Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Coffee Sleeves, Please...

Mini Journal Books
Inspired by Aimee at Artsyville

Aimee, created these really cute mini journals out of coffee sleeves!
She calls them  caffeinated-mini-journals .

Of course, I had to give this a try...
I gathered up all my materials from brown paper bags,
to magazine clippings, coffee sleeves,
 glue and paint.
And away I went...

These were really fun to create!
I was very surprised on how cute these mini journals came out. 
I am very happy!

I used embroidery string to bind the pages together 
and tiny beads for an added playful touch.

Now... what to do with these?
Any suggestions?!

Also, If you haven't met Cat at 
you will want to pay her a visit,
 for she has create one of these coffee sleeve mini journals 
using her very own artistic style as well.

Happy Tuesday.


  1. Wow, April, these are fabulous! So colourful. And environmentally sound to boot(well, reusing the coffee sleeves is - acrylic paint probably isn't :-)

    1. Love it, Deborah! (LOL)
      You are right... the acrylic paint is not recyclable :]
      Enjoy your visit...

  2. Gorgeous little books, make my fingers itch! Valerie

    1. Hello Valerie! :]
      Thank you for your wonderful comment, made me smile :]
      This are right up your alley, I think! You are so creative.

  3. Thanks for the mention, April! Yours are SO CUTE--I'm having a hard time choosing a favorite (not that I have to...they're all awesome)!

    1. Awww... thanks Cat!
      You're the inspiration behind these mini books. Saw your post and off I went creating :]
      So glad you stopped by for a visit. ((hugs))

  4. The mini journals are adorable! You've given me an idea...again!

  5. these are so super cute April! i'm interested to see what uses you come up with for them! xx

  6. These are so sweet, and such cheerful little things! Almost too good to spoil by using them, but you could record special quotes that you come across for use in future art.

  7. So funny you posted this, April! I just collected a bunch of coffee sleeves from Panera and bought metallic paints from the craft store. Great minds! I was inspired by Aimee's post, as well.

  8. These are adorable. I love the way everyone inspires each other by sharing. One great idea with so many wonderful variations.