The Stamp Review Crew: Merry Café Edition

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It’s time for another round of inspiration from The Stamp Review Crew.  If this is your very first visit to one of our hops, we are a group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first and third Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set used in a variety of ways. This week we are featuring the Merry Café stamp set. I am #12 on the hop. You may have just left Stop #11, the talented Cindy Elam! After visiting me, you will continue to Stop #13, Natalie Lapakko. Enjoy today’s hop!

Merry Café – Joy Fold Card

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When I found out we were using the Merry Café stamp set for this hop, I wanted to create a card in which I could tuck a little  cash or a check.  I needed something elegant, and so for the task at hand, I created a Joy Fold card using Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper and Champagne Foil.  To create the fold, I used this Splitcoast tutorial.  It’s my “go-to” pattern whenever I make Joy Fold cards.

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I embossed the Champagne Foil using the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and trimmed the front edge.  A Velcro dot holds the panel closed.

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Rhinestones add a touch of sparkle to the inside front panel.

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The top of the cup and edge on the right are not adhered.  A little moolah or a folded check snuggles in nicely.  Abe looks quite cozy, don’t you agree?

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I hope you enjoyed today’s card made with the Merry Café set.  Won’t you let me know in your  comment today?  Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Now hop along to Stop #13, the incredible Natalie Lapakko, to see what she has in store for you!  If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew.

Stamp Review Crew Next SRC Previous BadgeIf you would like to try your hand at creating today’s card, the supply list is located below. Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Until next time…

Price: $110.00


  1. Running a little bit late on my blog visits! Love everything about this one, gotta check out the tutorial for the fold. The DSP is a wonderful collection,even though I am not really into snowflakes can’t help but love these, TFS
    Hugs ?

  2. So elegant! Love this paper and you have worked your magic to make it breathtaking! But wait! Where are the pearls?

  3. Beautiful, elegant, and coffee! I love everything about this card, especially that it comes with money!

  4. Love all the shiny foil accents on this card, Ann. What a great gift package.

  5. I love a good joy fold card! Beautifully elegant with the rhinestones and shiny foil and DSP!

  6. Ooh, what a cool fold! I’ll have to try that one!

  7. What a beauty and really shows off the mixed metals inside and out!

  8. Cheerful and classy. Loving all metallic and texture. Awesome!

  9. Beautiful! Such a classy and elegant look.

  10. Very pretty card design! Pat’s for the pups! Have a good week!

  11. Wow, that card is so rich in design, the cash is quite the bonus!

  12. Just gorgeous Ann – the metallics are so elegant! Clever card design! Kelly x

  13. So elegant. Pretty foil and embossed snowflake.

  14. Love this, Ann! I think that trimmed snowflake on the front is gorgeous and what a fun surprise waiting inside! Great idea!

  15. Lovely card, Ann! Super festive with all of the glimmer and bling!

  16. Beautiful, beautiful! Love your ideas!

  17. Totally wow card! So many wonderful details! Love the elegance of the foil!

  18. Oh my goodness, I LOVE this! Every bit of it, from the Year of Cheer DSP, the the fun fold, to Abe peeking out. 🙂

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