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Happy Thursday, crafty friends!! Brenda, here with you today!! Boy, has it been HOT in Missouri!! It seems that we went straight from winter to summer…I want to know what happened to spring!!

I have a confession to make…I’m not much of a coffee drinker. I know…GASP!! In fact, I don’t care much for warm beverages. Except hot chocolate, because, well…chocolate!! However, I have never met a frappe’ or frappuccino that I didn’t like!! And who doesn’t LOVE a creamy milk shake!! I have a few sweet, summer treats to share with you today.

I had the idea of using the Coffee Gift Card Holder to make some sweet treats. I began by cutting the Coffee Gift Card Holder from heavyweight white cardstock and scoring it on the score lines. Distress Oxide Inks were used to blend the colors of the sweet drinks. For the frappe’ on the left, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo were used. Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick were used for the strawberry shake. Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet and Worn Lipstick were blended for the unicorn  frappe’. (Does Starbucks still sell those? I’ve never had one, but heard mixed reviews.) I splattered on some water and picked up the excess with a paper towel, for more interest. Next, I went to work to create the sentiments on the front. “Friends” was die-cut from white, blue & black cardstock, using the Small Gang Honey Cuts Dies, while the remainder of the sentiment is from the Perfect Blend stamp set. “Blend” was cut using the coordinating Perfect Blend Honey Cuts, after heat embossing in white and stamping in black ink. The parts of the sentiment that were not die-cut were heat embossed with white embossing powder as shown. For the strawberry shake, “Sweet” was cut using the Sweet Honey Cuts from white cardstock and pink glitter paper. The remainder of the sentiment is from the Sweet stamp set and was also heat embossed in white. The die-cuts were adhered with foam adhesive. A few die-cut hearts from the Coffee Break Honey Cuts complete the card front. Next, I hand-drew some whipped cream onto white cardstock, shaded with Copic markers, and applied a liberal amount of Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush. The middle-sized Double Stitched Circles Honey Cut was used to die-cut a circle from transparency to make a lid. I cut the circle in half and used a punch to create a hole for the straw. The straws were cut from white cardstock, colored with Copics and adhered under the “lid”.

I am excited about how these turned out!! I think they would be perfect to give a gift card to a coffee shop or an ice cream parlor!! Especially during the summer months!!!

Thanks for spending part of your day with me!! I’ll see you next Thursday!!!

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  1. Amy Brown says:

    These are so adorable!