Sunday, May 1, 2016

Green Caffeine

Frilly and Funkie - It's Not Easy Being Green!
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Show Us Your Metal
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes

 So, for the challenge at Frilly and Funkie to up-cycle or recycle something on your project, I thought I would recycle a cardboard box by decorating it to hold my K-cups...thus the coffee references!

I got to use my brand new 'Crazy Birds' set, Thinlits Mixed Media dies, and some stencils and stamps from Tim Holtz, some very old scrapbook paper and some great 'gears'.

I've been wanting to try the 'rusted metal' look on grunge board for ages! And, I love my new Thinlits dies, Handwritten Love. The 'rusted metal' technique didn't work as well on the Stampendous Clock Works stamp (I probably didn't heat it long enough), but I did like the way it showed through in the background.

I love my new Thinlits Mixed Media dies layered on top of the text background! I've also wanted to try stamping with paint resist technique, and was able to use the Tim Holtz Film Strip Ribbon which I've had for a couple of years!

I 'up-cycled' this card from a challenge a few weeks ago and added a couple of doilies and some white paint because the sentiment was just too perfect for this project and I couldn't figure out who to send the card to! These images and the sentiments are from Skipping Stones Design - Funny Coffee

My son gave me a Keurig Coffee Maker for Christmas...which seems a little counter-intuitive to being 'green' with all the little plastic containers to throw away, but I do try to use my ' 100% Biodegradable Disposable Filters' with the EZ-Cup and my own ground coffee to help offset some of the guilt!  That being said, I only have two of the refillable pods so I do like to keep some of the others on hand for when I have company.  I haven't found a favorite yet so I keep experimenting with different brands...

The little boxes they come in are a pain...thus my new decorated box...and it fits perfectly under the counter or has four different 'views' if I want to leave it on the counter!

Fun project, and I was able to use some new goodies as well as some older ones which had been neglected!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a cool box to hold your coffees! Love how you decorated each side with different views and coffee inspired. Each side is awesome! Thanks for playing along in the "It's Not Easy Being Green" Challenge at Frilly and Funkie this week!

  2. What a great idea! I love all the fun images and techniques you used to put this together. How fun that you can turn it for a different view whenever you want. And I love our Keurig. We mostly use the filter and hot water for tea. It's grand! Enjoy! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie "It's Not Easy Being Green" Challenge!


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