Friday, September 03, 2010

Favorite Things

This week's Jitterbuggin' challenge goes hand in hand with today's 365 Cards challenge. They are both about your favorite things. The rules for this week's Jitterbuggin are: follow the sketch, use your favorite thing as the subject (favorite food, drink, animal, get the point), use your two favorite colors, use the Cricut, and as a bonus make a folded paper frame. The challege at 365 Cards is to make a card inspired by your favorite food or drink.
A few years ago I used to work at a coffee shop with my best friend. It was great and we both loved trying new coffee drinks. I love chocolate, so that was pretty much always a staple in my drinks. Whether they were hot chocolates, mochas, frappaccinos, or flavored coffees. Mmm...makes me want something now! So, I went with coffee as my favorite drink for the image. I stamped the inside with the perfect sentiment, "coffee and friends are the perfect blend." What can be better than a good cup of java with your best friend? My favorite colors are brown and green, so I used that for the colors of my card, and I did go for the bonus and made the folded paper frame. It was super easy and looks great!
The card is 5"x5." I seem to make a lot of square cards when I do the Jitterbuggin' sketches, not sure why, but I do like them so it doesn't bother me. The circle was cut at 4 1/2" from George and Basic Shapes. The folded frame started off as a 5"x5" square and worked perfectly for this size card. The coffee cup was cut at 1 1/4" from the Stamping Solutions cartridge. I used some Martha Stewart glitter on the corners of the folded frame and I put a piece of the striped paper in the back for some contrast. The swirls in the corners are paper clips that I thought were perfect, since I don't have any steam coming out of the cup, they are the symbolic steam. I really like how it turned out and I think I will have to send it to my friend, she would love it too. Enjoy!


  1. I love different things and this is different and it is green!!!

  2. Hey- I just found your blog from jitterbuggin, thanks for sharing!

  3. Love it! Coffee and chocolate, yum, yum!

  4. Your card is fantastic. I love that folded paper frame. I need to try it!


  5. Love the swirls - great card!

  6. The colors and sparkles are terrific.........and the little swirls are just like steam. Wonderful!

    Thanks for Jitterbuggin'