Monday, November 19, 2012

bittenbythebug2 gratitude

happy monday! this week over at bbtb2 our delightful rebekah has chosen our theme to be gratitude..make a card or project for someone or something you are thankful for. be sure to check out the rest of the dts simply awesome samples for this week :) and be sure to play along with us too we love when you do!

for this i project i recycled a coin  roll to make a super simple yet pretty  little gift packet.. you can use any size coin roll  i just happened to have a penny one sitting on my craft desk.
i painted the entire thing with distress crackle paint picket fence then added distress crackle paint in rock candy over that. then i inked it up a tad.i also used some sticky adhesive tape on the inside bottom to keep it closed. i added a tiny lace piece to the edge.
i love the look of this. i used accent essentials for the flower.
and opposites attract for the hat pin. i added one of those packs of instant flavored coffee and some sprigs using memory thread (you can find this in your cross stitching section. i found mine at hobby lobby i know michales carries it also) the gorgeous merlot colored crinkle ribbon is from 3girlsjam.

the stamp is from whimsical designs. and the butterfly is a martha punch.

thanks so much for stopping by your sweet comments always leave me warm and smiling :) thank you for that! :) happy crafting! xxxshelly


Susan said...

Shelly using the coin roll for the base is pure brilliance! I love the layers of paint, crackle and ink you added. What a very smart little Thank You gift. Thanks for inspiring me and teaching me something new!!!

xx Susan

Stephanie said...

This is beautiful. What a wonderful idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

Brenda said...

Wow, how clever you are Shelly! I love that you used a coin wrapper and made such a cute little treat holder out of it! Hugs!!

Bella and Aidees Mom said...

Shell, Such a sweet idea...So inspiring:) Krista

DonnaMundinger said...

My goodness how clever and what a fabulous surprise for someone special. Love it, shelly! xxD

Suzanne said...

Such a cute project and I love the sentiment. Hugs

Kim H said...

Shelly ~ aren't you so CLEVER to take a penny roll and make this masterpiece! OMG!!! I think it is just BEAUTIFUL!! I LVOE how much crackle you got out of it too! Every single element is done so PERFECTLY and BEAUTIFULLY!!!