Because Adulting Is Hard

Coffee. I think that my blood type is dark roast; how about yours?! Seriously though – I don’t know how I gave up coffee during my 2 pregnancies – these kids owe me, big time! That’s why I love the sentiment in this set – we drink coffee, because adulting is hard. It helps to wake us up, and keep us going.


I just had to use my new Tim Holtz stencil, called Splatters. But trust me – I am NEVER this messy with my coffee! I mean – what a waste!  Coffee is precious, and must be handled with care. On the other hand, adulting is hard, as we’ve established, so splatters happen.

Because Adulting Is Hard

This stencil does create very realistic looking coffee rings & splatters! I was actually drinking a coffee that my husband brought home for me, while I was making this card. So after doing the stenciling, I pretended that I  had spilled my coffee, and showed him the cardstock. He said “how on earth did you make such a mess?” – he thought it was real!


First, start with a piece of white cardstock. Lay the Splatters stencil over top, holding it in place with some Purple Tape. Use a blending brush and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink to add the images. Remove the stencil, and wipe it clean.

Use the sentiment from the Echo Park But First, Coffee stamp set.  Stamp it first in brown in, then again with Versamark ink on top. Cover with clear embossing powder, and heat set. To create the coffee cup, I used an old die set from Stampin’ Up!  Stamp the coffee beans from the same stamp set onto the cup with dark brown ink, and then assemble the cup. Use a tag die to die cut the sentiment. Layer the die cuts on top of the stenciled panel.

Now you can layer the front panel onto a green cardstock, and then finally onto a light brown card base.

Because Adulting is Hard

This card would be a perfect ‘just because’ card for a coffee loving friend – or tuck a coffee gift card inside as a gift!


This card also plays along with our Scrap ‘N Stamp Stencil challenge this month! Be sure to play along  – you can find it on the Facebook challenge page HERE. Just create your own card, using at least 1 stencil, and add it to the challenge. At the end of the month, 1 lucky person is randomly chosen to win a Gift Card from Scrap ‘N Stamp! And if  you haven’t done our Stencil Us In blog hop yet – check it out, starting with my post HERE.  Be sure to leave comments on the Hop blog posts, for a chance to win another $50 Gift Card!

Thanks for spending some time with me today! I hope that it’s treating you well, and that adulting isn’t too hard!  Affiliate links for products used are supplied below, at no cost to you. When you use my affiliate links, you help support me to purchase new products. Then I can continue sharing new projects with you!

Because Adulting is Hard

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

2 thoughts on “Because Adulting is Hard

  1. Great card! I agree, though, about spilling coffee. Every wasted drop is a tragedy. (Ok, that may be a *little* overly dramatic, but in the morning, that’s how I feel.)

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