Friday, May 3, 2019

Spring | Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the 2019 Spring|Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!
I love all things coffee and excited to play along in this blog hop! This hop is HUGE with many sponsors and prizes up for grabs! To enter to win you need to make a new Spring or Summer themed coffee/tea/cocoa project and link it to the Coffee Lovers blog.
To make the pretty butterfly java mug, I used the amazing A Cup of Java die set!!!  First, I die cut the mug from water color paper then I stamped on the butterflies. The gorgeous butterflies are from the Altenew set, Painted Butterflies which is a 3 step stamping set, but you can easily water color the first stamp of each image.
To water color your images, you don't need to invest in water color paints or pans! I colored the butterflies with some distress inks. It's super easy just tap your ink pad on to a solid surface, spritz with some water and dip your brush in. Easy peasy!
I chose the inks in Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick for my colors. I chose these because when the blue and red tones mix, they make purple and when the yellow and red tones mix, they make orange! You need to be mindful when you place water colors by each other they don't bleed and make brown. Unless that's the color you're looking for!

To make things fun, I turned the inside into a surprise GIFT CARD HOLDER!
It was so easy to do with only 2 steps!
Step 1: Trim a piece of cardstock (mine is 1.5" x 4")
Step 2: Adhere 1/8" Scor-Tape along the sides and bottom
I decorated the gift card panel with some stamping and a die cut butterfly. Cute, without being too much. Clean and simple.

Note: this is smaller than an A2 size card. This measures 4.25" x 3.25".

Be sure to head on over to The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store who is one of the many SUPER SPONSORS for this hop. There is a fun video posted there I made sharing a water coloring technique!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Other supplies used:
Clear sequins
Stamp Simply Steel Dies - A Cup of Java
Black silk -Fun Stampers Journey
Number 1 round water color brush -Princeton
Soft Stone and Black cardstock -PaperTrey Ink
Bee water color paper
Echo Park 6 x 6 - Coffee paper pack


  1. I love this gorgeous card with the butterfly cup!

  2. I think this is just stunning! That cup is so big!
    I love all the pretty details.

  3. What a beautiful cup! Love the colours that you chose!

  4. This is darling, Michelle. Great job.

  5. Those are really pretty butterflies!

  6. Michelle, this is BEAUTIFUL. Really love the added butterflies.

  7. This is one beautiful card. I LOVE that cup a lot!

  8. So beautiful with the butterflies on the cup and otherwise.

  9. Very pretty gift card. I love the butterflies on the cup and papers.

  10. Great use of the pads and butterflies.

  11. Michelle, your gift card is beautiful and those butterflies are awesome.