Monday, April 22, 2013

Keep Calm and Drink Coffee Tutorial

I am in love with the new Life In Pictures releases from Peppermint Creative!! I am not that into Project Life (yet), but I love that the new Keep Calm Cards & Templates are versatile enough for anyone to use! The ‘Keep Calm and Drink Coffee’ sparked inspiration for a great gift idea! Who doesn’t LOVE a Starbucks gift card??
Keep Calm Coffee Silhouette1b

What I used to create my card:

How I put it all together: 
Step 1: Use SVG file from Silhouette Store to cut out pieces for card (card base, lid, cup sleeve) in Silhouette Studio Software. 
Step 2: Print out Keep Calm Title Card on white cardstock then cut it out. 
NOTE: The color of the cards can easily be changed in a photo editing software such as Photoshop

Step 3: Ink around edges of Keep Calm Card with ink to give it a little dimension (and to cover white edges, if you’re picky like me! J) I also inked around the lid of the cup
Keep Calm Coffee Silhouette 2

Step 4: Add some detail to cup sleeve by drawing on some faux stitching using a white gelly roll pen and emboss the sleeve by using a Cuttlebug and embossing folder
Step 5: Turn the Keep Calm Card into a tag by using a hole punch to make a hole in the corner. Use twine to tie card onto cup sleeve (I used Trendy Twine!)
Keep Calm Coffee Silhouette=3

Step 6: Assemble card using adhesive and add a gift card inside
Keep Calm Coffee Silhouette SVG 2b

Love this idea but don’t have a Silhouette machine? Use it as a gift tag on a nicely wrapped mug filled with treats.
Keep Calm Coffee Gift 3

Let’s see how all the creative ways you use the Keep Calm Cards!
Make sure to add your pictures to the Peppermint Creative Gallery so we can be inspired!


Sherrie K. said...

This is so awesome! I have a ton of coffee buddies~ this would make such a great gift idea! Thanks for sharing!!
Hope you have a great day!
Sherrie K

Unknown said...

Super cute and love the tutorial.


oscaralley said...

Great tutorial. Awesome pictures, I need to learn this for posting my projects....I really need to built a light box.