Coffee makes anything possible!

..... well... maybe not juggling!


3/11/20242 min read


Would you like to experiment 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 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.)

Let’s get Started:

Card Base:  5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

Border Frame: 5.25 x 4

Card Face: 5.5 x 4.25

I had already stamped and coloured the scene with the mouse…  it had been waiting in my Someday binder for inspiration on what to do next.

Card Face:

  • I laid the card face on my Grip Mat and positioned the stencil over top.

  • I applied yellow ink, starting with firm pressure in the upper left but allowing the colour to fade quickly as it approached the mouse.

  • I went back and added additional ink to the upper left a couple of times,  to increase the contrast.

  • I added a light gray shadow under the mouse and the bags of coffee using an alcohol marker.


  • I selected two stitched rectangle dies in the appropriate sizes, and taped one inside the other so they couldn’t shift once I had ensured even spacing all the way around.  I ran these through the Big Shot to create the frame.

  • I stamped the “it’s coffee thirty” using black ink,  and cut it out with a small circular die.

  • I looked through my Ready to Go binder * to select the sentiments.

*See Ready to Go binder  under Techniques in the header to learn how I use this as a tool to save time and money.


  • I glued the card face to the card base.

  • I glued the frame in place as shown.

  • I added the sentiments.

Final Thoughts:

I think this mouse has already had his coffee,  given that he can juggle coffee beans!

I am happy with this fun whimsical card:  I have a number of coffee-loving friends who would enjoy this.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

   I have listed which products I have used, and where they may be purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances, there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.


Stamps: Rotating rings, A Colorful Life Designs

    Coffee House, Colorado Craft Company,

     Coffee Simple Strips, Taylored Expressions

Die: Nesting Circular Infinity dies, Hero Arts,

Stamp Positioner: Misti, Spellbinders

Waffle Flower Grip Mat, 8.5 x 6.5,

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up! 

Versafine Onyx, Simon Says Stamp

 Memento Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Alcohol Markers:

     Stampin’ Blends: Stampin’ Up!

     Copics:  Wallacks

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Cream Card Base & Card Face: Michaels

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