Monday, August 12, 2013

Coffee Cozy and Coffee Cozy Detail Dies Day 3

Here I am, back for more for Papertrey Ink's August release countdown. Today I'm going to focus on using just the Coffee Cozy Detail Collection dies. So many possibilities with these. I could create for a month and cover it all. I'm pacing myself and showing two projects today. I'm sure once we see everybody's release post on the 15th, new ideas will be spotted. I know with some of my release cards, I've put the dies to use in other ways too.

I've heard a good deal of buzz about whether or not the Coffee Cozy Detail Collection dies work on my Clever Barrette Covers. You bet they do! Here I've created a Halloween version using the stars, the Boutique Accessory Card dies, Boutique Accessory Stamps, and dies from the Mega Halloween Sweets and Treats Collection. Just add some bat wings and you've got a whole new look.

Here's a close up of my star. I stitched two of them together and added some Poly-fil in between, so they are super puffy. They are the most adorable little things. I want to make a whole jar of them just for display. And the hearts would be adorable for Valentine's.

For making puffy stars, stitch two stars cut from the Coffee Cozy Details Collection dies 2/3's of the way around and stuff with the Poly-fil, using a handle of a spoon to get it in there. Then just stitch up the rest of the way. After your Clever Barrette Covers are sewn, attach stars with hot glue.

I found the most appropriate little accent sentiment for the Boutique Accessory Card on Spooky Sweets II. The last line of one of the stacked sentiments is "spooktacular sweetness". With just a little masking, you can add this sweet little line to your Halloween barrette presentation. So adorable.

Next up, I created a gift bag using a muslin sack from the store. This is a great chance to see all three shapes from the Coffee Cozy Detail Collection lined up together. I cut each shape out of felt and stitched into place on the muslin. I didn't need to use the "hole dies" because the muslin was easy enough to push a needle through. The holes in the shapes themselves kept me on track making those nice, even stitches.

I said previously that these little felt projects are great to do as "busy work" when you are waiting, watching television, or in my case, supervising children. I sat in the armchair in the playroom and kept an eye on the baby while making this little project. He was happy, I was happy. I can't stamp under the same conditions, so it is nice to do something hobby related while being present and "on duty" in a different situation.

A close up of all this stitched felt goodness. Ahhhhh...makes me so happy to be crafty like this without a lot of stress. So very easy and the payoff is huge. Seriously, how cute is this bag?

That's it for me today. Looks like the Coffee Cozy and Coffee Cozy Detail Dies will be making a splash for a group post over the next few days. So excited!

More PTI inspiration today:

Nichole Heady
Dawn McVey
Lizzie Jones
Maile Belles
Heather Nichols
Melissa Bickford
Ashley Newell


Halloween Barrettes
Stamps: Spooky Sweets II, Boutique Accessories
Dies: Clever Barrette Covers, Boutique Accessory Card, Coffee Cozy Details Collection, Mega Halloween Sweets and Treats
Orange Zest Simple Stripe Patterned Paper
True Black and Orange Zest Felt

Merry and Bright Bag
Stamps: Tremendous Trees
Dies: Coffee Cozy Details, Tremendous Tags
Kraft Simple Stripe Patterned Paper
Raspberry Fizz, Limeade Ice, and Harvest Gold Felt
Muslin Bag


  1. Wow Erin! What a huge month for you! First the wonderful barrettes, now this coffee cozy and details dies! I just love working with felt and these detail dies are awesome! I can see using them on all kinds of projects - like pincushions, tags, little penny rugs, etc. Only problem is - we need MORE shapes! I hope they are scheduled for the future. I know - never enough - but these are a great start! Thanks so much for these innovative products!

  2. Love this Erin! Always looking for new ideas to use on the barrettes! Too cute!

  3. Loving all of the felt goodness!!!

  4. These barrettes are adorable! If only they had been around 12 years ago (I've got teenage girls now). Great projects -- looking forward to the release!

  5. Love the inspiration for Fall and Halloween!

  6. OK Now! My sweet niece is getting those barrettes for a little back-to-school gift!

  7. How cute are those barrettes and the felt embellies! Lovin all of these sweet ideas, Erin :)

  8. Adorable projects my dear! So cute!

  9. CUTE! CUTE! CUTE!!!!!!!!:) LOVE it when you use felt &/or material in your projects!!:)

  10. SO CUTE!! Love the idea of using the stars!

  11. Your die creations are so GENIUS, Erin!! As much as I loved the Boutique Cards & Barrettes from several months ago, is how much I love this coffee cozy & details dies! Super cute, so versatile and just perfect for that handmade gift which doesn't take weeks to create but really packs a punch. Just perfect! Can't wait to get them! :)

  12. Love the Boutique card and the barrettes. You can do so much with them. I love your idea. Thank you.

  13. Just when I thought that the coffee cosy was a set I didn't "need"...along you come with you big ideas and prove me wrong!
    Thank you for all your ideas, Di

  14. Love these! These barrettes are the favorite project yet! I love the packaging, too - the bat wings, spooktacular sweetness..I love it all.

  15. I need to dig out my felt. Thanks for all of the ideas.