Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Michael Strong Coffee Blog Hop

Welcome to the Michael Strong Coffee Blog Hop.
Please note: this is an international blog hop. Due to different time zones, other blogs may not be "live" yet. If that happens, please hop on over to another blog and come visit that blog later in the day.
It is a circular blog hop, so wherever you start you will see them all.

Here's my contribution to the Coffee themed Blog Hop.

My youngest son likes drinking Ice Coffee after spending a hot day outdoors, so I made him a box for Ice coffee bars.

White and light brown marbled CS for the Box
Recycled Kraft cereal package
Michael Strong's Hetty's Coffee Cup Set
Embossing ink
Bronze EP
Tim Holtz Coffee Stains stamp from the Mini Muse stamp set
StazOn ink - Timber Brown
TH scissors
Double sided foam tape

First I created the box out of white and light brown marbled CS, following Michael Strong's tutorial.
Then I used Michael Strong's Hetty's Coffee Cup Set - the coffee cup stamps (large and small).
I stamped the coffee cups on a piece of recycled Kraft cereal package and heat embossed them with bronze EP, then cut them with TH scissors and glued them 3D for extra dimension.
I stamped Tim Holtz Coffee Stains stamp inside and outside the box, using StazOn ink (Timber Brown).

I filled the box with Ice coffee bars, which are the perfect match for this box.
I hope my son will like this surprise when he comes home later today…
Well, he just saw it and he said it was COOL !!! He really loved it.

Want to see more? Hop over to Rosie's blog

In case you get lost, here's the list of all the participating blogs:
Michael Strong
Hetty Sanders
Dorly Weitzen ---> YOU ARE HERE
Kathie McGuire
Bev Allaire
Judy McKay

I hope you get lots of inspiration, and beware of too much caffeine!

(You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly


  1. Dorly!! How cute!! I really dig the cup stain. That's how my counter looks every morning. :o) I love all the different ideas with the same theme!!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  2. Wow Dorly I love this. the coffee stain is a new one to me and love it!!! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love the box, it looks so antique...
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  4. OH Dorly! Such a great idea! Iced coffee in the summertime is the best. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

  5. wow! dorly. this was undoubtedly worth waiting. what a great box you have made. and the stains perfectly matches the coffeecups. great work!!! love it!

  6. Wow, this box is great, Dorly! So creative and beautifully done. I'm so happy you joined us on this blog hop--your creations are always so beautiful and inspiring!!

  7. What a great box and how perfect for the coffee samples. Love the little rings. They fir right in!

  8. AnonymousJuly 20, 2011

    What an idea! I hope your son wil be very happy about this box, it's really an eyecatcher!

  9. this is a great idea - and the coffee cup rings added just the right element! Thanks for being part of this blog hop!

  10. Judy I, St. Louis MO USAJuly 20, 2011

    Dorly, your project is wonderful. Thanks for the great tutorial. I've never heard of iced coffee bars, but they sound yummy.

  11. What a great gift that would make!

    BrendaLea A. - Purple Lady
    prpldy (at) comcast dot net

  12. And??? Did your son liked his special-made box?
    I liked it a lot Dorly....wonderful idea

  13. What a nice idea to make such a practical project, Dorly!
    I bet your son liked it very much.

    greetings, Trix

  14. Lovely Dorly, and a really great idea.

  15. What a fun project and I'm sure your son will love it.....

  16. AnonymousJuly 21, 2011

    Dorley, thank you for the tutorial for making this fun gift box (which you could use for storage as well!). I didn't know one could buy iced coffee bars!! I'll have to look up mini muses for the coffee stain rings. I was just ordering from the catalogue but missed this stamp set. Diana Craig in sunny California

  17. I really like your project. Thanks!

  18. AnonymousJuly 21, 2011

    Cute!! Love your coffee box!!


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