Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cups of Joy

Hi there! Today I want to share a new stamp by Heidi Grace Kress for Purple Onion Designs, called Cups of Joy. As soon as I saw it, I knew that I wanted to make a gift card holder.


I stamped the image on some watercolor paper and colored it with Copics. The sentiment is from the Handwritten Holiday set. I adjusted the measurements to fit a gift card and attached a small piece inside to hold the card.


To give some subtle texture to the card, I stamped Hero Arts' Envelope Pattern over the image. I rounded the corners and ink distressed with Antique Linen distress ink. Some faux stitching and a bit of twine finished it off.


This was so much fun and so simple to make. I may be commissioned by my daughter (again!) to make some for her friends who are avid Starbuck's fans.

Visit Purple Onion Designs to see more of Heidi's Clever Handmade line and be sure to visit her blog to download some wonderful Christmas papers--for free!


Stamps: Purple Onion Designs, Hero Arts
Cardstock: Canson watercolor paper
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Other: Copics, corner chomper, twine

29 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I love this card! The front is so rustic and homey and then, it's a gc holder?! Perfect!

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  2. Simple and really cute. The stitching, twine and distressing are charming details.

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  3. Wow! I love seeing your coloring - it is so fabulous, Donna! What an adorable card!

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  4. Donna this card holder is adorable and makes such a cute gift. All the little details you added make this a tiny treasure!

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  5. Adorable card holder Donna! Love the cute image... perfect for coffee lovers! Have a great week! ;)

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  6. O-K Donna!! I loove this stacked cup gift card! The colors are great on all that white space! Adorable...for sure! (Is that Valley girl lingo) Maybe!! Hee Hee
    Hugs, Marilyn

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  7. This is so cute Donna, what a fab gift card holder!

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  8. simply beautiful, Donna! loving the style of that stamp, reminds me of my stamping roots.

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  9. When I saw this at purple onion, I just KNEW it must be yours! :) Love your style!

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  10. Oh wow! I love those stamped mugs! It's just too cute!

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  11. Donna this is stunning! Love those cups! Such a cute gift card holder/card :)

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  12. very cute card Donna. Love the colouring and what a neat idea to make it a gift card holder.

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  13. Beautiful! It makes for such a warm and inviting gift in itself!! Beautiful coloring on the cups!

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  14. LOVE the pocket idea and beautiful coloring, Donna! super card as always! have a lovely evening, my friend. big hugs! =)

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  15. Sooooo Cute!! I love your POD cards!! You Rock them Donna....Miss you sooooo much but I think I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel!! Muah..... :)

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  16. WOw Donna I love the way to did with the technique.
    Simple but precious card!!

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  18. SOOOOO cute! I love the light vintage feel with the distressed edges--and I LOVE that image of the stacked cups! BEAUTIFUL coloring!! LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this card--you amaze me:)

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  19. Adorable Donna! Love that stamp and that you made a gift card holder!

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  20. This is so cute, Donna! Love your wonderful coloring and design, and love Starbuck too! :) Lots of hugs!!

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  21. colored to perfection! what a nice gift card holder!!

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  22. Donna, so cute card! Love this design and the country feel this has. Starbucks <<Yum! ;)

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  23. What a stunning design! I love your colouring. Those cups glow and the pocket design inside is perfect for the sentiment.

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