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I grew up in a large family in Ohio. We three girls are the oldest. I am the middle sister. We have fond fall memories of mom stopping the car alongside the road. We would all pile out and gather the dried out milkweed pods, cattails, pussy willows, and Queen Anne’s Lace that grew wild in the gulleys. Once home we would pull the middle out of the milk pods and decorate them with glue and glitter and the other supplies that Mom had laid out for us. It would keep us busy for hours as we giggled and shared ideas. I guess that’s why we are all still creative!

Today’s card starts with the Honey Bee Acorn Sisters Stamp and Die Set and Copic markers. The blue dress was achieved by laying down color and then blotting it with a piece of nubby washcloth, soaked with colorless blender solution, to give it a denim texture. I created folds in the middle dress by adding shading and finishing it off with dots of darker marker and a White Sakura Gel Pen. The plaid was drawn with a variety of green markers and a green Copic multiliner.

The card base was cut out of orange card stock using the Honey Bee Coffee Cup Card Die. It can easily be used as a gift card holder or made into a shaker card with the variety of dies available. I also cut a white piece of card stock for a place to leave a message for the recipient. The sentiment is from the exclusive Remarkable You Stamptember stamp set, using brown Archival “Potting Soil” ink.

Included in the die set is a lid for your coffee cup holder. I cut two…one for the front and one for the back. The sentiment is also from the Acorn Sisters Stamp set.

Next, I die cut the cup holder sleeve from kraft cardstock. I used a Fiskars Crimping tool to give it an authentic corrugated look (piece on left). The crimping does make the cardstock piece slightly smaller but it isn’t an issue, it just sits slightly lower on the cup. I used strong 1/8” Scor-Tape to secure the two pieces together. You can still find the crimper at Walmart or Amazon.

The sentiment was stamped, again using the Archival “Potting Soil” ink, and cut using the coordinating stamp and die from the Acorn Sisters set. Four additonal dies were cut and stacked to create a dimensional piece using a Nuvo Glue Pen. The circle was cut with the die included in the Coffee Cup set. I found a slightly larger circle die in my stash to cut a piece of dark brown cardstock.

I edged both white lids with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. For a finishing touch I added a few small leaves, also from the Acorn Sisters set, to the inside and the back. Everything was glued down and assembled using Ranger’s Multi Matte Medium.

Small glue dots will be used to attach the Gift cards to the inside and the cards are ready to be sent!

Thanks for joining me today on this creative journey. I am still working on a blog. I am not terribly tech savvy but I hope to have it up and running soon. Until then you are welcome to follow my Instagram account, @jadanchik, to see other projects that I have created. Joyfully, Jo Ann



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2 responses to “Creative Sundays with Jo Ann – Acorn Sisters Coffee Cup Card”

  1. Marjorie Dumontier says:

    That’s an adorable card !! And your little “starter story” was very sweet of you to share.