Thank you Nancy for this vibrant color combination...as you said, a little Christmas, eyeing Valentines, and peaking into Spring hues! I am never ahead of the 8 ball when it comes to preparations for holidays...so for me, I am still creating Christmas cards.
When Starbucks had this sleeve a few years back, I couldn't resist tucking away a few for using on cards... how about this one. I see potential in so very many things...do you?
The sleeve was cut to resemble a cup, I created the handle by using half the circle from a scallop die. Brenda Walton's fun peppermint paper along with the snowflake ef in the upper corner adds just the right retro Christmas twist, don't you think? I stuffed it full of the packaging squiggles and added the tiny listen at the bottom.
Stories make great gifts, even better if you get them written down or recorded or videoed. I know I cherish the journals and books and photos I have of long ago loved ones. I'm going to work hard these next few weeks to listen harder to stories freely given.
May you be blessed yourself with the stories you receive this holiday season.
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 GMT Views: 585
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Tue, Dec 17, 2013 @ 9:43 AM
Great reuse of your Starbucks sleeve..this is adorable!! Love the confetti inside the cup and also the idea of stories...yes I love to tell the younger ones in the family stories of my childhood and generations past...and I think they love the hear them ;)
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Tue, Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:13 AM
Me too! I just got the last of my cards mailed today, but I'm still working on those going in with the gifts. I really really like that sentiment - is that a stamp or did you make it yourself with letters? Or did it come on the sleeve? I think I need it if it's a stamp. How clever of you to make the handle from the dies. Put it in my favs :)
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