Thursday, September 10, 2015

DL.ART #164 Coffee, Tea, Beverage

 Welcome Crafters! 
It is time for another Bi-Weekly challenge at DL.ART. This Bi-Weekly challenge Theme is Coffee/Tea or any Beverage. I am a Mocha Fan myself - so I created my own Cafe' Mocha's. See recipe at the end of my post.

Our Sponsor for this Challenge is The Cutting Cafe

The Cutting Cafe is your one stop for affordable printable stamps and cutting files.  

So, you do not have a file cutting machine???  No problem - neither do I, but you can still make lovely projects by fussy cutting the templates.  
Here are two projects I created for the DL.ART Coffee/Tea Challenge:

Project #1 Gift Card Holder

Front of Gift Card

Inside Gift Card
Cutting Cafe Gift Card Template
Kraft cardstock for the base of the Gift Card
Kraft cardstock for accenting template 
Designer Plaid Cardstock for decor
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
DL.ART ~ Black Midnight Ribbon Coffee House Bundle
DL.ART Brown and White Twine
Sweet & Sassy Stamp Sentiment
Powderpuff Chalking Ink - Midnight Confession 

Project #2  - Tea Bag Holder
Lipton Tea Bag Holder
Cutting Cafe Narrow Tea Bag holder Template
Scor Pal
Kraft Cardstock for the base  
Designer Plaid Cardstock
DL.ART Brown and White Twine
Mauve Prima Flower
Tea bags
This lovely ribbon and twine 
can be purchase in the DL.ART Store
Click HERE 
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Don't forget there is a lovely PRIZE offered to the winner for this challenge:
 Cutting cafe is offering 3 files 
of the winners choice
Come on over and join in on the fun! 
Best wishes on winning the prize!
Thank you for stopping by!

I would like to share the Gift Card/tea bag holder with these challenges:
CHN Patterned Paper Challenge Sept UE [9/30] 
Crop Stop #8 AG 1 of 5 - using Spellbinders and Sizzix Dies [10/13] 
Word Art Wednesday AG 1 of 5 [9/15] 
Penny's Paper Crafting Challenge 1 of 3 [9/15]
September Sweet Stamps AG UE [9/30]
613 Avenue AG3 or create your own challenge -- #3 ~ 9/12 
Glitter N Sparkle AG3 - #3 ~ 9/12
Craft Your Passion #278 AG3 - #2 ~9/15
Simon says Wednesday - Use a Stamp
Crafty Girls Creation AG3 - #1 9/16
Show it off Saturday Linky 1E AG 9/11

Gail's Homemade - Mocha recipe
  makes two- 8 ounce cups 

[Hint I make mine in a batch of 8 cups - 
then store in glass containers in the refrigeration 
- I reheat on stove, but can reheat in microwave]
In a small sauce pan add:
I cup Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk [30 calories]
1 Tablespoon of Hershey Cocoa Powder [10 calories]
Stevia (the real stuff) to taste 
I just sprinkle Stevia in the mix (about 1 teaspoon or less)
1 Cup of pre-made coffee - decafe or regular - 
my coffee comes from the Keurig machine
Stir & Heat on stove until temperature is as you like it - 
but not boiling hot or the milk will curdle
Pour your size serving into a coffee cup & enjoy.
Can add whip cream if desire. [not sure of calorie count]
Calories: about 20 calories per 8 oz cup without Whipped Cream
Note: This recipe is NOT the sugary, sweet Mocha's at the Coffee Houses-
yet just sweet enough for me! Yum!


  1. This project came out wonderful Gail I just love the plaid paper , it has such a warm fall feel and you used all the embellishments perfectly I love it.
    Thank you for your inspiration.!! Have a blessed day, my friend
    DIANA L.


  2. Beautiful card, love your recipe that you shared, yummy, hugs, Lori m

  3. Such a cute project!! I definitely know a few people who would appreciate getting one of these :)

  4. Gail, your gift card holder is so cute. What a creative lady you are. The black bow is lovely. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 200th Celebration Week’ challenge!.
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  5. I love the plaid paper. I fussy cut my card too! Have a great day

  6. Such beautiful creations!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  7. Fabulous x and thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle Judith DT x

  8. fantastic projects and that pink topping on the box is the it...sweet

  9. The ribbon goes wonderful with the coffee gift card holder project. The plaid paper has an Autumn feel to it indeed. I'm a tea drinker so I'm fond of the tea bag holder. I'll ck out the file.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  10. Lovely cards - Such a great idea as a gift card holder! esp a starbucks or costa card... Thanks for sharing with us this week, for our "anything goes" challenge at Glitter n Sparkle... Vic, DT x

  11. Two great projects and perfect gifts too. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week.
    Lorraine DT

  12. Love both of your projects, the tea bag holder is just adorable and I love the gift card coffee cup in the tartan plaid paper!

  13. What a cute card-love all the extras on it! Thanks for playing at Craft Your Passion!
    Carolyn, DT

  14. So fun for the gift giving occasions coming up!! Thanks for celebrating with us by sharing your project this week at Word Art Wednesday's 200th Challenge!

  15. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

  16. Wonderful- So sweet and creative. Thank you for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty, good luck with your entry.

  17. This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion#278! Good luck!

  18. OMG! I love your coffee gift card holder because I love coffee and would like a gift card ;) Thanks for linking at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :)

  19. Love this! Thanks for joining us at PP xx Jan


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