Wednesday, 6 June 2018

I Love You and Coffee

My husband had been working really hard lately, both at his real job and at home taking care of our kids. Our son still gets up several times a night, so we're both chronically short on sleep and therefore hopelessly addicted to coffee.

I wanted to do something sweet for my husband to show him that I appreciate him, so I picked up some coffee that I know he likes while I was grocery shopping. (I swear that isn't a Starbucks commercial! I'm not affiliated with them in any way. My husband just happens to like their Pike Place coffee.) I was going to just leave it next to the coffee maker for him to find in the morning, but I decided to take five or ten extra minutes and make it a little special.

I love coffee, so of course I have a coffee themed stamp set. I knew right away what I wanted to do. I stamped the coffee bean background with a dark espresso ink onto a lighter colour of brown cardstock. It was fun to make my own little piece of patterned paper, and since I was only making a tiny piece, it took almost no time at all. I used a label punch to punch out a piece of my bespoke coffee patterned paper. Then, I stamped the adorable little heart-shaped sentiment onto white cardstock and fussy cut it out. I popped it up onto the label piece with a little bit of dimensional foam, wrote a little thank you love note to my husband on the back (yeah, that would have been easier to do before popping up the heart on the other side, but I made it work!), and then clipped it to the top of the bag with a green binder clip.

It really only took me a few extra minutes to create this little note for my husband, but I really hope it helped him know how much I appreciate him and all he does. Sometimes that's all it takes to brighten someone's day ... a little thank you card or a note in the mail to let them know we're thinking of them. It costs us almost nothing--paper, a few minutes of our time, and maybe the cost of postage. The value is in the love we put into it, and the joy it brings to others.

Who can you bring happiness to with a bit of papercrafting today?

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