Thursday, March 15, 2012

MCT March Sneak Peek #4!


Welcome to Day 4 of the My Creative Time March Sneak Peeks!  Don't forget that you can order the new stamps in Emma's store now, which will have you receiving them in time to join our Linky Party!

I have a fun idea for you today!  As many of you know, I am a second/third grade teacher.  Well, this year I have the sweetest mom, who asked me one day what my favorite Starbucks drink is. Every once in a while, she surprises me with a mocha!  I can't tell you how much I appreciate this - it makes my day every time.  For all of you crafty moms, how about surprising your child's teacher with a Starbuck's drink dressed up in a homemade coffee sleeve?


To make my fun embellishments, I began by die cutting the "to go" cup from Emma's super fun new Coffee Break Stamp Set.  I then stamped the coordinating stamp image onto a piece of white note paper and cut out the cup portion.  I used some repositional adhesive to adhere the remaining portion of the note paper to my die cut.


I then stamped the die cut with the cute argyle pattern (one of three little backgrounds) that is included in this set.  I didn't have to worry about lining it up too carefully, since I knew the sleeve would cover where the two sections met.  Sorry I don't have a picture of what it looked like when I pulled off the note paper, but it just left the cup portion of the die cut stamped, leaving the lid and the outline blank.


Next I stamped the "to go" cup image again, this time on kraft cardstock.  I cut out just the lid and adhered it to my first die cut.  The die comes with a stitched coffee sleeve, which I used with green felt.


Of course, I had to use my favorite MCT Teeny Tag Greetings Stamp & Die Set to add a little sentiment.


I punched a hole in each die cut and used some twine to tie them to my homemade felt coffee sleeve.  To make that, I opened up a Starbucks coffee sleeve and traced it on kraft felt.  After cutting it out, I stitched along the edges and then stitched the two ends of the felt together.  It's a fun, reusable coffee sleeve that any teacher would love!

Here's a look at the entire Coffee Break stamp set.  I am in love with this one!!!


Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!
With all of our Sneak Peek Weeks, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!

***All you have to do is leave comments on our blogs.  You do NOT have to comment on every blog, BUT if you do, you will just have more chances to win!***

***Spread the word to the world about this release on Facebook and to any other connections you may have.  Let us know on the My Creative Time Facebook page that you did so!  OR, you can just tag Emma in your post.***

Emma will randomly pick and announce all winners on Friday, March 16th, during the blog hop release happening at 12:01 PST in her video!  Good luck!!!

Log onto your Facebook now and start spreading the word.  AND, don't forget to stop by My Creative Time to see awesome projects created by Emma and the rest of the design team!


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48 comments:

Cindy said...

First of all...how sweet of this Mom to suprise every now and then!! Very nice of her! :)
And now a big WOW on your project,Katie! This is SO awesome! Perfect! Looove it!! :)

Nany said...

What a cool project. I am always looking for new things to do.Thanks

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

How sweet that a mom brings you coffee!! I love this idea very cool. Love the homemade sleeve as well!!
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a fun tag! Thanks for the detailed instructions!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

jessica said...

Totally awesome!!!
Thanks for the pic tutorial as well!!
Always inspirational when I am here!!
TFS
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Sue D said...

Very cute gift idea!

girlia said...

cute idea

Kim H said...

Katie ~ my "SOUL" sister ~ LOL! Your mug seriously turned out AMAZING! First Thank You for the great tutorial! Very CLEVER idea! I LOVE the color combination together because it looks AMAZING! Then you used felt! LOVE that too! Last but not least you sewed! Seriously LOVE your whole concept for your cup!

Scrappin with the bug said...

What a great idea. Love this cup and that green is soooo pretty.

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Love that your student's mom surprised you like that and how you're paying it forward giving us the idea to do this for our teachers. Great idea! Love your custom cup sleeve.

Frank-LEE aka (SITM) said...

Love the use of the colors on this. Kraft & Felt is a great combo. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

missstamper said...

How cute and clever!

kandijo said...

Great idea love the cup. TFS

kandi_8@hotmail.com

Jessica said...

Katie,
This is the most adorable thing I think I've seen. This is such a great idea to give coffee drinkers. Thanks for sharing :)
Jessica
jrparlier@gmail.com

Annette said...

this is so adorable..and fun. Love that little tag..

Marie / Legojenta said...

That is so cute! I love the green argyle pattern on the cup =) TFS!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

What a great mom u have. AND of course your project is simply amazing.. Hugs from Ukiah
(I send u an email, did u not get it?)

CA Scrapper said...

That is fabulous!! Love the felt on the cup. Great job.

Leslie

cascrapper @ gmail dot com

Linda Kaiser said...

Love your cup. Super cute!

Linda

Cathryn said...

What a nice mom to bring you coffee! This is a great project Katie! The felt is perfect. I see you have been enjoying your sewing machine! I'm "sew" glad!!! Love and Hugs,Cathryn :)

Glora said...

Katie this is BEAUTIFUL!!! You are getting some great use out of that sewing machine and the sleeve looks beautiful. I'm SO impressed. I also love that this student's mom is so thoughtful. Beautiful job! Hugs- Glora

Cathi said...

Thank you for the detailed tutorial. Very easy to follow - I'm going to give it a try with one of my daughter's teachers. TFS

Kim's Kreations said...

Love the cute tag and sleeve. Any teacher would be proud to recieve this gift. Thanks for sharing your ideas all week.
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Scrappy Zeni said...

what a great idea! this is really good for any gift and cute!! TFS!

Alvina said...

That looks awesome, thanks for the idea!!!!

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AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow that is very sweet of the mom to do this for you. This is such a great idea. I can’t wait to make my daughters teacher day. I love to make little treats for her teachers. This is a great addition. I love the sewing sleeve you did and the felt with for the label is supper cute. I love love it. Thanks for sharing AJ!
jeria22@yahoo.com

Got2BCrafting said...

Oh my gosh.. how freakin cute it this?! I totally love this idea Katie!! My DD's 3rd grade teacher loves Chai Latte from Starbucks so maybe the next time I bring her a cup it will have one of the cute little cup sleeves! :)
Hugs,
Lori

leo229 said...

Such a beautiful project, i am sure all the hard work was not fun but the end result is great

luzoliva1@gmail.com

marg0006 said...

Nice tag.

marg0006@verizon.net

Melissa said...

Wow, love it, very creative!

mzcherub at gmail dot com

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Diana said...

Great job on your sleeve Katie! Great idea for surprising teachers!

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soccermom23 said...

I love this cup die cut!

quilt4fun2 said...

Awesome job Katie! Great job on the cup sleeve too.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

tina said...

What a nice mom. Great project idea, Katie.

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Scrappin Dhilly said...

I love that one of the parents in your class is so sweet to you. I have 3 teachers in my family and I know how hard you work, a little recognition goes a long way! I love your project, this would be perfect for my kid's teachers, they would love it! Great idea with the background stamp too!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com
www.scrappindhilly.blogspot.com

lindagk23 said...

How sweet of this Mom to surprise you with a coffee! And your project is so adorable! What a great idea for a gift for someone! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day! lindagk23ataoldotcom

Crafty Pink Butterfly said...

Love how you stamped the cup.
lbaylor77@yahoo.com

Kristi said...

Love the idea of how you stamped the cup.
kidshomelove at yahoo

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

That's so sweet of that mom to do that for you!!! This is an Awesome cup holder Katie, it's sooo clever & cute!!! TFS & for all the deets!!!
Puppy Hugs,
Wendy

wendydotroos2boys@gmaildotcon

lovemypaper said...

Great idea!

UnikeByYes said...

Katie, this is such a cute idea! And what a nice detail from that sweet mom :) Thank you for another great week of inspiration.
Have a great day!
Liz
unikebyyes{ay}yahoo{dot}com

cricutharper said...

I love this idea Katie. Thanks for sharing with us. My husband works in a school and I might have to scraplift your idea for him when Teacher appreciation week comes around.

Brenda said...

What a sweet mom to surprise you every now and then with a cup of coffee!! I love your coffee sleeve and die cup!! What a perfect little gift for someone!!

Cindy said...

WOW this is such a great idea!AWESOME job Katie!:)

Anonymous said...

I love this. Too cute.
marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com

Jess said...

Just love what you did with the invite and charm bracelet is so creative! Just love it!

Jess
http://craftingwithjes.blogspot.com/