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  • Catherine Doucette
  • Ashley Cannon Newell
  • Debbie Marcinkiewicz
  • Lisa Kind
  • Pam Imholz
  • Today I am excited to share a great stamp addition to the Shop Around © Mega Template!

     I’ve stated previously that we plan on continuing to add to this template/stamp combination to maximize the design possibilities! We already have Home Improvement, On Display 1, Sign It, and Window Shoppe, now we have a French “Cafe” like se,t to add to the collection called A Lil’ Cafe.

     Next month we will offer some holiday themed inspiration for  the Shop Around © Mega Template , but this month, with our hot beverage theme we decided to go in the “Cafe” direction.

    This set makes an amazing “cafe” and it also makes some great cards/tags too!


    A Lil’ Cafe © Set of 30 Images $12
     Concepts by Catherine Doucette, Designed by Lauren Meader
    *Also Available in Digital Download*  $8


    This is an adorable set if images that were designed to coordinate with the Shop Around © Mega Template! This set was created for you to be able to create your own little French style Cafe/Bistro/Pasticceria or Flower Shoppe. The scene building possibilities have no limitations!

    This Cafe  was so fun make! 
    I used the Custom Construction Materialsfor the roof which is a Suede cardstock,  the Shop Around © Mega Template base is made from Ivory cardstok, and used a River Rock ink.

    Here is the “Cafe” window! I loved creating the scene inside the Shoppe.

    I used the Shoppe Window set, and stamped the table, chair and coffee cup (on the table) to set the “scene”. The “brick” pattern is part of the A Lil’ Cafe set as well! Makes a really nice random pattern, similar to a realistic cafe! 

    There is also 2 sign options, a shutter for the window, flower box, brick patterns, vase, flowers, menu, bottle of wine, wine glass, coffee/tea cup, plate of biscotti, Pastry/Napkin holder/table element.

    Images in the set also include: 

     A cafe table: 1 1/4 inches tall

    A cafe chair: 1 1/2 inches tall 

    French Door: 2 inches tall x 1 inch wide-stamp the two doors together for dual French doors

    (handle image also included)


    Here is the French Door image-dual stamped, with door handles! On the stairs I used the wood grain from the Home Improvement set.

    Set also includes: 2 sign options, shutter for window, flower box, brick patterns, vase, flowers, menu, bottle of wine, wine glass, coffee/tea cup, plate of biscotti, Pastry/Napkin holder/table element.

    I used the sign and Cafe sentiment


    Around the bottom I also used the grass, and rounded “fence” like image, also from the Home Improvement set. I love the coordination of sets! I added flower Soft randomly to look like flowers/grass.

    Window: 3/4 inch wide X 1 1/4 inch tall


    Here I stamped 2 of the windows, and used the “flowerbox” in that set as my “curtains”. I stamped the neat lil’ French emblem “on the windows”. I took the actual flower box image from Home Improvement for under my two windows. I added some Flower Soft to it.

    Here is the other window I created. I used the bottom swirl from the “sign” image (just masked the window) and I colored it in to look like a curtain/shade!! Super cute, quick and FUN!

    Now we have another window……

    Here is the Pop Up window, using the rectangle window, and the window box to decorate it.

    No matter what combination of elements you choose to use this Lil’ Cafe is sure to be stunning!

    This set is super for cards too!! So I thought I’d share a coordinating one with you.

    I LOVE the table and chair image, and all the elements you can add to the table!! Its perfect for the template or on its own. You can use *just* the table or chair or stamp two chairs at the table too!

    Here I chose to use the coffee cup 😀 and used a combination of sentiments from the Grab a Cup Sentiments for my card sentiment.



    I created my own paper pattern using the Fancy a Cuppa set. I stamped the polka dots and daisies for my pattern. Really too fun!  Then I found a similar Prima flower to complete the look!

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    Pretty Packaging Templates: Shop Around & Accessories Mega Template

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: A Lil Cafe, Grab a Cup Sentiments, Home Improvement, Shoppe Window

    Pretty Printable Digital Paper: Custom Constructions Materials

    Pretty Pieces Cut File: Home Improvement Coordinating Cuts

    Well I hope this Lil’Cafe inspired you!! There are so many possibilities with more to come!

    Thanks for stopping by 😀 See you back here tomorrow!!