What’s Mew? – Up-cycled Coffee Cup Sleeves & Coffee Filter Flowers

Hello, again. What’s mew with you? >^.^<


The Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop continues, and today I have a fun card using up-cycled coffee cup sleeves and coffee filter flowers in fall colors.


I like the background the Panera coffee sleeve provides for the fussy-cut cat from The Cat’s Pajamas. The coffee cup was cut from a Dunkin’ Donuts sleeve.


Coloring those coffee filter flowers new technique for me to try, but it turned out to be quite easy. In case you’d like to try, here’s how I did it:

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I die cut my The Cat’s Pajamas posies and leaves first… It might have been easier to die the whole filter first, but I never do anything the easy way. ha.

Then I smooshed my Distress ink pads onto a craft mat and spritzed them with water

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Next I dragged my die- cut pieces through the ink until they were saturated to my liking.

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When I ran out of ink, I’d just spritz more water on the darker ones and drag them along, leaving a trail of ink for a lighter one to use.

Separate and lay flat to dry.For the greens, this results in an ombre look – varying tones of greens.

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To Make the flower, I gathered 4 of the flowers, rotating the leaves slightly and made a slit in the middle, inserting a brad. Then I lifted up each layer and squished it around the brad. You can see the three sages below.


Materials used:

  • The Cat’s Pajamas dies: 5 Petal Posies, Lacy Posies, and  Leaf Scrolls
  • The Cat’s Pajamas stamp set: What’s Mew?
  • DCWV card
  • Coffee filters
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Barn Door, Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, Wild Honey (flowers) Bundled Sage, Crushed Olive, Forest Moss, Old Paper, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters (leaves)
  • Versamark Ink
  • Recollections detail embossing powder: ebony
  • Uniball gel impact pen – gold
  • Zig chalk writer – pink
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue


I am entering this card in the following hops and challenges:




If you missed my post with blog candy, you can find it HERE. There will be another one coming soon, so stay tuned.

Thanks for stopping by today. I always appreciate your kind comments!



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31 thoughts on “What’s Mew? – Up-cycled Coffee Cup Sleeves & Coffee Filter Flowers

  1. Love that upcycling!! Great ideas for coffee filters and coffee sleeves. And what a darling little kitty and her sweet little cup. Love that pink pith helmet!! : )


  2. Awesome! Thanks for the ideas… I have a big stash of coffee cup filters that were going to be thrown away and have been planning on making flowers… thanks for the inspiration to get started… maybe tomorrow is the day…


  3. Wow! I don’t think a coffee filter has ever looked better! And you used the coffee sleeve, too, which adds a great touch of texture. Thanks for making me look at my “garbage” in a whole new way! And thank you for sharing your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!


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