Coffee Sleeve Book

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Here is a tutorial on creating a coffee sleeve book from the little coffee sleeves that come on your coffees at Starbucks and other great coffee shops to keep you from burning your hand.  I just love the idea of being able to create something beautiful from something that was about to end up in the garbage!

I started with four coffee sleeves.  You can do a few more if you want or even three would be quite sufficient, I think.

Cut the right hand side of each coffee filter.

Cover all four sides of each sleeve that you are doing with decorative scrapbook paper.  I did patterned paper on the outside of each coffee sleeve and then a more solid paper on the insides of each coffee sleeve.  I just used a regular glue stick and it worked great.

I used my Distrezz-It-All to rough up the edges, since I was using some old Tim Holtz paper I had forgotten I had.  It lends itself perfectly to being distressed.  I think Tim Holtz is the King of Distressing!

Here is what one of them looks like after being distressed.  It just gives it a kind of edged, worn look.  And the nice thing about this tool is it only takes a second!

Here are a couple more photos of the distressed pages.

These Tim Holtz papers are so cute.  They come in different themes.  The ones I used here were Games, Postage and Books.  I know they also have a cooking one that I've used a lot.  They come in 9 by 9 size.  I have no idea if they are still available.

Bind them together on the left hand side using your Bind-It-All.  You could also bind them in other ways such as with rings or ribbon, et cetera. I added some scrabble tiles to mine.  Embellish however you wish.

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