Sunday, October 7, 2012

Cup of Inspiration {PP116}

Happy Sunday, all, and Happy Thanksgiving weekend to my Canadian friends!  It's another week with The Paper Players and this week LeAnne has given us a theme challenge "Cup of Joy":
I've had precious little time in my stamp room lately and when I hit a dry spell, I need a few challenges to get the mojo flowing.  With LeAnne's theme in mind, I went searching for even more inspiration and found a fabulous sketch over at Mojo Monday:
As well as some fresh and funky colors at Hand Stamped Sentiments:
I mixed all these together to create a get well card for a co-worker:
I had so much fun adding little details to this one...who am I kidding I always love the details, lol!  I flipped the sketch to fit the image and the Window Frame Framelit.  Piercing around the edge with the coordinating Festive Piercing Pack (FREE this month with a bundled purchase!) really adds detail without alot of fuss. 
Of course most of the details are concentrated in the focal element.  Using the Morning Cup stamp set, I paper pieced the teapot and mug with an Island Indigo pattern from the Floral District DSP.  The paper piecing was easy because I didn't worry about cutting out the handle or the lid--just trimmed 'em right off and then colored each with an Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker.  Easy peasy!  I punched two 2.5" circles--Whisper White and Early Espresso.  I embossed the espresso circle with the Woodgrain EF and then trimmed off the bottom which I used as a table for the coffee pot and cup! 
I added a trio of galloping teacups to the Tangerine Tango banner and colored each heart with a Tangerine Tango Stampin' Write Marker.  Love how the Perk Up! sentiment from this set fits inside the Bitty Banner Framelit!
My first banner for the front didn't work out as I planned but made the perfect accent for the inside of the card especially paired with a sentiment from the retired set, Puns From the Past.  I hope this card brings a smile to my co-worker and...inspires you to play along with our challenge this week at The Paper Players!  If you need even more inspiration, check out the fabulous creations of the other designers: 

The Paper Players Design Team
We hope you'll join in the fun...just make sure to do so before Friday, October 14th at Noon (PDT).   Can't wait to visit you and your creations!

Stamps: Morning Cup; Woodgrain; Puns From the Past [retired] 
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper:  Early Espresso, Whisper White, Island Indigo CS; Floral District DSP
Xtras: Tangerine Tango & Island Indigo Stampin' Write Markers; Tangerine Tango grosgrain ribbon [retired]; Early Espresso Baker's Twine; Window Frame Framelit; Bitty Banners Framelit; Festive Piercing Pack; 1 1/4" square punch


Jen Mc said...

I love this card! I hope to play along thisweek

Dawn Easton said...

Oh this is awesome! Love the colours you used! LOL you and I both used the Mojo sketch for our cards....hehe!

Marisa said...

Such a fabulous take on the mojo sketch, Nance!! Love it!! The bright colours are fabulous as are all the details. You rocked this one big time :)

Unknown said...

I always like this set, but seldom break it out. You did fab! I really like your color combo - bright and cheery!

Diane Vander Galien said...

Very Cute!!! The color combo worked perfect!!! Love all the special accents- just perfect!!
Great use of the window framelit- so cute!!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

Jaydee said...

Perfect, Nance. Your paper piecing, the repetition of the mugs and the banner on the inside are awesome. Great card and I know your co-worker will really appreciate it!

Jenny Engelke said...

Oh my gosh! I love this card! The way you used the color combo is terrific! The matching paper pieced mug and pot are too cute. Fabulous.

Diane - said...

Nance Just Love this card. Love the colors and cups on the banners inside and out, and oh so cheery. Your co-worker will love all your wonderful details that you always include. hugs.

LeAnne said...

Oh my goodness, this is so cute! I saw that color combo and my mind went blank....but you used it to perfection here!!! Love that little tied ribbon, too!

H2 :) said...

This is a fabulous Nance! So many sweet little details that add up to an awesome card. Love absolutely everything about it. :)

Erika Clark said...

I love your paper piecing! You have so many cute details, it's just adorable. The framelits give it a really interesting shape, too. Thanks so much for playing at HSS! Erika

Nancy said...

Adorable "perky" card, bound to cheer up anyone. The retro percolator is so cute and love the hearts on the cups,nice piercing and great color combo, I wouldn't have thought of it, but you did it proud!
P.S. I think I had one of those old percolators!

Elizabeth Price said...

Wow, this card is so full of perfect details. I love how you repeated the little punched heart on the coffee mug. Your work is always totally amazing. TFS such a great card with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

Bobbie said...

Simply perfection! I adore all the little elements of this card-and I love how you carried it onto the inside. Thanks for playing with us at HSS.

inkedx2 said...

Great use of this set. Love the polka dot coffee pots. Thanks for playing with us this week at HSS.

Katie Melhus said...

Congrats on your HSS win, this is a gorgeous card and such a great combination of all 3 inspiration challenges. I love it! Hope you win 'em all. :)

Ann Schach said...

What an absolutely adorable card, Nance! The colors give it a retro feel which I love!

Amy White said...

Wow Nance, I LOVE this card!! Love the colours, dsp, images, sketch... everything!!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Oh. My. COFFEE!!! Nance, this is awesome! Not only does the color combo rock my socks off but the details you add to your projects are always fabulous. I am really craving some Strbucks right now...I wonder why! :)