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To create the packaging, I disassembled the original packaging and traced around it - really inventive, huh? I did tweak it a bit for my needs. I used some Kaiser Craft Lush DP and paired it with some Basic Grey and Really Rust cardstocks - both from SU. I used the Warm Happiness PTI set to create a really simple focal point. The mug was stamped using coordinating inks, cut out and layered onto some Vintage Cream (PTI) cardstock. I used my Oval Nestibilities to cut it out and inked around the edges of the stamped image with some BG ink.
Instead of making the top flap fold into the bottom flap like the original package, I created a simple belly band with the help of a scoring tool and some measuring. The belly band slides off and viola, you can get to the goods! Here is a peek of the inside - very simple. I guess I could have lined it with some DP, but I was just playing around with this one and I got it right on my first try! Sometimes when trying a new altered item or template, I have to make a few samples of it to work out the kinks. Next time, I can embellish it more, just wanted to see how it came out. The packet still holds 3 Via packets just like the original one. This packaging could hold other individually packaged mixes like Crystal Light and I think Splenda is even packaged like this too. I recently bought the Taster's Choice version like these while on vacation and it was surprisingly very good! They are probably a lot cheaper than Starbucks version and come 20 to a package, so they would be a cute and economical accompaniment to a coffe mug for a present or something of the sort!
Well, I am off to drink some coffee now! I use my Keurig Coffee maker - totally addicted to it! Maybe I need to make a Keurig Coffee Gift Set....hmmm...wheels are turning...a box that holds 2 pods and a cute card to match.....hmmmm....might be coming down the pike soon!
Have a great day!
I know Halloween is a bit away, but I am already getting in the spirit; especially after seeing the new CC Designs Halloween Stamps!! This is Halloween Birgitta. I used some Basic Grey Eerie DP along with some Kiwi Kiss and Perfect Plum (both SU) carstocks. I created the scene by masking off the top and airbrushing the bottom with YG25, YG93, & YG 97 Copic Markers. For the sky, I punched a hole in a post-it note and laid it over my background piece to create a reverse mask and airbrushed the moon with some Y17 Copic Marker. I then used the circle I punched to mask off my moon and airbrushed RV12, RV15 & RV17 for the sky. I sponged some black ink around the edges of my sky. The fence Birgitta is sitting on is a Martha Stewart border punch. (This is a great substitute for the one I have - bought it last yr) I airbrushed a doily (Wilton) with some 100 (black) Copic marker and then used it to layer my image.
I purchased the template for this cupcake here. I used the hand-cut version and it was really simple to make! I used the Miss Rosalie stamp from CC Designs. She was colored with these Copics: Skin - E000, E00, R20; Dress, Stockings & Shoes - R85, R83, R81, RV000, E42, E41, E40; Hair - E57, E55, E53, E50. I pulled out a sentiment from PTI and used my oval Nestabilities to cut it out. I pulled out some Penny Lane DP and paired it with some Vintage Cream cardstock that I distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I ran the top part of the cupcake through my Cuttleug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. The roses are from Prima and the pink one is from Wild Orchid Crafts. I used 2 different leaf punches - the rounded one being from EK Success and the other one Nellie Snellen. Here is a sideview of the card. I used the striped DP to cover the inside of the card.
Stamps - Miss Rosalie (CC Designs), sentiment (PTI)
Paper - Vintage Cream (PTI), Penny Lane DP
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For the background, I used the Spring Fence stamp. I stamped it with Staz-On on watercolor paper and used Tim Holtz Re-inkers to color it. The watercoloring is pretty new to me, so bear with me as I work on it! Tilda was stamped on Copic Paper and colored with Copics - sorry ladies, I was not brave enough to try watercoloring her too!! I had to pull out some more Basic Grey Infuse DP - I can never get enough Basic Grey!! I paired it with some Pretty in Pink & Old Olive cardstock. The sentiment is from a PTI Ltd. Edition Set. I cut the sentiment out with a Labels Trio Nestability and airbrushed it with some Copic Marker. I used my sewing machine around the DP. I added some PTI ribbon, Prima Roses, Martha Stewart Floral Lace Border punch and some leaves for embellishments.
Here is a close-up of Tilda. I used some Inkssentials Gel pen to add polka dots to her dress and some Stickles on the flowers at her feet.
Paper - Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Copic Paper, Watercolor Paper
Accessories - Inkssentials Gel Pen, Labels Trio Nestability, Stickles, Sewing Machine, PTI Ribbon, Prima Roses, Nellie Snellen Leaf Punch, ATG Gun, Scoring Tool, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Copic ABS
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