Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Enjoy a Cuppa Joe...TE Sneak Peek Day 3!...

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I am not usually a coffee drinker (I guzzle green tea by the gallon!) but I LOVE the smell of coffee. However, I know a lot of folk to whom coffee is like nectar, and a gift card to a certain monolithic mega-corporation that peddles this liquid gold is always a welcome treat. For Day 3 of this week's Taylored Expressions Release Week, I've got a fun way to package these coveted little cards using the soon-to-be released set, Enjoy! and an actual cup from the "shop on every corner." Plus, there is a totally cool coordinating die, so I can easily make enough of these to satisfy all my caffeine-addicted friends!


Now, since I don't usually drink coffee, you might ask where I got the coffee cup? Well, I DO drink hot cocoa, and the kid's hot chocolate is the perfect size for this gift packaging. A little devious hint: ask for a second cup and lid when you roder and you will have a clean cup to work with! If you are wondering what this strange photo is on the left, it's just a little strip of cardstock folded into a triangle to give your gift card something to "sit" on. Now, shall I spill the "coffee" beans? 

SPILLING THE BEANS
  1. Adhere ribbon around cup.
  2. Stamp frame, color with marker, and die-cut. Stamp sentiment. Adhere with sticky tape.
  3. Tie ribbon and adhere.
  4. Stamp coffee cup, color with marker, and adhere with foam tape.
  5. Apply liquid dimensionals.
  6. Trim 1/4 inch wide strip of cardstock; fold into triangle. Adhre to inside bottom of cup.
  7. Trim circle approx. 1/2 inch larger than diapeter of cup's lip and snip 1/2 inch in all the way around circle. Fold down flaps.
  8. Using hobby blade, cut slit in circle.
  9. Apply glue to flaps and adhere circle to cup. Insert gift card and replace lid.
BEAN NOTES
HAPPY BEANS
  • Coffee Cup & Lid (Starbucks)
I hope you enjoyed my little homage to coffee drinkers around the world. Enjoy! and the coordinating die will be available from Taylored Expressions this Thursday, November 4. For more gifty goodness, be sure to check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen and ENJOY the rest of your day!

The Baker's Dozen

17 comments:

Taylor said...

This is AMAZING! You are just so darn clever!! I love this idea and I know I'll be using it for Christmas!

Rose said...

Oh my gosh, your gift cup is a scream, very creative!!!!

Jami said...

OH.MY.GOODNESS! Super cute cute cute and oh so clever! btw - they will give you a cup if you tell them it's for a GC. I've never done anything like your amazing creation, but I have used the clear cups with tan tissue inside.

Jackie Pedro said...

Oh my word is this ever CA-YUTE, Regina!! I swear some of your girls are so CLEVER!!!

Jaclyn Miller said...

oh I love this Regina! I would be one of those compulsive folks who think coffee is life's giving nectar! This is such a cute way to package a gift card.

Karen Motz said...

This is BRILLIANT Regina!!!!!!! You're WAY too clever for words!!!!!! :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is so fabulous I cannot even stand it! AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING girlie!!

Melody said...

Love the new set and your idea is just darling!

Natalie said...

I'm going crazy with all these fabulous ideas!! Holy cow, today is just over the coffee cup top!! LOVE THIS IDEA. I have lots of these tops (new/not used!) We've purchased them at Costco (of course you don't want 1000 of them but...;-) maybe then you just might!) Thank you, thank you, thank you for this fun idea!

Kathy Martin said...

Super cute and oh so creative! Love it! :)

Melissa Sauls said...

You are a creative freaking genious!!!!! I can't get over this and am sooo happy you "spilled the beans." I DEFINITELY want to try this out. My friend has Starbucks every day and this would be PERFECT for her! Thanks girl!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh I love this!!! How awesome and clever. This would be so perfect for my Mom!!! Hugs,

Cards by Gina said...

Terrific idea! I love it and love what you did to embellish the cup and place the gift card inside. Perfect!

Lindsay said...

This is just too fun Regina! I love that it is a gift card holder, so clever!

Sandy Ang said...

Thanks for the fab tutorials !

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a fabulous way to package a gift card! Awesome!

Allison said...

This is amazing and so clever! Love the way it turned out! I may have to case this!