Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Ode to Timmy's Everywhere

And here I thought I didn't know how to recycle stuff I usually throw out! Look closely at this card and you will see that the background is the label from a large can of Tim Horton's Coffee. It is a shaker card made using the tutorial found here. This is my first try and now I will know next time to place the bits and pieces a little better and to use less confetti! The damn stuff all but blocks out the main image.

Both of these cards were for a 'virtual swap' that we do over at The Stamp Shack. Someone will post an image they would like to see how other people use. Then, the members who are interested leave their name and the originator of the 'virtual swap' will send the images out. We make our cards and post them in a special gallery set up for just Virtual Swaps. It's a great way to swap without having to either pay postage (except for the person sending out the images in the first place), or wait for cards to be received. I thoroughly enjoy doing it that way.

Kerry sent us images of coffee related things and it took me a while to figure out what to do with them. Last night, as I was tidying up the kitchen, I saw an empty can of Tim Horton's waiting to go out to the recycle bin. I thought, I could use that label on a card and the rest is history! I love my Timmy's coffee and hope they enjoy seeing their labels on my cards. To my American friends, if you don't know about Timmy's, as we so affectionately refer to our local coffee shop, they are Canada's answer to Kristy Kreme, I guess. The coffee is superb, shop is always clean and the coffee, doughnuts, sandwiches, goodies and the like are reasonably priced.


Alexandra said...

These are really cute! Love them!
Thanks for linking to my blog - I am glad you like it! *HUGS* Alex

Jami Speidel said...

What a clever idea!!! TFS!

Tracie said...

Cool! As I read your blog, I'm sitting here drinking my Timmy's coffee, thinking that for my husband's father's day card, I could make him a similar card. Thanks for the inspiration!