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Sunday, March 18, 2012

LID Release: Coffee Cozy

Welcome to the first day of the Lil' Inker Designs Release week!  Boy do we have some CUTE products in store for you!! This first set that we are showcasing today and tomorrow I was over the moon excited about!  The first time I saw it more than a month ago, I started dreaming about all the possibilities!

But first, a little business!! You should have arrived from Amy's blog if you are following the blog hop!  If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, you can visit the Lil' Inker Designs blog.  And, of course there is a giveaway!  Comment on all the blogs on the hop and you are eligible to win a $10 store credit or the Funny Bunny set that will be showcased on Wednesday and Thursday!

Ready to see today's set?  It is called Coffee Cozy and is super cute!! There are even dies to match! 



Cute!!!
Now for my projects! 

The idea for this first card was based on a picture I found on Pinterest pictured below


When I saw this I thought it needed to be a card!  So I made it one! :)


I used several of the sentiments from the set (and there are some really GREAT ones...did you see the one that said "Vitamin C"...yeah, a coffee vitamin sounds great to me!!) and placed them on a block.  Then I stamped them with white ink on the black paper to replicate the chalkboard menu from the picture.


I made a small coffee cup with the set by placing the lid down farther on the cup and then trimming off the tips of the cup that pointed up above it.  For both cups, I used a button with twine as the cozy closure to match the fabric cozies in the inspiration photo.  I made a woodgrain impression for the table.

And...who says you can only use this set for coffee!? Why not have a cup of tea or hot chocolate? 

 Thinking along those lines I wanted to use the set in an unexpected way (you know me!!). 


One of the sentiments in the set is "Spill the Beans".  How cute!  Have you ever had a friend that you just KNEW needed someone to talk to or a shoulder to cry on?  What a fun sentiment to let them know you care and it doesn't have to involve coffee at all...how about jelly beans?   


I found these clear Chinese take-out boxes cheap at our local party store.  They are perfect for dressing up and adding a fun, colorful filling!  I used the coffee cozy stamp (YES!! in chevron pattern!) as a tag and stamped the sentiment on it. It is the perfect size and even has a similar shape to the box.

Thank you for stopping by today!! Your next stop on the hop is to Sarah Jay's blog!

Be sure to visit the Lil' Inker Blog each day this week for more sneak peeks!  If you'd like to see more samples using the Coffee Cozie set, several of the design team members will have projects to share tomorrow.  Be sure to come back on Wednesday to see my next post with another fun release from Lil' Inker!  Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies
Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs Coffee Cozies
Dies:  Lil' Inker Designs Coffee Cozies
Paper: Echo Park This & That Graceful, PTI Kraft, White, Black
Ink: PTI Snow White, Palette Haystack
Other: Twinery Twine, Buttons, PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate

32 comments:

  1. I love your "chalkboard" card! Very coffee-shop looking & the bright colors are so fab! The cup sleeve does make a fun little tag:)

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  2. Amazing projects, Jen! I really love that chalkboard scene and using the sleeve as a little tag is adorable!

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  3. Wonderful ideas! Your projects are so fun with this awesome set! :)

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  4. OMGoshhh!!! Really?!?! The woodgrain counter, the chalkboard with the writing on it, your pretty little cups with the twine and buttons... all BRILLIANT! Totally in LOVE with this!!!

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  5. JEN, JEN, JEN!!!!! Ok, I can't type because my jaw is on my keyboard, LOL!!!!!! BRILLIANT! Seriously? The chalkboard card is, well....I'm speechless!!!! EEK I love what you did with your cozies and the buttons and closures. Actually, the use of pink ink for the stamping is pretty awesome too!And the JELLY BEANS!!!! HOLY MOLY! What a great idea! I am seriously blown away!

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  6. love these projects and love how you have made the bean treat holder with jellybeans, it just shows how versatile this set is! : )

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  7. So adorable, Jen! I love, love, love the "pin"speration card.

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  8. these are so fabulous, I'm loving the cups and dies.

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  9. Fantastic projects--I like the chalkboard you created and the cute tag.

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  10. OMG! I love the coffee cozies you created with the buttons, but the "spill the beans" made me giggle! thanks for sharing!

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  11. Love how you did the chalkboard design behind the cups...genius!

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  12. Oh My Goodness! The paper/quilting sleeves are too cute; very clever take on the inspiration photo.

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  13. Fabulous projects. Great idea with the blackboard and the button covers.

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  14. Love the way you think outside the box... Or outside the cup!

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  15. Wow - cool projects and very creative uses too! Love the jellybean container!

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  16. Very cute projects. Nice job with the Pinterest inspiration. I also like you atypical way of using "spill the beans." :)

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  17. Ha, love that you used actual cozied cups for inspiration- the buttons are the perfect touch for the "real" thing!

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  18. i love the jelly beans that is perfect!

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  19. Such wonderful projects! Love how you made the one cup smaller =) TFS!

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  20. OMG! Such great inspiration and thanks for showing a different way to use this awesome stamp/die set!

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  21. ooooo! you nailed your inspiration piece....so clever with the chalkboard look/feel in the background. and your spill the beans tag....CUTE!

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  22. I love the chalkboard background on the first card. What a great idea for multi-purposing the set in the second project.

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  23. Love, love, love that first card. So cute!

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  24. FABULOUS projects, Jen!!!! I especially LOVE your chalkboard card!!!! AWESOME!

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  25. Super cool card, and your tag is perfect for the sweet treat! ;o)

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  26. Jen these are adorable! You know I love these cozies! And your take on the Pinterest pic is just perfect!

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  27. Wow! Two of the cutest ideas that I've seen in a while :o)

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  28. Love your coffee cozies with the little buttons. Spill the Beans is a wonderful play on words!

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  29. Love your coffee cozies with the little buttons. Spill the Beans is a wonderful play on words!

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  30. Well your inspiration card is spot on.....love love the chalkboard look with the sentiments. I also like how you made a "smaller" coffee cup with the larger one! Too cute!

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