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Mini Espresso Treat Cups

Hi friends! I'm back again today with another creation for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  This time I decided to decorate some mini coffee cups with paints and the Coffee Please Digital Set.


During the Labor Day sales I ordered a set of Pebeo Illustrated Faith acrylic paints for $10. I've heard great things about Pebeo and couldn't pass up the price to give them a test drive. I had some mini coffee cups I bought quite a while ago to decorate but still hadn't done anything with them. After making a little template to use to cut paper covers for the cups, I thought it would be so much easier if I could just paint them. And then I thought, why not? So I pulled out some clear gesso and gave each cup a coat to prime it.  Then I just painted on orange and yellow on one cup, patting with a baby wipe here and there to remove paint.  The other one I did with two shades of blue and a bit of white mixed in to lighten it up.


I think these will be perfect for fall teacher gifts. I'm going to have the boys paint some cups and color some leaves, then fill each cup with some fleur de sel candies for their teachers.  I printed the sentiments and the leaf and pumpkin from the Coffee Please Digital Set on my laser printer, then cut with some stitched dies.  The sentiments and pumpkin are colored with copics and I painted the leaf circle with watered down acrylics. The sentiments are added to the cups with mini wooden dowels through the little breathe hole, but toothpicks would work just as well.  Quick, fun and cute! Can't wait to have an art day with the boys. :)  Might be fun to use the bring on the pumpkin spice sentiment and add in some pumpkin spice kisses, too.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you're enjoying the hop. If you'd like to play along for some of the prizes, just ink up a fall coffee/tea/or cocoa project and link it up over on the official Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop post.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Coffee Please Digital Set (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white (Neenah), marina mist (SU!)
Ink: laser printer, Copic markers, Illustrated Faith Shanna's Favorite Paint Set (Pebeo)
Accessories: Pumpkin Spice a Cup Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), 4 oz paper espresso cups (Amazon), 4 oz coffee small white lids (Amazon), stitched dies (Cottage Cutz), morning dew Nuvo drops (Tonic), glitter, mini wooden dowels (Darice), baby wipes, clear gesso, fleur de sel caramels

More Salted Caramel

Hi friends! I'm back again today with another card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  It's another fall themed card with the new Coffee Please Digital Set.



I started by printing the leaf, cup, sentiment and an enlarged version of the leaf from the Coffee Please Digital Set on my laser printer. I colored these all with copics and then die cut with circle dies and the Happiness in a Cup Die Set.  The stitched rectangle panel is stenciled with sage shadow ink and then I just layered all the papers together.


The other day I pulled out my Nuvo drops and a piece of palette paper and made a bunch of enamel dots.  Love how they turned out and I've had so much more success using them that way. I just add them to the cards with a bit of glossy accents when it's time. Here I used some of the yellow and orange  dots to accent the card.



Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you're enjoying the hop. If you'd like to play along for some of the prizes, just ink up a fall coffee/tea/or cocoa project and link it up over on the official Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop post.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Coffee Please Digital Set (Verve Stamps)
Paper: dp scraps, early espresso  and sage shadow (SU!), white (Neenah)
Ink: laser printer, sage shadow (SU!), Copic markers
Accessories: Happiness in a Cup Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), scallop trim die, stitched cricles dies, stitched rectangle die, Nuvo drops (Tonic)

Rusted Tag

Hi friends! I'm back again today with another card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I've still been having a blast with the new Coffee Please Digital Set. This time I added in a little mixed-media flair with a tag I distressed.



I found a pack of tags at Tuesday Morning the other day and I just loved the dictionary print to them and had to pick up a pack.  When I got home, I decided to pull out some distress oxides and lindy's sprays and get my fingers inky!

I first coated the tag with a very thin layer of heavy gesso, to prep it for the sprays and inks.  I splattered on some orange and yellow sprays, spritzing with water and letting it run, then heat set.  I then sponged on some distress oxides in yellow, orange and brown and spritzed and dried again.  I kept alternating between sprays and oxides until I achieved the look I wanted, then coated the whole thing with some microglaze so it wouldn't react anymore if I ended up adding more later on. I also cut a tag the same size out of chipboard and glued my rusty tag to it to give it a little more heft.


Next I printed out the salted caramel wishes and the wheat cup from the Coffee Please Digital Set on my laser printer and colored with Copics.  I stamped the wreath from Autumn Blessings in archival coffee ink and then colored with copics and cut with the Autumn Thanks Die Set.  I cut the cup with the Pumpkin Spice Die Set, then layered it all together and accented with Nuvo drops on the wreath and the whipped cream and wheat.

I had an orange polka dot leaf die cut on my desk that didn't make it on another project, so I decided to make it match my project.  I sponged on distress oxides until I got the color I wanted, then blended in some inkagold and copper rust paste to give it a little more dimension and texture. I also added some of both of these to the tag to tie it all together.


The background paper was a scrap from years gone by and I really liked the contrast with the tag, so blended some ink onto the edges, wrapped a bit of lace around the front and then splattered with some watered down coffee archival ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you're enjoying the hop. If you'd like to play along for some of the prizes, just ink up a fall coffee/tea/or cocoa project and link it up over on the official Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop post.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Coffee Please Digital SetAutumn Blessings (Verve Stamps)
Paper: dp scraps, DIY Newsprint tag (Studio Calico), white (Neenah)
Ink: laser printer, spiced marmalade, wild honey, walnut stain, antique linen  (Ranger Distress Oxides), Copic markers, Red Hot Poker Orange and Bling-y Blonde sprays (Lindy's Stamp Gang)
Accessories: Pumpkin Spice Die Set, Autumn Thanks Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), paper piercer, twine, stitched square die (Cottage Cutz), Heavy Gesso, Copper Rust Paste (Prima), Inkagold, Micro Glaze (JudiKins), lace, morning dew Nuvo drops (Tonic), paper distresser
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