I'm not a coffee drinker (hot chocolate is my addiction), but I do have an appreciation for coffee filters as a crafting medium. Using Tim Holtz's Tattered Leaves die and some coffee filters, I cut some leaves. I layered the filters three-thick and the die still cut them without a problem. After I cut the leaves, I smudged Distress Ink onto them with a sponge. While I like vellum, coffee filters are fantastic because they have more texture than vellum, so they take the ink on very well.
Once my leaves were done, I worked on the background stamping of my boxes. Instead of stamping directly onto the box lids, I stamped onto square pieces of paper the same size as the lids so that if I messed up, it wouldn't be as catastrophic. I stamped a coffee ring from Darkroom Door and some dots from Dina Wakley. I took a black Sharpie pen and outlined the stamped images here and there.
Next I smudged on more Distress Ink with a sponge.
I added one of my coffee filter leaves, then I cut some sentiments using dies from Reverse Confetti and My Favorite Things and inked them and outlined them as well.
I glued the collages to my box lids and filled the boxes with tissue paper and gift cards.
These boxes were pretty quick and easy to make, which is a great combo for the holidays. Here are the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:
How will you be trio-tastic this week? Be sure to upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!