There’s a stamp set in the Holiday Catalog called “Merry Cafe” that coordinates perfectly with the Coffee Cafe Bundle which is part of the annual catalog. In fact, a few months ago I featured the Coffee Cafe Bundle as part of my Studio Stamps in the Mail.  Those of you that participated in SSITM should seriously consider purchasing the Merry Cafe stamp set.  I’m having a ball with it!  The greetings in the Merry Cafe stamp set cover Halloween, fall and Christmas.  The images fit perfectly in the Coffee Cups Framelits. Yeah, no fussy cutting!

You can smell fall with this trio of adorable mini coffee cups. Uses Stampin' Up!'s Merry Cafe stamp set and the Coffee Cups Framelits.

Free tutorial for this adorable fall coffee card. Uses Merry Cafe by Stampin' Up!.

Can you smell the pumpkin spice? Free tutorial. Merry Cafe by Stampin' Up!.

I’ve included written instructions below for those of you using a mobile device. I also have a free PDF tutorial available for those that would like to download and save this project for a later day.

Don’t forget to check out my Project PDF Tutorial Library for more project tutorials that feature complete card collections and fancy folds.  Click HERE to view the library.

This card was entered in Simon Says: Pop it Up Challenge


  • Stamp Sets – Merry Café (144965)
  • Paper – Early Espresso (119686); Cajun Craze (131173); Very Vanilla (101650); Painted Autumn Designer Paper (144613); Wood Textures Designer Paper Stack (144177)
  • Ink – Early Espresso (126974); Cajun Craze (126965); Crushed Curry (131173)
  • Other –Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine (144354); Big Shot (143263); Coffee Cup Framelits (143745); Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108); Pencil


  • Early Espresso (base): 5 ½” x 8 ½”, folded in half
  • Cajun Craze: 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”
  • Cajun Craze: 2 7/8” x 4 1/8”
  • Painted Autumn Designer Paper: 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Very Vanilla: 2 ¾” x 4”, plus scraps
  • Wood Textures Designer Paper: 3/4” x 4”
  • Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine: 34”


  1. Adhere the Painted Autumn Designer Paper to the Cajun Craze layer. Adhere these layers to the card base.
  2. Lay the Wood Texture Designer Paper strip on the bottom of the Very Vanilla cardstock. Use the pencil to mark the top of the designer paper for placement of the cups.
  3. Stamp the small cup image three times across the center of the Very Vanilla cardstock, just above the pencil line. Stamp another cup on a piece of Very Vanilla scrap cardstock. Cut out the area surrounding the words. Use this piece as a template and trace it three times on Very Vanilla scrap cardstock. This will create the new bands for the coffee cups.
  4. Stamp the outline berry image using Early Espresso ink inside one of the traced templates. Stamp the outline leaf image two times using Early Espresso ink inside one of the traced templates. Stamp the outline fern image two times using Early Espresso ink inside the traced template.
  5. Stamp the solid berry image using Cajun Craze ink, filling the outline image from step 4. Stamp the solid leaf image using Crushed Curry ink, filling the outline image from step 4. Stamp the solid fern image using Early Espresso ink, filling the outline image from step 4. Cut out the traced templates using your scissors. Adhere them, one over each of the cups.
  6. Stamp the greeting using Cajun Craze ink on Very Vanilla scrap cardstock. Using your scissors cut out just the words “Hello Fall”. Create banner tips on each end using your scissors. Adhere the greeting over the coffee cups using Mini Dimensionals.
  7. Adhere the Wood Textures Designer Paper strip under the cups. Adhere the Very Vanilla layer to the Cajun Craze layer.
  8. Wrap the baker’s twine around the layers three times, adjusting it so the strands will lie between the bottom of the cups and the Wood Textures Designer Paper. Tie in a single knot to secure. Create a bow. Adhere the layer to the center of the card base using Dimensionals.

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