make more than one. It is always helpful to have a few cards on hand, don’t you think?

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The sentiment for this card comes from the the Fall & Winter Holiday Sentiments stamp set. We have an awesome discount coupon code for the 2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Hop. Be sure to use fclh2016 at check out to save 25% on all non-sale/bundled items.

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Here is the creation we will be making.

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You will need to take out your Fall & Winter Holiday Sentiments stamp set, ink, punch, card stock and stamping block.

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Place your stamp on the block.

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Ink your sentiment.

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Stamp your sentiment on your paper. Take out your punch.

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Using your punch, punch out your sentiment. Set aside your punched out sentiment.

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Here are the coffee cup die cuts we will be using for a background pattern on our paper.

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Take out your coffee cup die cut. Notice the side that has the ridges for the embossed lines.

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Take out your paper, sizzix die cut machine, platform and two acrylic clear plates. Place your platform on tab 1. Then place one clear plate and a piece of paper down on your sizzix machine. Place your coffee cup die with the ridges facing down on the paper you want to cut as shown.

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Place your second platform on top of the sandwich of platform, clear plates and paper.

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Using the handle, turn the handle so that the die cut “sandwich” gets rolled through the sizzix machine.

coffee-crafts-using-scraps-pRemove the plastic plate then taking out your die and paper.

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This is what it looks like once the paper has been cut by the die. Repeat die cutting so that you have enough of the die cuts for your project.

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Take your die cuts and place adhesive on the back and adhere to your patterned paper as shown.

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This is what it will look like once you have placed the on the paper. I purposely put the coffee cups hanging off of the edge so that you can get the feeling like it is a repeat patterned paper.

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Trim the excess coffee cup image so that it no longer hangs over the edge.

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This is what the base patterned paper looks like without embossing (left) or with embossing (right). You can leave the paper like this and use it but I prefer embossing it as I really like the texture and the look of the embossed paper with the die cuts.

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We are going to emboss your patterned paper. Take out your sizzix platform placing it on tab 1. Then place your clear platform on top as shown.

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Take out your patterned paper with the adhered die cuts and your embossing folder.

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Place your paper inside the embossing folder.

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Run your embossing folder through the die cut machine and take it out of the folder. This is what the front looks like.

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This is what the back looks like.

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Take your adhesive and place adhesive on the back of the embossed paper.

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Place your paper on the front of  your card.

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Take out your punched out sentiment and raffia.

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Take the raffia and wrap it around the end of the sentiment as shown.

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Tie a knot with the raffia and trim off the excess.

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Place your foam squares on the back to add dimension to the sentiment.

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Remove the backing from the foam squares.

coffee-crafts-using-scraps-jkPlace the sentiment on your card.

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You have completed your card!

If you are here for the 2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Hop, please check out the original blog hop post and be sure to answer the question to qualify to win HERE.

Thank you so much for joining us today and we hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

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Use Your Paper Scraps, Favorite Embossing Folder & Make Quick and Easy Cards

Here is a great tutorial on how to use up your scraps as well as give a little texture to your creation! Use Your Paper Scraps, Favorite Embossing Folder & Make Quick and Easy Cards is a quick video to give those visual learners (I am one too) a short and sweet tutorial that can help you use up your stash. I learned this technique from one of my best friends Sharon. She is amazingly creative and always inspires me! She taught this in a class a number of years ago but I have always loved the result and wanted to share it with you. The video has more detail or you are welcome to check out the instructions below. You are also getting a sneak peek at ONE of the FOUR stamp sets that we will be releasing on Wednesday-Spring and Summer Holiday Celebrations Stamp Set.

Supplies

Coordinating color/designed craps

Your favorite punches

Card Bases

Trimmer

Adhesive

Foam squares

Manual die cut machine and appropriate platforms

Embossing folder

Spring and Summer Holiday Celebrations Stamp Set (Coming out this WEDNESDAY!)

Ink

Directions:

Pick out the card base you would like to use for this creation.

Decide what color mat you would like for your design on your card base.

Cut out a size that will look good on the card base you have chosen. I used an A2 card base and cut my paper mat at 3.5 x 4″ Some were varied a little due to the size of the scrap.

Punch out your favorite shapes.

Arrange and adhere your punched shapes on your selected color base piece of paper.

Place your colored mat piece of paper with the adhered shapes inside your embossing folder. DO NOT EMBOSS THE CARD BASE.

Emboss it with your manual die cut machine.

Take out your creation and adhere it to the card base.

Stamp your sentiment on a piece of scrap paper that will coordinate nicely with your creation.

Cut or punch out your sentiment using a complimentary cut or shape to the creation. I used a dog tag punch and cut out a rectangle with my trimmer for mine.

Use your 3-D foam squares to adhere the sentiment to your card.

Your creation is complete! Now you have created some Quick and Easy Cards using your scraps!

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial featured on Mondays with Melissa. Please be sure to check back for our new releases on Wednesday and for more projects!