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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Latte Cup Tag & Recipe for Cold Brewed Coffee

Good morning!  
Welcome to the 2nd day of the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!  



Today's project is a tag that I designed to go along with the teacher gifts we gave last year.  Looking back, I realized I never blogged about this cute little tag.

This tag been hanging in my office for a year and I can't believe how vibrant the CTMH inks are.  I photographed it a couple days ago on my quart jar of cold coffee.  (I didn't have any other mason jars handy and I wanted to share with you my cold coffee recipe)



Like this year's teacher gifts, it was tied on a Mason Jar that was filled with chocolate and coffee (of course!)

RECIPE:  Cold Brew Coffee in a Mason jar!  
Here's the basic recipe. Why re-invent the recipe when they've done a great job photographing it?
 I use 6 scoops of finely ground coffee and fill the quart jar with filtered water.  Be sure to shake it a couple times throughout the day.  I strain it with a similar mesh strainer and then with my old reusable mesh drip basket like this one because I use a pretty find grind.  Other websites suggest a coarse grind but then you'll have to use more coffee.

Don't toss your coffee grounds!  It's a nice big bunch of them.  Take them out and put them around a Hydrangea or Rhododendron to gently acidify the soil.  They will love it!  I have 2 bushes that I can reach from my back step that are loving the extra acid.  (In other words, I can do this in my PJ's)

You'll get a rich, concentrated cold coffee that's perfect for Iced Coffee or home-made Fraps.



Back to the paper & stamps  :) 

The stamp set I used for this project is Cup of Cheer.  The label shape coordinates with our Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge which made stamping and embellishing a snap!  The flower is from the CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge.  That's a wonderful one too!  

The paper is a retired paper called Dream Pop and was only sold May 2013. Sorry, CTMH was ahead of the times with their vibrant colors that are very popular today.  It was a knock-your-eyeballs-out style when it was released so I loved it!

The latte cup card is a file from My Scrap Chick and it's only $1 to download if it's not on sale.  It's available in a huge variety of formats for nearly every cutting machine.  
To make this card into a tag, I imported the file into SCAL and deleted the nodes for the back of the card until it formed just the card front.  I can't share it with you.  You'll have to buy the file.  Sorry!  
I like My Scrap Chick.  They have adorable files, AMAZING prices and they're local.  Kristi is just down the road from me and I love supporting local.  
Be sure to sign up for their newsletter (and mine too!).  They release a free file only to newsletter subscribers and that's how I originally got this file!  


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25 comments:

  1. Such a pretty tag for your brew, Laila, love all the color, so happy! Hope you enjoy the hop!

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  2. Oh, this is sooo cute! Love your cup!

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  3. what a fun tag.. totally love it

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  4. really great tags thanks for sharing !

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  5. Gorgeous tag on your special brew!!

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  6. Love this...gotta love cold brew!
    Thanks for linking up to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

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  7. Fab tag! Thanks for the coffee grounds tip... passed it on to my aunt who has rhododendrons.

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  8. That tag! Oh. My. Goodness!! It's just plain fun, wearing all those bright colors. Absolutely love this tag!! And thank you so much for this recipe. I might have to give it a try as temps are heating up all of a sudden. Great project. Bev

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  9. What a great tag for your coffee gift!

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  10. Vibrant is right!! This sure would make a perfect tag for those teacher gifts!!!

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  11. Cute coffee tag! Love the colors too

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  12. Lovely tag and great recipe. :-D

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  13. how fun! The bright colors are awesome!

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  14. What a darling little tag! Love the fun print you used on the coffee cup.

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  15. What a great idea love, love it.

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  16. What an awesome tag! Love that patterned paper! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

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  17. What a darling gift idea! Love that summery coffee cup tag!

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  18. What a cute tag! Great gift idea ♥

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  19. Oh I love this tag, so fabulous! Great idea.

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  20. Hi Lalia!!! This is very pretty project!!! TFS!!!

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