Smiley from millan.net I can’t believe that I’m up and moving and have already finished my project for tonight’s class.  I’ve also just started my second pot of coffee Smiley from millan.net hmmmmm hmmmmm good!

Hopefully my class hasn’t been canceled tonight due to the weather but if it is, I’m teaching the same one next Monday at 10:00 am.  There are still seats available and if you are interested please call Lavender Sentiments.  They get you all set up!

I walked into Lavender Sentiments the other day and Robyn was inking up coffee filters for a class, and I got a wicked idea of using coffee filters with my project.  I’m quite happy with the results.

SherryCheeverDistressClassBoxFeb10

Now look at the flowers on the top . . . they are coffee filters made with the Wrinkle Free Distress  Technique.  I LOVE them!

SherryCheeverDistressClassBoxTOPFeb10

I’ve used these boxes for many things . . . . there’s two on my desk, one holds Post-It Notes and the other holds binder clips.  I’ve even put gift cards in them to present my gift in.

Typically I’ve used Spellbinders™ Labels on the top, but with this one I decided to use my new stamps from JustRite and Spellbinders™ Circles.  I tied a little ribbon on the top of the circle for added embellishment.

  • Stamps:  JustRite Romantic Sentiments and Custom Design Cardmaking Kits from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
  • Paper:  K&Company Filigree Texture; Core’dinations Periwinkle; Papertrey Rustic Cream; Coffee Filters; Heavy Weight Chipboard Coasters
  • Ink:  Ranger Embossing, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress
  • Accessories:  Spellbinders™ S7-014 Classic Lace Border Grand, S4-109 Flower Creations 3, Classic Circles – S4-114 Large and S4-116 Small, Classic Scalloped Circles – S4-124 Large and S4-125 Small; Ranger Queen’s Gold Embossing Powder, Mini Misters, Non-Stick Craft Sheet, Gold Perfect Pearls, Matte Accents and Claudine Hellmuth Studio Matte Multi-Medium (from eclectic Paperie); Sanding Tools; Brads

I’m off to get more coffee now!  Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . life is short, enjoy the adventures of the day!

Smiley from millan.net

Oh and by the way, we DID get that 6″ of snow and then some!

SHERRY SIGNATURE

25 Responses to “Who Knew . . . Coffee Filters Have More Uses that Just Making Coffee!”

  1. WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I NEED more DETAILS on the makings of these flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (sigh…..how long have I said I was going to make one of these little boxes?!!) This is STUNNING

  2. Gorgeous, Sherry. I’ve used coffee filters but not for these flowers. Typically make them from old encyclopedia pages – (dictionary pages & phone books work well, too). We have sunshine today, but got about a foot of snow in yesterday’s storm.

  3. Sherry –

    Love this box and the flowers are stunning! How did you make them, would you consider doing a tutorial for us? We are still getting snow – don’t even know how much. I’m in upstate NY near West Point. Fun! Fun! Fun!

    Elaine Allen

  4. Delightful! Where do you come up with these things?

  5. Wow! They are gorgeous! I love the craft color. And that punched border is a beauty!
    It’s time I tried those flowers.

  6. Coffee filters are also great for use when your using embossing powder as they have no static and your powder goes right back into the container easily.

  7. Wow Sherry – this is stunning project!
    We are getting snowed on here in Central Maryland. Thank you for bringing us this superlative creation today! I’ve been granted a day off work so I think I need to use it playing with my inks and goodness knows I have enough coffee filters to last a year! LOL! There is never too much coffee!:)
    Stay safe and warm!

  8. What a gorgeous project! I am sitting here figuring out how I could case the structure and make it mine ;^)*

  9. Sherry those turned out beaUtiFUL…. Love those scrunchy flowers and I would bet that coffee filters adds an interesting texture to them… Love it – thanks for the inspiration!!!

  10. This is gorgeous. You definately have all of our family talent. Remember I am your adoring sister, that box looks like a wonderful gift to me, to me.

  11. Hay girl. Wish I was close enough to come to your class. Paducah to Louisville in a long drive tho!!

  12. love the flowers!
    now where did i put those coffee filters?
    sandyh
    sandyha@comcast.net

  13. Pleeze do a tutorial on those incredible flowers!

  14. Beautiful Sherry! The flowers look like a cross between peonies (shape) and hydrangea (colors)! Amazing!

  15. This is gorgeous. If I would win the lottery I could fly over for your class! Can you please tell us how to do the flowers or direct us to where we can find the tutorial? I made some round boxes for all the girls in our stamp club. I have not decorated them yet and I would love to put some of these flowers on them. Thank you Sherry.

  16. Wow…this is gorgeous! Can you please give a tutorial on how to make these beautiful flowers! Thanks for showing!

  17. Your project is awesome, the colors are so soft and lovely together. Love those flowers.

  18. Your mind must go about 90mph, LOL This is a fabulous gift box and your ideas are great.

  19. Gorgeous gift box Sherry. I never would of thought to use coffee filters as flowers. Here is a stupid question do you make the coffee first and then dry out the filters, or use dry coffee filters and alter them? Very clever idea. I love the sentiment and and your composition is very eye appealing. TFS!!! 😀

    When the weather people are correct, it is a rarity. We got the predicted amount 15.8 inches and a four day total, with snowing twice over 44 inches total. LOL!!! I’m ready for Spring. Thanks for letting us know.

  20. Oh, now, stop it! Those are coffee filters? Get out!!! Gorgeous flowers and the perfect decoration for your beautiful box!

  21. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Gorgeous project, love these colors, and the flowers are perfect!

  23. Your box is incredibly GORGEOUS!! Love it!!

  24. Absolutely amazing — totally LOVE this project!!!

  25. Sherry, I used these flowers on a card I made today, and they came out great. You can see them on my blog. Thanks for the tutorial.

    Regina

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