November 11, 2006

I Love You a Latte!

Here are a bunch(!!) of pics of my "I Love You a Latte" donation for my office's raffle for the Combined Federal Campaign. I was inspired by numerous stampers on splitcoaststampers to alter a box of Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino. I decided to make mine a Valentine's Day theme, hoping that the men in the office can be persuaded to buy a ticket for this and take care of Valentine's Day at the same time. According to my husband, most men will jump at the chance to buy something -- anything -- to make this holiday easier. And, I think anyone would love a "one of a kind" gift that combines chocolate and frappuccino!
I used Stampin Up's Loves Me Designer Double Sided Paper and the Sweet on You stamp set, both from the new SU Winter Mini. I really like the Sweet on You set -- 4 stamps for $11.95, and I was sold on it as soon as I saw the inverted scallop circle with "sweet" in the center. One of the things I like about Stampin Up is that the stamps fit their punches. In this case, I used the 1 and 1/4" punch for the heart and scallop and then layered them using the 1 and 3/8" punch and then popped them all up on dimensionals. Although I have the "I like it a latte" set from the Winter Mini, that sentiment didn't quite fit, so I printed out my own version. After seeing the picture, I've decided to trip the ribbons a bit -- I think they overwhelm the cute tag, which I attached with a dark brown safety pin.
If I had more time, I whip up another one of these as it was a lot of fun to make, but I'm embarrassed to say how long this took me to finish!

13 comments:

  1. Joan, I love these. Great job. I must try these out. TFS- Off to by some frappucinno - Laura

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  2. OMG...
    This is the best! What a great idea! Totally awesome, Joan! You did a great job decorating these.
    What a "yummy" gift idea! TFS!
    Rubber Hugs,
    Renee

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  3. what a great idea - saving it to my favorite gifts post on my blog!

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  4. Joan,


    This is great! You have inspired me to make one as soon as I get all of my new things. Love the colors and all of the special touches that you have added.

    Mary

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  5. Absolutely amazing. You create more in a day than I seem to accomplish in two weeks and beautifully too.

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  6. WOW -- that is fabulous. You did an awesome job -- and now I think I *must* have that set as well - the paper was already on my list ;)I haven't visited the galleries at SCS very often lately -- me thinks it is time!

    Susan

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  7. Joan,
    These are so cute. You did a fabulous job on the carrier! What a neat gift. Very nicely done!!!

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  8. Great idea for someone who likes coffee - love how you decorated the box.

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  9. could you tell me where you got the carrier to decorate??? super job! DD

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  10. Oh my goodness, these look amazing and very delicious!

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  11. Wow! This is my first visit to your blog (and it inspired me to make my own!). I am in love with your frappucinno project... I *must* copy that :) How wonderful of you to share so much of your creativity with others - it is really inspiring!

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  12. Joan, this is fabulous! I love the Valentine theme.

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  13. Joan

    Love these I need to get the template or how you covered the
    box and bottles...hope you get
    this as it was in Nov and now it's January 2007

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