Sunday, October 30, 2011

Newspaper & Coffee

The challenge at the Hoedown this week is to use  Hambo Stamps' Newscaster digi and one of the four sentiments to make a project that incorporates newspaper on your creation. Since I missed the Hoedown last week, I didn't get the Newscaster digi so I used Hambo's Coffee Girl digi. Afterall, what do you do while reading the morning newspaper? Drink coffee! I remembered that I had an insulated drink cup that I bought at JoAnn's Fabric, so I decided to make a tag for it.

I used the newspaper as a background for my image. I wanted the image to look like a newspaper picture so I colored it with W1, 3, and 5 Copic markers. To make it stand out against the background, I fussy cut the image and attached it to black cardstock and cut it out again. I finished it with a large eyelet and some wide striped ribbon tied with twine. Now all I need to do is to put a Starbucks gift card inside of the cup and I have a gift ready for when I need it.

Be sure to check out the Hoedown. It's fun to play in the challenges each week.


  1. Oh, Paula, what a GREAT idea!!!!!! Love how you've colored the girl with shades of gray. LOVE it!!!!

  2. Love this, Paula! Great idea for teacher's gifts! Throw a Dunks or Starbucks gift card in the cup and it's a perfect gift! Pinning this to Pinterest!

  3. Paula, I love it!!! You're so right that coffee and newspaper go perfectly together :) I am so doing this the next time I give one of these mugs as a gift. Thanks for playing with us at the Hoedown :)


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