DCD #335 – National Coffee Day

Aside from drinking pots and pots of coffee, we at Die Cuttin’ Divas are  celebrating National Coffee Day by making projects with a coffee theme or with shades of brown.  Brown happens to be my favorite color, and coffee happens to be my favorite beverage, so I’m good either way!  I decided to go with shades of brown for this challenge.  I made a mini-album following one of Ginger’s (My Sister’s Scrapper) tutorials.  I can see why she shows her albums on video — otherwise, there’d be a million photos.  I’ll just show you the cover and a few of the inside pages.  I really enjoyed following Ginger’s tutorial.  It was just like she was there with me!  🙂  As you can see, I even CASEd her cover.

The gorgeous paper is Lori Whitlock’s This and That “Charming” set.  It’s supposed to be for boys, and a lot of the papers were boy themed on the reverse, but because this was for a woman, I didn’t use those sides.  It has a kind of retro feel to it and lots of fall colors.  You may recognize the paper from these cards.   I backed almost everything with black cardstock and also used a lot of Kraft.  I inked all the patterned paper with Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink.  My project definitely has lots of shades of brown, though not exclusively brown.

This album was tons of fun to make.  It took me about three days altogether.  The Best Day Ever title is from Miss Kate’s Cuttables, but I tweaked it to match the paper a little better than the original, which has balloons and stars on it.

Hope you join us for a cuppa Joe over at Die Cuttin’ Divas!


About Evelyn

I created this little blog so that I could have a place to show different crafts that I make for my family, my friends, my students, and myself! I have always enjoyed crafting. I particularly love paper, and that's what I'm currently working with.
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6 Responses to DCD #335 – National Coffee Day

  1. Tina M says:

    I love your Fantastic Album! I have to agree with you, Ginger is an awesome teacher 🙂

  2. Scrapper 69 says:

    Oh WOW, Evelyn!!! Your album looks amazing! I own those papers and I love how you used them…. this really is a stunner! Ginger does amazing work, and you did a fabulous job following her tutorial! 🙂


  3. Lola says:

    Oh my what detail and gorgeous pages! This looks like such a wonderful memory keeper and/or gift. Beautiful work.

  4. Leslie says:

    I love that album!! The paper and colors you used are so beautiful. Fall is the one season I miss the most from when I lived in NJ. Not much of a fall living in San Diego but then again when winter comes I’m happy I’m not shoveling snow! Have a great week.

  5. Glenda's Cards says:

    Wow! Pretty mini album! I can see where that project would take a few days! Great job!
    Glenda’s Cards

  6. Oh WOW – this is a gorgeous album and you have done an amazing job with it.

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