A Day Without Coffee

.... who would know?


4/1/20234 min read

Would you like to play around with a design like this? You'll find a supply list below, including a link to the stencil I used from A Colorful Life Designs . Follow the link below and use discount code ChrisFan10 to save 10% on your entire order! (Master Creator Bundles are excluded as they already have a 20% discount built in.)

I had such fun creating this card - these little birds are adorable and it was such fun combining them with stencils to tell a story.

I used three different stencils, Circle Stripes to create the background, as well as Coffee Pot and Big Fat Drops as part of the story the card tells.

Getting Started:

Card Base: 5.25 x 10.5, scored and folded at 5.25

Black layer: 5.25 5.25

card face: 5 1/8 x 5 1/8

Card Face:


I glued the black cardstock to the card base, and then I glued the cardface on top of that.

I added some little black gems, and the card was complete.

Final Thoughts: I thought this card was fun and unique. I had a story in mind when I created it: the flying bird is trying to buzz in and catch that drop of coffee for himself. Interestingly, when I showed my daughter that's not what she saw: she saw the flying bird as supporting the coffee pot and helping it to tip coffee out for his little friend.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

Stencils: Circle Stripes, Coffee Pot and Big Fat Drops, All from A Colorful Life Designs


birds: Happy Bird Day, Your Next Stamp

sentiments: retired Stampin' Up!, but this can easily be recreated using a computer

ink: Stampin' Up!

blending brushes: Stampin' Up!

black pigment ink: I've had the same ink for so long that it has retired! however, any black pigment ink will work

clear embossing powder:Wow, Simon Says Stamp


Metallic watercolour for spatter:Aoutle, Amazon

adhesive: Tombo Aqua, Amazon or Simon Says Stamp

black gems: Stampin' Up!

black cardstock: Stampin' Up!

card base: Accent 100 lb, Amazon

card face: Accent 80 lb, Amazon

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