This is a Just Because card that could work for a guy or a gal, don't you think? It's not always easy to come up with Just Because for guys. I really love this DigiStamp Boutique Coffee Tea Chocolate set; it's got lots of images and super sentiments suitable for just about anyone and any occasion (like this tea lover card, another made with the same set). But, unfortunately, it's retired so I've got no link to give you where to buy it. Boo hoo. However, to make up for that check out the super cute FREE Coffee Shop digital Coffee paper pack, perfect with any coffee stamps lingering around in your stash. While you're on Rita's site, have a look around, she has several beautifully designed freebies.
I liked the paper so much I decided to forgo coloring the stamp and paper pieced it, making for a super quick, but super cute, card. The paper and image give such impact it didn't need much embellishment, still I sprinkled on a few enamel dots for a touch of texture and a kind of coffee beanish look.
The stitched circular cutting die is from a very affordable line I've discovered on Amazon and eBay. It won't surprise you to learn they're from China, right? I didn't think so. They sell under the brand name La Cabina on Amazon France, but I've noticed are sold under various and sundry names on Amazon USA/UK and eBay. This set of eight circular stack dies was only €5.89 including shipping (prices are less in the USA). I tried out a few just to see, not expecting much, but have been pleasantly surprised; they cut very, very well. Their customer service is good, too (at least for these I bought through Amazon). I had a problem with one of my orders, sent a message and they got back to me the same day with a solution. I used the rectangle set on this recent Valentine's Day card.
Paper – cardstock, Coffee Shop digital Coffee paper pack
Digital stamp – DigiStamp Boutique Coffee Tea Chocolate set
Die – La Cabina stitched squares
Embellishments – enamel dots
I'm linking up with: Watercooler Wednesday #107 – Masculine AG, Creative Knockouts #182 – Funny Card, Moving Along with the Times #39 – For a Man, Star Stampz Challenge 16/02 – Two or more patterned papers, and Through the Purple Haze #119 – Male Colors.