I Love a New Challenge!

tttc-challenge-board-001Especially when the challenge is SO fun!  I am playing the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week with a great team of designers.  The idea is to choose a row, either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally, and design a project using all the elements in that row.


I chose the top row going across, so my elements were stripes, a circle, and gold!  What fun!  Here is the card I created:

Sending Love and Coffee 2

I chose a brand new Stampin’ Up bundle, the photopolymer Coffee Cafe Bundle (145331), which includes the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set, and the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies.  I used the striped paper from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper (#144155) to add to my Whisper White card base (11″ by 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″).  Using my Big Shot, I cut out a coffee cup using another pattern from the Coffee Break DSP — love every one of these papers!  On Whisper White card stock, I stamped the whipping cream, a straw, and the cup lid on Whisper White card stock using Chocolate Chip ink, then cut the lid to make just a border for the top of the cup.  I adhered all the cup elements to the card base using SNAIL, and then stamped some coffee beans in Chocolate Chip as well.

I stamped a sentiment from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set (#143855 rubber mount) onto a scrap of Pool Party card stock in Chocolate Chip ink.  I unwrapped another new SU! product — the Starburst Punch (#143717) and punched out the sentiment “Sending Love and Hugs to You.”  I also punched a circle out of the wood grain paper from the Coffee Break DSP as a backing to the Pool Party circle — I thought it added some pop!

Close Up Sending Love and Coffee

I then looped adhered gold baker’s twine to the back of the sentiment circles and popped them up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Lastly I added two Glitter Enamel Dots (#144200) in Old Olive toward the top of the card.

Flat sending love and coffee

This bundle is super fun, and I know I’m going to use it constantly!  Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this awesome challenge!  Let me know if you need any help getting this bundle into your hands.  Click on the Shop Now button above to get started!



Coffee Cafe


7 thoughts on “I Love a New Challenge!

  1. Mary thank you so much for playing with us on our first challenge at Tic Tac Toe! Love your card! I just got this bundle and can’t wait to use it. Your card is a great sample for me!


  2. Great way to show off this new bundle. Your gold “looping” is perfect (something I always struggle with). Thanks for playing along with the TTT challenge.


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