Thursday, May 16, 2019

Third Thursdays Blog Hop May 2019

Welcome once again to our Third Thursdays Blog Hop! This month our theme for the hop is Make NEW Friends But Keep the OLD. Everyone on the hop will be featuring products that will be RETIRING from our catalogs on June 3, 2019 and/or NEW products from the  Stampin' Up!® 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. 

Today I am featuring one of my all-time favorite stamp sets Coffee Café. This stamp set also coordinates with the Coffee Cups Dies and sadly both will be retiring on June 3rd. I use this set a LOT!  If you like this set as much as I do, hop on over to my Stampin’ Up!® Online store to buy it while you still can. There is a link to my store at the end of this post, after the blog roll. 
I came up with a fun little treat box and matching 3” x 3” note card. The treat box holds a Starbucks® VIA Instant Vanilla Latte packet. I picked these up at my local Target. The box contains 5 packets and they are larger than the “typical” VIA packets. These measure about 6-1/4” tall, so I created a fun little custom box that fits them perfectly. Keep on reading for the measurements and instructions to assemble the box. 
To decorate the box, I also pulled out two different Designer Series Paper packs that I’m trying to showcase before they retire: Brights 6” x 6” DSP and Wood Textures DSP. Both of these paper packs are favorites of mine, especially the beloved Wood Textures, which unfortunately is already sold out. 
The Wood Textures DSP adds just a little extra interest to the coffee cup so it wasn’t just plain ol’ cardstock, but you could always add some sponged ink on the edges of cardstock to give a similar “weathered look.” 

I used the packaging of the Starbucks VIA latte packet as inspiration for the color combo but wanted a pop of something a little bit brighter to liven things up a bit. That’s where Poppy Parade came in. I almost grabbed Melon Mambo, but that would be predictable for me as pink is always my go-to color. I’m trying to branch out. Tee Hee! 

Today’s Color Combo: 

VIA Instant Latte Box Measurements/Instructions: 
  • Shaded Spruce Cardstock (for the box) - 6” x 6-1/4”
  • On shorter (6”) side, score at 1/2”, 1”, 3-1/4” and 3-3/4” 
  • On longer (6-1/4”) side, score at 1/2” (that is the bottom of the box)
  • Burnish on all score lines with a Bone Folder and cut and trim as shown in the photo above
  • Add Tear & Tape to the first 1/2” tab and also to the tab at the bottom of the box
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock - 2-1/8” x 5-3/8” 
  • Daffodil Delight Brights DSP - 2” x 5-12” 
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock - 1” x 2-3/4” (trim ends with Banner Triple Punch)
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock - Cut a 2” x 3-1/4” Rectangle Stitched Die

Here is another look at the little note card. Start with a piece of Shaded Spruce Cardstock measuring 3” x 6”, and score at 3”. The Daffodil Delight Cardstock measures 2-7/8” x 2-7/8” and the Whisper White Cardstock measures 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”. I also added another piece of Whisper White at the same measurements inside the card. 

Then I simply stamped the sentiment and added a little heart from the Corrugated Elements, which are also on the retiring list. I also added an oval from these to the coffee cup on the treat box. They just add a great little pop of texture. Then I added two little punched hearts with some Wink of Stella brushed on for sparkle. The punched heart came from the Dog Builder Punch. It’s just a really good size for little accents. 

I hope you have enjoyed the projects I shared today. Leave a comment to say hello and let me know that you stopped by. Make sure to check out all of the projects featured in our Third Thursdays Blog Hop. 

From here you will be headed to visit the wonderfully talented Susan Legits. Have a great day! 

Third Thursdays Blog Hop: 

All of the products I used are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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Have a HAPPY day today! 
-Anne Marie

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  1. Absolutely LOVE this cheerful so long tribute to this awesome set! Thanks for the inspiration, Anne Marie! xx

  2. You always come up with fantastic containers (and fun treats to put in them!) Love you friend!


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