I was looking at creating some gift card holders for a few friends, when I remembered a sketch challenge that was perfect for my little creation.
Jen, from Deconstructed Sketches has the perfect sketch for me to use my coffee cuff collection! It's sketch # 173. Here it is!
I traded the stitching at the top for a sentiment that I stamped directly onto the pattern paper. The 'green' rectangle is actually the gift card. The brown center rectangle is my re-used coffee cuff. I used a banner piece in place of the scallop trim. But the sentiment remains the same. Here is what I made!
Ok, so here is the recipe: The card base is always artichoke card stock by Stampin' Up!. The matts are kraft by Recollections. The two sentiments are from the same stamp set by Verve: Delightful and Delicious. I think it's retired. I believe that I purchased the stamp set over 5 years ago.
I took a 'collected' coffee cuff, and used the 'back' side. (I didn't think the 'green' side would work.) I wrapped some strawberry bakers twine around the card, and tied a green vintage button from Paper Trey ink to the front. I used 3 (yeah, three!) glue dots to hold the button in place.
The pattern paper is: Happiness is Homemade by Tilda. (I had to purchase the pattern paper from overseas. Tilda is a company from Sweden.)
I inked the bottom of a 'favorite' coffee cup into soft suede classic ink, and 'stamped' it right onto the pattern paper. I thought the coffee rings would look sweet. I then took a water mark/splatter stamp and stamped onto the pattern paper, too.
Ok, I made several (about 12) of these cards. I used different papers for different 'looks'. Here are a few others:
and of course I had to make a holiday version!
And yeah, these will be for sale at my Arts and Craft Fair this Saturday! Thank you for stopping by! I am off into my craft room once more. I need to create a few more notepads and notebooks, and a couple gift bags. Thank you for stopping by!