Hope you can cling to {day 30}

This was done for Jen's Hope you can cling to challenge seen here (use something that soars) So, I dont know if butterflies "soar" but, they do "take off" the sentiment is from Unity Stamps empowering words and the butterfly is an tim holtz sizzix die ( cut twice) I did add some krylon leafing pens to these the sentiment is red shimmer and the wings are copper. the cheesecloth was stained with antique linen stain. the printed paper is from We R Memory keepers and the base is Neenah this one is 5 1/2" square in real life. 


Hope you can cling to {day 29}

This was done for Susie's hope you can cling to challenge seen herebut, the more I think about this I think I should re-name it to "it'sallLydia'sFault" you see its like this, usually it's Dina that causes me to collect supplies... but, the last few months I have been looking at facebook a lot more than I ever have in my life. and did you know Lydia posts links to amazon ( frequently ) just about all the "art" elements on this card followed me home because of that. The sentiment is up on higher pop dots than the bloom which was painted a long time ago and has been gathering dust on the table since then. the flower and the sentiment were both drug through some water-based wax (derwent art bars) on the craft sheet. (you can't really see it on the bloom) The hardwood background was heat embossed with some shabby enamel then I colored over the top of that with some artgraf water color graphite tfl. 

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Hope you can cling to {day 28}

This was done for Jeanne's hope you can cling to challeng seen here ( pretty pink balloons) at the time that I made this sample I did not own a single balloon stamp that I could find in my room so, I stamped these hearts ( SU & Unity stamps) on the back side of some double sided printed paper scraps from other HYCCT cards and cut them out and popped them up, the strings are glued to the back sides of the hearts and tucked in behind the bear panel. That bear is from Judi Kins. ( colored with copics and gel pens) the sequins I thought looked like confetti. this is an Size 8 shipping tag stained with some ranger stain. 


Hope you can Cling to {day 27}

This was done for Tabbatha's hope you can cling to challenge seen here ( use two coloring mediums with a thank-you sentiment) This couple is from Lili of the Valley and the sentiment is from Gina K Designs. they are colored mostly with copic's with some gel pen and wink of stella over the top. the embossed panel has some white paint dragged over the top. 

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a few more Coffee Mug gift card holders

These are all A-2 in real life, the flap above the cup flips up and there is a slit cut into the cardstock the cup is glue to to tuck a gift card into the hole. so that cardstock is only glued on the edges of it to make a pocket to tuck into. the bows are tied loose with long tails since the buyer/user would need to untie that to place their gift card in and then trim. Sentiment is from SU and the heart is from Unity stamps.

not sure what I am going to ask for these yet but debating between 3.50 and 4.00 but, they are small cards and people here are funny that way with cards over 3.00 and having them small. they may not sell priced that high. Sentiment on this one is from Savvy Stamps.

the flowers are from Prima, Sentiment is from clearly besotted.

 this ones sentiment is from Unity stamps with some A Muse Christmas text paper. 

Sentiment is from Stampin Up with vintage lace. 

Sentiment is from Gina K designs. 

Coffee Gift card holders

So, I started saving dutch brothers lids a few months ago, and maybe a week or so ago I painted the tops of a mess of them with some "country white" acrylic paint. this is probably hard to see but the debossed lid filled with paint says "You got this." these lids usually make me smile, so. I thought they would be fun on gift card holders and I knew I had this AI (Art Impressions) stamp that was supposed to be a gift card holder but, you know I never used it for this because, I knew the cup was not wide enough to hid the card... there is now a slit cut in the cardstock that the cup is glue to wide enough for a card and the top of the card stock is scored at 1" down from the edge to fold over to glue the lid to. so all of these cards are A-2 in real life. that same cardstock is only glued on the edges of the piece so the gift card can tuck through. scroll down to the open version. 

this is what it looks like "open" so, I started thinking. well, these would be cute for the booth. and then you know how that goes. I ended up stamping this cup a good 2 dozen times and cutting them all out. ( there are still more pieces on the table at the moment) and I thought. 

Okay if you are selling them then the people have to be able to get the gift card inside the flap and tie it off so, I thought maybe I would package them like this... and then have since decided against that. they are all closed with lose bows tied now with (extra long tails on the seambinding) so that way when they get it together the way they want it they can trim the tails. this one I tried sanding off some of the paint after it was die cut and it says "its all good" 

not all of them got db lids but, I do have quite a few "coffee" related sentiments and sets so, a bunch of them are must mixed and with other stamps. this particular one I used the bold daisy darice folder on some shimmery rusty thin cardstock and then put some yellow ( in your face bright haha) acrylic paint into the embossed holes on the petals to mimic that yummy graphic 45 paper. 

the hero sentiment is from A Muse. 

This one the long skinny sentiment is unity stamps and the tiny joy is from Stampendous with some basic grey pp. 

the ribbon tails are so long that they just flop over if I stand these cards upright if you were wondering why they all look like they need a cup of joe.

this one the db lid says hello, bestie

the tag sentiment is from Unity stamps

this one says smile

the lace is vintage. 

This sentiment on the cup is a newer one from SU. The one on the tag I think comes with the AI cup stamp. 

The for you is SU and I have to look for the other one but, best guess is MFT. 

the cup on the left the sentiment is SU the cup on the right is Verve

this is probably becoming my most over used sentiment I just love this one ( Unity Stamps) 

the one on the left is Verve and the one on the right is Unity. and there will probably be more of these sooner or later. the thing is I am in hurry up and make stuff mode so, you may only get just photos for the next little while without all the chatter. 

Hope you can cling to {day 26}

This was done for Teresa's hope you can cling to challenge seen here its a recipe challenge using the letters of BOOBS so, something black, something circular, a round gem, Something blue, and use a sentiment. So, I was just standing there staring off into space and thought what if... so, its probably not at all what she thought someone would do for this challenge but, I kind of like how it turned out. the big bloom is an Prima flower, the blue trim is vintage, the round tag is an PTI die cut, the sentiment is (i forgot either an SU stamp or MM letters) the blue brad is taking the place of the gem.