Helloooo there coffee lovers! Today I'm sharing a fun little giftie for one lucky hopper! I created a mix of my favorite RAW coffee beans and tucked them into this adorable little matchbox. Have you ever roasted your own coffee beans? It's pretty easy and depending on how "tart" you want your coffee, you can roast them as dark as you want. I purchase my RAW "Green" beans from a roaster nearby and they are very economical. The good thing about green beans is that they never go rancid. Unlike roasted beans you get from the store, these beans allow you to make the freshest of the freshest coffee around. All you need is a stove, a pan (or popcorn popper) to roast them in and a little patience!
My box contains a mix of three delish beans: Brazilian Estancia Lecy, Costa Rica Minte Brisas, (White Honey), Ethiopian Yirgacheffe. All are small beans with a variety of flavors so when mixed, they provide a nice and tasty blend.
Here's a little video to show you how you can roast your beans when you get them:
Now, let's get back to the box itself. How was it made? Well, first, I started off by cutting a matchbook die (this is a Steel Rule Die called "Matchbox" that fits in my Platinum Machine). It's a must-have die and is very handy for making a variety of fun treat boxes. I used one Corrugated Stock Sheet to create my box and folded on the score lines/taped with White Liner Tape.
After that, I moved on to cutting a little piece of Cocoa Powder cardstock and a piece of Whip Cream Cardstock. Then I used the Blooming Details Dies to create the flower for the top of the box. I wanted a pretty floral, so I used two shades of purple (Pretty Amethyst and Pretty Pansy) for the flower and some yummy Kiwi Slice green for the leaves.
After making the flower, I attached a little green Candy Dot to the center and tied some Natural Twine around the lid. Then it was time to move on to the surprise sentiment on the inside...
I stamped the "Life Begins after Coffee" sentiment from Coffee Helps set (This is the super sponsor prize Elaine is awarding one lucky hopper). I used Cocoa Powder, Oatmeal Cookie and Lemon Grass True Fusion Inks). I glued this image onto the cocoa powder panel and glued it into the bottom inside portion of the box before adding the beans.
Take a peek inside...Pretty deeelish, right?
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you were inspired by this little creation and I hope you've enjoyed the coffee lovers hop. If you haven't had a chance to hop with us yet, make sure you do...Only a few days left before prize winners are picked! Get your entries in today!
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