Friday, April 26, 2019

Amber's Take on the Barista Blend Kit

Hello Rosies! Amber here, taking over the blog again today with 2 fun cards I created with the May Barista Blend Kit! This is my favorite WRC kit so far, and I'm certainly not alone since this kit has already sold out as a stand alone kit! WOW! Its really no wonder, this kit is PACKED with amazing products to make tons of really fun cards that I can't wait to send to my friends! If you would like to snatch up one of the THREE remaining kits in the world--you can join our subscription plan! You will receive the next 3 month's kits, (including this one, while they last), with free shipping, for $74.99. That's a savings of nearly $35.00! WOW Again!

Even though the individual kits have sold out, I still want to share some inspiration for those who managed to snatch theirs up (it begins shipping May 1st), and will have some more cards to share in the coming weeks using the kit with some of the add-ons that will be available at 10% off (effective May 1st), to help you extend your kit Even Further--so keep an eye out for those!


I knew I needed to incorporate some of the gorgeous ivory, mulberry lace paper in the kit, this time, so I started with the 5 1/4 inch square, white card base (included) and trimmed a panel of American Crafts Coffee brown card stock (a 12x12 sheet is also included) to 5 inches square, mounting it on the card base with Kaisercraft 1/4 inch double sided tape. I selected a sheet of latte art patterned paper from the Echo Park Coffee Paper Pack (12 sheets included), and cut it to 3 x 4 7/8 inches. Next I cut a piece of the mulberry lace paper to 2 1/4 x 4 7/8 inches. I adhered the mulberry lace paper to the brown cardstock panel with Imagine Crafts On Point Glue. I applied double sided tape to the back of the patterned paper and adhered it to the panel so it overlapped the mulberry lace paper. To hide the seam, I used a scrap of brown cardstock from my scrap box.

Next I chose the barista girl sticker from the included Echo Park 12x12 Coffee sticker sheet (matching the paper). I cut a 1 1/2 x 3 inch piece of white cardstock and added the sticker to that, intentionally letting her hang over the edges a little bit. Next I cut a 1 7/8 x 3 3/8 inch piece of the coffee bean patterned paper on the other side of the latte art print and mounted my sticker panel to that. I grabbed the sentiment sticker "Today's Plan? Drink coffee & be awesome!" that looks a bit like a speech bubble to me, and adhered it above the sticker panel on the right side, so it looks like the barista might be saying it to the recipient.

I knew I wanted to keep the embellishments a little bit simple, since the patterns on the card are bold and a bit busy, so I chose one of the large cream colored mulberry hearts and one of the smaller pink hearts included in the kit. I also added 3 sequins from the Exclusive Caffeinated Sparkle Blend, included from Doodles Paper Playground in the top left corner and added some of the super pretty Caramel Cream Nuvo Drops to the center of the sequins, as well as in a triangle formation of 3 dot clusters over on the right side of the card. for a final touch, I used the Nuvo drops to draw a dimensional heart on top of the pink mulberry paper  heart.

On the inside, I added a 3 x 3 1/8 inch panel of the same coffee bean pattern from the front of the card, and another of the stickers from the Echo Park Coffee sheet that says "Coffee makes everything possible". For some flat embellishment, I also added a few of the latte art stickers from the sticker sheet as well, to further tie it together with the card front design.


For my second card, I absolutely had to use the adorable little Jillibean Soup Cocoa/Coffee Mug PVC Shaker and matching die cut card, included in the kit (I told you guys this one was JAM PACKED!) These are great because they're a standard A2 size card, (4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches) which is the size I prefer to work with. I started by pulling out that gorgeous Papermania Geometric Mocha Washi Tape from the kit, adding two diagonal stripes in the top left and bottom right corners. 

Next, I cut a piece of the American Crafts Coffee cardstock (included) to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches and adhered it to the inside right panel of the card using Washi Tape, to hold it in place where I wanted it. Then I closed the card and chose  a sentiment sticker from the Echo Park Coffee sticker sheet. and placed it where I wanted it, inside the die cut opening, directly onto the brown cardstock. I opened the card again and placed the PVC shaker pouch inside, and added a moderate amount of the Caffeinated Sparkle Blend (Exclusive to kit) on the sticker, on the opposite panel, before removing the adhesive from the PVC pouch and closing the card once again, making sure to press down on all edges to seal it well. Next, I added some double sided tape to the same side of the brown panel that the shaker is on and closed the card one more time, to adhere the whole panel to the inside cover of the card. 

I fussy cut the coffee cup sticker from the Echo Park sticker sheet, leaving a small white border, and adhered it to the bottom left of the card. I decided I wanted something in the top right, for balance, and added the coffee bean heart sticker. For a final, cute touch, I used the Caramel Cream Nuvo Drops to draw steam coming off the coffee mug shaker.

I really kept the inside of this card simple, adding two parallel, vertical strips of the Washi tape and two sentiment stickers from the included sheet.


If you managed to get your hands on one of these fabulous kits, I hope today's cards have inspired you to really get creative with the contents! 

If you weren't one of the lucky fans to nab a Barista Blend kit, you are able to purchase some of the contents from White Rose Crafts, individually. I'll link those products below--as well as some great substitute, or alternative products, in case anyone wants to build their own mini kits!

Included in Kit:
Echo Park Coffee Paper Pack
Caramel Cream Nuvo Drops
Jillibean Soup Cocoa/Coffee Mug PVC Shaker Pouch 6pk
Jillibean Soup Cocoa/Coffee Mug Shaker Card 6pk
American Crafts Chestnut A2 Card Base 12pk

Suggested Alternative/Add-On Products:
Couture Creations Enchanted Tea Party Paper Pack
Little Acres Creations Cafe Dreamers Stamp Set
Your Next Stamp Sprinkles Coffee & Tea Stamp Set
Doodles Paper Playground Cafe Au Lait Sparkle Blend
Doodles Paper Playground Gingerbread Man Sparkle Blend
Doodles Paper Playground Breakfast At Tiffy's Sparkle Blend
Kaisercraft  Tea Party Mini Wood Veneers
Craft Creations Brown Plaid 12x12 Cardstock
Mulberry Paper Brandy
Mulberry Paper Sand
Elegant Metal Heart Embellishment 4pk
Keisercraft Love Hearts Mini Wood Veneers
Laser Cut Chipboard Hearts Embellishment 11pk
Martha Stewart Glittering Heart Stickers
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Hearts Embossed Stickers
Trimcraft Tiny Tatty Teddy Laser Cut Hearts & Flowers 16pk
American Craft Chocolate w/ White Polka Dots Ribbon
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mini Ink Kit 3 - Neutrals
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mini Ink Kit 6 - Coffee/Donut Shop
Chocolate Fondue Glitter Nuvo Drops
Nuvo Chocolate Chip Vintage Drops


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