Sunday, February 2, 2020

Coffee Sleeve Mini Journal / Gift Card Holder

Hi Friends,

I wanted to share with you the Valentine I am working on for my sweet, 

coffee loving Husband-


I started with 2 coffee sleeves- 

yes, they were used but clean!


Cut on the left to open, and turn inside out.


Then the corrugated side is on the outside.


Cut the second sleeve apart to make 2 pieces.


I used paper tape to re-enforce the fold on the first sleeve.


I folded 3 sheets of copy paper in half and cut the paper in the shape of the sleeve.

Clips will hold the paper in place.



I used an awl, needle and twine to attach to the cover .






Tied a knot and a bow.








I cut a coffee filter in half and glued it inside the cover.








                                    Then covered the filter paper with a piece of the sleeve,

gluing only bottom and sides.

This will be the gift card pocket.



Do the same on the back side.

Now you will have 2 pockets.






You can add to the pocket.


It's not supposed to be perfect.You can't make a mistake!

It's best when it's a bit messy.


I used coffee to stain the paper.


I used this typewriter print on one of the pages.

You can print this too!

I just tore the picture to fit and glued in place.






Now it's up to you to fill it with love notes.

I'm not sharing that part with you!


I didn't go frilly because it was for my husband, but you could easily decorate

every page with bits of lace and pictures if you like.



On the cover I used a scrap of sheet music a piece of burlap

a few buttons and a copy of a coffee label.




I think it's a fun way to make a gift 

and a gift card holder for someone you love.

xo Lisa S


20 comments:

  1. How cute! I pinned this! Thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 10 for All Things Love and Valentine’s Day, open January 30 to February 10.

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    1. Thank you for pinning!
      Can't wait to see the Valentine party.
      xo Lisa S

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  2. Hi Lisa. I love this gift . It's so unique. Pinned Thanks for posting at Funtastic Friday

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    1. Oh thank you so much- I've been filling it in with little love notes to my husband. He has been much appreciated this month. We had a broken water pipe AND backed up toilet the same week- ugh! He fixed it without a complaint.
      Have a great week- Happy Valentine's Day-
      xo Lisa S

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  3. Very creative. I like to personalize gifts and cards as well. - Margy

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    1. Thanks Margy!
      I'm enjoying filling in pages with love notes.
      xo Lisa S

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  4. What a lovely inventive idea for a coffee lover! So personal!

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    1. Thank you Jo,
      I can't to give it to my husband.
      xo Lisa S

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  5. Very cute! I have been making some mini albums and journals this winter and have enjoyed seeing all the great ideas! pinning

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    1. Sylvia,
      Thank you. This one was fun to make. I plan to make more:)
      xo Lisa S

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  6. This is just great, love that you used all the bit of rush and it still looks stunning.

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    1. Anita
      Thank you,that is such a nice compliment.
      xo Lisa S

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  7. Such a cute idea! This will be one of my features this Saturday at the Snickerdoodle Link Party!

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    1. Roseann
      Thank you so much. I really appreciate it.
      I truly enjoy your parties!
      xo Lisa S

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  8. Very creative way to reuse an everyday ordinary item. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Donna
      I appreciate you hosting and visiting.
      Thank you so much!
      xo Lisa S

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  9. These are so cute, I made Christmas Memory books for each of my kids one year using Starbucks coffee cups actually. They turned out so cute.
    Thank you for sharing on #omhgff last week. This week I have the privilege of featuring your project. Hope you will stop by and share again. Happy Valentines!💖

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    1. Karren
      Thank you so much. Did you post your Memory Books? I would love to see them.
      I appreciate the feature.
      Happy Valentines Day
      xo Lisa S

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  10. I had good reason to already love coffee projects, but goodness... this is just so cool! The look, the reason for it... and yeah... let's have coffee while I read this post again!

    I'm featuring your project in this weekend's DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 514. Thanks for linking yours up!

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    1. Donna
      Thank you so much. It was quite a hit with my husband.
      I think it makes a great coffee lover gift card holder.
      I so appreciate all you do for us...especially for me:)
      Thank you for the feature.
      I cherish your visit and sweet comments.
      xo Lisa S

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