Sis from Paper, Craft & Scissors with a Saint Patrick's Day Card (or any other Irish or coffee occasion) to share as I shared my Valentine's card previously on my blog.
I will share a few Cricut Craft Room tips that I used to make this card. If you are interested in learning more, there is a terrific resource available at the Cricut Craft Room Blog (by Narelle and Scrapalette).
I used the "Love You a Latte" card and selected frappucino 2 as the base of my Irish coffee. As designed, there is some greenery peaking out from the whipped cream, but it isn't a shamrock. Because the second base layer is the same as the first minus the greenery, I copied the shift layer and simply welded two small shamrocks from Paper Doll Dress Up.
As Irish coffee does not include sprinkles, I used the "Edit Contour" feature to hide the sprinkles cuts. I needed some eyes to smile, so I used the "pinwheel face" from Create a Critter, edited the contours, and welded the eyes and smile on the "coffee layer." To ensure the eyes and smile were visible, I also cut the "coffee layer" from black card stock (without the smile and eyes). Assembling the Irish coffee mug was a breeze and I used foam squares to attach the coffee to the label.
I selected a blue background for the label in order to highlight the coffee. The label is from Twinkle Toes (Dance Team). I also cut a label from lightweight cardstock and adhered to the blue label to add some dimension. To further highlight the featured cut, I added some copper-colored brads in the corner of the frame. The banner behind the label is from B is for Boys (once again I used Cricut Craft Room to remove the "slits" in the cut).
I like to use a variety of prints and colors to add interest and depth. I printed the sentiment and trimmed it by hand. The sentiment is also attached to a small piece of lightweight chipboard.
And there you have it, a smiling cup of Irish coffee without a bow or glitter accent in sight.