Feeling the Love for Coffee and You!

Simple valentine card & envelope idea using Stampin Up Cups & Kettle Framelits Dies by Mary Fish

Coffee and you . . . this card is perfect for my daughter, Caroline.  When she comes home from college, our morning ritual is making coffee (thank you, Keurig!) and spending cherished mother/daughter time together.  I treasure our conversations, punctuated by sips of coffee.  That’s the beauty of handcrafted cards and will make for a heartfelt surprise in her mail!

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge MOJO433

My card design was inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO433).  My twist?  I substituted the coffee mug for the center square.


  • Let the dies do the work!  I adore the Cups & Kettle Framelits Dies.  Consider the possibilities for valentines, friendship, birthday, tea time or dinner party invitations (knife, fork and spoon).
Cups & Kettles Framelits Dies Stampin Up

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Simple valentine coffee card & envelope ideas using Stampin Up Cups & Kettle Framelits Dies by StampinUp Mary Fish

  • I used A Nice Cuppa (“and you” tag) and Balloon Celebration (“coffee”) stamp sets for the sentiments.

Simple valentine card & envelope ideas using Stampin Up Cups & Kettle Framelits Dies by Mary Fish

  • Coordinating lined envelopes are a snap with pretty paper (Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack) and Stampin’ Up! Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (3 sizes customized for 3 Stampin’ Up! envelope styles).

Stampin Up Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper

  • I recommend using the Magnetic Platform to keep the paper design for the liner in place during it’s trip through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.

Simple valentine card & envelope liner idea using Stampin Up Cups & Kettle Framelits Dies by Mary Fish

  • I cropped just the coffee mug base in Melon Mambo to add a simple splash of personality!
  • Hover and Pin it! Here’s a photo showing key products for today’s card that you can save or pin to Pinterest. See ALL my product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.


  • My Stampin’ Pretty Color Mix to save or pin to Pinterest.

Color Mix Mambo Gray White

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  1. I LOVE this card, Mary! I always love the cards that you make for Caroline!

  2. Thank you for your wonderful comments!

  3. Such a fun card Mary! Love your take on the Sketch.

  4. Totally sweet card and a matching enveloppe.
    Love it.

  5. Awwwwww, MsMary, how sweet , and your card is perfect for her , she’s going to love it !!!
    Hugs Frenchie

  6. OK, my assistant, Kris, just sent me this to make me feel better. Coffee singles with a tag hanging out (although I confess to using a Keurig and simply goofed). http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71SAVkES1yL._SX522_.jpg

  7. Ginger Toivonen

    The background paper is perfect to salute the morning routine that you & Caroline have established. Makes me miss Beth cuz that is our routine too. As for the tea bag, you are just covering all the morning possibilities!

  8. Oh my word! Someone kindly pointed out that I have a tea bag hanging out of a coffee cup! I seriously didn’t notice that “oops” but will update “coffee” to “tea!” Sorry if I confused anyone!

  9. Thank you for yoru sweet comments. I adore that many of you can relate to the beauty of coffee time with our adults kids!

  10. Nancy Farrell

    Hi Mary, I love this card. It was the first bundle I purchased. I also love coffee and time with my two daughters. It is so important to make memories together! Have a great day!

  11. I love your card! Most of all I love your coffee story. My college daughter and I do the same thing!

  12. I LOVE this card. The Cups & Kettles die cut is one of my favorite sets, along with the dsp. It’s so versatile for many occasions. Thanks, Mary, for your great ideas.

  13. I’m sure Caroline is going to adore her card. My favorite part is the ‘heart’ steam coming out of the top of the cup. LOVE THIS CARD MARY!

  14. Such a great card! You’ve done this sketch proud, I’m sure. 🙂 I love the little touch of Melon Mambo at the base of the cup.

  15. What a beautiful card Mary, love the heart shaped steam floating out of this pretty cup. Melon Mambo and Black look awesome together.
    Thank you for sharing.

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