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Thursday, March 22, 2012

LID Release: Release Week Wrap-Up

Hello!! I hope you have enjoyed all the Lil' Inker Designs new release products and posts this week!  Today the entire design team will be showcasing projects made using the new products that are already available in the Lil' Inker Designs store!  If you are following along in the hop, you should have come from my friend Amy's blog!  If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, visit the Lil' Inker Designs blog.

I saved my favorite project from this release to share with you today!  It features the Coffee Cozy dies and stamps that are phenomenal!


I created a matching gift set with a homemade coffee cozy!


For the card I cut the coffee cup and lid with the new Lil' Inker Designs (LID) dies out of cardstock.  The cozy was cut from fabric that matches the cozy I sewed.  I added a little heart button and stitched charcoal twine through the holes.  The background was made with the letterpress technique by smearing the pink ink on an embossing folder and embossing white cardstock. 


Here is a closeup of the LID goodies!  I used two of the banner/flag dies from the Flags & Tags set for the sentiment and image panel.


This is how I decorated the inside of the card.  I just stamped the coffee cup, the cozie, the steam (isn't the steam so cute!!) and the sentiment from the Coffee Cozy set.  Very simple but yet it dresses up the inside.

To complete the gift set, I sewed a coffee cozy from the same material featured on my card as I mentioned earlier.  I also made some chocolate covered spoons for the recipient to dip into her coffee for an added treat!  This would be a great Father's Day gift too...just don't use pink spoons, lol!  For the toppings I added chocolate chips, Andes mint pieces & jelly beans.  You could also add white chocolate, peppermint pieces broken up, heath candies, etc... there are so many fun possibilities!  After the chocolate was dry, I put them in bags and tied them with twine from The Twinery.


And for one more added treat I put together these little yummies!  I took caramels, pushed a craft stick into them and then coated them with melted chocolate.  I can tell you that these are so yummy in a hot drink...or straight off the stick! :)


I'm giving this gift away tonight so I hope my friend likes it!! She is an avid coffee drinker!

I hope you enjoyed this post!  I have several other cards to share with you using this set soon, so be on the look out! 

Don't forget to comment on the blogs along the way to be in the drawing to win one of the 2 prizes being given away this release!  Your next stop on the hop is to Sarah Jay's blog!

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies
Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs Coffee Cozy
Dies:  Lil' Inker Designs Coffee Cozy & Lil' Inker Designs Flags & Tags
Paper: PTI Black, White, Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist
Ink: PTI True Black, Raspberry Fizz
Other: Twinery Charcoal & Pink Sorbet Twine, Sizzix Layered Circles Embossing Folder, PTI Button, Hobby Lobby Fabric, PTI Linen Impression Plate

23 comments:

Romaine said...

What a great gift! Love that you used some of the actual cozy fabric on the card cozy as well!

Renuka said...

Lucky friend :) ... love the pink

Nancy said...

A fabulous gift set, love the letterpress background effect. Now on to the chocolate spoons-so clever. Did you use plastic spoons? If so can you dip plastic into the hot melted chocolate? What kind of chocolate did you use? I'm really lovin' this idea of yours, would be a great little pick-me-up gift for some friends of mine.
Thanks for sharing.

shescrafty said...

Love! I'm going to have to start inking up my impression plates!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

What a darling gift! Your friend is sure to enjoy it all. Love the idea to add chocolate covered spoons. And I esp like the embossed background on your card.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Love the colors, so cute and your friend is going to love it.

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

great gift idea and love the color combo! The sleeve on the cup is so cute too!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great project! Love how that letterpress techniqued background looks, and I LOVE how you matched the cozies! So clever, great gift!

wendy said...

so fabulous!...love those gifty items too very unique!

Sue D said...

Fabulous gift set! Great homemade cozy and contents and your card is awesome--I like that you used the same fabric and the letterpress technique on the background.

Sarah said...

I'm so glad you saved this project for last, Jen, because it's fabulous. The heart button on the card is what really brings it all together for me. Great job!

missstamper said...

Your friend is going to LOVE that gift! Great cozy, great card, and yummy goodies - awesome!

missstamper (at) yahoo.com

{Chrissie} said...

This is just too cute for words! I love the matching cozy!!! Such a great idea!

reeree62 said...

What a totally AWESOME post! Love everything here...coffee cozy you sewed, the card (inside & out), and the yummy sweet treats you made!!! Even the pink n black twine on the treats! heehee... FUN!

agdesigns said...

an awesome use of bold colors, So fun!!!! <3 ag

canadian_liner said...

Your matching cup/cozy and card are great! Very clever to use the die to cut fabric. Did it work well? And your letter=pressed background paper is the same semi-circle design...well done.

Mary-Anne V said...

WOW what an amazing gift...such a good idea. Thanks for sharing.

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such a fabulous gift ensemble! Love the pink =) TFS!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh my gosh I love the cozy on the first cup card and that paper is beautiful!!! I love the chocolate spoons too! Thanks so much!
Lisa

kasia c. said...

An amazing little gift!! I love that the cozy and the card have matching fabric. :)

Sandy said...

I love this cute coffee cozy set with the dies and you certainly made it look so cute and enticing! It's the perfect gift for a friend!

Amy said...

How in the world did u find an embossing folder that matches your fabric so well? It's genius!!! This gift ensemble is just so awesome and sure wish I drank coffee....LOL! Anyway, such a great thought out project!

Seleise said...

super cute gift! great ideas!