Sunday, October 3, 2010

MTME Fancy a Cuppa? and To Go!

Hello! Today, Lauren, Catherine, Tracey, Debbie and I have more My Time Made Easy projects to show you from the October release. Debbie has been our October Guest Designer, but Lauren recently announced that she is now a permanent designer on the MTME team.. Welcome, Debbie!).

Today I have a gift set using two new templates, Fancy a Cuppa? © and To Go! ©. When I first saw the templates, I knew that I would be making this for a coffee loving friend! I went looking for some goodies to fill it with and first found some Starbuck's caramel coffee, so I decided to go with the caramel theme -- Werther's chewy caramels and caramel chocolates plus some Ghiradelli dark chocolate and caramel squares.. yum-O!

Fancy a Cuppa? © is the carrier.. The base is Dark Chocolate cardstock. The front and inside back is decorated with Kristin's Cafe Text digi paper (from the All Steamed Up © paper collection). Below I removed the bag of coffee and the cup of chocolates -- you can see more candy in the back.. this little carrier holds A LOT!

Below is a look at the carrier empty. Inside I added the optional divider.

And here's a closer look at the details. I added stitching around my decorative layers and added a label in the front. "Just expressing my thanks" is from Grab a Cup Sentiments ©. I stamped onto white cardstock and cut out with a Spellbinder's ribbon tag. I sponged some pink ink while it was still in the die. I popped that onto a Dark Chocolate scalloped oval. The labels are tied around the carrier with some dyed seam binding ribbon.

And now for a closer look at To Go! ©. Your eyes do not deceive you.. To Go! © is the cup, entirely made from cardstock (and even made to fit those to-go coffee lids). The template even comes with the warmer band. I put a layer of Cafe Dots (also from All Steamed Up ©) over my Dark Chocolate cardstock and stitched both layers directly onto the cup so I don't have to worry about it coming off. The round label and sentiment (reads "May this warm your heart and soul") are from Catherine's set, Fancy a Cuppa? Add On © and the coffee beans are from Fancy a Cuppa? ©.

Finally, here's a closer look at the accompanying card. I used scraps from my project, made a duplicate of the round tag and popped it onto the big coffee cup (from Fancy a Cuppa? ©). A little stitching, pearls and a rhinestone flourish (for steam) finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow for MTME final group post day!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Fancy a Cuppa? ©, Fancy a Cuppa? Add On ©, Grab A Cup Sentiments © (MTME)
Paper: White Linen (Couture), Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink), All Steamed Up © digital paper collection (MTME)
Ink: Memento Angel Pink, Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Fancy a Cuppa? and To Go! templates (MTME), Scalloped Petite Oval and Scalloped Standard Circle Nestabilities, Ribbon Tags Shapeabilities (Spellbinders); Circle punch, Scalloped Scallop border punch (EK Success), Chocolate pearls (Kaisercraft), Rhinestone flourish, Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Seam binding ribbon, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.