Friday, March 23, 2012

Lil' Inker Designs March Release Blog Hop {Day 5}

This is my second post of the day. CLICK HERE for Take Two Week {Day 5}.

It's the final day of the Lil' Inker Designs March Release Blog Hop and the entire design team has made something using Coffee Cozies, Funny Bunnies or both! Both of this month's fabulous releases have been available for purchase at the LID Store since Monday and will continue to fly off the shelves thanks to your wonderful reception. I wanted to show you something you can use Coffee Cozies for other than coffee and tea. As you know, I love coming up with uses for stamps that were not their original intentions. Do you remember making telephones with cans as a kid? I recently watched a show with my son and the characters did this with rectangular spam tins which totally cracked me up! It brought back the memory and I was able to create this card based on that idea.

I die cut the cups out of textured kraft cardstock to make them seem as cardboard-y as possible. I recently purchased some sticky-back canvas to play with, die cut the cozies from it and stamped on them using the chevron pattern. Oh, how I love how they look on canvas! These two sentiments seemed to work so well together if I imagine a girlfriend calling up to say, "Good Morning," and I'd say, "Spill the Beans." The steam serves as voices going into and coming out of the cups. So fun!

Be sure to stop by each design team member's blog and leave a comment for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the LID Store or Funny Bunnies. Thank you so much for your support of Lil' Inker Designs stamps and dies!

---> Emily Leiphart <---

Have a fantastic weekend!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury ivory cardstock; SU textured Crumb Cake cardstock; Claudine Helmuth white sticky-back canvas; Lil' Inker Designs Coffee Cozies; Tim Holtz for Ranger Walnut Strain, Peeled Paint & Rusty Hinge distress inks; May Arts olive burlap string; foam tape; We R Memory Keepers corner chomper

38 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

YOu are so good at thinking outside the box.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is so creative! What a fun design
So glad I found your blog, I always enjoy your cards

Renuka said...

What an idea :).... love the card.

Romaine said...

Emily, what a fun idea creating the cups as phones and the sentiments do work perfectly! Love the texture on them as well. :0)

onecraftymama said...

Brilliant! I know, I always say that, but it's always true :) I have to laugh at the idea of using Spam tins...somehow that's just hilarious! The cozies look awesome on the canvas!

walchowDesign said...

You "cracked" me, Emily! Love your wonderful sense of humour!

Kary said...

How fun, Emily!! Love the memories this card brings back. Yupe I did that too as a kid. Great design!! {hugs}

Bethany said...

What a neat idea!
:)

Jingle said...

Super cute card! So fun!

shescrafty said...

So cute!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so cute, what a great and creative idea

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Yes I do remember making 'telephones' like that! How adorable this card is!

Cathy Fongjoyo said...

very creative!! and a cute matching sentiments go with it!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

Hi Emily, such a great idea love the coffee cup phone lol..

Miriam Prantner said...

This is such a cute, cute idea! Love it!!! You always come up with the most creative uses for your stamps!

wendy said...

what a unique idea...cool card!

Sue D said...

Very creative--I like the textured cardstock and the canvas.

cassie said...

Ha ha! I used to make those when I was a kid- love it!

Sarah said...

This card cracked me up! I love the way you're thinking!

NoraAnne said...

You are just too clever!!!! I just love the creative way you think :)

missstamper said...

I love seeing alternative ideas for the stamps - fun card!

missstamper (at) yahoo.com

Lynne in NI said...

Heee what a fun card! And yes, I remember doing that too, way back when there were no mobile phones!

{Chrissie} said...

I LOVE it! Soooo incredibly creative!

reeree62 said...

OH my gosh!!! This is just so clever I cannot stand it! WOW, is all I can say...

canadian_liner said...

Argh! What a great idea...and does a nice job of featuring the sentiments on that set. Are you going to make Spam-phones with your son, too? Have fun!

Jen W. said...

LOL! This is brilliant! Love all the textures going on and the steam as the voices. So cool!

Mary-Anne V said...

What a great card that brings back so many childhood memories...thanks for that!

Lindsey said...

You said it -- this is one FUN card! The textured kraft and the canvas work perfectly.

donna mikasa said...

You are sooo creative! Love the cozies stamped on SBC and the "telephone cups" are so much fun--makes me want to use them!

alexandra s.m. said...

BrillianT!! You are so creative and clever!!

TFS Emily!

Marie / Legojenta said...

This is such a fun card! Great idea =) TFS!

Glenda J said...

So clever. Yet another brilliant creation.

Jen Carter said...

Oh Emily!! This is so super cute and creative! LOVE it! And, I need to try some of that sticky canvas!!

Brenda said...

Totally awesome and very creative Emily!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh my gosh I love these cups!!! They are so cute, and I love this idea... def. takes me back to being a kid! Thanks so much!
Lisa

AnitaRex said...

Tee hee this is genius! :>

Sandy said...

What a super cute way to use this set! I love it and it's my favorite set!

Lisa Arana said...

heehee, this is way too fabulous.