Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Coffee anyone?

 I saw some really cute birthday treats made with the Petite Pocket Bigz XL Die, so I thought why not try making a treat for all of the coffee lovers on my Christmas list.  I have made the tea bag gift sets in the past, and this year I will add the coffee treats for my craft fairs as well as my own personal gifts for friends and family.  I made several different colors, and used a variety of instant coffee flavors, and the one I am showing today is the one I made using Baja Breeze cardstock.  Not the usual traditional Christmas colors, but it went well with my Designer Series Paper, and I thought I needed to add a bit more color to my projects. 
I started with Baja Breeze cardstock, and cut it out with the Petite Pocket Bigz XL Die.  I put it together with sticky strip, and then embossed it with a retired embossing folder.  I also used the current Petals-a-Plenty and Northern Flurry Folders for others I have made.  After it was embossed, I added my strip of Snow Festival Designer Series Paper.  I only added it to the front, and didn't wrap it all of the way around because I didn't think it needed it since the cardstock was embossed.  That way I saved paper without sacrificing on the look.  I then cut out a Whisper White doily which is from the Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die.  I also embossed this with my snowflake folder, and placed it onto my DSP with dimensionals.  Next, I stamped my coffee cup with Baja Breeze ink, and colored in the coffee with an Early Espresso marker, and cut it out using the Holiday Collection Framelits Dies.  I added a pearl to the center of the snowflake on the cup, and further embellished the cup with some Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details on the edges of the snowflake.  I placed this onto my doily with a dimensional as well. 
I wasn't sure if I wanted to add anything to the top, but I thought it would be easier to attach either to the Christmas tree, or to another gift if it had something tied to it, so I added some Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim and tied my sentiment onto that using retired Hemp Twine. 
I think these would make great co-worker or teacher gifts too!
I used the following:
Cardstock:  Baja Breeze #111352, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Snow Festival #126908 (Holiday Mini)
Ink:  Baja Breeze #126960
Stamp Sets:  Scentsational Season #121026 wood or #121190 clear (Holiday Mini), More Merry Messages #126400 wood or #126402
Ribbon:  Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim #129938 (Holiday Mini)
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Petite Pocket Bigz XL Die #123131, Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die #123126, Holiday Collection Framelits Dies #127814 (Holdiday Mini)
Punch:  Extra-Large Oval #119859
Embellishments:  Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details #127845 (Holiday Mini), Pearl Basic Jewels #119247
Adhesive:  Dimensionals #104430, Sticky Strip #104294

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