Monday, September 21, 2015

"JAVA" Happy Birthday!

You know you're a Starbucks addict've racked up so many drinks and gold stars that you could be a Starbucks Gold member twice over...who me?!!! Well, not ONLY me! My dear friend Heather is one too, and so for her birthday, I got her a Starbucks reusable cup and gift card so she can keep rackin' up those gold stars even faster.
Found what I thought was the perfect cutting file for her birthday card over at Marjorie Ann Designs called "Morning Coffee"...a set of five of the cutest mousies with their coffees. I chose to use the mousie with the takeout cup and pastries on this card....breakfast of champions, right?

I used white cardstock to cut all the pieces and Copics to color them up. This was a great alternative to using colored cardstock, especially since I didn't have any gray cardstock on hand. For the Starbucks logo on the cup, I simply imported the icon to my publishing program, reduced the size to fit, printed it and cut it out. Paper pieced mousie was then adhered to a label from Cricut's Elegant Edges cartridge.

Mmm...don't these Copic colored pastries look almost good enough to eat?

Added mousie and pastry paper piecings onto a Surprise Sliding Pop Up style card.

Pulling up on the ribbon at the top of the card makes the mousie on the front panel slide back and up to a standing position while revealing the sentiment underneath. The neat thing about this type of card is that it also makes a very cool gift card holder. The sliding tab attached to the ribbon pull was just the right size to attach my gift card to. Just thinking now how this might be a really fun way to give gift cards for Christmas!


Jessie Adams said...

Love that mouse! Have to check out the others on that link.
Very cute card, Eunice.

Lynn said...

Great sliding card! Thanks for showing the side view so I can try to create one too. You're does make a unique gift card holder. I love the mouse character and the Starbuck logo that you put on his cup. As usual, your card is too cute and clever for words so I'll just say, "WOW!".