Friday, November 18, 2022

Thanks a Latte

Hello, everybody!  Today I'm sharing a thank-you card.  I like to have a few on hand after the holidays as they always come in handy.   I've been checking out some of the cute inspiration at the 2022 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and was inspired to CASE Becca Yahrling's card!  She used Sizzix Thanks a Latte Empresslit (it embosses and cuts), and I've owned this product for a several years but have never used it.  After seeing her card, I decided to try it!  

I noticed that Becca used a different die for the coffee-to-go cup, but I used the die that came with this set.  It's a one-piece die that forms part of the embossing folder, and it only cuts the outline of the cup, which is a bit disappointing. I had to die-cut it several times in the various colours (white, kraft, red, cream) and then fussy-cut into the pieces to make it work.  I also embossed the red cup in a snowflake pattern (Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow) because I noticed that Becca embossed her cup.  The "thanks a latte" die is part of this Sizzix set and I like it a latte! 

I don't often CASE a card this closely but it was fun, and I like how it turned out!  Of course I had to add a kitty (Becca's card had a mouse)!  This kitty is from Simon Says Stamp Right Meow, which I coloured with markers and added dots with a white paint pen, and then fussy-cut so I could pop it up on foam tape.  Just like Becca, I added Diamond Stickles to the steam but instead of the gems for embellishments, I went with punched snowflakes in red.  I was unable to include a photo of her card from Flickr, but you can click here and take a look.  

I was also inspired by the following challenges:
A Place to Start November AG Optional Twist Words of Thanks 1/8
2022 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop AG w Coffee, Tea, Cocoa, or Hot Apple Cider
Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards (R for Red)
Crafty Gals Corner 237 Thankful/Thank You 1/3
Cut It Up 265 Coffee 1E
Day of the Month Card Club 45 National Espresso Day (any coffee) 1/3
Incy Wincy November Give Thanks 1/5
Show Us Your Pussycats 83 Furry-thing Goes UE
Simon Says Stamp Monday Thanks/Thanksgiving 1/5
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday ending Nov 23 AG Optional Twist CAS 1E (no twist)
Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkle UE (Stickles)
Word Art Wednesday 569-570 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 4/5 wk2
Your Next Stamp 192 Thank You 1/3

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!


Celeste Goff said...

That little kitty is too stinking cute! Love the touch of glitter!

Donna said...

Another fabulous card, very striking with the deep red and white!

Heather said...

Great CASE of Becca's card (I had to go check it out to see where your inspiration came from). I really like the embossing on the cup, and of course, you HAD to add a kitty! Thanks for playing with Cut It Up Challenge.

Beccy said...

Fantastic card Kitty, the cup looks fantastic... definitely worth the effort. The little kitten is very cute in his winter sweater, love the addition of the white dots. The little read snowflakes look great and who wouldn't love the glittery steam?! Thanks for sharing the link to Becca's beautiful card, you've done her creation justice for sure.

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

You made Becca's card your own! It looks great. I love the snowflakes and the kitten is adorable in her little sweater. I know you can get dogs into sweaters, but I've never seen a cat wear one!

It's too bad about the design of that die. Fussy cutting kind of defeats the purpose, doesn't it? That's probably why you hadn't pulled out the die set sooner.

Thank you for sharing your card with us at Cut it Up!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Hi Kitty! Your CASeing turned out so beautiful, and how many work you made on it! And very accurate! If you haven't said about all your fussy cut and assembling, no one would know it!! Great work embossing the red parts with that snowflake pattern and love so much the hot embossed sentiment on the kraft piece! The embossed part of the background is very beautiful and I noticed the sparkling on the coffee vapour, well done, it looks so pretty!! The kitty with his sweater is delicious :) and your red snowflake sequins add the perfect touch as always you do!
Hugs and love on your way dear friend! Have a peaceful weekend!

Becca Yahrling said...

Are you kitten me??!! LOL This is so fabulous!! Love all the red, the kitty is purrfection and the snowflakes are also purrfect!! And you have such a great mind about the fussy cutting; I never thought about that and just found a cup that was similar in my stash and it just happened to be a super sponsor (Kat Scrappiness). ;-) Love it, my friend. It was an honor to be cased! :-)

jimlynn said...

Love all the embossing and shine on this fabulous card! So pretty.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So adorable!!! Love this cute matchy kitty!

Lisa said...

Super adorable card Kitty!

Fikreta said...

oh its so lovely card!
Thank you for playing at SUYP/Cats only challenge
Hope to see you again! Good luck!
Fiki from Bad Kitty's Craft Room

Liz said...

Super card Kitty, I love your colour choice. xx

Barbara Godden said...

Super cute kitty in a sweater great design and fab. Job breaking in a new,old product.

Suzanne H said...

Super cute! I love how you've cased Becca's card while adding your little kitty trademark! Terrific card.

KraftyKoolKat said...

A gorgeous inviting creation Kitty.

Alyson Mayo said...

What a cute cat and I love that the sweater matches the coffee cup! The embossing around the bottom is perfect for the theme of your card :)

Judy McKay said...

Lovely thank you card. Pretty design. Thank you for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

terrie said...

Cute card Kitty, I like the red & white colors and the little kitty with his red sweater way to cute.... nothing wrong with having lots of Thank You cards on hand.

Darnell said...

It's always a compliment when someone CASEs a card, Kitty, so I'm sure Becca is thrilled by your excellent CASE of her card! I like it a latte, too, and what a cool comprehensive product you've showcased! Hugs, Darnell

papierelle said...

I love that you did the entire design in red and white. That fits so wonderfully!! Thank you for showing this beautiful card at DotMcc!! Gundi

Carol L said...

What a great little thank-you card! I just love the matching sweater on the kitty - it's adorable!

Karen Letchworth said...

What a fabulous coffee card. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful art and creativity with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Ilonka said...

I love it !! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Outlaws Twisted Thursday Challenge Blog.
Hugs Ilonka DT

Furrbster said...

This is fabulous - I love all the different elements you have used.

Thanks for getting wintry with us at Creative Moments,

Hugz Tinz

Hetty said...

Beautiful card.

Angela B. said...

Thank you so much for entering the Twisted Thursdays Anything Goes challenge at

The Outlawz Twisted Thursdays Challenges. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next fun Anything Goes Challenge with optional twist.

Happy crafting,


Izzy Scrap said...

Beautiful coffee card with a lovely colour combo. Love the dimension given by the embossed background. And this kitty is so darn cute. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing at DotMCC.

Jana Forrest said...

What a lovely card. The kitty just adds to it. Thanks for linking up with us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Best of luck, DT~Jana Forrest