Saturday, October 13, 2018

Saturday Coffee Cafe - Autumnal Chic

Welcome to the Saturday Coffee Cafe! Grab a cup of your favorite roasted brew and visit for a bit.

Recently I was on a business trip to Maine.  We stayed at a lovely hotel on the water and the weather was typical New England fall!  One night, we were asked to dress in "Autumnal Chic".  I must admit, the group wasn't exactly sure what that meant, but we could have taken a 'family picture' because we all came up with the same look -- warm tans, neutral plaids with pops of green and brown!

So 'Autumnal Chic' - and the new Essentials challenge over at Ellen Hudson - were the inspiration for my card today!

I started by layering several patterns from one of my favorite paper pads from Carta Bella - Welcome Home.  I then stamped and die cut the coffee cup/bean images from an Essentials by Ellen set.  The sentiment was stamped on a vellum circle die cut and then the coffee-themed pieces were arranged on it.  To finish, I added a few light green sequins.

Thanks to these challenges for the design inspiration:

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a warm and cozy 'autumnal chic' kinda day :)


  1. OHH!! as a coffee lover who can't function properly in the mornings without caffeine, I love, love this beautiful card, fabulous pattern papers and the vellum behind your images is a clever detail so they can still be seen.
    Thank you for sharing this card with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you come and play again soon.

  2. Your use of pattern and color makes this card totally fabulous! You are a busy girl with all the cards you creste. While I see them daily, I don't comment often enough. I do enjoy them though ☺

  3. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I love so many things about this card!
    The pattern paper (that matches the dish underneath) the vellum layer...awesome!!!
    Thanks for "giving thanks" with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH this week!!

  4. Love this card! Ooh, "Autumnal chic..." I like it! Thanks for sharing at SOS this week.

  5. what an amazingly cool card, srsly i love EVERY single thing about this! (& i'm saving the pic for future reference!) :) thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (thankful!) STASH with us this week! ♥