Sunday, October 24, 2010

Coffee mug template

This week's challenge over at the JustRite Inspiration blog is to create a project that incorporates a recipe. I thought it would be fun to create a shaped recipe card holder that could double as a Christmas card... I have a single friend who works on another island and someone will be going her way in a few months - this will be perfect to tuck in a package. We try to send letters back and forth if someone is traveling there from here, but I've missed a few opportunities, so I want to make this package special.

All stamps are by JustRite Stampers - I used stamps from the Christmas Nested Frames set for the tag, and the roses from My Garden for the decoration on the mug. The tag is stamped and sponged with Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy ink, and colored with Prismacolor pencils and Neopiko markers. The roses are stamped in white dye ink and colored with a white Prismacolor pencil.

The mug template is my own design - you can grab it below (it should enlarge if you click it). Feel free to resize and use it as you like, but please give credit here for the design, and link others here to download it themselves, instead of posting the template elsewhere. You can line up the fold of your card at the top or the bottom of the mug - mine is folded at the bottom, and glued just around the edge to form a pocket.

I typed the recipe in another language, so I'll translate it here - this is my modified version of Russian Friendship Tea using ingredients that I can find here.

Christmas Tea

1 cup instant lemon tea

2 cups powdered orange drink

2 cups sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. ground cloves

Combine all ingredients (you can even blend them for a finer powder); store in an airtight container. To serve, add 3 spoonfuls of the mix to a cup of hot water. Enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Love this Dina! Thank you for sharing the template.

  2. Love the idea of the cup. Thank you for sharing the template as well. Very clever design.

  3. Love this whole idea. What possibilities there are.
    I clicked onto the cup to enlarge but nothing happened.
    Thanks again for this wonderful idea

  4. Thanks Dina! This is a really wonderful idea for those that don't live close. Thanks for the recipe, too!

  5. This is just stunning!!! You have made me want these new Justrite stamps because your work is so beautiful...Thank you for sharing this cup!!! Would love to know where you got the ribbon??

  6. Great design! Thanks for sharing the template!

  7. Love your mug! Thanks for sharing.

  8. ADORABLE 🥰👍🏼Thanks FOR Sharing!! G-d♥️Bless😊