Thursday, April 21, 2016

My Favorite Things & Xyron Blog Hop

Hi Crafty Friends!! Welcome to fabulous day #2 of the MFT & Xyron Blog Hop!! We have some exciting projects from 2 amazing teams!! And IF you missed day #1, that's ok... there is still more awesome projects to see today and tomorrow. And... Do you want to hear more amazing news?! Xyron will be giving away one $50 Gift Certificate each day of the hop (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) to the My Favorite Things website. 
How freaking cool is that??!! Eeeeek!!!

Visit the Xyron Facebook page and leave a comment on any of the amazing MFT/ Xyron Hop Featured Posts... and Xyron will randomly choose a visitor/commenter to win. Yup, it's that simple!!

Now onto the crafty inspiration...

When I saw MFT Cool Cup die I knew I just had to get it!! I am a coffee lover and I absolutely am head over heals in love with frosty ones!! Maybe because it more closer to a dessert at that point! MMMMmmmm, they are so super yummy!! I don't care!! It's still coffee and so so delish! So I figured I'd indulge myself by making coffee themed projects!LOL 

Supplies Used
My Favorite Things Die-Namics Blueprints 18
My Favorite Things Pierced Traditional Tag Stax
My Favorite Things Die-Namics LLD Cool Cup
My Favorite Things LLD Stay Cool
DCWV Mini Album Stack & Stencil Projects Stack
Cut'n'boss (Craftwell)
eBrush (Craftwell)
Spectrum Noir Markers- GB9, EB3, JG5
White Cardstock (Bazzill Basics)
Heavy Vellum
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad (Tsukineko)
2Way Glue Pen (EK Success)
1.5" Circle punch (EK Success)
Hemp Twine
3D Lacquer

I started by using my Cool Cup die to cut out all the cup pieces in white. The I ran it through again just cutting out the dome piece out of vellum.

Here I used my eBrush to airbrush my cup with a Spectrum Noir GB9 and the whipped cream with EB3 markers. Then ultimately decided I like the plain white better so I cut out a new topping and just left it white.

For the straw I went right over the top and colored it with a Spectrum Noir marker in JG5. This made it look like it came from a certain coffee house that is so popular.

Then I used my glue pen an attached my pieces together and added the dome

Then I ran my completed piece through my Creative Station Lite machine.

For my card base I standing A2 (4.25"x5.5") sized card made from craft cardstock.

Then I die-cut the tag from MFT's  Pierced Traditional Tags set. The double stitched circle and star is from the Blueprints 18 die set.
I used my Mega Runner to attach all my components to my card base. I used the Stay Cool stamp set and stamped my sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Next, I attached a hemp bow  onto my card front.... And, for a cute little touch I hand drew stitch lines and highlights with a white gel pen.

For the coffee caddy ... All I did was used the box that came with my coffees and traced around it to make a template. Then I traced & cut my templates out. Then I ran all my panels through my Xyron Creative Station Lite. 

For the front of the caddy I mimic the same look of the card. Die cut a circle and star in coordinating patterned papers and attached with my Xyron Mega Runner. 

For the caps I didn't do much. I really like the taupe color but did cover up the coffee brand/ logo. I used a 1.5" circle paper punch. It was enough to cover the dark green of the logo but not enough to bury the taupe color I like! AWESOME!!

For the thin green strip I used the long thin rectangle die in the Blueprints 18 set an cut it out in coordinating paper. Again attaching with my Mega Runner then trimming off any excess.

Lastly, I wrapped twine around the handle and tied it into a bow.

And here is my Coffee Caddy and Matching Card!!! I hope you enjoyed this project!!

Don't forget to stop by the Xyron Facebook page HERE...for a chance to win that awesome $50 Gift Certificate from My Favorite Things!! **
Also, hop on over the MFT page HERE as well... For even more awe inspiring projects and maybe even a couple surprise too!! Share some love too and tell them that Mitsy form the Xyron Team sent ya!!

Hope you all continue to have a wonderful day!!

Until next time...
~ Mitsy


  1. OMG you know how much I love love love this!!!

  2. Love your projects!! Super cute and fun ideas :)

  3. Your holder is really
    cute and would be fun
    to use.
    Carla from Utah

  4. well done Mitsy!! you are so talented!

  5. Fabulous step by step tutorial and awesome card and project.

  6. this is fabulous!! great job and thanks for the tutorial ;)