Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My Time Made Easy - Pinch Me!

Pinch Me! is what I said when I was asked to be on the My Time Made Easy design team! But that's not why I put that in my title. Pinch Me! is the name of another new template being released this month by Lauren Meader. The is the last of FIVE templates released this month!

It's a cute little bag that can be presented in two different ways. I believe Lauren created hers to look like a pumpkin. I "pinched in" the sides and created a bag that reminded me of a bag that you would put ground coffee in. Here's what I did.When my husband and I went to Costa Rica, we were trying to find souvenirs to bring home. Someone at the hotel suggested Costa Rican coffee from a little coffee shop around the corner from the hotel. We just laughed because we don't drink coffee, but our parents do, and it never even occured to us to buy some coffee for them from a place that grows the coffee beans and is noted for their coffee! It was a "duh" moment, for sure!

Anyway, the bag of coffee they gave to us reminded me of this Pinch Me! template, so I printed out this digital paper from the Coffee Beans collection and used it for the template. I love the chocolate paired with the pink. The ribbon was a happy find in my ribbon drawer because it was the perfect width for the little notches in the side of the template. I added the "just for you" sentiment from the previously released Well Preserved stamp set and the coffee beans from the Fancy A Cuppa? stamp set to create a tag cut from a Spellbinder die. What I intended to put inside the bag were chocolate covered coffee beans, but I didn't get to the store, so just pretend you see them in there!

For the card, I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch, but flipped the flower to the other side. I stamped the cup from Fancy a Cuppa? onto white cardstock in Memento Espresso (how appropriate) ink and the checkered design (from the same set) in Pretty in Pink . I added star dust stickles to the pink checks. The flower was created using a new die from Tim Holtz called Paper Rosette. It's so cool! No more scoring the paper because it's all done for you with the die. I used the Coffee Beans digital paper for the flower as well. I added a blinged up flower, some ribbon, and the sentiment from Grab a Cup sentiment set and was good to go! It's hard to see on the coffee bean digital paper when it's cut up, but the beans create the shape of the cup! Pretty nifty design!

The entire design team is showing off this template and some other cards using the new stamp sets, so make sure you stop by to see what they've created! You can either check out my sidebar or go to Lauren's blog where she'll have all the links.

I hope you enjoyed our release this month! I've had such a fun time with all the templates! They have super easy and fast to create....something we all love! Thanks for stopping in today! I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak for Paper Makeup Stamps new October release! Hope to see you then!

Stamps: Grab a Cuppa sentiment set, Fancy a Cuppa?, Well Preserved (MTME)
Paper: Neenah white, pretty in pink, chocolate chip, Coffee Beans digital paper (MTME)

Ink: Memento Espresso, pretty in pink
Template: Pinch Me!
Accessories: Nesties, paper rosette die (Tim Holtz), ribbon, flower bling, star dust stickles, dimensionals



Amy said...

Darling! I love the way the coffee bean pattern almost looks like leopard print!

Debbie said...

What an absolutely adorable gift set! I {heart} how you used the Coffee Beans digi paper to create your project -- so cute :)

Monique said...

Another great gift set Lisa!! I love your pleated flower So cute!!

Anonymous said...

Very cute Lisa! Love that "flower burst" at the top of the card. What a fun Coffee gift set!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

OMGosh, the coffee-bean paper is PERFECT for the bag, Lisa! Super cute!

Noreen said...

I like the coffee beans on the flower!

Unknown said...

Just darling, Lisa! LOVE the pleated flower!

Unknown said...

Love that paper :) Great use of it! I remember when I didn't drink coffee...I NEVER would of thought to give it as a gift, honestly. Now that I've been on the dark side for a while, I know how many LIVE on it - lol. Great packaging Lisa!

AKiteFlier said...

Ohh la la Lisa - love it and I especially love the espresso beans you put in here (LOL)!!! Great job

Anne Tussing said...

Super cute set and design! I love your card and your little bag:)

Michele (mitchygitchygoomy) said...

Hey, Lisa!! We did the fabulous coffee plantation tour in Costa Rica and I even sampled the AMAZING ice cap they served up tho' I too am not a coffee drinker. I have an 8 cup perk for when company comes but it sits tucked away otherwise. We brought home coffee gifts as well, but I didn't have it so beautifully packaged as this adorable bag you fashioned. Great papers and colors. What a fun template.

Kristin Eberline said...

OMG, I cannot believe how AWESOME you made my paper look!!!! I never even considered using it to make one of the templates, but now I am itching to do just that! It's perfect for the bag!!! LOVE how it looks on your card as well. NICE NICE work, girlie! You are amazing ♥


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