Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Thanks a Latte

Hi guys, it's Lauren here again! I love making all kinds of greetings, but Thank You cards are especially fun, in my opinion. And since I can never resist a pun, a sweet treat or a caffeinated beverage, I'm a huge fan of Eyelet Outlet Coffee Brads.

I love that each packet contains white cups, red cups and coffee beans! For this card, I've used the red cups and paired them with our adorable Doughnut Brads. I chose papers in neutral brown tones, so those adorable cups and the "thanks" part of the sentiment would really stand out.

It's always fun to add an interactive element to cards, so this one has a tag hidden behind the sentiment panel. And yeah... I had to sneak in one more pun, "DONUT know what I'd do without you"! The Doughnut Brads come in a mix of three colors, but I've stuck with the chocolate/brown ones this time.

In the background you can see my second favorite trick for making my own customized patterned paper. Obviously my very favorite trick is to cover cardstock with a coordinating shade of Eyelet Outlet Washi Tape, but this one's good too: I fill a piece of paper with text that reinforces the message of the card. So in this case, I've typed "thank you" in lots of different languages on a creamy tan color of paper that ties in with the accent color of the cups AND the pastry color under the chocolate icing of the doughnut.

Nope, it's just not possible go wrong using Coffee or Doughnut Brads... preferably together! 

Thanks a latte for stopping by today! Donut forget to scroll down and see what my Wednesday partner, Miss Carri has to show you!

is physically incapable of resisting a silly pun... 
or a doughnut...


  1. I'm with you...a pun and caffeine and all's right with the world. And EVERYTHING is right about this card. I love the combination of patterned papers (including your customized paper) you used to showcase the coffee and doughnut brads beautifully! Love your work, Lauren!!

  2. I love all of the fun brads!!Awesome projects!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  3. This is an awesome card Lauren!! Great details, great colors and love the puns with the use of the brads :O)

  4. EEP! This could not be any more perfect. LOVE this Lauren!

  5. Absolutely adorable! And I think this is my current fav brad set! xo

  6. I'm wild about puns, too! Love your card!