July 15, 2013

A Little Coffee Treat

Happy Monday! I have a lot of rambling thoughts going through my brain... I think that's what happens when I'm on summer vacation. Around here, most days, hubby goes to work at 3 AM, which means I'm on puppy snuggle duty until he gets home. Sometimes he's extra thoughtful and comes home with a special treat from Starbucks - my favorite way to start the day!

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!

Nicole from Making it Lovely recently posted about What Your Coffee Says About You and I had to share. What is says about me is so true... You know, my brother recently wrote a term paper that included my love for ice cream :) and how I need to cut back - WHAT?! Thank goodness it was mostly fictional.

So what about you? What does YOUR coffee say about you? :)


  1. Just like a good cup of coffee. Not to strong but with flavored creamer. Really liked your card.

  2. Thank you for sharing the Starbuck's cup idea and your adorable card. Hope your principal liked her gift.
    Jill G.