Sunday, February 25, 2024

Latte Love for PP678

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, it’s my pleasure to be hosting our Sketch Challenge.

One thing I will always guarantee when I host a Sketch Challenge, is that the layers will be plentiful. When I put this sketch together, I could see it being a great layout for using lots of Designer Series Paper patterns AND it could also go the route of clean, bold and graphic. I hope it inspires you to dig into your crafty supplies and make something awesome. I sure hope you will join us over at The Paper Players. We’d love to see what YOU create!   

*I’ve shared the measurements and a supply list of products used to create this card at the end of this post.

Color Combo: 
For my card, I’m sharing a sneak peek of the new A Little Latte Suite of products that will be available to order starting March 5th. If you are a coffee (or even hot cocoa) lover like me, this is a set you are going to want to add to your collection. I’ve shared a photo and details of what is included in the Suite at the very end of this post. I leaned into the colors and patterns of the Designer Series Paper in this collection and my starting point and I kind of love this color combo a LOT!! I cut those detailed coffee cups right out of the DSP. The shading and detail is all done, so you just cut and create! High five for that! 

There is also a really cool natural trim in this collection. I decided to cut it apart and just use one strip for a simple bow on one of the coffee cups. It reminds me a little of burlap, but not bulky. I also added a trio of the Adhesive-Backed Swirl dots from the suite. To finish things off, I dusted the “coffee” portion of the mugs with Wink of Stella for a little pop of sparkle around those pretty foam designs. It really shimmers “in-person”. 

Card Measurements: 
  • Calypso Coral Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Early Espresso Layer: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • A Little Latte Designer Series Paper (DSP) Layer #1” 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • A Little Latte DSP Layer #2: 3-1/2” x 2-1/2” 
  • A Little Latte DSP Layer #3: 2-1/2” x 4-1/4” 
  • Early Espresso Sentiment Layer: 3-1/2” x 3/4”, heat emboss sentiment, punch left side with  Banners Pick a Punch
  • A Little Latte DSP: die-cut (2) coffee cup images 
  • Basic White Cardstock (interior layer): 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • A Little Latte DSP (interior layer): 3/4” x 5-1/4"

Finally, here is a peek inside the card! I added a strip of that fab plaid DSP with room to write a handwritten note. I’m trying to send out more “Hi, I’m just thinking of you” cards this year. So, I made a few extra to send out, just because. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Sketch ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday March 1st, 2024

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team:

Thanks for visiting today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You c
an click on any of the photos to go directly to my 
Stampin’ Up!® online store. 

Place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using the above host code, you will also receive a gift from me: a FREE Exclusive Project Tutorial PDFsee the sneak peek below. Each month, I partner with an amazingly talented group of demonstrators from around the world to create these project tutorials. This month's tutorial features 13 awesome project ideas to inspire your 

If your order is over $150, please do NOT use the host code. 
You will still receive the PDF tutorial along with an additional free gift from me.

Calling All Crafting Enthusiasts! Introducing the Sweet Thoughts Card-a-Palooza Class To Go, a memorable card-making extravaganza that will ignite your creativity and leave a lasting impression!

In this class, you'll create 10 unique cards bursting with lovely layers, all without the need for stamping. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or just starting out, this event welcomes all skill levels.

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Registration is open through March 20, 2024 for my Cultivated Creativity DIY Paper
Crafting Kit club. This month features the Perennial Postage Bundle (stamps & dies). Five adorable projects you won’t want to miss, including four fabulous cards and a sweet treat box! 

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

BIG Hugs, 
Anne Marie

The Little Latte Suite Collection (available to order March 5, 2024) includes: 

* 15 photopolymer stamps

* 20 dies  

* 12 sheets of patterned paper: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs

* Width: 3/8”  / Length: 10 yards

* 120 dots / 5 mm

Product List


  1. What a fun card, Anne Marie! So many fabulous layers!

  2. First, let me say I love the sketch! Second, what fun to see this new bundle being used...those colors are just yummy! The papers are awesome! I didn't think I "needed" this but maybe I do!

  3. Anne Marie I love a good sketch, and if you design it so much the better! Your coffee card is just fabulous - I am leaning more and more toward this suite! The layout is perfect to show off those stunning papers. Awesome!

  4. Anne Marie, this is a fantastic sketch! I love the color combo you used and I am always up for coffee! All these layers make me so happy! FABULOUS!


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Anne Marie