I used the coffee beans stamp from the set to make a label for a yummy coffee scrub. (Inspired by Martha Wake up Scrub recipe here, but I changed the recipe to use lemon lavender salt instead of sugar, since sugar bath products are not always so great for you...)
Step 1) Start with 1/4 cup salt (with a little coarseness to it.) This is lemon lavender salt from Victorian Epicure Selections.
Step 2) Add 100% pure peppermint oil. (You can add the amount you like. I like peppermint a lot, so I added 8 drops.)
Step 3) Add 1/2 cup olive oil (you could also use grapeseed oil or your favourite.)
Step 4) Add coffee grounds (that have just been brewed. I dried them out a little in the oven to avoid adding water to the mix.)
Step 5) Add 1/2 teaspoon pure Vanilla
Step 6) Stir it up
Step 7) Put it in a perty container (one that your hand will fit in--a wide mouth mason jar works nicely.)
You can refrigerate it or not. It will keep for 2 weeks (longer if you keep it in the fridge.)
As a hand scrub instead: Love to cook? (or know someone who does?) This also makes a great hand scrub for the kitchen. Coffee is a tried & true way to get garlic odours off of your hands. :O)
Some Card Deets:
I can't stop paper piecing this set. This mug was really easy to cut out (You can just cut along side the mug to cut out the oval inside the handle. You'd never know it was cut when you add the mug to your card. Speeeedy! :O)
Inside the card reads: "You'd be a triple shot caramel macchiato with three sugars & extra whip cream"
All of the cardstocks used here are my faves from Paper Temptress: The neutrals (if they can be called neutral when they have this much Pizazz) are from the Incandescent family (Nero & Candido.) They're ultra decadent Metallics with a felt finish ( a lovely woven texture.) The Nero is a rich black brown sparkling Coffee & the Candido is a classy Cream. You can see more Incandescent projects by the ultra talented Melanie here.
They Cuttlebug like a dream. Here they're on a card base made from my new favourite colour of PT Basis cardstock Golden Green (akin to SU's Kiwi Kiss but a shade less green, so it's super easy to coordinate.) It makes the perfect match with Basic Grey's hot new Dresden paper (from their Porcelain line.) You can check out all of the Basis Colours here.
Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy day!