Back to School with Coffee Break Suite

Today is the day teachers go back to school. It’s going to be a long day!!!  I am not a coffee drinker; however, many of my coworkers are, including my assistant. I made this little welcome back gift for her.

Coffee Cup Sticky Notepad and matching pen made with Stampin Up Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. For directions and more visit

I know she will get a kick out of this coffee cup sticky notepad. We have lists for everything (and then we lose the lists)! I found the sticky notepad at Walmart. The idea came from fellow demonstrator, Dawn Olchefske (DOstamping with Dawn).

The “coffee rings” print from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper was the perfect choice to decorate my little gift. (If you saw the paper “coaster” my assistant uses for her coffee cup you would agree! LOL) Here’s a look at the other patterns.

Coffee Break Designer Series Paper by Stampin Up. For inspiration and more visit
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I used Dawn’s measurements to cut the DSP then changed it up a bit to decorate mine. Cut a 3/4″ x 8″ strip of wood grain pattern DSP and adhere it to the center of 2″ x 8″ piece of “coffee rings” DSP.  Wrap the DSP around the coffee cup sticky notepad and adhere together in the back. Next, I wrapped my ribbon around and tie a bow.  The sentiment from Watercolor Wings is stamped in Early Espresso ink and cut out with a banner framelit. I used some Linen Thread to tie it to the ribbon. Quick & easy gift!

I cut a 7/8″ x 3 1/2″ piece of the coffee bean print DSP to line the R.S.V.P. pen  These pens are easy to take apart.  Just roll the DSP around the pen barrel and insert inside. Love how it makes a matching gift set!

Coffee Cup Sticky Notepad and matching pen made with Stampin Up Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. For directions and more visit

If you didn’t want to give a pen you could always add a treat instead.  I made another one and this time I added some coffee bean candy.  I was so excited to see the treat tubes in the Holiday catalog (on page 53)! These were in a former Paper Pumpkin kit and were a huge hit!!! I bought several refill kits and filled them with all kinds of goodies for Halloween, birthdays, Christmas, etc.  I can’t wait to start decorating and filling them again!

Coffee Cup Sticky Notepad and candy treat tube made with Stampin Up Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. For directions and more visit

Which one do you prefer…matching pen or treat tube?

Check out this video to see more ideas using products in the Coffee Break Suite.

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Here are some more ideas created by the Stampin’ Up! Design Team to inspire you.

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There’s also a new stamp set in the holiday catalog, Merry Cafe, that coordinates with the Coffee Cup Framelits! It will be available to order on Friday and it has some cool sentiments for fall and holidays!

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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8 thoughts on “Back to School with Coffee Break Suite

  1. YIKES….now I have to go to Walmart! Tell me exactly where they are in the store to attempt to make the process less stressful!

    LOVE the test tube and YEP…..I am going to CASE it, (thanks in advance)

    Happy 1st day of the grind!!! (ha-ha…get it – coffee!!!!)

  2. Both gifts sets are great, but I prefer the test tube one. Like you, I am not a coffee drinker so I would fill the test tube with candy. So glad Stampin’ Up is offering these test tubes in the Holiday catalog.

  3. The pen is so clever and goes well with a school theme. The coffee beans could “speed” things up when needed though. Love both ideas, Jeanie. Susan, you’re too funny!☕️📓

  4. Absolutely love these 2 ideas! Our teachers also start today and then we have a family picnic/open house tonight before the first day of school tomorrow. THANK YOU for the inspiration. This will be the perfect thing to bring, kind of like a hostess gift for all my co-workers. I volunteer at the school (and sub from time to time) so even though my child is LONG out of the elementary grades, I still feel like the staff is family to me and I can’t think of a more charming token to let them know I’m thinking of them. Thank heavens I only need to make 12. Off to shop and try to come up with an alternative if our Walmart doesn’t have (or have enough of) the note pads!
    Hope this is another wonderful year for you~I’m sure it will be for your students. They are so lucky to have you.
    Thanks again for the CASEable idea.

  5. What an awesome little welcome back gift. I like the version with the pen. If you want another option how about an individual Starbuck’s coffee packet. I would say putchocolate covered coffee beans in the tube, but I don’t know how hot it is where you are.

  6. Jeanie,
    Love this adorable gift item! I was off to my California Walmart at 7:30 this morning to purchase a few of these adorable sticky pads. So disappointed that I couldn’t find them in my local Walmart or online. Would you be so kind to give more specific information? Did you make your purchase recently? Where did you find them in the store? Did they have a brand name that you can remember???

    Love your designs and ABC themed topics. Have a great year back at school.
    With much appreciation for what you do,
    Arroyo Grande, California

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