Die Cutting, DIY Decor, Packaging

National Coffee Day with Essentials by Ellen

Ellen Hutson LLC is so happy to be a part of the National Coffee Day Hop that starts on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. If you arrived here from Doodlebugs blog, then you are right on track. If not, you’ll want to start at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog so you don’t miss out on any of the fun.

We’re giving away the Bear Cozy Kit to TWO lucky people that leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, October 5th at 11:59 pm pacific. You’re going to LOVE what Design Ambassador Emily Leiphart is sharing today!

Are you obsessed with coffee? Does caffeine run through your veins? Then today is your day to celebrate! Tell me, how do you take your coffee? Do you drink it black? With lots of sugar, milk or cream? I’ve been obsessed with flavoured coffee lately and my favourite is Pecan Sticky Bun. When I brew a pot, the house smells so good!

Let’s get to today’s project celebrating National Coffee Day! I used the adorable Bear Cozy Kit to make my coffee cup cozies. Bears? Check. Pandas? Check. Felt? Check. This kit is so much fun and easy to use. If you’ve never used an Essentials by Ellen Kit, you’re in for a treat. Right now, you can get this kit at 50% off!

The Bear Cozy Kit comes with six colours of felt. The first thing I did was use the main die to cut four base wraps in cream, brown, grey and charcoal. When they were all laid out, I decided on my two favourites which were the cream and charcoal. I wanted to make reverse pandas so they would complement each other nicely.

I cut the inside of the little ears in the opposite colours, and cut the snouts to match. Then I cut the eyes in brown, attaching googly eyes to them. I wanted them to have pink noses because that’s the ultimate in cute. For the bow ties, I chose colours that would stand out the most so I die cut a pink one for the charcoal bear and tan for the cream bear.

Before adhering all the pieces together, I used the stitching die to pierce holes along one edge of the wrap. Then I used the coordinating embroidery floss and an embroidery needle to create ruching and details on the bow ties. I used grey thread on the tan bow tie and cream thread on the pink bow tie.

I used liquid glue to attach all of the pieces to the base wrap and while I was doing this, I decided to cut an extra snout for both bears so the faces would have more dimension. I glued the two layers together before attaching the snouts to the cozies.

After the glue had dried a little bit, I used a simple running stitch to close the cozies at the back. I stitched down and then back up to fill in the empty sections so it looks nice and neat. I used cream thread on the charcoal cozy and grey thread on the cream cozy.

Aren’t these bears the cutest? You can get pretty creative with the dies included in this set, or even use dies you have in your own crafty stash to stretch your creativity!

My son loves getting decaf lattes as a treat after school and I know that having one of these cozies would make it even more fun! These would be a fun project to do with the kids, especially as an indoor activity when the weather starts to turn chilly.

These would make great holiday gifts, too! It’s definitely time to start thinking about autumn and winter birthdays, as well as teacher gifts at Christmastime. There’s no better time to grab this fabulous kit!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration with the Bear Cozy Kit! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Next up on the National Coffee Day Blog Hop is Joy Clair Designs. Remember, if you get lost along the way, check out the post over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. To be eligible to win one of the two Bear Cozy Kits we’re giving away, leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, October 5th at 11:59 pm pacific. 


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  • Reply tsurutadesigns1 September 29, 2021 at 6:34 am

    Emily, these are absolutely adorable! I love all your fun details!
    A big thank you to Ellen Hutson LLC for being a returning Super Sponsor!

  • Reply Meghan Kennihan September 29, 2021 at 6:53 am

    OMG! These are adorable! I love those little bear faces!

  • Reply Lisa Byers September 29, 2021 at 6:59 am

    These bear cozies are adorable!!! They look like they could definitely keep your coffee hot!!

  • Reply Melissa SunshineHoneyBee September 29, 2021 at 7:15 am

    Bear hugs for these cuties. I’m a fan of Pandas. As far as coffee I like flavored only. Pumpkin Spice Latte & Pumpkin Spice Frappe are favs of mine. For Christmas I like Creme Brulee flavor. At the moment, I’m drinking English Breakfast Tea Latte (Used my Keurig frother to make Latte with crean/milk).
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  • Reply Vanessab September 29, 2021 at 7:33 am

    Those coffee cozies are sooo stinkin cuuuuute!! Thanks for being a super sponsor

  • Reply KIMBERLY BURDETTE September 29, 2021 at 7:50 am

    These are too cute! I’m sure your son loves using these when he gets his decaf! So adorable! Thanks for sharing and being a super sponsor!

  • Reply Bitty Penny September 29, 2021 at 8:07 am

    Wow, these are the cutest cups on the block. Absolutely adorable.

  • Reply Vicki Dutcher September 29, 2021 at 8:21 am

    Oh my! I am smiling — these sleeves are so fun!

  • Reply scrapperatheart September 29, 2021 at 8:25 am

    How cute are these! Right now I am addicted to DD-Iced Caramel Coffee with a touch of cream.

  • Reply Mayra Duran-Hernandez September 29, 2021 at 8:34 am

    I LOVE these soo very much, Emily!!!! Fantastic projects!!
    Hugs & blessings,

  • Reply DIANA LARSON September 29, 2021 at 8:40 am

    This is really great!! I love this hop
    Thank you for being a super sponsor
    Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  • Reply Carla vdMS September 29, 2021 at 9:06 am

    OOhh my goodness, these cosy are just wonderfull.

  • Reply Julie S September 29, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Could that BE any cuter??? I think not. I’d love to surprise a friend with a cuppa joe wrapped up like this.

  • Reply Diane Hover September 29, 2021 at 10:01 am

    These are adorably cute!! I am sure they would be a big hit with any coffee drinker! I take my coffee with an Italian Sweet Creamer!

  • Reply Gail Jean September 29, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Super cute bear cozies!! Oh I love my coffee HOT and I make my own specialty bullet proof Mocha Mocha – yum – actually I am sipping on it right now as I do the hop – thank you for being a sponsor! Enjoy your day!

  • Reply Lori Kobular September 29, 2021 at 11:05 am

    Oh my goodness!! How adorable are those bear cozies!! I love them!! Thanks for being a sponsor of this fun blog hop!

  • Reply Shelly September 29, 2021 at 11:21 am

    Absolutely ADORABLE!! Love! I like my coffee hot and a touch of chocolate in it…wait, does that make it a mocha?! 😉 Thanks for being a super sponsor!

  • Reply Debbie Munkirs September 29, 2021 at 11:26 am

    I love this idea but where do you get the coffee cups?

    • Reply emilyleiphart September 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

      You can fit the cozies on just about any reusable tumbler that is approximately 12oz (i.e. a Grande size at Starbucks) or you can gift them on takeout cups from the dollar store. They’re meant to be put on coffee that you get at your local coffee shop to go. That way you don’t need to use the cardboard sleeves and save some trees!

  • Reply Cindy Marshall September 29, 2021 at 11:30 am

    How cute, I have to have sweetener and Italian Sweet Cream in my coffee. Sometimes I put a little hot chocolate in it. YUM!

  • Reply Dorothy Weinstein September 29, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Adorable cups!! Love the idea of using them as gifts!

  • Reply Mary Holshouser September 29, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    Love the mugs. I am not a coffee drinker.
    I agree it smells good when it is being
    ground, but never tastes that good.
    thanks for sharing

  • Reply Amy Cooley September 29, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    What an adorable kit! I just love felt projects. I like my coffee iced with cream and sugar. Thanks for the awesome prize giveaways!

  • Reply Sharon Gullikson September 29, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    Oh my gosh, these are just adorable! I’d like to make some for my little grand kiddos for their hot chocolates.

  • Reply Bunny Hoyle September 29, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Oh my mercy………these are so cute. I love them. I don’t drink coffee but I love the smell of it. Hot tea or chocolate for me.

  • Reply justjingle September 29, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Oh, my goodness these are the cutest things EVER! My two year old would love making them with me, too! What perfect holiday gifts!

  • Reply Carole Putnam September 29, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    What a cute idea for the grands hot chocolate! Sweet bears.

  • Reply Glennis Farrell September 29, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    Thank you for being a sponsor, and thank you for offering this adorable prize

  • Reply Donna Walls September 29, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    Oh, these sleeves are adorable. These would be so cute for kids to use with their Hot Cocoa cups!

  • Reply SueB September 29, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    These bear cozies are so adorable!

  • Reply Lindsey M-P September 29, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    Oh, it’s a reverse panda, I thought it was a polar bear for me! LOL! These are adorable, and so fun with the googly eyes! Their bow ties are adorable too.

  • Reply Sherry Tyson September 29, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    Your cozy’s are so cute! You can’t help
    But smile!!

  • Reply Mary-Anne V September 29, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    Very cute cozies…these are so fun to give and use.

  • Reply Maria September 29, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Oh, be still my heart…so so CUTE!!!

  • Reply Ericka Strange September 29, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    I love this! So stinkin’ cute and I love it.

  • Reply Katie Brooks September 29, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    so super cute!

  • Reply Linda Johnson September 29, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    Those bear cozies are adorable!

  • Reply macimbalo September 29, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    This is just the cutest ever!

  • Reply Amanda Wilcox September 29, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    These bears are absolutely adorable!

  • Reply Greta H September 29, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Oh my goodness–so adorable!

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  • Reply Carole McKinney September 29, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Such an adorable project!! I think I’m going to have to get this kit.

  • Reply Denise Bryant September 29, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Really cute bear cozies! Love that they are cut from felt for a fun texture!
    Thanks for being a Super Sponsor!

  • Reply Sadia Ashraf September 29, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Wow, these creations are so adorable and fun. Thanks for sharing

  • Reply Gera Wilkins September 30, 2021 at 2:20 am

    I love these! They are so adorable!

  • Reply momentsofcrafting September 30, 2021 at 3:05 am

    I just adore these bear cozies!!! What fun and a great little gift!!! People often comment on my coffee order – 1/4 stength skinny flat white!! 🙂 Even my tea is black and weak!! Still that’s how I enjoy it!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Reply fksdesigns September 30, 2021 at 6:22 am

    Now how cute is that! Adorable!

  • Reply Suzanne Harkinson September 30, 2021 at 11:50 am

    These could not be any cuter!! Thanks so much for being a sponsor!

  • Reply Shannon Hart September 30, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    My two girls would love making these with me, and I can imagine having a small group of their friends over for a bear cozy making party!

  • Reply karen ladd September 30, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    I can imagine making these with my granddaughters, or with my craft friends in town. I like my coffee with half hot milk…simple but yummy!

  • Reply Cherie September 30, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Love those cozies…what a great way to welcome Fall!

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