Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Coffee Skunk Thanks a Latte Card

Happy Wednesday Crafty Friends,

Today I'm sharing with you a project I made with the cute KaDoodle Bug Designs Coffee Skunk file. Which by the way is available for free for a short period of time.  

KaDoodle Bug Designs is a Super Sponsor of the Coffee Loving Card Makers 2017 Summer Bloghop and I'll be entering this card on their blog.  

For today's card I chose to use the jpg from the Coffee Skunk file so I could quickly print and cut instead of the svg and putting together the pieces.    
I love that the KBD files have the jpg and svg files so you can use either one depending on what you want to do.  

I decided to create my own pattern paper using the sun from the KaDoodle Bug Designs Coffee Skunk file to tie into the sun on the coffee mug and the larger sun I stamped my sentiment on.  

Because I was using the print and cut feature in my Silhouette Design Software I grabbed the sun from the Coffee Skunk svg file and then I filled it with a gradient color.  After I got the yellow and orange how I wanted it, I reduced the sun and copied them in a row.  I group the row and copied and placed them where I wanted them.  I also made them hang over the edges of the blue rectangles so they would look like a random pattern when it was cut out.   

Here is a picture of what my screen looked like and on the right is the color window and the gradient panel to show you how I used this to fill in my sun. 

Here is another print shot showing you my cut lines. 

Here is my completed card.  
Used a couple of the coffee bean trios and a coffee bean paper piece from another coffee project to make a coffee bean bow on the upper right hand side of my card.    
Use the larger sun to stamp my sentiment from Jaded Blossom Stamps.  

Here's a close up.   
Don't know if you can see it but I printed and cut out a second Coffee Skunk and then fussy cut the skunk and beans away from the cup and then glued them on top of that area on the complete Coffee Skunk to give it some dimension.  Also used Gelly Roll pens to add some accents to the printed image to give him some dimension.    The I used pop dots to put him on my card and added a pop dot to another trio of coffee beans and added it to the bottom.  

Card Recipe:

This card will be entered in the Coffee Loving Card Makers 2017 Summer Bloghop and on their Instagram page using #summer2017clh

Hope you like my card and me showing you how I created my pattern paper.
Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting!


  1. Love how this fun card is put together and it has a very summery feel!

  2. Awesome design and I love that cutie and the cup image on it.

  3. Very, very cute. Such an adorable image.