Hello Crafty Friends!
Are you ready for a month of coffee, tea and craft?
Lolly kicks the month off with a beautiful caffeinated tag. I totally need one of these for the coffee making corner of my kitchen!!
Hello, everyone! I am sooo excited to be returning in the month of June for this "Coffee and Friends" theme. Grab a cuppa coffee and look at this fun craft. I have this really cool jumbo tag set (ten inches long!) in my stash and thought it would be a perfect "canvas" for my project. And guess what? Aunty Vera has them in her shop! You can pick up your very own HERE.
They are made of super thick chipboard. If you need an alternative, glue a couple of cereal boxes together and cut them out.
I chose the paper you see in the background as my base for the tag. I love the intense color on that Bo Bunny paper!
I cut out a piece of the card stock and punched a 3/4" hole in the top. Then I glued the card stock onto the tag with Mod Podge.
I let that dry for about an hour, and then I borrowed Suzanne's idea to sand off the excess paper. This is nice sturdy card stock, so it took awhile.
How cute are these stamps? I knew I wanted to use them a lot this month, so I stamped them out on marker-friendly card stock using the Lawn Fawn ink pad I got from Aunty Vera.
I also stamped out the little circle icon onto the other Bo Bunny card stock. Although it's not technically "marker-friendly" it did great with the marker application!
If you use Copics, you'll want to know that the browns I used were E13, E25, and E27. I also shaded the cup with C1 and T2.
I ADORE the splash stencil in the kit. I got a little crazy and didn't get a clean coverage (my bad!). I tinted the paste in the kit with some brown acrylic paint, applied it over the stencil, and it really does look like coffee spilled! Some white highlights added some shine to the "spill".
How about some Scrabble tiles? The letters B-R-E-W are perfect here!
Yes, this cute little cup has a lid, but you know, when they tip, they spill, right? These drops are perfect!
I distressed one of the kit flowers since it was too bright. Then I took a page out of my dictionary (the COFFEE definition, of course!) and scanned it into my computer and printed it off. Then I cut out the scanned version so that my original page is intact. After more distressing, I added it and some trim and a coffee die cut (gold gitter foam) to the right top.
One of my favorite embellishments is this adorable tiny scoop! My friend travels and brings me back some sweet souvenirs. She recently even got to visit Vera herself! On one particular trip, my friend brought me a bag of paprika with this adorable tiny scoop. Wellllll, who needs a paprika scoop when you can have a mini coffee scoop?
I dried the coffee a bit in my toaster oven then glued the beans onto the scoop with E6000.
Once dry, I gave the beans a generous coat of Mod Podge to help seal them.
You can see that there are more elements there, plus I glued coffee beans directly onto the tag. It's hard to see them in this photo, though.
I love this project, and the secondary benefit is that my craft room smelled delicious! I almost wanted to eat my tag! You can see the tutorial HERE.
Believe me, you are going to want to pick up this kit while you can! The kit is available HERE.
Thank you for playing along and having fun with me!