Feb 24 2016

Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop – Feb 2016

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Welcome to the Mediterranean Cruise Achievers Monthly Blog Hop!  Anyone who earned Stampin’ Up!’s Grand Vacation this year was able to participate!  Many of us are busily trying to get our excursions and travel arrangements completed for the upcoming trip in May!  So exciting since demonstrators from all over will be attending.  I can’t wait to meet up with some of the international demos I follow regularly…like the fabulous Kylie who organizes this blog hop!


Our theme this month is “One for the Boys”…I always need masculine card ideas, don’t you?  At the bottom of this post is a list of those demos who are participating this month…click on the name after mine (Connie Babbert) to continue on the tour.  (You may need to click on the title to go to my blog if you are getting this in an email.)


Cups and Kettle
I decided to use the FABULOUS Cups & Kettle Framelits and Timeless Textures stamp set on my card.  The A Nice Cuppa tea stamps that coordinate with the Cups & Kettle Framelits are really nice, but did you know there are several shapes in the Framelits that are NOT in the stamp set?  This coffee mug is one of them!  I love it!  I decided to pair the Framelits with the Going Places Designer Paper Stack to get a truly masculine feel.  Here’s what I did:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Crumb Cake.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Very Vanilla, the circle stain from Timeless Textures stamp set was randomly stamped with Crumb Cake ink in the lower right and upper left areas.  The speckle image in the same set was used with Lost Lagoon Ink, too.
  • A 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of the black script pattern in Going Places DSP was placed across the front.
  • The mug framelit was cut 3 times from patterns in the Going Places DSP and lined up across the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The heart “steam” was cut with a mostly black pattern of DSP, too, and adhered above the last mug.
  • The World’s Greatest Guy stamp from Greatest Greetings was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink under the DSP.

My husband loves coffee, so I’m sure he will be getting this card sometime soon!


OK…here’s the list of participants in this month’s blog hop…click on the name after mine, Connie Babbert, to the next fabulous masculine project idea!


5 People have left comments on this post

Feb 24, 2016 - 05:02:55
Dania Welch said:

Gotta pull out my framelits, very nice!

Feb 24, 2016 - 05:02:22

Guy mugs and coffee. Perfect pairing for a guy-card! Have a terrific day and God Bless, ~Cynthia <

Feb 25, 2016 - 05:02:46

Just love your card Cynthia, makes me want to drop in for a coffee. Angexx

Feb 26, 2016 - 12:02:06
Karina Chin said:

Love the use of the coffee cup and the Going Places Dp. Great card!!!

Mar 6, 2016 - 12:03:46

love the masculine mugs!