Ever since I got this set, Fueled By Caffeine by Our Craft Lounge, I've had in my mind some sort of coffee ticket book, box, something along those lines to create as a birthday gift for my friend. We always say we are going to get together for coffee, and life gets in the way, and before we know it, it's 3, 4, 5 months or more. Life just happens.
And ever since Sunday I've been trying to get this project done....life certainly got in the way this week. I started this project Sunday morning before heading out to Morgan's soccer game. Life took an unexpected turn when she was injured during the game. As goalkeeper, and a fearless one at that, she's had her share of bumps and bruises over the years. Nothing like this last time - 2 ER visits, a doctor's office follow-up visit, and 5 days of missed school have comprised our week due to her concussion and neck injury. 24/7, I am a mom, iykwim, nothing else matters when your child needs you.
Today, while she was sleeping in (she got some "gooder" meds yesterday) I completed the tickets and then designed the box around them.
The tickets are 1/8th of a sheet of kraft cardstock; they are 2.75" x 4.25" and have random coffee cups and a coffee pots in Memento Desert Sand ink scattered about. The coffee beans are stamped down the right side of each ticket in Versafine Vintage Sepia. I stamped the different sentiments in Versafine Onyx Black. The coffee cup medallions are stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on Prism Island Mist, circle punched, and mounted on a Prism Suede Brown Dark circle. Ticket punched corners, a strip of Dream Street patterned paper, a bit of sewing, ribbon flags and a month stamp complete each ticket.
The box was designed around the tickets. No template or directions, sorry. I just whipped out my Scor-Pal and visualized what I needed. The finished box is 6.5" x 3" x 1" with a corner rounded flap closure. The same coffee cups and coffee pots are randomly stamped all over the sheet before assembling together. I decorated the flap with Prism papers (Island Mist Med and Light, Suede Brown Dark) and a strip of another coordinated Dream Street patterned paper. A variation of the medallion from the tickets is the accent on the flap. Instead of just having the cup stamped directly onto the Island Mist cardstock, I stamped it onto kraft, added a couple Copic marker accents, trimmed it out and mounted this onto the Prism circle with a piece of dimensional foam. Sewing on the strip, "Let's Do Coffee" stamped in black, and a wide ribbon closure finish off the box.
It's a quiet weekend for us. What are your plans?