Last Thursdays: Coffee Café Off-Set Gate-Fold Cards

Hi Stamping Friends!

Are you from the Fort Wayne, IN, area?  If so, I'd love for you to join me for my "Last Thursdays" monthly card class coming up this week on Thursday, June 29!  We'll be using tons of brand new products from the NEW 2017 Annual Catalog!  This class is for ANY level stamper from beginner to stamping enthusiast!  Bring a friend who is new to my classes and you can both select 5 cards from my card rack!

Today, I'm sharing one of the cards we'll be creating at the class!

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June "Last Thursdays" Class

Thursday, June 29, 2017, 6:30pm. Fort Wayne, IN

Register Here By June 28

Create 4 cards using Too Cool techniques, plus envelopes.  This month, we'll be featuring ALL NEW catalog items!  This class is perfect for any level stamper, but it's designed for new stampers to get a feel for the basics and try out some simple, but cool, techniques!

June "Last Thursdays" Projects

  • Just Breathe Masked Square Card—Sponge a cool background!
  • Happiest Days Watercolor Card—Watercolor a sweet birthday cake!
  • Home Life Congratulations Card—Stamp an awesome 3-step image!
  • Coffee Café Gate Fold Card—Trendy coffee theme with a fun opening!

Class Fee—$15 OR it's FREE with a minimum order placed at the event!

*Minimum $20 order for FREE local class at my Too Cool Stamping studio.

Bring-A-Friend Bonus!  Register for this class with a friend who is new to Too Cool Stamping and you'll both select 5 hand-made cards from my card rack!


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Coffee Café Off-Set Gate-Fold Cards!

I couldn't wait to play with the new Coffee Break suite from the catalog, and I'm not even a coffee drinker!  The images are trendy & fun and the coordinating Coffee Break Designer Series Paper has some cool coffee patterns.

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Gate-Fold—My first card, and the card we'll be making at the class, begins with a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Soft Sky card stock.  I scored it along the 8-1/2" side at the 2-3/4" and 7" marks to create an off-set gate-fold card.  TIP: After scoring, fold the sides in and line up the edges flush before finishing the crease with a Bone Folder. This prevents a gap between the gate panels.

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Background Basics—I adhered a 2-1/2" x 5-1/4" piece of Coffee Break DSP to the left side panel and a 1-1/4" x 5-1/4" pattern on the right side panel.  I wrapped some of the pretty 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon.  OOOhhh, I love this soft ribbon…it ties so nicely and features a subtle textured pattern.

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Coffee Cup—I stamped the Coffee Café cup & lid images in Early Espresso onto Soft Sky card stock, then cut them out with the coordinating Coffee Cups Framelits.  The Crumb Cake cup wrap was also cut with the Coffee Cups dies, and the die embosses it to give it the texture of a real wrap!  Too Cool! 

Bundle It & Save—Purchase the Coffee Café stamp set and Coffee Cups Framelits together in a Bundle to save 10% off the cost of purchasing them separately.

I popped the coffee cup onto the largest Layering Circles Framelits die in Whisper White, then I attached the circle to the left side gate panel using Tear & Tape Adhesive.

Finishing Touches—I stamped the greeting in Pear Pizzazz onto Whisper White card stock then used the Coffee Cups small oval die to cut it out. It's popped up with Dimensionals.  I also die-cut the mini tag with the same die set and stamped it with a Coffee Café Pear Pizzazz heart. I popped that up that small element with the NEW Mini Dimensionals.  Did you see that we have those tiny Dimensionals now?  LOVE THEM!  I finished with a small Linen Thread bow, attached with a Glue Dot.

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Two Cool—My second card has the same off-set gate fold with Pear Pizzazz card stock. I tried a Soft Sky Coffee Break DSP pattern on the right side, and also Soft Sky Classic Weave Ribbon.

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Coffee Helps—This coffee cup is stamped in Early Espresso onto Sahara Sand card stock.  The wrap is stamped in Early Espresso onto Whisper White, then stamped again with a Pear Pizzazz greeting. The tag has a Soft Sky heart on it.

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