Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Hello everyone! I wound up with quite the snow day here, which means I was finally able to do some catching up. This is my first of THREE projects I'll be sharing for the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!
And let me offer a huge THANK YOU to all of these companies that are donating some amazing prizes:

17 Turtles:  $15 Store Gift Card
A Muse Studio/Chris Franco:  Cup of Good Cheer stamp set
Add a Little Dazzle:  $25 Store Gift Card
Butterfly Reflections Ink:  Prima Coffee Break
Color Cast Designs:  Coffee Lovers kit
Create a Smile:  Monster Party stamp set
Hero Arts:  A Little & Today's Special stamps/Cup 'O Joe Shadow ink
Kraftin' Kimmie:  $25 Store Gift Card
Kreative Kymona:  Fancy Mug Giveaway
Latina Crafter:  Cafe Wood Veneers + $25 Store Gift Card
Neat & Tangled:  Warm Wishes stamp set
Newton's Nook:  $15 Store Gift Card
Paper Smooches:  $25  Store Gift Card
Pickled Potpourri:  $7 Store Gift Card
Poppystamps:  Tea Cup Stack Die
Reverse Confetti:  $15 Store Gift Card
Stamp Academy:  2 classes
Stampin' Up/Veronica Zalis:  $20 Store Gift Card
STAMPlorations:  $10 Store Gift Card
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:  Coffee Cup Prize Pack
SugarPea Designs:  $20 Store Gift Card
Sweet 'n Sassy:  Pick Me Up Clear stamp & die set
The Alley Way Stamps:  Tea Par-tea stamp set
Two Paper Divas:  Your Warm My Heart stamp set
Verve Stamps:  $25
Whole Wild World:  Coffee before Talkee mug
●●Sponsorship prizes are eligible via random draw from linked hop participants only●●

Ok, now that we have the fine print out of the way, onto my first project!

Oh yes, yet another adorable 4 oz coffee cup full of treats and a gift card holder! But can you tell what it's made from?

I painted a Starbucks coffee sleeve with Picket Fence Distress Paint and used the Hero Arts Deco Pattern Stencil with some Distress Inks to create a fun background. A few snowflakes heat embossed with white powder and a holiday sentiment finished it all off! To keep the gift card from falling out, I glued the bottom of the sleeve together. The corrugated cardboard gives the whole thing such a fun texture!

The cup is just fun; I used a pattern I found online for the wrapper, then used my scallop punch and circle punch to make the topper. The stamps are from my oldest stamp set; the Fiskars coffee one. The red Tombow Adhesive works best for making sure these stay together!

Now then, who's been a good little crafter this year and wants a caffeinated treat? I'm giving away some caffeinated goodies of my own from the Prima Coffee Break collection! Just enter via the Rafflecopter tool below - you have until Sunday, December 14th to do so!

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Happy Crafting!


  1. Cute project! So glad you hopped along! Merry Christmas!

  2. Love the cup and the coffee sleeve. TFS

  3. See, that snow day sure came in handy to get these little delights done Jen! Love the painted sleeve. Glad to see you hopped on!

  4. Nice project. Happy Snow Day!!! I so wish I could have some snow. All I've had for DAYS is rain! GRRR

  5. I adore these mini coffee cups SO CUTE

  6. Adorable projects. Loving the embossed snowflakes on that coffee cozy. Just as a heads up I'm not sure your youtube channel link is right but I still found ya. :)
    bexcruger at gmail dot com

  7. i just love these mini coffee cups, so cute

  8. sooo dang cute, love the mini cup!!!

  9. SUPER sweet and cute!! ........I have some blog candy on my blog !!

  10. Ooohhh so sweet and cute love it, TFS.

  11. Yay for the sweet 4 oz cups! awesome and I love your altered sleeve!
    Thanks for linking up to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

  12. Love the idea of the sleeves for gift cards. I grabbed a few some time ago, but didnt know what I'd do with them. I do now! Thanks

  13. Awesome job, I did a sleeve too! Love your colors!!

  14. You da man! Rockin it as usual. Love your upcycled sleeve! I'll have to try that..hugs. Terri

  15. Very nice tag idea! Love the decoration of a coffee cup!

  16. Love these! I really like how you used the coffee sleeve to make the gift card holder.

  17. I love how you transformed the coffee sleeve into a GC holder! Such a great project!

  18. That coffee sleeve turned out beautifully and how clever to turn it into a gift card holder.

  19. Awesome projects, couldn't get the youtube link to copy correctly to subscribe though...TFS, thanks for the opportunity to win such wonderful blog candy...nance459 at

  20. Jen, this is adorable. So creative to use the coffee sleeve to make a holder. Great job my friend!!!

  21. What a fun little altered coffee cup and I love how you turned the sleeve into a gift card holder!

  22. Cute coffee card, Jennifer, Love the gift card idea! Happy Holidays!

  23. LOVE it. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    dmcardmaker {at}AOL}{dot}{COM}

  24. Love the nicely decorated To-Go cup and gift card idea, Jennifer!

  25. Fabulous project and upcycling! Thank you for sharing :)
    Love you to stop by my blog for a chance at my blog candy if you haven't already

  26. super super cute!!! I LOOOOVE that you repurposed the starbucks cup holder!! ha ha!! and that cup is so cute and fun!!


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