Colorful Seasons

Was looking through the cards I have received and reminisced a trip to the coast with my bestie Merrilee.  It was Fall and we started the day with a latte….not just any latte, but a pumpkin spice latte….my fav.  Well, a few days after I returned home I received this card from her.  What a treat and way to save the memory of our time together.

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I love pumpkin lattes, I love fall and I love the ‘Colorful Seasons’ and ‘Coffee Cafe’ sets.  With memories of brilliantly colored leaves falling in the cool breezes of fall off I went to my craft studio to make some items for a fall craft fair I will be joining.

I pulled out my ‘Regal’ cardstock and got to creating.  First, I made a candle and gift card holder I have seen on Pinterest.  I adorned it with a latte cup  and maple leaves from the sets. The gift card or message piece is tucked in behind the candle I picked up at the dollar store and the brightly-colored cardstock, twine and a bit of decorative shred finished the holder off nicely.  I actually made a template on my cricut for the box. If anyone is interested,  just leave a comment.

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Second, I made another holder from the same’ Regal’ cardstock collection.  The colors are so vibrant aren’t they?  This holder is small enough to tuck into a card,  sit in a cup or just by itself.  Think I will display it in a cup with a tea bag and with a gift card to help give people ideas of what to do with it.   Wanted to show it with a Ghiradelli chocolate but that will depend on how hot the day of the event is.  Melted chocolate is no bueno.

If you have ideas on alternative ways to use this piece, please leave a comment…the more ways to showcase the better.

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The picture shows that I embellished the holder with Designer Paper, (unfortunately this one is retired) twine,  and used die cuts from the ‘ColorfulSeasons‘ and ‘Dragonfly Dreams‘ sets. It is so easy to make:

  • Cut a piece of cardstock 3″ wide x 8″ long
  • Using decorative sizzors cut the top and bottom edge of the 3″ sides
  • Score at 4″ and 6 1/2 “
  • Fold small tab one way and the larger tab the other to form a pocket
  • Either put a small strip of glue on each side or use twine to to hold pocket together
    • Keep glue close to edges so you have plenty of room for the treat
  • Embellish as you wish

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Colorful Seasons Bundle

Seasonal Layers Thinlet Dies

Coffee Cafe’ StampsCoffee Cup Thinlets Dies

Regal Cardstock

Multi Purpose Glue

Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine

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