Card Recognition

Thursday, July 5, 2012

java joy, May Arts burlap ribbons

Hello!  I've got a really special project to share today, it's my tutorial for the May Arts DT application round #2.  When I found out I made the first round I knew I wanted to do something with some of their fabulous May Arts burlap products, so I got some 1/2 inch woven burlap in kraft and red, 2 1/2 inch wired burlap and some 1 1/2 inch natural burlap stripe edge.  Grab a cup of coffee, I've got a few photos to share.


First up I inked up the Hero Arts Newspaper Print in Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage photo ink, then die cut it out with PTI Mat Stack 4 and 1 3/4th inch circle.


Once I had my frames I die cut out some PTI Warm Happiness Too cups in PTI Pure Poppy card stock and inked up the coffee mug stamp.


Next I waned to use the wired burlap as a background texture.  I measured out an inch and a half of the ribbon, cut it to size and then, b/c I can't sew to save my life, used scotch tape to adhere it to the back of my frame.  


I cut a piece of PTI kraft to 4 inch by 5 inch and embossed with the PTI linen impression plate.  I used Tim Holtz distress ink antique linen and inked all the edges and then cut the May Arts woven burlap in both red and kraft fit over the card stock.  Once again I pulled out the trusty scotch tape and adhered the ribbon to the back of the card stock.


 And there we go, three fun coffee themed cards with some fabulous May Arts burlap ribbon.


But I was having so much fun with the goodies, I couldn't stop....  so I decided to decorate a pound of some local coffee from Carolines Coffee Roasters.  I used all the same elements, but added the fabulous Verve Stamps "Better with You" sentiment and coffee rings and added a Jillibean Soup felt flower.  The burlap texture is so perfect for coffee themed projects.  Plus the "love at first sip" is perfect for the Moxie Fab World "Stamp It" love challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Challenge "tag" challenge, great for the coffee label and the gift tag below.


So, then I had to wrap it all up, so I used a basket, wrapped with May Arts Natural Burlap Stripped ribbon and added a tag.  And guess what, since it's my birthday today, I'm going to give away the whole basket of goodies.  Post a comment on this blog post and I'll draw a winner next Wednesday, July 11th (basket not included, sorry I borrowed it from work).

26 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh my. This set ranks as my favorite of yours Erin. wow! Chocolate and Cherry color combo is one of my all time favorites...and you are rocking all the May Arts goodness!! You knocked it out of the park!

Maricar said...

From a fellow java addict, this is absolutely adorable. Good luck with the May Arts DT submission!

~amy~ said...

C o f f e e. l o v e!!!!

You absolutely rocked this project in so many ways!!! I absolutely love it!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Girl....you SOOOOOOOO ROCKED THIS project!!! LOVE IT... YAY!!

Chari Moss said...

Love the burlap addition so much, really like the idea of it behind a cut opening. Nicely done, perfection for a coffee themed project.

Michelle Looi said...

HAPPIE BIRTHDAY TO YOU, ERIN!.
Love the chocolatte!

Kelly S. said...

Happy Birthday, Erin!!! How nice of you to give US presents (isn't it supposed to be the other way around? ;)) Love the burlap with the coffee theme, so perfect! That "java joy" image is COOL. Awesome die cut flowers, TOO!

Hope you have a fantastic day...always wanted a summer birthday so I could have a "pool party"...kinda hard to do in December, so ice skating parties they were!

Rose said...

happy happy birthday Erin :)

ok i am calling may arts up and demanding they add you to the DT!!!!
awesome items girlfriend :)

Carla Bonetti said...

you need to sell these somewhere in town! I love the burlap and the color scheme - really, you are an amazing being!
Happy Birthday!

Trinh said...

You have outdone yourself, Erin! Congrats on making the 2nd round; I will be shocked if you don't make the next round with awesome project. And happy, happy birthday to you!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Happy birthday, my friend! I adore what you made, and I'm sure May Arts will too...good luck!

madeforvictory.com said...

I love your blog and your work! So awesome for a coffee lover. Great job!

jen said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!
What a fantastic combo of texture! Love how well you tied it all together! :) Good luck with May Arts!!! I'm sure this will be a hit!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my gracious, Erin! I just adore these! The color palette is so warm and inviting and truly divine! And the textures... Swoon! LOVE!

Evelin said...

wow... you rocked the designs!! :) This is my first time here to your blog and I must say, coffee???? LOL... super love it! :)

Happy Birthday, hope you're having a great time celebrating :)

Lin said...

Love your coffee and burlap mix! Wishing you the best of luck on your 2nd round challenge. And thanks so much for sharing these with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

Kelly Foster said...

This is so neat!!! very creative use of the burlap!!

Maureen said...

Hi Erin! Thank you for reminding me again about this post...I meant to come over the other day to see it but was sidetracked! Sorry! Or maybe I was meant to see it today...as I love this set and used it on our anniversary card for today! LOL What a yummy tag for the coffee :) So happy you are able to use those goodies :) Gorgeous!

Auntie Bren said...

I found your blog via Holly at Caroline's Coffee. Delightful and inspiring. I've already passed you on to treasured ones.

Kristen said...

This is a very cute set!!

xo, Kristina
Sharing bloggy love from SSS challenge
Come by and see me sometime!
www.pearlgateway.com

Christina said...

These cards are adorable, and the coffee bag looks fantastic, too. I love the rustic look of the burlap!

Sandy said...

Really cute cards - and I might be stealing the coffee ideas for Christmas this year! :) Good luck on the DT competition!!

lynn said...

such great work, erin! i love the colors and burlap! i've been on vacation for 2 weeks and missed your bday--hope it was awesome:)

Charity Becker said...

your style is SIMPLY perfect!!! I'm voting for you.

Doreen said...

Hi Erin
You get my vote in the May Arts contest. You had me at "coffee." I am also a coffee addict, and love creating altered artwork with coffee themes. Sorry I missed entering the contest to win this package - it is adorable! Now following you, and hope you can visit me for a cup of coffee also!
altered-artworks.blogspot.com
Good luck in the May Arts contest.

Cath said...

Hey Erin! Thanks for linking this up to the Love Card Challenge for Stamp It! Cards Week in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)