Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thursdays with Lindsay

Good Morning!  You know, there is nothing better to me than a really good cup of coffee in the morning.  I enjoy it when it's steaming hot and it's cool outside.  I finally got my Cricut Expression and I've been playing with it a bit.  Not has much as I'd hoped, but some and I've learned something.  I've learned that I have a lot to learn about it.  But I am rather excited about it because I now have a bigger canvas to use all the great SVG files that are available the require a bigger canvas.

Back around Christmas time, Lindsay released an SVG file for a Christmas Cookie box and I couldn't cut it with the the baby bug, so all I could do was simply admire it.  I finally got to play with it!  It's not Christmas time, but the box itself is so versatile.


I used this box to give the gift of coffee.  I cut the bag out and then traced the top scalloped part onto some white card stock and then adhered it off-set a bit.  I then used the Embossed Mats scallop circle that came with the set and I used All-Around Phrases (Add On) for the sentiment.  I printed out my favorite image from the Coffee Talk set and centered that with pop-dots.  I've decided I need a coffee mug that is lime green with pink polka dots!  I finished it off with coffee beans in a cello bag and tied it up with ribbon.

Supplies:
Card Stock:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Paper:  All That Scraps (unsure of the maker)
Copics:  RV10, RV13, W-3, YG00, YG03
Tools:  CM Circle Cutters, SCAL/Cricut

I hope my easy gift will inspire you to try out the amazing SVG files that Lindsay has available as well as her wonderful images.  Now be sure to visit Lindsay and the rest of the team.  Thank you for stopping by!


15 Encouraging Thoughts:

Tamara Bennett said...

Great idea! What a great gift! Enjoy your expression!

Karin said...

What a great gift! Love this and it's perfect with that little polka dot cup!

Mrs. Fence said...

Awesome idea! Love the color and stamp combo you used! And btw, I LOVE coffee!!!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Woohoo - glad to see you love your Expression as much as I do - and I'm with you - so very much to learn - but at least we have fun in the process! :) Super cute project Mel!

ljurecek said...

Melissa, that's just adorable! Perfect gift! It seems you've got the whole cricut/scal thing all figured out!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow melissa! this is stunning! i'm too scared to play like this with my cricut! or maybe i have a small brain - lol! absolutely fabulous!

Lindsay Weirich said...

Now that is my kind of gift (I am so stealing this idea just so you know:) I adore the pink and green coffeecup too! hmmm, I think I need to brew a pot!

coldwaters2 said...

This is one awesome box Melissa loving the acetate and the sentiment this is fabulous.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Cheryl said...

I am so happy your got your Cricut and a chance to play with it. This is a cute project!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh how CUTE ma'am!!!!! Love the bag/box.....I also wanted to THANK YOU for the very sweet comment you left on my blog!!!! I hope you're having a very blessed day!!!

Cindi said...

awesome project!! I see your having fun with the new cricut. this is a great gift idea
:)

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [13 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Bekah said...

so cute! If you find a mug like that, pick one up for me! :)

Margie said...

What an awesome gift! I love the idea to use that box for coffee!

Rhonda said...

Awesome!! Love this idea!

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