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

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

  3. really great tags thanks for sharing !

  4. Gorgeous tag on your special brew!!

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

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

  7. 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

  8. What a great tag for your coffee gift!

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

  10. Cute coffee tag! Love the colors too

  11. Lovely tag and great recipe. :-D

  12. how fun! The bright colors are awesome!

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

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

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

  16. What a cute tag! Great gift idea ♥

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

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