My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fancy a Cup?

Happy Hump Day!

I'm so excited about my blog post today.

I love when projects come together easily and that's what happened when I started using these new digital image stamps from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. I received a set of coffee related ones (I happen to looove coffee!) and I got to thinking about creating gift giving items for the holiday season.

The shape of this coffee sampler from my pantry, reminded me of the 2-5-7-10 Treat Boxes I have been making for my craft fair,

and these images are exactly what this gift needed. (The 2-5-7-10 numbers refer to where the paper is scored to create the box itself.) The coffee fits inside perfectly!

I adore this polka dot mug with the sparkly steam!

Now, what about that gift card in the first photo? Well, I used the Mojo Monday sketch for this week to create the layout, and another darling image and sentiment from the Coffee Talk set. However, I can't just put the gift card inside loose... (especially when the recipient knows I am a card maker!)

So, inside I made a pop up pocket! How cool is that?

I found these digi-stamps so fun to work with because you can adjust the size of the image to your card or 3-D item. I love the cute cream and sugar bowl...which of course just called out for some bling! LOL. The open lines make it easy to color these images and tailor them to a specific individual, project, or holiday. Fun!

I would be thrilled to receive this for Christmas! Don't get me wrong, I love "stuff", my house proves it, but I am to the point of really appreciating a consumable item.

Add a hug, kiss and "I love you" along with this, and it's pretty much the perfect gift!

Details-Stamps:Digi Images from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Paper: Bazzill, American Crafts, Markers: Bic Mark-Its, Sugar Loaf markers, Die Cuts: Cuttlebug, Nesties, Metal Stickers: Mark Richards, ribbon from my supplies.


Lynn said...

What a delightful pair, Karin!! I'm with you, I love receiving consumable gifts and this is perfect for any coffee fan!! Wonderful colors and fun images!!

TannyP said...

That IS the perfect give =) You did such an amazing job of this gift...wow! Ingenius to use the box that would perfectly work with the coffee and a g/c to boot? That's one very lucky recipient!

Jackie said...

Beautiful projects Karin & love the pop up inside your card! Fab work!!!

Anonymous said...

These are some perfect gift ideas! I am freezingright now---and just thinking about drinking that coffee warmed me up. GReat projects and thanks for sharing them along with your excitment.

Jessica said...

Hi Karin!!! Lovely creations and great idea for handmade christmas gifts!!

Jaspere said...

These are wonderful and so festive.

Jessy said...

WOW, what a great project. Love the festive holiday feel!! Just perfect!!

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