I want to give a warm welcome to Michele Kovack, our new Blog Design Team Member!!
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Today's post is a little long but I have lots of pictures to share with you so grab a cup of joe, sit back, relax and enjoy! To create my project I used several of the centers and borders from the Newly Released "A Little Caffeine" stamp set from JustRite Stampers along with the Times New Roman 15 pt. Font. I have to say I had so much fun creating all of the little goodies in the coffee basket! But before I get started showing you the project I want to show you a picture of all the items I used in the basket and what they looked like before I altered them.I like being able to take several inexpensive things and alter them for really nice gift sets. Now here is a picture of the finished gift basket.I started with the coffee cups. I wanted to alter them and I needed a template so the easiest thing to do was take one of the cups apart and I made a template from the cup itself. Once I had the template then I traced it onto some designer paper from My Mind's Eye. I adhered the designer paper and then I stamped the "Make it a Grande" center from the A Little Caffeine stamp set onto white cardstock using Tsukineko Memento, Rich Cocoa ink. Then I used the Wizard, die cutting and embossing tool along with my Nestabilities, Standard Circles Sm. S4-116 to cut and emboss a circle diecut. Then I colored the cup using Copic markers and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink from Ranger. I also made a scalloped circle diecut using the Petite Scalloped Circles Sm. S4-117 Nestabilites. To do the scalloped circles I used some Core'dinations-The Chocolate Box Dark Pink/Chocolate cardstock and sanded the edges. Then I added some ribbon going around the center of the cups and added the die cuts.
I also wanted to mention that I used the same two colors of ink Tsukineko Memento, Rich Cocoa and Vintage Photo Distress Ink from Ranger along with Copic markers throughout the entire project.Next I made little sleeves to cover the two small bags of coffee.For the sleeve I used some BellaBella designer paper from My Mind's Eye and inked the edges. I also used another center from A Little Caffeine stamp set along with the Times New Roman 15 pt. Font. Here's a couple of pictures showing how the font is lined up and you can also see from the pictures I have trimmed the centers too.I have had several people ask about lining up the fonts and I have found for myself that if I write out whatever my sentiment is and then find the center that is a really good starting point. I start with the center at the top of the block and then work off of each side. Here is a picture of the notepad, for this I used a center and a border from the A Little Caffeine stamp set and the Times New Roman 15 pt. Font. To get the layered effect I used two different sizes of the Circle Nestabilities Standard Circles Lg. S4-114, Standard Circles Sm. S4-116 and the Petite Scalloped Circles Sm. S4-117 Nestabilities. The notepad already had two holes on each side at the top so I added the gold eyelets to the topper and tied it on with some ribbon.To dress up the towel and the candles I made bellie bands using the Victorian S4-167 border die template from Spellbinders along with Core'dinations cardstock and sanded it to reveal the colored core.To cover the tin with the coffee mix I used some designer paper from ChatterBox, Fine Tinsel Chocolate. I thought the little coffee pot timer was so cute!Then I used the coffee beans center from A Little Caffeine stamp set with the Times New Roman 15 pt. Font. Here is a close up of the top of the tin.Are you still hanging in here with me? I told you it was a long one *wink*.The last thing I did was to create a tag for the basket. This one was a little tricky but I was really careful and managed to line it up on the first try! First I stamped the center with the sentiment and the border and then using the same ink I stamped off the coffee cup on some scratch paper and then lined it up and stamped over top of the sentiment. I added an eyelet and tied the tag onto the basket with some ribbon.
Paper~Core'dinations-The Chocolate Box Dark Pink/Chocolate, Solar White, My Mind's Eye-BellaBella "Bellezo" Bella Rose Designer Paper, Bohemia, ChatterBox-Fine Tinsel Chocolate
Stamps~JustRite Stampers-A Little Caffeine, Times New Roman 15pt. Font, 2'' Wooden Stamper
Ink~Tsukineko-Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger-Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Other~Spellbinders-Wizard, Standard Circles Lg. S4-114, Standard Circles Sm. S4-116, Petite Scalloped Circles Sm. S4-117, Victorian S4-167, Copic-E15, E27, E53, W2, 0, YR24, R20, R81, R85, RV11, Crop-a-Dile, Gold Eyelets, Brown Ribbon, Foam Tape, Cotton Balls, Basket, Towel & Potholder, Notepad & Pen, Candles, Coffee, Coffee Mix, Coffee Pot Timer, Disposable Coffee Cups
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