Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sweet Treat Thursdays -- It's Coffee Time!

Sweet Treat Thursdays are all about food -- our other favorite topic -- and features ways to embellish/wrap/present something edible. CAUTION: May be hazardous to your waistline!

Hi everyone,

Today, we're going low-cal on the Sweet Treat Thursdays! C'mon, we all need to be reminded sometimes that too much sweets is not always a good thing.

This post is all ab0ut looking at supplies in a different way. The Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL Die for the Big Shot die-cutting machine is a great tool to have. It creates cute little baskets in which you can slip in all sorts of goodies and treats. But, did you know that it can also be used to create one of these?

Qu'est-ce que c'est, you ask? It's a sleeve for your coffee or tea cup! I don't know about you but whenever I get my coffee/tea from my favorite shop, the darn cup is always too hot to hold (especially if it's tea!). So this little sleeve slips right on your cup and prevents you from burning your little hands.

Plus, they're darn cute!!! How are they made, you ask? I'll have a how-to video for you when I come back from vacation... sorry, I'm pressed for time and I honestly can't do it before.

The one on the left is decorated with the Sweet Pea Stitched Felts from the Occasions Mini Catalogue and the one on the right is with my homemade embellies -- see this post for more details.
Yeah... I went a little crazy there but I was having so much fun! The cool thing about them? They fold flat so you can keep them in your purse and have them with you wherever you go. No more burned fingers!

And what a perfect way to attract customers!!! Have one of these cuties on your next coffee cup next time you go to your favorite place and I bet people are going to ask where you got those -- need I say more -- nudge-nudge, wink-wink, say-no-more, say-no-more!

Have a nice stitchin' and die-cuttin' day!
CeeCee

12 comments:

craftystamper said...

Neat idea. I'm always burning my hands on those flimsy coffee cups. Thanks for sharing

Shiozaki Beach girls said...

very cute. Even if you get one for free from the shop, this is so much cuter!

Connie said...

I got one of these from Cindee Wilkinson at Leadership! I love mine... Great idea to use the Sweet Pea felt flowers on yours!

Cindy Major said...

This is SO darn cute!!!!!! I LOVE that idea. The basket and blooms die has been on my wish list ever since it came out and I wanted to get it in December, but I didn't want to place an order just for it... You just bumped it up on my wish list! And I love how Sweet Pea felt accents, so I course, I love your sleeve even more because of those! I'm not a coffee drinker, but I'll find something else to embellish or someone else to give this to...

Thanks for the idea!

Monica said...

Love love love it! How creative! Will have to try this :)

Susan Mac Donald said...

Too cute; that darn B.S & other accessories (SU!) can make a difference with your favourite cupa' joe!

Candy Rattray said...

So clever and so cute! Who would have thought a basket could become a koozie?! Beautiful work:)

Vicki said...

How creative is that?! Very cute. Too bad I don't have the Basket & Blooms die :(

Marlayne Hardy said...

I love these!! So so cute :)

A-M said...

OMHeavens - these are ADORABLE!!! And I actually have that die! Thanks for the great idea!

MissKoolAid said...

Love it!!! L-O-V-E it!
SophieTea

Marie-Précieuse said...

Joli et pratique!! J'achète!!!! :) Si seulement y'avait des tim hortons ici.... ;)