December 23, 2008

Mmmmmm.....Coffee....

Hi there all! It's been a while, but I'm still here. Busy getting ready for Santa on Thursday. How are your holiday plans coming along??

I saw this great tutorial on SCS the other day for a K-Cup box. What's a K-Cup?? *shock* You mean, you DON'T know??

I have a Keurig single cup coffee brewer, thanks to my friend Paulette, and some additional, enabling, ahem, I mean gentle prodding, I broke down and bought one. Well - I LOVE my KEURIG!!! It makes a fabulous cup of coffee, and there's no more arguing who has to clean the pot, etc. etc. One cup at a time, means I can have a flavor, when my husband wants regular...no more throwing out a half a pot of nasty old coffee...

Now - I can tell you until I'm blue in the face about how awesome these babies are, but did you know, there's even a thread on SCS dedicated to them?? I dare you to count the number of new machines purchased since the start of that thread...

ok - sorry - back to the whole reason I am here!! A friend at work was very sweet and gave me a gift certificate to Green Mountain Coffee Roasters...mmmm. So I figured I'd make her a cute thank you - since she has a Keurig too. I put this adorable little box together, all design credit goes to Bevmom on SCS, I can't thank her enough!! This is perfect!

I am able to share some different flavors with her - and display it in an oh so super cute way!

The box is made from Real red CS, the lid is layered with Ripe Avocado from PTI, and their holiday collection papers. The sentiment and mug of coffee is from Gina K's set, My Cuppa Joe,
I think this may be my new favorite Coffee Set! The mug was colored in with my Copics, and the froth was done with white liquid applique.

Here's a view of the inside of the box - a layer with holes cut out to hold the K-Cups in place, then another insert with an acetate window tops it off. All secured closed with some Ripa Avacado satin ribbon.

Do you have a favorite flavor or kind of coffee??? Or how about a coffee drink? I've been enjoying an occasional Peppermint mocha from Starbucks, but if I'm home, lately I've been enjoying a plain nutty roast...mmmmm.

4 comments:

Heather said...

This box is awesome! What a cute gift idea!
I'm a starbucks addict..love their chai latte and their peppermint mocha!
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Nicole Ireland said...

OMG!! I love it!!
That is super cute!! Gotta make some of these badboys!! :)
Thanks for sharing!!

Lauren (mytime) said...

OH! I love these! THanks for the plug girl. Your work is top notch . They came out awesome. I love your coffee box too! Way too cute :D My favorite coffee......hmmmm. I love the Gloria Jeans K cups-there is a mudslide that is YUMO! But all of them rock

Debbi said...

You did an awesome job on this Tracey! I haven't tried one yet, but I just might one of these days.