Thanks a Latte!

I appreciate all of your get well wishes and I am happy to say that I am back to normal (I wish I could say the same for the house!) I took a break from the never-ending pile of laundry and household disinfecting to craft and share this little card. It combines 3 of my favorite things (excepting my family of course) Stamps, Coffee and my Cricut!

Card by Lindsay Weirich 2009
Card by Lindsay Weirich 2009
Inside of card
Inside of card

I drew the card in inkscape so that I could cut it with my Cricut using SCAL software. I ran the band through a paper crimper to make it look more realistic and then stamped a little coffee mug from Inque Boutique on a punched circle.

For the SVG file click here.

For a printable template click here.

A note about blade depth and cutting pressure: Many cricut users I have come across keep their blade depth at 6 and their cutting pressure at max. Please don’t do this. You will wear out your mats and blades much sooner than you need to and I suspect that eventually it will wear out your cricut. Only use the blade depth and pressure that you need. For the most part I keep my blade dept set at 3 and I vary the pressure I need to cut with. For instance when I cut vinyl I use pressure 2, pattern paper I use pressure 3 and on Stampin Up! cardstock I use pressure 5 (or MAX). My first cricut, the personal 6″x12″ model that I have used frequently for 2 years I used this way and recently it seems as though I need to have my blade depth at 4 now, 3 doesn’t quite do the job anymore. So if you are using your machine at 6 and max pressure I fear that eventually It will not be able to cut through the thinnest of materials. If your pressure is to high and blade too deep you are just cutting into the mat anyway so give you poor cricut a break and only use the depth and pressure you need to keep that bug chirping for years to come!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

29 thoughts on “Thanks a Latte!

  1. Great card and thanks for the blade pressure and depth info. Do you cut Bazzill much? I really struggle cutting it with anything less than max. I’d appreciate finding out other’s experiences.

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  2. Hi Ruth,
    I prefer the textured cardstock by die cuts with a view. It cuts beautifly on the cricut and doesn’t seem to wear the blade at all. The slight coating it has seems to make it cut cleaner rather thn tear if it dosn’t cut completly through like Bazzil. I get mine at Jo-Anns when it goes on sale for $10 a 58 sheet pad. I’ve only used a bit of bazzil in my cricut so I can’t give much info on it, it’s good thick paper, maybe save it for less detailed card bases?

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  3. Hey, Lindsay, LOVE this card – coffee is one of my fave’s too. Just thought I’d let you know – I linked your SCAL post to a thread on the Stamp Shack website. Someone was asking about it and I sent her your way. She ended up buying it!

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  4. This is WAY cool! Are there instructions somewhere for those of us WITHOUT Cricuts to make these…I hope? I don’t even know what an SVG file is…eep!

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  5. Absolutly Ummaro, just click on the printable template link in the post, print it and trace it. Easy Peasy! Glad you liked it! Whenever possible I include a printable template too (it’s the frugal thing to do!)

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  6. Lindsay,
    Love the coffee card–I have a “thanks a latte” stamp, so this is perfect! How did you color the lid? It’s very cool. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. Hi Pat, I used chalk to color the cup lid. I used a pom-pom to apply it but a q-tip would work just as well. Glad you liked the file!

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  8. Thanks for that info, Lindsay! I haven’t used my cricut in almost two years, and I think that one of the reasons is that I was always confused about depth and pressure. Maybe I’ll get it back out!!

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  9. Hi Lindsay! Thanks for this awesome card! I post a link to this blog post on my website, along with a picture of it, I hope that’s ok?
    Thanks,
    -Eleanor

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  10. Great card. Thanks for sharing the file and the template. Thanks also for the tips about the cutting pressures.

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  11. Thank you SO much for this adorable template – I love it!! You are very generous to share your work – and it is so appreciated.

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  12. I have my blade pressure dept at 5 and depending on what I am cutting i.e. Stampin! UP cardstock it’s at max and thinner cardstock at medium. But thank you for the input about blade pressure and etc.

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