Coffee Lovers Blog Hop // Fall 2016

Happy Fall!

Can you believe we're already well into the fall season? Now if only the weather would cool down...ugh. I'm super excited to be joining in on another Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I look forward to these each season. Thanks Amy for continuing to put these together for us! Every blog hop I try to put together a new, original project and today's idea is no different. I came up with this cute tea towel gift box with an adorable fall tag. Let's get started!

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This project idea started in the aisles of the Target Dollar Spot. They had just stocked all of the fall and Halloween goodies. While strolling down one aisle I came across these adorable tea towels in the perfect harvest hues. I picked up three designs, each came with two in a pack, and was immediately inspired to create a DIY gift. When I got home, I refolded them and tucked them safely inside a wooden berry basket. Next, I set out to create the tag.

I used these three stamps from my collection to create my tag. I cut the tag shape from some off-white cardstock to start. I also cut it from kraft cardstock and trimmed it in half to cover the bottom. Before I adhered it, I stamped a gingham texture onto it using a coordinating ink. Next, I stamped two leaves from my Fall Leaves set using a fun technique I learned from Holly. I stamped the outline of the leaves in brown ink, then the solid layer on top in yellow. Then I lightly pressed my stamp into either a orange or red ink and stamped it on top of the yellow. You'll see from the picture that I get like a cross-hatch texture from the ink pad.

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I trimmed out the leaves and adhered them with foam tape. I added a cute wood button (i.e. my favorite fall embellishment of all time) tied with natural twine over the stems. I added a greeting nestled above the leaves to finish off my tag. I had to do some creative masking with my greeting stamp from Grateful Heart in order to fit it on the tag. I tied the finished tag around the berry box and my adorable fall gift was finished!

I'm absolutely in love with the way this project turned out. The fall season is my favorite so this project was set up to be winner no matter what it turned out like.

I also should mention that I'm giving away a Right at Home Stamps set of your choice to one lucky crafter who links up her project on the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop post. You can add your submission here.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your hop...thanks for stopping by!