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.

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