Friday, December 12, 2014

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Take 3

Alright, this is my last post for the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop because I need to head off to bed. This old lady has stopped her coffee intake long, long ago and the caffeine high of my afternoon has taken a leave of absence (until tomorrow morning, that is). 

When the hop started up, I purchased a Starbucks via Christmas blend, to see if it would inspire a project. By the way, Amy, with all the Starbucks advertisements and gift card purchases I've seen along the way... they really ought to be a sponsor! Your hops must make a HUGE impact on their sales. hehe. 

Anyways, the coffee sat balefully looking at me on my crafting station, and because the number of entries is teetering on the edge of 300 (292!), I decided to put that coffee to use.

So I made a punny tag. Puns and I go waaaay back. I love me a good ol' distressed, tattered, burlap-filled design, but if a stamp set is clever, I'll probably break down and have to buy it.

Fiskars "Latte Love" (now retired from what I was told in a comment from one of the original Fiskateers - how cool) is steeped (pun intended) with puns and it was one of those spur-of-the-moment purchases. I'm glad Amy's having this hop because it gave me an excuse to revisit it!

I embossed a sentiment and used Perfect Medium to stamp some snowflakes. Then I painted over it with Perfect Red Perfect Pearls. I added some Vintage Photo Distress ink to the edges, some deep green designer paper, and a bit of burlap twine and


I now have the perfect gift to give to my coffee-loving Secret Santa at work. Wahoo!

I do have blog candy for the hoppers who leave a comment. Details are in my last post. Make sure to leave your email so I can easily contact you.

And there are a TON of Sponsors for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. There's still time to whip up a project and help to reach 300 entries!

17TurtlesVeronica ZalisChris Franco
Add a Little Dazzle Butterfly Reflections InkColor Cast Designs
Create a SmileHero ArtsKraftin' Kimmie
Kreative KymonaLatina CrafterNeat & Tangled
Newton's NookPickled Potpourri DesignsPoppystamps
Reverse ConfettiStamp AcademyStamp Simply Ribbon Store
STAMPlorationsSugarPea DesignsSweet 'n Sassy
The Alley Way StampsTwo Paper DivasVerve Stamps
Whole Wild WorldYour Next StampPaper Smooches

17 Turtles:  $15 Store Gift Card
A Muse Studio/Chris Franco:  Cup of Good Cheer stamp set
Add a Little Dazzle:  $25 Store Gift Card
Butterfly Reflections Ink:  Prima Coffee Break
Color Cast Designs:  Coffee Lovers kit
Create a Smile:  Monster Party stamp set
Hero Arts:  A Little & Today's Special stamps/Cup 'O Joe Shadow ink
Kraftin' Kimmie:  $25 Store Gift Card
Kreative Kymona:  Fancy Mug Giveaway
Latina Crafter:  Cafe Wood Veneers + $25 Store Gift Card
Neat & Tangled:  Warm Wishes stamp set
Newton's Nook:  $15 Store Gift Card
Paper Smooches:  $25  Store Gift Card
Pickled Potpourri:  $7 Store Gift Card
Poppystamps:  Tea Cup Stack Die
Reverse Confetti:  $15 Store Gift Card
Stamp Academy:  2 classes
Stampin' Up/Veronica Zalis:  $20 Store Gift Card
STAMPlorations:  $10 Store Gift Card
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:  Coffee Cup Prize Pack
SugarPea Designs:  $20 Store Gift Card
Sweet 'n Sassy:  Pick Me Up Clear stamp & die set
The Alley Way Stamps:  Tea Par-tea stamp set
Two Paper Divas:  Your Warm My Heart stamp set
Verve Stamps:  $25
Whole Wild World:  Coffee before Talkee mug

●●Sponsorship prizes are eligible via random draw from linked hop participants only●●


  1. Love this tag. Thanks for a chance to win!

  2. Gorgeous tag Becca, love the whole Vintage feel.

    B x

  3. This is awesome love the vintage feeling. TFS.

  4. This is a fabulous gift! And I do love a pun to perfection here.....REALLY like this! Making me think for Chrissy pressies myself:):)

  5. .....and she's back!
    What an awesome tag for the via! The perfect pearls is the lovely touch!
    Thanks for linking up to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

  6. Love your tag Becca, great pun too. Carol x

  7. Super fun holly tag! Thanks for sharing the idea!

  8. This came out really nice....perfect for the holiday gifts!

  9. Hi, Becca! This is adorable! It will make an awesome gift for your Secret Santa!

  10. I do love that tag with the distressing, embossing and great little touch of twine at the top. A gift anyone would love to receive!

  11. Great tag to give with a wonderful gift. TFS

  12. Seriously gorgeous tag. thanks again for the opportunity to win blog candy...nance459 at

  13. Such a beautiful tag. I love the tiny twine you used to wrap it all up!!! Yummy coffee too. :)

  14. Love your gorgeous tag! Those holly leaves are beautiful and I love the vintage look to your tag!

  15. This would make such a cute gift with that beautiful tag! LOVE IT!

  16. Super pretty tag! And, you're right about Starbucks! Amy maybe should get a commission for all the sales she may bring them. LOL

  17. I think you might be on to something that this hop should be sponsored by Starbucks. There certainly has been abundance of Starbucks products! Great tag!

  18. Wonderful job!! I like your blog!! Thanks for sharing!!

  19. What a perfect gift! Love the tag. For just a second, I was worried you were using the coffee with the Perfect medium... LOL!

  20. This is a beauty, love it! And you sure are right about getting Starbucks on board! :)

  21. What a pretty tag! Who doesn't love getting coffee gifts?!

  22. WOW, Becca! Love your distressing ALWAYS.. if you look up Virginia;s View Challenge, it is ALL about DISTRESSING right now, should really link this up!!! And I am sure since it is a tag.. you just may get a shout out in that category...Anyway, it is a monthy challenge with 4 more days.... You are a ROCKSTAR on commenting too!!!! I give you permission to comment on mine again to double your chances, happing Hopping!!!

  23. Great tag and love that you used perfect pearls which I love to. My ex (who I am still great friends with) is the king of puns. He thinks of 5 to my lousy 1 regarding puns:)

  24. what a great gift tag!!!! love your packaging!!!

  25. Fabulous distressed tag Becca - perfect for Virginia's View All Things Distressed challenge too! Thanks for sharing :)

  26. Thanks for sharing your great gift idea.
    Crafty hugs,
    dmcardmaker {at}AOL}{dot}{COM}

  27. fun tag! I'm doing secret santa at work too and that's a super idea!

  28. Becca, this is super cute and perfect for a secret Santa gift!! It might not be a secret though...a homemade gift like this will be a dead giveaway!!

  29. I have never been very successful with my pearls. But yours tag looks wonderful when them. TFS

  30. This is awesome! Love the vintage feel of that beautiful tag!

  31. amazing tag!! this is vintage done right!! love the coffee colored distress on it! so lovely!!

  32. What a cool tag! I like the twine to hold the tag.

  33. I love the distressing on your vintage tag and, of course, that clever sentiment!

  34. Such a perfect little gifty! I love that tag!