Hello Crafters! Welcome to the February Stampin Friends Blog Hop!! I' so excited to share this month's hop with you! This hop is literally jammed with so many awesome projects by so many amazing hoppers. I just love this theme, I feel like I have my tried and true supplies and projects I just love to make over and over and it never gets old. Can you guess that our theme is Favorites.
Be sure to hop along and visit everyone's blogs, if you get lost, be sure to scroll down to the end of each blog to find a list of hoppers. I hope you came from Jean Bolen Beaulieu, her projects were just awesome. After you view my blog, be sure to leave a comment!!! And then continue to Katja Ettig's blog. If you are not sure whose blogs you have visited, you can find a list of hoppers at the bottom of each blog!
At first, I thought, how am I going to figure out my favorite crafting project or product? I was like there is way too many. But then I thought, what do I make the most, Gift Card holders!!! And the Coffee Cafe stamp set and matching dies is my go-to. I choose this set over and over and over for gift giving. It's the perfect set to use for coffee gift cards. I decided to combine Coffee Cafe with the new Best Dressed Suite. 2 of my favorite things, coffee and lipstick!!!
Be sure to keep the adhesive close to the edge so you can still add the gift card or folding money in the pocket.
The DSP I used is from the Best Dressed Suite. I cut 1 piece at 3 1/4"x 2 1/4" and 1 piece at 3 1/4"x1 3/4". Adhere to the cardstock. You could create a belly band to keep the holder closed. But I used a little velcro dot and adhered it to the top flap.
Use the lipstick die, from the All Dressed Up framelit set, to cut 3 lipstick tubes, I used Basic Black, Smoky Slate and Blackberry Bliss.
Cut off the tip in Blackberry Bliss and cut the bottom off the Smoky Slate, and then layer them together. I added Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to give a little more dimension. See photos below.
I used Purple Posy for the cup base, I cut out the dome lid in vellum so it looks more like the clear lids, and then Whisper White for the whipped cream. I added a little whisps of Smoky Slate so it looks real.
The greet was so fun, I stamped the Be as bold as your Lipstick from the Dressed to Impress stamp set in Blackberry Bliss, then I took the greeting 'Happiness is a cup of coffee shared with a friend' from Coffee Cafe and just used my marker, colored, just the word "COFFEE" in Old Olive and stamped it at the bottom, I wrote in the &. Now my greeting says Be as Bold as your Lipstick & Coffee! I Love it!
So much fun to make and so easy. I know my girls will be grabbing these for any upcoming parties for friends.
The DSP was cut at 3 1/4"x3 1/4" and 3"x3". I created the lipstick the same way as before. The coffee cup is in Whisper White, but I did the greeting the same and the is in Old Olive. I added a Doily I had on hand and there you have it, done...Super easy.
Now, if you needed a white pizza box only had gold, you can fold the score lines opposite and have the white inside, become the outside. 2 in 1. As you can see from the picture below, you can fit a good amount of stuff inside and a gift card fits too!!!
Below is just a few projects I used with Coffee Cafe, there's just so many. And if you have this set and need ideas, feel free to use these and there is tons more on Pinterest.
I hope you enjoyed my "Favorites" be sure to leave a comment, I'd love to hear what you think.
Continue along the hop to Katja Ettig's blog. She is amazing and you won't want to miss her projects!