Hello everyone! It’s Monique on the blog today sharing my latest project with the Warm & Cozy collection. I adore this Fall collection and just can’t get enough of it! Fall is actually my favorite season of the year. When I think of Fall I think not only of “warm” and “cozy” but also of coffee! Lots of coffee! The corner in my kitchen where you can find my coffee machine, is one of the places where you’ll find me most! So, when I saw that “journaling” was going to be the main feature this week, I knew straight away what I was going to create: framed (wall) art for my coffee corner with lots of “text” in it! So here’s what I did:
And because maybe your kitchen could use some coffee home decor as well, I’ll quickly explain what I did. I got an inexpensive photo frame from a local store and chose five sheets of patterned paper, two of which held “text” (I just love papers with text!). I cut the papers in the right size so they would fit in the photo frame and layered them on top of each other. The last sheet I wanted in a different shape than the others and hand cut it in the shape of a heart:
I added a bit of machine stitching. Not too much, along the outer edges of two of the papers and the heart is enough:
Next I added some embellishments at the top of my project and in the bottom left corner. Isn’t that red coffee mug awesome?! Before I added the text I first adhered a vellum heart on top of the other heart to make it “pop” a bit more.
For the text I used a mix of letter stickers, letters cut with the Silhouette and letters punched with my (old fashioned) QuicKutz Squeeze. I’m glad I kept the Squeeze even though I’ve got several more modern die-cutting machines by now! The QuicKutz alphabet I used is called “Stiletto”, the ampersand and the word “coffee” were cut with the Silhouette and the “A” is from the Warm & Cozy Rose Gold Foil Alpha Stickers set.
And here’s how my project looks in my coffee corner. My hubby promised he would hang it up on the wall, but for now it looks great here as well I think.
Warm & Cozy Leaf Toss Patterned Paper
Warm & Cozy Logs Patterned Paper
Warm & Cozy Daisy Patterned Paper
Warm & Cozy Tweed Patterned Paper
Warm & Cozy Cozy Sprigs Patterned Paper
Warm & Cozy Ephemera Die Cuts
Warm & Cozy Rose Gold Foil Alpha Stickers