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.


  1. Oh Stephanie, this gift set is simply darling! I {heart} the polka dots, rhinestones, seam binding ... it's just perfect! Thanks for such a warm welcome and all your sweet comments too :)

  2. Wow. Love this, Stephanie!! I love the color combo and the stitching. Great project and I'm sure you are going to have a happy friend!

  3. fabulous fabulous set!! what a stunning gift idea!! so creative and gorgeous, love the colours you have used here to....thanks for all your inspiration! Hugs Juls

  4. Wow Wow WOw... Fabulous set. Love the colors/papers you selected and all the details are just gorgeous!

  5. OMG! This is just amazing, love it all and all the little details you have added! What a perfect gift for a coffee lover!

  6. This is a such a wonderful set! :) Love how it turned out! :)

  7. FABulous gift set, Stephanie! Yummy inside and out, and I LOVE how you used the rhinestones for steam from the coffee!


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