I normally try to get my blog posts done the day before they need to go up and then just schedule the posting time for midnight. I was wrapped up in finishing up a big project all day yesterday, and when I sat down to create my post, I was completely lacking inspiration. Ever had a moment like that? So I decided to sleep on it. And wouldn't you know, when I got up this morning to make David's coffee, I found my inspiration in our coffee cabinet!
I stamped this ordinary white coffee filter with some little bits and pieces that are included in the new heart stamp set using Belle Rose Palette Ink. I just love how beautiful and vibrant the ink remained on this absorbant surface.
I love how easy it is to center images in the middle of the borders I designed for these sets. For the tag in this project I stamped "love" (also from the heart set) with white ink. I then inked my border with the Belle Rose and was able to center the sentiment perfectly within my border before stamping. Ahhhh, gotta love perfection!
I also wanted to point out the precision and thought I put into all these images. Take this doodled border for example. If you look closely each individual "loop" aligns perfectly with each individual scallop in the punch. It took a lot of extra time (probably about twenty "do-overs"!) but the outcome is just a beautiful thing!
One cool aspect of ALL five of these new Papertrey sets debuting on Saturday night, is that I carried the same elements throughout all the sets. For example, if you really liked the heart doodled border, there is also one in each set for each shape. How fun is that! (All of the doodled borders shown here coordinate with the super jumbo scalloped punches)
Last but not least, here is the finished project. I just put some m&m's in a little plastic bag and uses a twist tie to keep it shut. I then placed the bag in the center of the stamped filter and pulled up all the sides. The filter falls into place beautifully when you gather the top together because of the pleats that already exist! I then added my tag with a little gingham ribbon and viola, cheap & cute wrap! (You gotta love cheap!) Wouldn't these make the cutest favors for a shower? Or what a great way to bunddle little goodie bags for Halloween visitors! A whole bowl of these in the middle of a table would be the cutest centerpiece for any occassion!