Starbucks Scrapbooking – A Lesson in Upcycling

On cold and recent morning, I treated myself to a warm Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks.

Starbucks Scrapbooking

I’m not a coffee drinker, so it’s rare that I stop in there, but I really needed something to warm me up. Since a Scrapbook Throwdown with Messtaken Identity a few months back where she challenged me to use a coffee sleeve in my crafting, I’ve been saving these whenever I go there – however infrequent. (You can see the challenge here.)

Starbucks Scrapbooking - Coffee Sleeve

Through the magic of LOAD, Lain Ehmann somehow managed to have a prompt the next day to use a item on your scrapbook page that you created from scratch. I knew immediately I would use the coffee sleeve. I originally thought I would use whole somehow, but then I thought using a flower punch would be way more fun!

Coffee Sleeve Flowers -

Fun, right?

To keep with the theme, the background paper is a paper I had been practicing on using Heidi Swapp’s Shine spray. By mounting the picture on a piece of chipboard it tied in the color of the flowers. I added brads to the flowers that were the same colors as on the paper to tie it together even more.

Together - Using Coffee Sleeve Flowers -

Upcycled Coffee Sleeve Flowers -

I love the way this scrapbook page turned out! It makes me want to run out and buy another latte just so I can use the coffee sleeve again!

Do you have anything you like to use on your pages that isn’t necessarily a scrapbook product? I’d love to hear your ideas. Leave me a comment below.

  • Danielle Taylor


    • Kelli Panique

      Thanks, Dani!

  • geezee

    I love these flowers. You have definitely gotten good at upcycling. You help me find ways to use up what I have too.

    • Kelli Panique

      Thanks for the inspiration, Gee!

  • Barb Belle Slater

    Such simple embellishing, but what an impact! And I love the “homemade” patterned paper 😉

    • Kelli Panique

      Thank you, Barb!

  • Kimberly DeMucha Kalil

    What a clever idea. This would be fun to use with some kids’ crafts as well.

  • Melissa Starliper

    Very cool idea! I’ll have take the challenge at some point.