CCEE2116 - Tea or Coffee /Earth Day!

Hi friends!

It's time for another challenge at the CCEE Stampers

and this week we are celebrating National Tea Day in the UK!

This week, we are creating cards wtih tea - or coffee - 

and although I have an English born mum, I'm a COFFEE girl!

My card troday is sharing some recycling since it's Earth Day.

First, here's my card and then the 'how I made it" will follow!

Here's how I recycled:

I started with a base layer of white carstock and used acrylic paint

and instead of a stamp or brush, I used a Starbucks coffee sleeve!

I had this in my stash (several, actually!) to mail with bulky cards

but it was perfect for creating a background with some drama.

And, ya know, I'd do this technique again :)

I chose green and blue acrylic paint to represent the colors of earth

and just stamped in random patterns.

Once that was dry, I stamped/die cut/colored the a la mode girl

and set it aside with foam backing.

Next, for another upcycle, I used my little granddaughter's

Starbucks crossaint pastry bag and cut circles to use as 'dsp.'

With all the pieces finally together, 

I glued it all down and added the sentiment to the inside of the card.

And that's my Team Coffee card!

Please stop by the CCEE Stampers here 

to see the Design Team's cards and link up yours, too!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Brilliant make, Kelly! That's a super image and love the colors that you used. Great upcycling and recycling. Happy Earth Day!!

  2. That background is awesome!! I will certainly be giving this a go, Kelly!! Your recycled coffee card is so fabulous!! Cheers to Earth Day!

  3. Very creative! I love how you used the corrugated cardboard for your background!

  4. Great recycling Kelly!! Love the textures you obtained and when I saw the circle I was sure it was a bread bag :) but was a mistake, it's actually a crossaint bag! LOL :D
    Well done, fabulous card!

  5. FABulous background using the corrugated card for stamping Kelly, and love the whole fun concept of your card with all your recycling..wonderful..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Love the background and a brilliant card design. I may be part English and part Maltese Kelly but I do not drink tea!! I only drink black coffee!! Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  7. Fantastic card Kelly..Loz

  8. What a fun coffee themed card

  9. I just love everything about this card. You are always so brave with your backgrounds. So many I want to try.

  10. A great make Kelly - love all the Starbucks up-cycling :)
    Stay safe

  11. Oh My! Is this ever creative. Love how you did this...and thanks for sharing your stepd in making this very creative card!

  12. WOW! This is an amazing card! Thank you for sharing your recycling process, too, Kelly! I am in awe!

  13. AHHHH MAZING!! Love everything about it. The colors, the clever use of SB's wrappers and sleeves...such a great creation!

  14. Great background technique- fun and yummy card!