Today is National Coffee Day and since we love coffee around here at CCB, we are so excited to be celebrating today! No one is exactly sure where coffee originated, but different cultures have their own stories and legends about how it was discovered.
One Ethiopian legend claims that coffee was discovered after a goat herder noticed his goats eating berries off a certain tree, and then became so energized that they wouldn’t sleep at night!
By the 15th century, certain regions of Arabia were growing and trading coffee. By the 16th century, coffee houses became very popular and people frequented them for all types of socialization. Coffee houses were so popularly used for conversations, business transactions, listening to music, and more, that they became known as the “Schools of the Wise”.
Coffee began to make its way to Europe and this new drink began to grow in popularity here, as well. Some were a bit leery of the drink, however, and even dubbed it, “a bitter invention of Satan”. This dispute grew so much that the pope was even asked to intervene! After tasting the drink himself, the pope gave coffee his seal of approval.
So you can see that coffee has a rich and colorful history. It is a drink that has continued to be loved through the generations! Today we can find coffee in all forms, flavors, and degrees of strength. How do you like yours?
Kimberly decided to celebrate National Coffee Day by sharing with us this fun canvas for her kitchen. We love all the different papers, bits of lace, and tags that she used. She also used three different sizes of stretched canvas on this piece- how clever! Please read on as she explains how she made it.
Hello, it’s Kimberly here to inspire you with some home decor art. I’m a coffee person and I love everything about coffee- from the fresh brewed smell to the colors of coffee beans. So when the mixed and matched beans and bags pad came out I was thrilled over the top knowing I could add so many little accents to my kitchen with a little love and very little cash. So this being said I can change my decor with the seasons on a budget. Way to go Canvas Corp Brands!
Scissors , paper cutter
First thing I did was gather up all my supplies, set them aside, and then I took the Coffee & Tea Labels on Cream sheet and fussy cut them all out. I wasn’t sure which ones I wanted to use for my project at first, but after I decided
I put the rest away in a folder for later projects!
Now I took out of my mix and match pad, found the Black and Ivory Tea Cups Reverse, and placed it over top of my stretched canvas- gluing it down using Beacon fabri-tac glue. Then, I took some burlap and lace and placed them down where I wanted them and added some more glue. Next, I randomly placed the labels I cut out onto the canvas, making sure to not put them where I was planning on adding the other canvas.
Now let’s do the 8×8 canvas. Add some cardboard to your canvas then layer your papers on top. Leave a space to add your 3×3 canvas after you have it decorated.
Let’s decorate the 3×3 canvas! I used some printed canvas and more of those fun labels that I previously fussy-cut and wrapped it around the little burlap canvas. After your canvas is decorated the way you like it, use some more glue to adhere it to the spot you left on your 8×8 canvas.
Don’t you just love all the different textures and patterns in coordinating color shades? Kimberly really shows off just how well our mix and match pads are put together. They come with a variety of prints and papers that perfectly go together so it makes it so easy to get started on your projects. All of our mix and match pads also come with a printed canvas sheet and a burlap sheet. You get the best selection of paper and fabric!
Thank you so much for stopping by today to see what Kimberly has been up to! We hope this gives you some coffee-themed inspiration for National Coffee Day! We would love to see what CCB projects you have been up to, as well! Tag us on any of our social media and we will find you!
Happy National Coffee Day!!!