For my coffee cozy today, I ironed Heat-N-Bond onto some brown polka dot fabric. This allowed me to fuse it directly onto the felt of my Terracotta Tile felt coffee cozy that is cut with the Coffee Cozy Collection dies. Today I choose to sew three buttons in tones of Blueberry Sky, Limeade Ice, and Terracotta Tile into my coffee cozy. Easy and done in a flash.
In the interest of full disclosure concerning the fabric covered cozy, I made the large size cozy using two cuts of the large sized halves of Coffee Cozy Collection dies. (See video if you have any questions on this.) I wanted to fit this on a Copco coffee tumbler, which requires the larger sized coffee cozy. Because of the fabric and the Heat-N-Bond, the cozy did not have as much stretch as it would if just made out of felt. It was a tighter fit on the mug. I had to turn the mug upside down and wiggle it a bit. So, you might want to factor this in if you plan on making this version.
Obviously, I got it to fit over the tumbler. I just wouldn't recommend making the attempt if the tumbler was full of coffee. You'd have a big ol' mess on your hands.
I suspect over time, especially if you make this ahead and let it sit there on the tumbler for a week or so, it will stretch out a bit. Might not be a problem at that point.
Or alternatively, forgo the handstitching and use a sewing machine to join the sides. This would allow you to make the overlap on the two sides smaller, therefore making the cozy bigger just a wee bit. Just a thought.
And how about a card featuring just Latte Love? Funny story. We were asked to pick an individual sentiment from this set to use. I choose "Never underestimate the power of being properly caffeinated". Truer words never spoken. When Nichole needed me to work on some files at the last minute, I got up very early (I have three kids, this is the only way this stuff gets done around here) to finish it up. When sending her the new files, I quoted this sentiment back to her. AMEN! Needless to say it really spoke to me.
I utilized a simple spotlighting techique with that lovely stack of coffee mugs. I stamped it on the background and then on my white sentiment mat, cut with Limitless Layers Ovals. Easy and cute.
The card is trimmed to a 5.5x4 inch size so I could hang off two little heart tags from the Coffee Cozy Detail Collection dies and still fit in an A2 envelope. These little babies are very handy.
That's it for me today. I'm going to go caffeinate myself further and get going on the day. Hope you enjoyed the inspiration. If you are looking for more, click on over the blogs listed below. And remember, all the products being featured today can be purchased on August 15th at www.papertreyink.com.
Ashley Cannon Newell
Dies: Coffee Cozy Collection
Felt: Terracotta Tile
Buttons: Limeade Ice, Terracotta Tile, and Blueberry Sky
Dies: Tag Sale #7
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Limeade Ice, Terracotta Tile, and Blueberry Sky
Stamp: Latte Love, Heart-2-Heart #1
Terracotta Tile Satin Ribbon
Blueberry Sky Button
Classic Kraft and Dark Chocolate Ink
Properly Caffeinated Card
Stamp: Latte Love
Cardstock: Aqua Mist and Smokey Shadow
Patterned Paper: Smokey Shadow Simple Stripe
Dies: Limitless Layers Ovals 2 1/4", Coffee Cozy Details Collection
Ink: Aqua Mist, Smokey Shadow, and Hawaiian Shores