Sunday, February 17, 2013

OWH VCMP - caffeine challenge


Good morning, sunshine! I always annoy my late-owl husband with my early bird perkiness. :)  Anyhow, welcome to the first Sunday virtual card making party challenge for OWH! What better challenge for first thing in the morning then a caffeine challenge? (If you want to see the other challenges from yesterday or this is the first you've heard about the VCMP, go here to learn more.)

So, find your stamps or dies related to coffee, tea, soda, or chocolate and get crafty! If you don't have anything of those varieties, don't worry - Operation Write Home has a fantastic and very easy coffee cup tutorial. In fact, this one of my go-to shaped cards simply because it is SO easy to make. When I had a glut of solid colored card stock last year (a gift from my dear sis), I mass-produced a whole bunch of them. :)

I always think gray and dark red is a very classy combo, and it works well for both men and women. So I made two coffee cup cards, one for a man and one for a woman. I lined both of the insides with white card stock.

Left card:
Ippity by Unity burlap stamp; OWH/Hero Arts sentiment
Right:
OWH/Hero Arts sentiment and hearts stamps
Bazzill textured gray and pomegranate splash card stock
1/2" Corner Chomper
Embossing folders: plaid (left) and swirls (right)
scrap of crochet trim (right)
Nestabilities labels 18
Tim Holtz fired brick ink

To make things more fun, here are some retired stamps from Lizzie Anne Designs as well as a pack of ribbon and twine in lots of colors:

I'll give both of these to one lucky commenter. If you want a chance to win, you must comment and commit to sending (at minimum) two cards (or Anyhero notes) to a shipper in the next 2 weeks. (If you just sent a box in the last few days, that counts too!) You can find the shipper addresses here. For an EXTRA chance to win, link up a caffeine card. :)

Go get busy and link up your card! 

Jen


41 comments:

  1. Jen, thanks for hosting such a fun challenge for the VCMP! I can't wait to see what kinds of cards people make.

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  2. Yay. I love coffee (and Diet Coke). I'll break out the Cafe set that I have and commence to card making.

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  3. Totally adorable! I am not a coffee drinker but I do love my chocolate so that one I can relate to. LOL! I'm an OWHer and will definitely be sending a box of cards very soon. I'll work on this later today. Mine is the next challenge up. Gotta make sure my InLinkz works too! ;)

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  4. Hmmm. Not a coffee or tea drinker, my caffeine comes from Dr. Pepper can! I will need to be extra creative to participate!!!

    TFS

    PS I have a box ready to go to OWH in the next week or so!

    BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

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  5. Jen, what a great challenge! Your cards are very cute, that is a great color combo! I was just looking at a set of coffee related stamps this morning and thinking I hadn't used them in a long time. I'll, for sure, be sending a box of cards soon, next week is our monthly cardmaking party.

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  6. I LOVE COFFEE!!!!!!!!! This is by far my favorite challenge - thanks.

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  7. Great challenge idea. I have two sets to play with (one from Fiskars and a Paper Smooches set)...so maybe I'll make a couple of cards. I am using this VCMP to finish up my box to Kris...so thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. Great challenge idea. I have two sets to play with (one from Fiskars and a Paper Smooches set)...so maybe I'll make a couple of cards. I am using this VCMP to finish up my box to Kris...so thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. I love challenges and I love OWH I'm making several cards for OWH and will send them soon.

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  10. Really cute cards and I love your red and grey color combination. I have a box ready to send to Kris in the next few days.

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  11. Jen - thanks for hosting this caffeine challenge -- I've had my coffee -- now I need to get very busy. Thanks for the reminder about OWH coffee cup tutorial. Your cards are adorable and would be loved by anyone that receives them.

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  12. Thanks for reminding me about that coffee cup tutorial Jen. Though I have a much neglected, retired SU stamps set in my for this challenge I never tried that tutorial and had totally forgotten it. The shaped cards are so much fun and the way you've done the label is terrific!

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  13. I will commit to a box going to Kris in the next week. I just need a few more to finish it. I am going to try the tutorial. I don't think I have any coffee or chocolate stamps. Thanks for hosting the challenge.

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  14. Hi Jen! I just made a pot of after-church coffee and read your caffeine challenge! Love it. I really like the color combo on your coffee cup cards!!

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  15. Wow this challenge really made me think, not being a coffee or tea lover. However, I do have a couple of images that would work, time to start digging. We will have a box off by the end of the month.

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  16. Jen,

    You had me at chocolate! :)

    Thanks for hosting -- and for offering blog candy.

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  17. I was going to try OWH tut for coffee cup, but recalled I had pulled papers to make a coffee card from a 'new' cart' I sure will be including these in my box I hope to have out by my bd :)2/28.
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  18. Such cute cards - love that idea. I've got an order coming in on Tuesday with a paper pack purchased specifically for OWH cards, so I should have a nice stack on the way within the 2 week deadline.

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  19. I'm not a coffee or tea drinker so I don't think I own any images to use, however looking at the cards I do have that hambo digital image with the girl and coffee cup, so I can give this one a try!
    thanks for hosting a challenge

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  20. Not a coffee drinker, but I do drink green and herbal teas, and get my caffeine from chocolate! I'm working on a stack of OWH cards now, and will have enough to mail out in the next week or so. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. I always did love that coffee cup tutorial too :) I think I will give it a try with a spin! Great challenge! There sure are lots of cute cards here!!!

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  22. I sent a batch a week or two ago but I will send some coffee ones this week. Thank you for the challenge!

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  23. Thanks for a fun challenge! Your cards are so cute!

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  24. Great challenge. It gave me the opportunity to use the new Sweet N Sassy stamps I jut got.

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  25. Thanks for the great challenge. This one was really rough for me and made me dig through my craft stuff to see what I had. But I linked up what I made! Thanks again for the challenge and making me think outside the box a little!

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  26. Great challenge! I love all things caffeine esp chocolate so this is right up my alley!

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  27. Gasp, I've no coffee / caffeine type stamps - but I do have a chocolate chip stamp I'll put to use for your fun challenge. Thank you for hostessing and sharing your wonderful sample.

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  29. Thank you for such an awesome challenge idea! Due to all the challenges this weekend, my box to ship may be much fuller than normal. Will post my chocolate card soon.

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  30. Thanks very much for hosting this challenge. It will be fun to play with the coffee and tea rubber stamps that I haven't used in a long time.
    Thanks for sharing your cards. I love how just a small change can make a card fit a guy or a gal.

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  31. Very cute idea for a challenge. I like how you made a female and male version. I have a box I am getting ready to send.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  32. I love your coffee cards which always make me thirsty for another cuppa joe whenever I see them! Thanks for hosting such a fun challenge!

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  33. thanks for the great challenge! I couldn't resist including a pun! after this weekend.....I am ready to send off another box to Sandy! yetanothersusan at gmail dot com

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  34. Loved your challenge idea...thanks for hosting this for us. Really forgot about the tutorial and never tried making that cup shape...will have to try it.

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  35. Nice combo of red and gray on your cute cup cards. Thanks for hosting and the opp'y to win some blog candy, too. Love your blog design...

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  36. Fun challenge. And what adorable cup cards! I have one more card now to add to my box...it's filling up fast!

    Linda

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  37. Thanks so much Jen for challenging us to use a coffee theme. I had the Latte love stamp set and had not yet used it. So funny how we as crafters buy new stamps and tools just needing them now yet sometimes don't use them until months even years later. lol Well, thanks to you I finally used those stamps! Thanks for hosting the challenge and for offering blog candy. oh and BTW, my cards will be on their way this weekend.

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  38. As I'm sitting here drinking my morning cup of coffee I'm thinking this is my kind of challenge. Caffeine! Yea! Thanks for hosting.

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  39. This was the first time I joined OWH challenges it took me some tie but I loved it.Thanks for hosting.
    http://kleymanr.blogspot.com/

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  40. Oh so cute coffee cup cards! I really like the lace around the band. I am putting this one on my to do list for sure! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  41. This was one of my favorite challenges! I had so much fun with my tea cups. (thank you so much for your comments on my blog, I got excited when i saw the comments that i had to yell to my hubby that i got 7 comments on my cards! WOO HOO) and sadly i actually used woo hoo in normal speech. lol anyway im just about to send off a box so thanks for letting me play those extra cards really helped fill everything up.

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