We love to do exchanges, support our team and do fun things that keep us creating.  In 2018  we want to push our dear Creative Crew into new creative adventures. We want them to push their limits, try new things and evolve their creativity. We decided to create a serie of out of the box challenges that we call “Good for the Creative Soul”.  We have figured out 1 special challenge each month.

This is what we cooked up for February:

*Your inspiration is TEA & COFFEE –  must include actual coffee or tea in your project
*Use any technique/material you want but it must be 75% CCB products.


Today we share the beautiful work from a few of our Creative Crew Members.


Cathy Frailey


“I love both coffee & tea – but coffee is preferable, so this project is all about the java! I had a small shadow box (which some wooden die cuts came in so I saved it!) & transformed it into an homage to coffee! I scanned the Beans & Bags paper so that I could make miniature elements. There’s also other coffee-related trinkets, such as whole coffee beans, ground coffee, a coffee poster, an Architextures tile, and spoon among other things.”

Canvas Corp Beans and Bags on Kraft
7gypsies Architextures Tin Ceiling Tiles
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Coffee Shop
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Iridescent Silver
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Merlot Gold
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze Blue Oasis
Whole coffee beans
Ground coffee


Sheri Levitt


“Coffee themed art journal page. I used homemade coffee spray for the base of the journal page. and in between layers of coffee shop glimmer mist.”

Homemde coffee spray

Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist: Coffee Shop
7gypsies Architextures Upper and lower 8×8
7gypsies Architextures Vintage Bunting 8×8
7gypsies Architextures painted door 8×8
7gypsies Architextures Market signs 8×8
7gypsies Architextures Short Base-clock


Lynne Joncas


“I made a card and a gift-card holder for my BFF; the teacup-shaped card has a pocket at the top that holds a real tea bag, and the gift-card holder has real coffee beans attached and holds a Tim Horton’s card inside.”

7 Gypsies Architextures Collection -Art wall
7 Gypsies Savannah Collection – Warren

Cheryl Chambers


“A kraft tag using tea grounds mixed with gesso to create texture and aged color. Dry brushed some Tattered Angels High Impact paint in Aqua to give some interest and color. Added dried tea bags for more layers and texture. Cut out a picture and sentiment from 7 Gypsies, Gypsy Moments paper for focal point. Stamped a few birds for interest and finished with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in dijon. I finished the tag with a vintage zipper for the tassel.”

Tattered Angels High Impact Paint – Aqua
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Dijon
7 Gypsies – Gypsy Moments 8 x 8 paper pad


Juli Ondrush


“Coffee–How do I love thee?? Let me count the ways…and write them all down in this handy recycled coffee cup journal. Lots and lots of Canvas Corp Brand goodies in here to help you wake up some fresh brewed inspiration. Coffee dunked pages, Architextures on every page, coffee filters, a tiny book charm and an adjustable sleeve to hold it all together.”

7gypsies Gypsy Moments: 12×12 A Novel Thought Paper 7gypsies Gypsy Moments: 12×12 Under the Cover Paper
Pure Mistable Paper 12×12 Frayed Cotton
Architextures™ 12×12 Paper – Ledger Paper
Canvas Corp 12 x 12 Canvas Sheet – Natural Canvas
Canvas Corp Thickstock – Kraft Speckle
Pure Mistable Paper 12×12 Corduroy
Architextures™ Parchment Rub-On – Build
Architextures™ Parchment Rub-On – Grow
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Coffee Shop
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Walnut Gold
Tattered Angels Baseboard Mist Paint – Cardboard

Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist Paint – French Vanilla
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam – Espresso Bean



Connie Hall


“Floating Teacup. I used a plain teacup set from the thrift shop and suspended the cup using a spoon and lots of hot glue. The cup was painted with gesso and embellished with white paper roses lace and tea dyed and glimmer mist cheese cloth. The entire project was misted with Sheer pink and then a cherry cordial glimmermist and spattered with mallard color mist. The flowers are in the cup along the spoon and in the saucer the cheesecloth is placed all around cup and saucer.”


Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Mallard

Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist – Blackberry Cordial

7gypsies Architexture Findings – Medallon


Lindsey Hall


“I LOVED the topic of this challenge! It was so unique and FUN! Definitely good for my soul! This is aWooden mailbox decoupage’d with old dictionary pages and painted with coffee grounds.”

Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Paint System “Bare Metal”
7gypsies Architextures Tall Base Chicken Wire
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vancouver
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Patridge in a Pear Tree
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Sugar Maple
7gypsies Crystals – Princesca Hardware


Tatiana Klimshina


“This card I made for the true Lady. She is drinking tea in the afternoon and here house with vintage door. In the front of the house there is a garden with plum and paech trees. In this card I used tea for distressing regular white paper and cotton lace. I love this trick and use it very often because I love vintage style.”

7gypsies Architextures™ Salvage Art – Wall
7gypsies Ordre du jour: Days, Weeks & Months 12×12 Paper
7Gypsies  Architextures™ 12×12 Paper – Painted Doors
Bulk Kraft Paper Tags (Assorted Sizes Available) Cardstock Paper – Kraft 80#
Tattered Angels  Glimmer Mist – Vintage Brass



Viktoriya Porechnaya

“Decorative tree with coffee beans for cozy kitchen. I made it from styrofoam ball colored with Sable Decor &DIY paint and coffee beans glued on it I added some color and delicate shine with Tattered Angels Glimmer mists around a top. Butterflies were embossed and punched from the Kraft paper . The Coffee topiary tree was set on the pot and placed to a canvas bag, Also I added canvas garland inside and title from The Watering Can collection”


Canvas Corp Kraft Paper
Double Drawstring Ticking Bag-Red
Canvas Garland
The Watering Can: Garden Saying on Ivory Paper

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists Walnut Gold &  Coffee Shop
Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paint Sable


Juli Riedel


As a former Store Manager for a large coffee chain, this month’s Coffee and Tea Challenge was my cup of tea! Using my new Tattered Angels High Impact Paint, I was able to layer the colors with stencils and texture paste. I LOVE this paint and it has a half opaque and translucent color! Adding some Architextures corrugated cardboard for build up dimension and the background started to brew!!! The challenge asked for real coffee and tea to be incorporated so I used ground and whole coffee for my coffee heart and added a tea bag with tea spoon to represent the tea side! Coffee and Tea are like my yin and yang! I love them both and added some coffee and tea sayings to the mixed media piece! It’s definitely my cup of tea!

Tattered Angels- High Impact Paint Black
Tattered Angels- High Impact Paint Gold
Tattered Angels- High Impact Paint Brown
Tattered Angels- High Impact Paint Copper
7gypsies Architextures Corrugated Cardboard
7gypsies Architextures Letters Mixed Media


karina aka gibonik


“Since I am a huge coffee, tea and junk journal lover had no choice but create this piece:) It is a junk journal insert for my personal use, filled with CCB goodies, my coffee/tea related ephemera and keepsakes from Tea&Coffee shop where I used to work for several years, All pages are coffee dyed or coffee stained.”

7gypsies Architextures™ Parchment Rub-On – Live
7gypsies Gypsy Moments Cards: Just an Idea
Canvas Corp Beans and Bags on Kraft Paper
Canvas Corp Chocolate and Ivory Press Alpha Paper
Canvas Corp Rust & Ivory Tile Paper
Canvas Corp Burlap And Lace
7Gypsies Architextures™ Mixed Media Pad
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Tattered Leather
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist True Blood
Cnavas Corp Printed Kraft Papers Scraps

Karla Yungwirth


My husband’s birthday is coming up soon and I wanted to give him a small personalized gift along with some gift cards. Since he drinks a lot of tea and coffee in a stainless steel mug, which is sometimes pretty chilly on his fingers outside in the winter, I decided to make him a reuseable coffee cozy using the Canvas Corp Beans And Bags printed canvas. Of course he needs a special birthday card that goes along with the coffee theme, so I grabbed some Canvas Corp papers and Tattered Angels Mists to create a mixed media card. I mixed actual coffee grounds with UTEE to create my own coffee scented, textured embossing powder. A few real coffee beans glued to the card and some coffee themed stamps finishes it off!

Canvas Corp Blue On Ivory Cardstock
Canvas Corp Tan & Ivory French Script Cardstock
Canvas Corp Beans & Bags Printed Canvas
Canvas Corp Natural Canvas Sheet
Tattered Angels Pure Mistables White Corrugated
Tattered Angels Patina Glimmer Mist
Tattered Angels Bronze Glimmer Mist
Tattered Angels Woven Burlap Glimmer Mist
Tattered Angels Ivory Baseboard Mist



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  1. February 16, 2018 @ 9:56 pm Karla Yungwirth

    Everyone created such fun projects!! Coffee is a favourite of mine and is a fantastic challenge!


  2. February 17, 2018 @ 1:09 pm Julia Cotrim

    Lovely creations Ladies! 🙂


  3. February 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am Peggy Lee Baker

    Oh wow I love everyone’s projects….I love me coffee too….so inspired! Thanks for sharing.


  4. February 23, 2018 @ 7:48 am Ava Gavloski

    Great presentation by the design team


  5. February 26, 2018 @ 8:06 am Jennifer Scull

    Every one of these projects is a treasure! Love the creative ways that the team interpreted the theme! So much inspiration and fun! 🙂


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