Sunday, November 2, 2008

hi Beautiful!

Last night before going to bed, I was trying to prepare coffee for this morning only to find out that I'm out of coffee filters (don't you just hate that). I actually have coffee filters but the wrong size and what do crafters do with 200 coffee filters that they don't really need? They make something out of it.

I folded 5 coffee filters and cut them in different sizes and dye them using Riding Hood Red Stampin' Up re-inkers and let them dry over night. I roll the edges with the same ink to get a darker shade and covered with crystal stickles. The layout is from Beate's weekend sketch challenge.

The card base is measured 11" x 4 1/4" of Riding Hood Red textured card stock folded in half. The patterned paper is from Stampin' Up Bella Rose Designer Series Paper and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Beautiful Blooms.

Stamp: Beautiful Blooms by Papertrey Ink

Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red card stock and patterned paper is from Stampin' Up DSP Bella Rose

Ink: ColorBox Chalk Chestnut Brown, SU Riding Hood Red re-inkers and classic ink

Accessories: Chocolate Chip gross grain ribbon, Crystal Stickles, Scallop Punch, 1" circle punch and Stamping Dimensional

52 comments:

Carmen O. said...

Very pretty! I love the coffee filter flower and the red and chocolate together! So many fab ideas so little time :).

Ashley said...

Wow! This is beautiful! I have coffee filters too, maybe I should do something like this! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

All Pink girl said...

Wow stunning card ,love the idea of the coffee fillters ,Dawnxxx

Cindy Major said...

Great use of the sketch!! I really like those torn flowers, I'll have to try them myself sometimes!

Cindy

Tina said...

Catherine, wow! Your coffee filter flowers is awesome and you are incredibly creative.

Cindy Haffner said...

Cool idea, your flower is so pretty.

Susan said...

What a creative use for coffee filters and how pretty your flower turned out. Especially with the glittery edges.

~amy~ said...

Oh Catherine....GORGEOUS....simply and absolutely STUNNING!

Kelly said...

How creative - love the look of the rose, and I can't believe it's made out of coffee filters. The glitter edges are a great touch. :)

Margie said...

Sooo beautiful! I would never had guessed that the flower was made from filters! WOW! Great job!
xoxo, margie

BA said...

hi catherine!!
This is wonderful!! the flower is fantastic!!
thanks for your visit on my blog.

Michelle Ueligitone said...

What a clever idea! Would have never thought of that. Love that Bella Rose paper! Especially with the brown! Thanks for sharing your cool new technique! Happy November!

StampOwl said...

oh what a creative idea ... love your flower.

Kristie said...

Not only is this gorgeous, but you are soooo clever too! I love that flower and before I read the text thought it was one of those big Primas....very creative!

Leah said...

What a great idea. It's a shame I don't drink coffee but I could just buy some anyway.lol Beautiful card. Thanks

Heather said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWW!!!!!!! BIG SMILES!!! Thank you!!! That makes my day:) I think og how crazy you all must think I am every time I make coffee around midnight, lol.

I forgot to comment on this card?? HOW?? I guess I was so awe stricken it skipped my mind. This is SOOO BEAUTIFUL and so cute and so perfectr and so creative. Can you tell I love it!!! AND COFFEE FILTERS! ARE YOU KIDDING?!? Brilliant! I was talking to my sis when I saw this and told her all about it... told her she had to come see it. She is not a carder so she probably had not given it another thought .. but I love it. I love everything you make though:) You totally made my night :) HUGS!

Ashley said...

ooo this is too pretty! i need to do the wsc too!

Ann Kranitz said...

Way to go with such a great idea!!! I love what you did with this card.

NGCARDS said...

i love this card, its very delicate and I love your creative idea with the filters xxx

Angie Tieman said...

Shut up! This is toooo stinkin' clever! Dying the coffee filters to make the most precious flower ever!! YOu are genius!

Dani said...

This is just gorgeous! You're so smart, excellent idea to use up those filters! :)

Ann said...

Holy smokes! Those are the most gorgeous coffee filters I've ever seen! ;) Beautiful card!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card!!

-t

Tiff said...

WOWZERS!!!!! I WANT THIS CARD TOO!!!!! It's absolutely stunning and I have some coffee filters that need to be used! Do you mind if I case your card?

Deanna said...

Gorgeous... love what you did with the coffee filters! Stunning!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

I love that flower! Tooo cool!

Sandra Smart said...

omgosh....you are too too creative! How pretty that is!

Jennifer Love said...

How FUN! And this is just beautiful! :)

Rose Ann said...

Your coffee filter flower is so gorgeous, and I love the colors!! So creative and beautiful, Catherine!!

Lynsey said...

Catherine
This is such a pretty card! I love how you made the flower its stunning!
Hugs Lynsey :)

WhimsicalThoughts said...

What a great idea, the card is beautiful. Very creative.

LOL at the coffee filters, once when my daughter Stefani was little (she was 7), she took my dad's last coffee filter and made a snowflake out of it. She was so proud of it, my dad wasn't to happy, but ya know, he placed that snowflake on the frig and it's still there, 15 years later. It's a reminder for my dad to NEVER run out of coffee filters. hehehehe

Laurel said...

Wow, how creative are you! Beautiful!

Kathryn said...

STUNNING -- WOW -- Love that coffee filter flower so much - it's gorgeous!! :)

Holly said...

Great idea Catherine. It reminds me of those paper roses I've seen around.
We finally got a coffee maker that has a permanant filter. No more filters to buy!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is beautiful Catherine! What a fun use for a coffee filter too! Too cool actually! Love it! :)

Savitri said...

Beautiful! What an awesome awesome idea!!

Kristen Hermanny said...

I knew I kept those paper doilies from our after church breakfast place for a reason. This technique would work there too. Thanks for always having a fresh new idea to inspire me! xxx

Joy said...

so beautiful...I love how you made the flower out of coffee filters! you are truly so creative =) TFS!

Teri said...

Catherine, this is such a beautiful card!! So creative! Hope you were able to get more coffee filters :) xoxo

Courtney said...

OMW you just blew my mind. This is too creative!!

Debbie said...

Oh wowzers Catherine what a stunning card and such a brilliant idea to make a flower from coffee filters. Debbie x

Elena said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous! What a fantasic idea with a flower! You are amazing, Catherine!

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

SHUT THE DOOR Catherine!! That flower is drop dead gorgeous!!! I wanna make one. I see a tutorial in your future~~~(pleeeeeezzzzeee!!!)

Chris said...

A really stunning card - what a great idea to use coffee filters - inspired!
So glad I found your blog - it's wonderful!

Rita said...

Wow, brilliant, I luv it!!!

Enjoli Bennett said...

Great job on the sketch! Super cute flower. =)

Sankari W. said...

are you kidding me with the coffee filtered red flowers!!! OMG that is just sooo beyond awesome! You totallllllly rocked this out of site! your card is just awesome!! absolutely beautiful!

Anthonette said...

Very nice, Catherine! I have a stack of coffee filters from my old coffee machine. That flower is beautiful. I'll have to remember to use coffee filters sometime.

Lorie said...

Oh.My.Gosh! This is beautiful! Wish I would think to do something like that with my coffee filters!

Jenn said...

Wow!!! This card is Gorgeous!!! I love the coffee filter flowers...so, so pretty! :D

dpkennedy said...

This is excellent! What a gorgeous card girl!

Manna said...

One word, absolutely stunning! Ok, two :) I'm loving these coffee filter flowers of yours!