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Coffee Lover’s Bloghop Day 6

Today I combined four different stamp sets to create this little “Coffee Mirage” scene.  I am always happy when I pull out one of my first stamp sets and use it again.  Justifies, why I just grow my huge collection and never de-stash.  Anyway,  I know that we are to combine coffee with winter as the theme for the bloghop.  So it is winter in my desert scene, but how do I show it?  By making the coffee cup look like the new Starbucks Winter Cup, that is how.

Take a look:

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Would you like a Coffee……….Bag??

I decided that I needed a  coffee break from making coffee cards and so I decided to make a coffee bag instead.

I cut the bag out on my Pazzles cutter and hadn’t even noticed the funny little closure on top.  When I went to put it together, I wondered how I was going to deal with that.  The holes were too small to thread through the coffee ribbon that I wanted to use, but to leave them there made it look like the bag had eyes.  Looking through my stash, I found Tim Holtz’ bathroom (ball chain) chain and a lock charm.  Perfect, as it signifies that a coffee gift is precious and needs to be under lock and key, so to speak.

Anyway this little bag was easy  to put together and makes an excellent stocking stuffer.  Two or three Tassimo or Keurig pods fit in the bag quite nicely.

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Supplies:  Inky Antics Coffee Time stamp set,  Tim Holtz Ball chain that will never go back into its’ original packaging, Lock charm from Beads and Plenty More, Cross Stitched Rectangles from Memory Box, Distress Markers, Xyron sticker maker. Recollections cardstock, May Arts ribbon and Scor tape