The biggest news around here is that my principal at my elementary school was transferred to another school. Today, we're attending a luncheon in her honor. I'm pretty sure there are going to be a lot of tears! My friend, Rebecca and I have been racking our brains trying to think of the perfect gift for her. We found this awesome idea through Pinterest and thought it was perfect since she shares a love for Starbucks as well. I just worked a little computer magic to adjust a few things and make it more fitting for a principal. We also wanted it to be a little more permanent, so I made it to fit in one of those "design your own" travel mugs. I think it turned out pretty awesome, if I may say so... I kind of want one for myself!
We stuffed the bag with her favorite K-cups. And of course, I had to make a card to go with the gift...
This one stumped me for a bit, as I tried to figure out exactly what I wanted... The coffee cup was a no brainer. I used the Dotty Biscotti paper from PTI and cut out a tall trapezoid for the mug and pieced together some Very Vanilla card stock for the lid. I ran some Early Espresso card stock through my crimper to make a "cardboard" sleeve. I dug through some of my new DSP and found this adorable number print from Birthday Basics. Perfect-o! I matted it with some Gumball Green and added a strip of the new Burlap ribbon. Divine! I created the sentiment on the computer using a couple of fun fonts - Ostrich Sans Round and Janda Stylish Script. I used one of my PTI dies for the frame and added a few chevron stripes using the new Chevron Border die, then cut them down a bit so they weren't so gargantuan on my card. I felt like the arrows needed to point to something, so I added a Raspberry Ripple heart. Love!
Here's a close up of that fabulous texture!
So what about you? What does YOUR coffee say about you? :)