Jan 11 2021

Basic Black & White – Java – by Holly McMillen

(Current Shipping Special – US packages ship from $3.95 – $5.95 based on package weight)

Good Monday morning! Some weeks our Design Team is challenged to create projects within a theme. This week the theme was to create projects in basic black & white. I have long loved a simply made card in black and white. Somehow they just seem so pure and honest, so bare, yet they can be so lovely. Holly begins this week of black & white with a fun cup of Java! Take a look:

Well, there’s a lot of life to this black & white card!

Holly added texture with a dotted embossing folder, sharp contrast with the divided background and everyone’s favorite cup of java in a fun plaid design.

The cup and die cut java are from our set called A Cup of Java.

The sentiment is from our set called Typewritten What You Mean to Me.

Such a fun card both to make and to receive!

Thanks so much, Holly, for this beautiful example of a card in basic black & white!


You can find Holly’s post on her blog here.

Holly used:

Stamps: Typewritten What You Mean to Me by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Dies: A Cup of Java (Coffee) by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Spellbinders Standard Circles 

Embossing Folder: Gradual Dots by Darice

Paper: Coffee & Friends by Echo Park – NEW!

Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock White

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Ribbon: Baker’s Twine

Embellishments: Enamel Dots  ON SALE!

Adhesives: Scor Tape, 3D Foam Squares


There are 3 sets in our Typewritten Sentiment series.

The first set is called Just Checking In.

With this set you can let someone know you care and are concerned.

The second set follows up with What You Mean to Me.

This set allows you to share a little love and encouragement.

This is the set Holly used on today’s card.

The third set, in a slightly larger font size,  is Year Round Greetings.

This set pulls them all together allowing you to create cards for just about any occasion all year round.

These sets are made to mix and match for so many situations and occasions throughout the entire year.

Available individually or bundled.

A Cup of Java (Coffee) by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

A super fun set!

Available individually or bundled.

Find more coffee themed products in stock here.

Find ALL Stamp Simply Clear Stamps/Dies here.

Gradual Dots by Darice

Embossing Folders add so much texture and interest to a project so easily.

Find all Darice Embossing Folders here.

Coffee & Friends by Echo Park

We are all super excited about this paper pad – so much to love!

It joins another coffee themed pad in stock from Echo Park called Coffee.

Find all paper in stock from Echo Park here.

All items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.



Current Shipping Special – US packages ship from $3.95 – $5.95 based on package weight

As always, you can email us at [email protected] for an international shipping quote – based on package weight


Our last scripture release – FAITH, HOPE & LOVE – is back and fully stocked!

These are beautifully scripted sets to send words of encouragement as well as wedding, anniversary and love themed cards.


We have so many beautiful sets for the coming Easter Season.

Create cards with these lovely scripture sets to encourage and uplift all year long.


This is our current release – Typewritten Sentiments.

When looking for just the right words, this series has you covered.


Here’s our wreath release – Seasonal Wreaths – covering all seasons.

You’ll love these sets to create welcoming cards year round!


Find all Christmas paper in stock here – select pads REDUCED!

Shop our SALE BINS here for some unbelievable deals.

Find  ALL older Graphic 45 paper in stock here – 40% OFF! (excluding NEW)

MOST Kaisercraft papers  – 25% – 50%+ OFF!

Find Tim Holtz DISTRESS Products in stock here – 25% – 50% OFF!

Find ALL Closeout Stamps here 50% OFF – including Altenew.

Find Spellbinders Die D-Lites here – 50% OFF – many as low as $5.00.

  All Spellbinders Products always reduced — find all Spellbinders dies here.


We are pleased to offer our line of Stamp Simply Clear Stamps and Steel Dies,

many containing scripture and encouraging, uplifting Christian themes.

Find ALL Stamp Simply Clear Stamps/Dies here.

Find Christian/Scripture themed products here.

View items in our Christmas category here.

View items in our Valentine/Wedding/Love category here.

View items in our Easter category here.


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Thanks so much for stopping in today!

We’d LOVE to have you scroll down to see all the beautiful work by our very talented Design Team.

Wishing you a wonderful new week ahead!


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One Response to “Basic Black & White – Java – by Holly McMillen”

  1. Amy Tsuruta says:

    So fun, I’m going to share in the Coffee Loving Papercrafters fb group.

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