This is my first time participating in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, but I think my blog name kind of says it all about my love for coffee. I have a few projects and videos to share with you, one today and tomorrow, that have a coffee theme. Today, I wanted to show you how I created this super cute tag using the free digital stamp “Coffee & Donut Bear” that Craftin’ Desert Divas is giving away during this blog hop. You can watch the video below to see exactly how the tag was made!!
As usual with my digital stamps, starting off in Photoshop Elements I opened a new blank project that measured 3″ x 3″. After placing the “Coffee & Donut Bear” (Use Code coffeehop for the coupon code) onto my project I moved it to the top and made it a bit smaller so I could fit my sentiment. Using the type tool I typed “For You” beneath the image and gave it an arch using the same tool. If you only need one tag you can print at this point, however, watch the video above to see how I filled an entire sheet of cardstock with tags to print.
After printing with my laser printer I used a circle die to trim my tag into a circle. At this point I used my alcohol markers to color in my image. I used traditional fall colors for my coloring and if you are making more than one I would highly suggest coloring in the images all at once, line style, so you can speed up the process.
Because I used alcohol markers, I did have bleed through. I used the same size circle die to cut a piece of gold glitter paper that I attached to the back of the tag using double sided adhesive. Finally I punched a hole in the top of the tag with a hole punch and threaded through a bit of satin burgundy ribbon.
You can see from the photos I did in fact use this tag. I put a few doughnut holes into a brown paper bag (I bought them, not homemade), folded down the top, and after putting two holes in the top with a hole punch I threaded a piece of twine through both holes and was then able to tie on my tag. Given with a nice/cute travel mug this made such a great little gift!!
If you’re interested in the digital stamp, make sure to head over and grab it while it’s FREE!!!!! Remember to use the code coffeehop in the coupon code box! Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Happy Crafting!!
No Supply list today!! You can find the “Coffe and Donut Bear” Digital Stamps HERE!!
Coupon Code: coffeehop