Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Double Inked Letterpress Technique Video

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Did you know it’s National Coffee Day?  Yep!  it sure is!

To celebrate, I’m participating in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  You can join in, too!  My friend, Chaitali from Cuts, Crops & Creativity is hosting.  I’ll give you all the deets in a minute, but first I wanted to share my card with you today.

I had an absolute blast making this card using the Double Inked Letterpress technique.  Have you see it before?  It’s such a fun way to use your embossing folders – c’mon, fess up, how many do you have?? – in a new way.  The result is the great design from your folder embossed into the paper and “highlighted” in two different ink colors.

double inked embossing 2

Pretty cool, right?

Please watch the video to see how it was done!

btw- if you watched the whole video, the answer is FIREBALLS!

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The Double Inked Embossing tutorials is fun and it’s easy.  I hope you will try it out yourself!

double inked embossing


Did you forget that I said there were some prizes up for grabs?

Go make a card for National Coffee Day, upload it to the linky on Chaitali’s blog and be sure to check out the other artists’ creations for even more inspiration!



Check out these prizes…

  • From ME – 3 giveaways of 1 month subscription each to StampNation
  • From Winnie & Walter – The Daily Grind Collection!
  • From Verve Stamps – Giveaway 1: $25 giftcard to Verve store; Giveaway 2: Coffee stamp set, Coffee word die, Cuppa Joe die
  • From Simon Says Stamp – $15 giftcard to Simon Says Stamp store
  • From Lil’ Inker Designs – Coffee Cozy stamp set and dies
  • From Hero Arts – Need Caffeine Clear Set, Cup O’ Joe Midtone Shadow Ink, Earth Mixed Fold cards
  • From Reverse Confetti – $15 giftcard to Reverse Confetti store
  • From Lawn Fawn – Love you a latte stamp set
  • From Ellen Hutson – $25 giftcard to Ellen Hutson store
  • From Sweet Stamp Shop – Coffee Town stamp set and Day to Day On Cherry Street kit





That’s 13 giveaways in all!!

Lets have some cheering for the sponsors, shall we? :)

and yes, I am one of the sponsors!  THREE one month memberships are up for grabs – just in time for World Card Making Day this weekend!

It’s our biggest Celebration of the year!

Click here to learn more about StampNation! 



Oh, what?  How do I like my coffee?  coffee hop 2

With Salted Caramel Mocha International Delight, of course!

It’s my very favorite and it’s not the easiest to find…so when I do find it, I stock the heck UP!

  • Kristie G. September 29, 2014, 8:59 am

    That background looks amazing! Very cool. My favorite hot drink is tea or hot chocolate. No coffee for me. :)

  • LesLee Stone-Rasmus September 29, 2014, 9:14 am

    So cute. Thanks for the video too. I like my coffee with a little bit of coconut creamer or cinnamon vanilla. Those are two of my favs. Have a great day!

  • Tonya Jastad September 29, 2014, 9:22 am

    CP this is awesome! I have never seen that technique before. I will give it a try for sure!

  • Shelly September 29, 2014, 9:28 am

    Oh, this is totally sweet! Love it!

  • Carol D September 29, 2014, 9:29 am

    I love the card – and I can’t wait to try your double inking technique.

    My favorite coffee is black – no additions!

  • Shemaine Smith September 29, 2014, 9:30 am

    Such a cute card! Love your technique too!

  • Elaine Brufatto September 29, 2014, 9:44 am

    Amazing, love the technique. My favorite hot drink is hot chocolate or tea. Can’t drink coffee, but love the smell of coffee.

  • Tracey McNeely September 29, 2014, 9:45 am

    Catherine I love your mug and the Letterpress technique is so cool!

  • auntbubbels September 29, 2014, 10:08 am

    I love that technique. I cannot participate in this blog hop as I am at a spa in PA and today I am getting a facial, so I will just admire everyone’s cards. . .

  • PatW September 29, 2014, 10:09 am

    I like my coffee with heavy whipping cream only. No flavored coffees, just ROBUST!

  • Jennie Harper September 29, 2014, 10:09 am

    Adorable card Catherine!! Love the colors and layout. Will have to try the Salted Caramel Mocha…sounds good!

  • Virginia L. September 29, 2014, 10:21 am

    AWESOME video, Catherine! The letter press background is WAY cool! I LOVE this coffee card! I take milk for my coffee…occasional I splurge on getting the coffee creamer…yours looks YUMMY!

  • Cheryl September 29, 2014, 10:22 am

    Hi, I love your card! It is so cute and sassy. I have never seen Verve, thats for sharing, I’m going over to check it out! Hugs :)

  • Judy Hodges September 29, 2014, 10:22 am

    Love the technique. I’m not a coffee drinker. I’m hooked on Cherry Pepsi!

  • Cheryl September 29, 2014, 10:23 am

    Hi, I love your card! It is so cute and sassy. I have never seen Verve, thanks for sharing, I’m going over to check it out! Hugs :)

  • Joan S. September 29, 2014, 10:37 am

    Always enjoy your videos and this is a technique I’m anxious to try. The two-tone effect is just “something else”…. so neat! And I’ve rarely found a coffee flavor I don’t like. Drink mine black and like all I’ve tried except for the extra strong (almost muddy like my grandpa drank)!

  • Lysa September 29, 2014, 11:05 am

    Amazing card! I love that background and will definitely have to give that double-inking technique a try! :)

  • MariLynn September 29, 2014, 11:30 am

    I love the double inked letterpress technique. I am going to have to go try it. Love the cute little coffee cup you used on your card. Coffee, tea and the java make 3… that is me any way to get that caffeine. But mostly love Coffee in the morning tea at lunch and dinner.

  • kelly Booth September 29, 2014, 11:31 am

    LOVE this so Fun!!!

  • Jenny September 29, 2014, 11:42 am

    Yikes! What an amazing card Catherine! Have to come back for that tutorial :)

  • barbara lassiter September 29, 2014, 11:44 am

    Really cute card. I love the letterpress look background and will try that. I’ve been using the water color technique with this idea but need to try this method. Fun ideas for creating the cup and the sentiment! Oh, and I’m drinking my hot tea now as I watch this! I do like coffee sometimes, but tea is my favorite!

  • Heather North September 29, 2014, 12:01 pm

    That is my favorite creamer too, and I can’t find it anywhere! Perhaps I need to make a trip to NC to find some. Thanks for the video on your adorable coffee inspired card.

  • Amy September 29, 2014, 12:20 pm

    Love the technique! Will have to get my embossing folders out for a new use. My favorite coffee is bananas foster with a chocolate carmel creamer!

  • Kim September 29, 2014, 12:20 pm

    Love the technique using letter press! Gotta try it! Thanks for the inspiration

  • Monika/buzsy September 29, 2014, 12:23 pm

    Fantastic card Catherine. Love the background! So neat! Pretty colors. :)

  • Lyn September 29, 2014, 1:24 pm

    Love love love your background………….Awesome card <3

  • Carla Hundley September 29, 2014, 1:42 pm

    Beautiful card and this
    technique is so fun
    and useful! Thanks
    for sharing. I don’t
    drink coffee, but it
    sure smells good!
    Carla from Utah

  • JoAnn Butler September 29, 2014, 2:10 pm

    I’ll take a Coke Zero please. Never have liked coffee since Girl Scout camp . They ran out of hot Choc and some one gave me coffee. Yuk!!!!

  • Linsey September 29, 2014, 2:29 pm

    Very cool and totally cute!! Love your patterns and fabulously unique chevron background in the rick brick red color! Wonderfully inspiring Catherine P! Thanks SO much for sharing !!! Happy National Coffee day!! :)

  • Mel September 29, 2014, 2:38 pm

    Love the card. Coffee with hazelnut cream day or night.

  • Jean McNulty September 29, 2014, 2:46 pm

    Beautiful card…love your video too:)

  • Shay September 29, 2014, 2:48 pm

    Such a pretty and fun card, Catherine! Always love pink and brown together and coffee is the perfect time to bring out that color scheme.

  • Julee September 29, 2014, 2:48 pm

    Fabulous card and love that fun background technique.

  • Dolly September 29, 2014, 2:57 pm

    Very cool Catherine!! TFS

  • Sharon Jones September 29, 2014, 3:16 pm

    Hey, Catherine!! I adore this Coffee card you made! Loving the technique, by the way. My favorite coffee is a medium blend of a Louisiana coffee called Community Coffee, with some sugar, French Vanilla creamer, and some milk {redundant, right?} . And if I leave the state, I have to buy more Community to bring with me…LOL!
    Hugs!! Drink a cup of Joe with me!

  • Tristan September 29, 2014, 4:09 pm

    Grt technique. Will have to give this a try. I want a coffee now!

  • kathy serrahn September 29, 2014, 4:12 pm

    awesome card , love hazelnut coffee and chi tea

  • debbiew September 29, 2014, 4:26 pm

    Great card. Love the “Double Inked Letterpress Technique”. I will have to give it a try. I don’t like coffee. Hot tea is my drink.

  • Kelly September 29, 2014, 4:27 pm

    love that background!!!

  • Lynda September 29, 2014, 4:35 pm

    Love the background…great video!

  • Barb Thompson September 29, 2014, 4:37 pm

    Great video! I’ve used this one a lot lately! I love caramel in my coffee!!

  • MaryGW September 29, 2014, 4:42 pm

    Wow Catherine.. that is a great background technique.

  • Wilma Knobloch September 29, 2014, 4:56 pm

    I love the coffee served at McDonald’s Drive In. I like it with one creamer. Mmmm Wow~ I also love the creamer Hazelnut. But am willing to try your fav. If I can get it locally. Loved the coffee card. Loved the Worn Lipstick color. Those Distress inks are really trendy, right now. Especially, with you~~ Love them too!!

  • Rubeena September 29, 2014, 5:00 pm

    What a cute card!!!! I love the colors.

  • Evelyn in Oregon September 29, 2014, 5:02 pm

    How special! Not only a terrific card…but the great video tutorial. That background is fabulous.

  • jackie September 29, 2014, 5:04 pm

    I love watching your videos! You always show the best techniques. This card is great!

  • Celeste Goff September 29, 2014, 6:28 pm

    What an amazing card Catherine! I’ve always been a huge fan of your YouTube channel and love your fun and creative cards!

  • Ruth G September 29, 2014, 6:56 pm

    Great technique with the embossing folder! I will definitely be looking to try that one soon! Thanks for sharing!
    I was raised in a tea drinking home and adore Chai and Earl Grey. I do enjoy the Mocha Frappaccino’s from Starbucks and I like coffee ice cream, but really need all that creaminess to be happy with the coffee flavor. I do love how coffee smells, though!

  • Sherry in MI September 29, 2014, 7:12 pm

    Very cute card. However, I cannot abide coffee…can’t even take the smell of it. My drink of choice is hot tea (Constant Comment or Earl Grey) in the cold weather and Diet Pepsi with lime (or lemon) in the warm weather. And hot chocolate in the dead of winter is a must!

  • Kerry September 29, 2014, 7:27 pm

    Yummy coffee mug. Love the polka-dots!

  • Jeannine brenner September 29, 2014, 7:33 pm

    Super fun card! Great technique…love the colors! That coffee bean stamp is just too darn cute! I don’t like coffee (or any hot liquid) I like a cold can of diet coke!

  • Carmen M. September 29, 2014, 8:13 pm

    You are right that is so stinkin cute! I will for sure be giving that technique a try! My favorite coffee is mocha anything! Chocolate always makes everything better! Even on your card :)

  • Jess September 29, 2014, 8:15 pm

    Great card! Love the texture! So much great inspiration on the Coffee Lovers hop!

  • Brenda September 29, 2014, 8:35 pm

    I like the pumpkin spice or just plain coffee topped with whipped cream. I am also a hot apple cider person. Thanks for the video.

  • abusybee September 29, 2014, 9:06 pm

    Love your background!

  • MeredithRose September 29, 2014, 9:44 pm

    Love it!… (Stashes it in my brain for later use)

  • donna mikasa September 29, 2014, 9:49 pm

    Whoa! That is one awesome background! I’ve never seen it done with two colors–so dynamic and totally gorgeous!

  • maryann September 29, 2014, 9:53 pm

    my favorite coffee– thai iced coffee. love the background the pink and brown for the coffee looks yummy

  • Stacey Schafer September 29, 2014, 11:43 pm

    awesome card!

  • cecymedina September 30, 2014, 12:04 am

    love it!!

  • ~amy~ September 30, 2014, 6:28 am

    Love this…what a great technique!
    Awesome card!
    Thanks for being a Super Sponsor of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

  • Lyndal September 30, 2014, 6:45 am

    Cool card & technique Catherine!

  • Maddie September 30, 2014, 7:03 am

    I love coffee anything! Coffee chocolates, coffee desserts (affogato-yum!), but ATM I’m pregnant so drinking decaf!

  • Barb Evans September 30, 2014, 7:31 am

    Love It! Will have to try for sure!
    I am drinking my cup with just a little sugar!

  • Beth Holt September 30, 2014, 8:39 am

    Beautiful card! Love how you are always sharing new ways to use crafting items. You are the best!

  • Sandra Johnston September 30, 2014, 11:28 am

    Love this technique! Very cool card Catherine. As for the coffee, I drink my black so I usually like a medium roast like Columbian or a Hawiian blend. I have a Keurig which I love, love, love. Thank you for sharing this great card with us!

  • Pam September 30, 2014, 12:23 pm

    Love your site! I want to try this! Didn’t know I could letterpress with just regular folders and ink! You’re the best Catherine!

  • Elaine Cathcart September 30, 2014, 4:49 pm

    Greenmountain breakfast blend K cup with International Delight Cold Stone Sweet Cream Creamer.This is my all time favorite creamer, I don’t even have to use sweetener anymore. I can’t wait to get up and have a cup every day:)

  • erin September 30, 2014, 11:36 pm

    Fun card!

  • An'Jenic G. September 30, 2014, 11:46 pm

    Beautiful card. I love the double inking its like having a double shot. lol I just had to say that.

  • Karen October 1, 2014, 5:02 am

    Great tutorial Catherine. I love the colours you have used. I will definitely be giving this one a go, I can see lots of potential with this technique.
    I quite like a mocha, but my favourite drink would have to be a chai tea with vanilla soy milk.

  • Tracy Hiatt Grice October 1, 2014, 1:11 pm

    I love coffee. Dark roast Peet’s is my favorite, with heavy cream. Very nice card; thanks for the chance to win.

  • Sharon October 3, 2014, 4:04 pm

    Love the card and I am a coffee lover also. Can you use any type of ink pads on your embossing folder? A neat technique for sure. How best do you clean your folder of the ink? Thank You for the inspiration!

  • Sandy Small October 6, 2014, 5:59 am

    My caffeine of choice is Pepsi. Never liked coffee.

  • Anne October 8, 2014, 12:41 am

    OMGOSH!!! I don’t think there’s a hot drink ,I don’t like ,but I love my coffee .I love my hot tea too and when I drink my coffee ..I like it black in the summer and in the winter ,I like a little bit of cream… And my all-time favorite coffee is, Dunkin’ Donuts French vanilla… And if I had to go to Starbucks it’s a Oprah chai latte.. That card is stinkin cute .. I’ve got to have that coffee die ,that is really something .tfs Anne

  • Lee Seul October 8, 2014, 1:32 am

    I love all you do Catherine, always so much to learn and I never have enough, love it all. you do great work and I love your tutorials !! I will this technique and others you have taught me.

  • Pat Kinkaid October 8, 2014, 2:05 am

    The only way to enjoy coffee is strong, and black! And your card is beautiful!

  • Trish October 8, 2014, 8:05 am

    If the embossing dauber smells like fireballs, I want some -yum! I know I am in the minority, but I love my tea, hot, cold or in between- I love it! So I would use that wonderful cup, with a tea bag hanging from it!
    Thanks Catherine for a great video- I will use that double inked embossing technique!

  • Sandi October 8, 2014, 11:06 am

    Love coffee only when my son makes it. He uses an espresso machine and then adds milk and ice. AWESOME taste. But I still want a coke in the a.m.

  • Lynn Kendall October 8, 2014, 7:20 pm

    Currently my favorite coffee is chocolate strawberry from Berry’s coffee company. With a little fat free cream and a package of Splenda. Delish! What’s yours? I loved your two color coffee background. You always come up with such great ideas Catherine.

  • Kathy Dalgliesh October 8, 2014, 10:18 pm

    Nothing like a Cup ‘o Joe!

  • artlvr October 9, 2014, 12:24 am

    This was a cute card and quick. I like strong French aroma Folgers Dark coffe….just Black and lots of it! A 10 cup pot a day is my limit. Keeps me going!

  • Regina Tipton October 9, 2014, 7:36 am

    Love the card, hate the coffee. I hate everything about it, the smell, the taste, ok, so maybe I like the dark brown color of it, but that’s it!

  • Darla October 9, 2014, 9:50 am

    I just discovered your website and am in awe! My favorite coffee is adding any International Delight. I’m having fun experimenting with this technique!

  • Darla October 9, 2014, 9:53 am

    Just discovered your website. It’s fabulous. I enjoy coffee only at breakfast and with any International Delight. Having fun creating with this double embossing technique . So cool!

  • Paula October 11, 2014, 7:53 am

    Love that coffe creamer as well. But French Vanilla is my go to flavor!!

  • Lisa October 12, 2014, 4:39 pm

    Absolutely LOVE this card – so cute and the colors are so pretty. I pretty much love all kinds of coffee so not particular favorite :)
    Can’t wait to try this card.

  • Karen Grba October 28, 2014, 9:33 pm

    Sooo cute! lots of cool techniques that I just have to try!
    I like my coffee, with Splenda and vanilla creamer, I do change flavors around though! It usually ends up with some coffee in my cream and sugar (Splenda)

  • anita falcone November 15, 2014, 2:53 pm

    I can not believe this technique! I would have never thought of inking my embossing folder. IT’S A GREAT IDEA!!!!!!I love it and can’t t wait to try it. THANKS Catherine

  • Linda Wilkinson May 12, 2015, 12:15 pm

    I love coffee too♥ This set is amazing thanks for sharing love the embossing idea♥

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