Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Coffee With A Friend...

Hi all! You might not know this about me-- I am a coffee nut. I have to have my morning coffee and even my family knows not to really talk to me at length about anything really important when I am JBC (Julie Before Coffee). One of the greatest gifts recently from a friend was a coffee card. I love just being able to drive up to a kiosk and know that I can order whatever I want because this little luxory card is in my purse!!

So, why not Pay It Forward? Well, the new Stamp Simply set - Coffee With Friends - from Flourishes is PERFECT for great presentation! Last time I was getting my cuppa joe I begged for an extra cup and bought a gift certificate. That's when the fun began!!

I wrapped the coffee cup in a sage green paper and found a couple decorative papers ( K & Company) that matched up well. I used my Scalloped Oval and Oval Nestabilities to create the accent on the front of the cup. I paper pieced the coffee cup, added the flourishy "steam" and then accented it with my Copic Spica glitter pen. I used my slot punch from Stampin' Up to create the slits for the tied ribbon on both sides. On the scalloped oval, I sponged the edges with brown ink. On the bottom of the cup, I glued a piece of 1/2" brown grosgrain ribbon just to help it look more finished. Warning - you have to use strong tape to make the layers stick around the curved cup!!

I've never used a coffee bean as an accent on a stamped creation before! This was fun -- just added it with a mini glue dot!
On the top, I used my circle Nesties to add the sentiment. The coffee with friends saying fit PERFECTLY!

The next part of this project was to create the sleeve for my coffee card. I didn't really take the measurements but I set the card down on a strip of paper and then just penciled in lines where score lines should be. I created three folds and then on the last fold, I trimmed it down so that it would be more of a flap. Add some decorative edging, paper piece one of the cups from the stamped cup set, then mat it on top of a circle, scalloped circle and another contrasting circle and add some ribbon as an accent! The cool thing is - I only taped down half of this matted piece with foam tape so that the scalloped edge could slide underneath this and keep this all in place. I hope that makes sense!!


When you flip it open.... voila! The coffee card that was tacked down using some removable double stick tape!!
So, this little number is all ready to go for a friend who loves java. Think she'll take me with her?!?! LOL!

Happy Wednesday!

21 comments:

Viv (VivLyn) said...

How cute! You are so imaginative! Great little gift! TFS!

mochamama said...

Hey Julie, I just knew you were a nut.....I mean coffee nut....hehehe, just kidding. This is a cool idea!

Janine said...

What a great project Julie!!! I got my Coffee set yesterday** I love it!!!

The Rubber Maid said...

Very cute idea and wish I could be on the receiving end because I love coffee also. Have a fun day with your "young" ones. MOM

LeAnne said...

Very cool. I need some coffee NOW.
LeAnne

Ann said...

Fun project!

Donna said...

oooh, this is fabulous. if it were ME getting it, of COURSE I'd take you with me *smile*

Phyl said...

A girl after my own heart. Coffee rocks. Love this project. Love, love, love it!!!!!

sugarnuggets said...

Oh, I love it! JBC, that's hilarious, only because I have another self too! teeheehee...

That's such a great idea!

Tetcy

Bellawhoop said...

What a cute little gift! I love your color combo and paper piecing. It's simply beautiful! Now, since it's BBC (LOVED your JBC), I'm going down for my morning coffee!

Diane said...

Oh Julie that is so sweet!! You're just like my sister,can't talk to her before she has her coffee!!!
I would take you along! I'm off to get a coffee and bringing you with me,lol!! Extra large double double?

Adrienne said...

OMG I love this idea! I will have to do that for someone in the near future... someone who loves coffee as much as you and I do! Thanks for the great idea and inspiration!!
http://scrappin-a-rose.blogspot.com/

Adrienne said...

OH! And I wanted to let you know that i loved your blog so much that I have linked to it! :D yay, its under the scrappy blog section of my blog! I named it Out to Impress. Hope to see you on my blog!
http://scrappin-a-rose.blogspot.com/

acreativeneed said...

Julie I would just love to sit down to chat and have a cup of coffee with you! In fact I'm drinking one now! I am not even human in the morning until I get that first cup! My boys know to stay clear of me!:) What a fantastic fun gift set! I just went to SCS to get ideas on gift card holders and yours was the first I saw! TFS!
smiles, Deena

asela said...

Oh how pretty! I want one! love it

LaY hOoN said...

Wow ! I like the card !

Jennifer Buck said...

Oh my goodness! I want to be that friend! ...although...you know me and caffeine! ...not always a pretty sight! I LOVE this, Julie! It's sooo beautiful! TFS...hope you had a great day! :)

Elizabeth said...

Awww, love this project! Great colors and the bean is over the top! Elizabeth Bead Diva

denise g said...

so, if you ask ME to go for coffee, do you know what I'd say?
"Coffee?! Coffee's for grown-ups and I'm not grown up enough to drink it." I love the smell of it. I did try a mocha (and liked it) on February 29, so maybe I could do it again in another 4 years... Great project and if you're ever in the middle of the mitten, I'll take you to my Mom's as she's always got the percolator on.

Hope said...

Wow! how cute! There really is nothing like a big cup of coffee in the morning! I'm with you Gotta' have it!!! :)

"Jany" said...

How nice and beautiful!