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Enjoy A Cup of Liquid Happiness

I love coffee.  I love the smell of it brewing, the taste of a fresh cup with cream and just a hint of sugar, and coffee art!  So, let's get started on today's Altered Pages blog project! 

I wanted to do something "different" for this altered pocket page, so I sprayed a regular #4 coffee cone filter with brown Dylusions ink to mimic a used coffee filter.  I didn't want to use a filter that had actually been used with coffee because the paper breaks down a lot after it has been wet.  I wanted to be able to use this as a pocket when the project was done so I needed to keep the paper's integrity intact.  I used a blank ATC (2.5 x 3.5 piece of card stock) as a folding guide.  Once the sides were folded in, I added some Altered Pages collage images and ephemera.

I have another card with a pocket.  I attached a coin envelope to an ATC and added artwork to it both under and on top of the flap.

Please scroll to all the way to the bottom to see how the full project turned out and for a list of supplies used.  The photos below are the front and back of each card.  The last pocket is a bunch of collage images for my pocket altered page recipient to use in his/her own art.  The images chosen are not pictured here.

There is still plenty of time to sign up and join us in our June swap!  Please read the details below if you are interested.

1. Go to On FACEBOOK 
2. At top of the group page the “EVENT” will be pinned. You can access the SWAP via this link. 

3. Or you can click the “events” under the banner to get to the event listings page, and click into the swap.
4. Once you are on the “events” page, you must click up in the upper right hand corner to join the swap.
5. Now you are registered and will be on the list for the swap….this is how you are allowed into the SWAP! At this point you can access the free collage selections for use in your pages.
6. The swap will be open on June 1 and sign ups accepted until June 20.
7. On June 21-- A listing of random partners will be created and posted on the event page June 22.
8. You have until June 30 to mail out your Pocket Altered Pages to your partner.
9. PLEASE connect with your partner to get address information. You may want to decide what kind of Pocket Altered Pages theme/colors/ topic you wish to send to each other.
Products used in this project:
Glitz paper 77 Collection
Glitz Cashmere Dame stickers
Glitz Laced With Grace stickers
Glitz Beautiful Dreamer stickers
Washi Tape
Coin Envelope
German Scrap
Wink of Stella pen
Black bling
Gold corner stickers
Double sided tape
Adhesive Dimensionals
Bazzill mini edges
Clock rubber stamp
Ball fringe, baby size
a few other bits and pieces from my scrap bins
...and of course, a protector page to hold it all!

Altered Pages collages:


  1. clever, clever, clever! love the ideas - it looks marvelous - would be a treat to get in the mail!

  2. I don't like coffee to drink but I love your Pocket Letter! Wonderfully done Robin!!!

  3. I can smell the coffee! Wonderful Pocket Page!

  4. GREAT JOB! The coffee filters are wonderful and look so 'used'. It's a treat for the eyes and the mouth!! I have coffee in little packs like teabags that would be perfect to insert.

  5. I can smell the coffee, too. Great ideas for this one, Robin!

  6. love all the unique elements--coffee filters, coin envelope, etc.


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