How to create a Card Using a Coffee Mug – CYCI #142


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due-12-2_sketch-142Welcome to a new Can You Case It challenge!

Today we have a color challenge for you and when I saw the winter mugs from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, I knew that I had to use it for this challenge.

I started by taking the coffee mug apart and removing the sides. Then I used a stitched rectangle die to create a square shape. Even though the logo would look interesting I decided to remove it. A simple circle die is perfect to create a window. You could keep the logo, if you would want to create a gift card holder for Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

The problem with these coffee mugs is that they are sealed at the back. That makes it difficult to adhere them to anything. But the regular scotch foam tape works perfectly fine with it.
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Now I stamped the Yeti with the coffee mug and colored him with Copic markers. I fuzzy cut him out, but could and outlined the edges with a black Copic marker. That makes the iamge pop a little more.
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I die cut the words “winter” and “wishes” from regular white card stock.
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To create some interest in the background, I added Faber Castell Texture Lux paste in Pearl through a Faber Castell paper stencil. That stuff dries rather quick, so I was able to assemble everything soon after.
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As a final step, I added some snowflake sequins to the panel and Spectrum Sparkle to the sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed my quick card made out of a coffee mug 🙂

Don’t forget to join us at this weeks challenge! You have till December 16 to enter!

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  1. Love your card. So cute and clever.

  2. Josefine, You are so CLEVER!!!! Your card is so cute and perfect for the challenge!!! I am going to start looking around more for inspiration. 🙂 Char

    • Lol, you’re so sweet! I had the idea from last years Starbucks coloring hype. They had an amazing fall themed mug and all of the sudden everybody colored those leaves in… and I like this pattern so much that I had to use it again 😛

  3. Cute card! Great idea using the coffee cup! ~ Crystal

  4. Wow, Josefine – now THAT is totally up-cycling at its best!!! Very resourceful-and a cute card to boot!

  5. Great idea! Love your card.

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