witticisms by Jess Witty

August 13, 2013

Latte Love

Hello, there!
Fun times today for the Papertrey Ink design team :)
We're kicking of the August release with a group post focused on one of this month's all new sets... Latte Love.  {Just like always, you'll find all this month's new release items at Papertrey Ink on 8/15.}


Now... there are those of you that drink coffee...
and then there's the rest of us :)

I know, I know... we're a rare breed.

I do have a daily drink of choice, though... a nice cold protein shake before and after my workout.  I drink about a gallon of water a day (true) and rarely anything else, so I can assure you, my protein shakes are delicious... definitely something to look forward to. 

So while the idea for this little Latte Love set is as a gift... wellllll... it is possible that the concept was born as a gift for myself.  What can I say?  It happens.

PTI's new Coffee Cozy dies are super sweet... just the right size for making a super cute paper coffee cup card (think gift card holder!) or a real life coffee cozy like this one.  The Coffee Cozy die comes with two pieces... I used the longer die twice for my cozy to make it a bit larger... it fits my cup just right. 

To get my cozy pieces, I just bonded a piece of vintage fabric to some of PTI's felt, then die cut it as normal - do that twice to get both pieces done.  I also jazzed it up a bit with a border of Pure Poppy felt cut with the Pinking Shears die.

I'm no expert seamstress but everything here is just a simple straight stitch.  Once the border is stitched on to the top and bottom of each cozy panel, all that's left to do is just stitch the two ends together.  I did add a little detail right before doing that... I used the new Coffee Cozy Details die to add a tiny felt heart tag...

So sweet, right?

To complete the set, I added one of PTI's small kraft coffee bags and filled it up with the emergency coffee we keep on hand for those folks who visit and need their coffee ;)

All of the tag images are from Latte Love and that little felt heart is part of the Coffee Cozy Details die collection.  Those stitched dies are worth their weight in gold, folks.  This little heart took me less than a minute to stitch up thanks to the die cut holes in the tag and in the heart.  I can see that the heart is going to be making lots of appearances...

Next up, a card to focus a little more on just the Latte Love set...

A little simple masking is all it takes to make that stacked cup image twice as tall.

I wanted to keep the feeling of the card warm so I went with a layer of cork over the card front.

Some creative trimming on the sentiment panel adds a bit of interest.  I'm totally digging the fonts in this set... the larger words have just the right almost vintage feel to me.  I love how it pairs with the smaller and more simple font of the other words. 

But wait, there's more :)
The rest of the design team is bringing you lots more Latte Love...

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
And I'll be back PDQ (that stands for "pretty darned quick" in our house... do other people say that?) with another release post for you, so until then...

{Handmade Coffee Cozy} set
Supplies not available now but available 8/15: 
Stamps - Latte Love
Die - Coffee Cozy & Coffee Cozy Details
Supplies available now:
PP - Echo Park
Ink - Dark Chocolate
Die - Tag Sale #7, Double Ended Banner Die, Pinking Shears border
Other - small kraft coffee bag, Pure Poppy felt, white DMC floss, vintage fabric, interfacing

{Perk Up Your Week} card
Supplies not available now but available 8/15: 
Stamps - Latte Love
Supplies available now:
CS - White, Orange Zest
Ink - Dark Chocolate, Orange Zest
Other - cork sheet, enamel dots


~amy~ said...

okay, wow. Love everything!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, what fabulous projects, Jess! As a fellow non-coffee drinker, it's nice to see an alternative for using this set!

Jennifer K said...

Awesome! I'm not a coffee drinker either (nor is DH) but our parents are so we too have coffee in the pantry for when they visit. I just love your cozy - so cute with the fabric over the felt.

Linda Nicholson said...

My pick me up of choice is an icy cold Cherry Coke!I'll then drink ice water all day in one of those insulated clear cups. It's nice to see a cozy done up all cute for non-coffee drinkers like me! Love the little pinked edge detail.


cards by cara said...

Love your creations!! And you just have to share your fave shake recipes with us ... come on, we wanna know! :)

conil said...

The cozy is lovely, those old fabric prints make me happy. Needless to say you hit it on the head with the "cork" card...and wha t great idea to lengthen the stack.

Grace said...

Love the creations.

bbunch said...

Great idea to double the stack of cups!

Deb said...

Love the cork...thanks for the great idea