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Monday, March 2, 2015

Mr Cardmaker is Jonesing For Coffee and Spring, aka Coffee Lovers' Spring Blog Hop

Is it Spring YET?? Nope. Snow's still pretty, and the temps are more than 20 most days now, so I'll be happy with that for the moment.

Well, I had such a great time playing with last Autumn's Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop, that when it came time to join in for the Spring hop, I jumped right in!

You can check out my Fall card HERE.

Anyway, this time I really wanted something bright and sunny; something that said SPRING!

I came up with this--

Coffee grows on plants, right?
And, I DID say bright, right? WOWZA.

I won this Lawn Fawn stamp set during the Fall blog hop, so I really wanted to use it for this one.
I did add some other stamps in with them, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

I have no idea where this idea for a coffee cup tree came from, but it came quickly, and I figured it's best not to argue with inspiration sometimes.

I used Distress Inks in several pinks and yellows to give my mugs some color, and used Glossy Accents on the "coffee" to add some shine.
These mugs remind me of the decorated coffee cups my grandmother used to have. I was lucky to find leaf stamps in my stash that matched the die cut leaves almost exactly, and I used the "steam" stamp it create the idea of a flower stamen on each of the mugs. 
And white dots, because I do them now. White dots are cool.



Coffee cups as flowers! Get it?
Is this thing on??

And, some blended inks for the inside--(on the sentiment)

Is that tiny heart CUTE?! I'm counting the moments before I lose that thing....

And one last look--


I'm so glad that this Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop has continued. Congrats and thanks to Amy and Chaitali!
I hope PLAN to be back for the next one!

Thanks for stopping by!
All Best--
Richard



42 comments:

  1. Great card! I love the Coffee Cup Tree! Your card screams SPRING!!

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  2. amazing card. creative and fun. i love it!

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  3. Mr. Cardmaker.....I like your idea of the coffee-cup-tree, you made a wonderfull card with the topic.
    I'm thinkin tea-cup-tree now... ;o

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  4. I so love your vibrant, fun card - so creative! And yes, white dots are cool :)

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  5. But of course!! Really great - and bright - in all good ways!
    =] Michele

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  6. oh my. I LOVE that tree idea! glad you went with it! Very cute.

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  7. Love both of your cards...just so beautiful.

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  8. Ha,ha,ha,ha,ha. .. . . You are a HOOT Richard! I love it - a coffee flower! Works for me!
    *giggle*

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  9. coffee tree...I LOVE it and quite frankly, I want one for my kitchen! Excellent card...so fun & creative!
    Thanks for joining in the fun♡

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  10. Too cute! This card took my mind on a trip to Jack and the Beanstalk - I love it!

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  11. Love your coffee plant and coffee cup flowers! Great card!!!!! Coffee please!!!!! Yum!

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  12. There's never too much BRIGHT when the days are still kinda short and the landscape is all white! Great card!

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  13. What a cute coffee plant! That's so fun! Love the sentiment on the inside too!

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  14. I love your creativity! That is how coffee grows, isn't it? Those softly blended pinks and yellows are great and so is the GA on the coffee!

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  15. This is great!
    Back in the day, didn't they have mug 'trees' to hang your coffee cups on?

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  16. OMGosh I love the bloomin coffee, perfect for a Spring Hop.

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  17. Wow, Richard, your cards are fabulous! I love the tree of mugs for Spring! My mom and dad had all there floral cups...I have them now, just don't drink out of them! Hope you are enjoying the hop, happy Wednesday!

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  18. Your work is always cutting edge and well, amazing! Love how you've dug through your memories of your grandmother and come up with this beauty. Precious memories often make the best cards, don't they?! This is gorgeous. Caught my eye right away in the gallery. Beautiful colors and a wonderful design. Well done! Bev

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  19. LOVE the glossy accents! :) I'm just discovering your blog for the first time but I'm sure I'll back! :) Nice to "meet" you! :)

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  20. Thanks for sharing your great card.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

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  21. I am in love with this card! So creative, bright and cheery!! :D

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  22. super, super fun card! If only coffee grew on trees! Oh wait, beans do. :) Anyway, love your creativity and the fun soft colors!

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  23. Love your shading on the cups, I need a plant like this!

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  24. Oh I love it! The colors are lovely, now if only there really was a plant like that...sigh...

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  25. If only I had one of those trees in my window!

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  26. I had to stop and comment on this card - I just LOVE the leaves on the cups!! Fabulous design :) *Christi*
    http://art-without-anxiety.blogspot.com/

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  27. Hallo Mr Cardmaker
    I love your idea
    this is a cute tree full with coffee cup

    My card is #387 on the HOP and I have a little GIVEAWAY if you maybe like :)
    hugs, Monika and happy Hopping...did you do all :) its much but its fun HOP ;)

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  28. love the cups in the vine, so cute

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  29. Love love your vine of coffee. It would be nice to have one of each of my fav cups of coffee growing on it. =)

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  30. Delightful spring colors! Love your coffee cup "plant"

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  31. Ha ! That is a tree that everyone would buy! Love it!

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