Monday, June 15, 2009

A Little Caffeine to Get You Going

Welcome to the JustRite blog hop for Taylored Expressions! I have to tell you that before I started playing with my JustRite stamps I was more than a little intimidated. It all seemed so confusing looking at it online, but now that I have my own JustRite stamps I'm totally hooked! They're SO much fun to use and I'm SO glad I took the JustRite plunge! For my project today I chose A Little Caffeine Borders & Centers and I paired it with the 2" Stamper with Bonus. All my friends know I'm a coffee girl and most of them are coffee lovers too, so I decided to make a little gift set.
I started with a small Perfect Package and created my notecards to fit. The box was quick and easy to decorate because I just followed the layout on my notecards. I added some fun coffee ribbon to the front and voila! 
On the inside of the lid I created a pocket to house a gift card. The pocket ended up right under the word Starbucks and I honestly did not measure for that...it's a total fluke...a happy accident! 
Inside the box are a set of 3.5 x 3.5 inch notecards. When I received my Caffeine Border & Centers I was really pleased with the size of the images. I know, I know, it says it right on the package, they're 2 inches, but I'm a visual person...giggle! 
I stamped the borders onto teal and orange Prism cardstock with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and cut them out with circle Nestabilities. I layered those onto a scallop of chocolate. Next I stamped the centers with Memento Rich Cocoa again onto Choice Snow White and cut them out with circle Nestabilities. I coloured the images with copics and attached them with Foam Tape for dimension. The patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow collection. I sewed the squares to some chocolate with my Janome Sew Mini then attached everything to a Choice Snow White card base. I love my little project and now I have to find JusttheRite person to give it to! giggle!!!  :)

Let's go see what the other talented ladies on the JustRite hop have created.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

16 comments:

Donna Baker said...

Karen, this is SO awesome!! As a coffee lover, you have sure captured the essence of all things CAFFEINE! Love it packaged in the perfect package too! You're so awesome!

Karen Giron said...

So cute, Karen! Love this little set - and that twill is so much fun! I love happy accidents too! How funny.

Nancy said...

Make it a Grande!!

Sankari W. said...

This is sooooo lovely Karen! What an absolutely lOVELY gift set!!! I love the way you decorated this and love that happy accident!! Each of the note cards are SO adorable and I love stitching, the colors, the layout, the papers, the scalloped borders, wow!!! you rocked it! (and if you need a Just-Rite person - I am jumping up and down over here!!!)
Sending you big hugs!!
Sankari :)

Jami said...

I seriously love this little set! What a special way to present a Starbuck's card. It would be so awesome to have some of these made up waiting for JusttheRite person or occassion to come along ;)

Oh and I've been using JustRite stamps for quite awhile and I still find it intimidating to figure out when new stuff comes out. LOL!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

What a fabulous gift set! Lovin' this coffee set more and more!

Dana White said...

I think I need to go to 'buckies today - this is fantastic!!!

Sonia said...

So pretty!! Love your gift set!

Leslie said...

What a cute project! Almost makes me want to try coffee but think I'll stick with my tea :)

Miche said...

I'm drinking my starbucks..as I write...and yes it is a grande. What a fantastic gift idea!!

Julia Aston said...

What a great gift card box Karen! I love the colors of the DP's and the fun Just Rite stamps - fun stamping on the ribbon!

Emily said...

OMG Karen! What a cute project you have here! That stamp set is sooooo great for coffee lovers and how clever to add the slot for the gift card. I love that ribbon you added too, where did you get it?

april said...

Awesome and just so super cute!!! Love the little notecards!!!

Ann Kranitz said...

Everything about this is fun fun fun!!! I love it. Darn you, not only am I falling for those cupcakes but now everything else in Taylors store.

chercroppin said...

Oh my, I LOVE these....great job!

Brenda said...

Fabulous set, I love it!! TFS