Wednesday, October 20, 2010

MyGrafico #71 - Embossing

cappumixcopy This week at MyGrafico we were to emboss. Any type of embossing or embossed items; like embossed papers, embossing with stamps, embossed elements, dry embossing etc.  We used Breakfast Clip Art by JD Digi Design & Falling for Autumn Paper Pack by Cupcake Cuties.

Christmas is only 9 1/2 weeks away so it’s time to start thinking of gifts. I love to give home made gifts and seeing the coffee cup image in the Breakfast Clip Art set gave me an idea.  Cappuccino Mix!

So I found a Cappuccino recipe and made up the mix (and of course had a cup to keep the creative juices flowing). I then printed out the directions on how to use the mix. Using Spellbinder’s Scallop & Standard Circle nesties, I cut out the directions, coffee cup and the layers, made sure I embossed them. Used Martha Stewart border punch for my trim. The design paper is from the Falling Autumn Paper Pack. The coffee cup is attached with dimensions.

Here is a look at the lid:

And here is the recipe so you can make your own Cappuccino Mix:

Cappuccino Mix

1 cup instant non-dairy coffee creamer
1 cup instant chocolate drink mix
2/3 cup instant coffee crystals,
    regular or decaffeinated  (I used 1 cup)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Combine creamer, drink mix, coffee crystals, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, and mix well. Store in airtight container. (can leave out spices, can use flavored non dairy coffee creamer)

Makes 3 cups dry mix, 15 servings.

To prepare one serving, add 3 tablespoons mix to 6 ounces of hot water and stir well.

My project is also entered in the following challenges:

Gingerloft – Winter (winter means drinking warm stuff all day long!)
StampInsanity #31 – Creative ways to use die cuts 
Craftalicious Challenges #10 – Anything Goes
Wee  Memories #27 – Celebrate Good Times (my gift can be used for Birthday, Christmas and so on)
Just Inspirational #16 – ink or digi
Paper Cutz #63- Anything Goes
Creative Friday #28 – pimped everyday objects

           Thanks for stopping by!



Tracy said...

Great gift idea! The image is perfect and it's all put together so neatly. Wonderful project! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Just Inspirational!

Patti P. said...

Amber, I love gifts like this and yours is so beautifully done. Thanks for sharing...

Tammylee said...

Super cute, and love the receipe! Another project that looks awesome!

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

what a great gift idea, super job :>

Daniele said...

great project thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational

Chelsea said...

Your project is great, and the fact that you gave the recipe for the mix is even greater. Thanks for joining the crazies at Stamp Insanity this week!

DtsArt said...

what a great gift this will make

Susan's crafty chaos said...

What a fabulous idea! I have some glass jars that would be perfect for this so I can add them to people's Christmas boxes :D
Thanks so much for entering our "Live Free and Die Cut" challenge at StampInsanity :D

gina g said...

Fabulous project. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for our challenge this time. luv gina xx

Ann said...

Wonderful creation! Thanks for playing the WMC this week!

Scrappy Girl said...

This was a great gift idea and thanks for sharing the recipe. Wonderful project.