Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Love Coupons and an exciting ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

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Welcome, friends! I hate keeping secrets, but when they're crafty secrets, it's DEFINITELY okay! LOL! I am so excited to announce that I will be on the Precious Remembrance Shop Design Team this year!!! I am beyond thrilled and I am IN LOVE with their stamps! They inspire me to create in one of my favorite styles that is definitely a part of me, but I haven't used in a while! I am so thrilled to be incorporating these stamps, embellishments and products into my designs! You can check out the shop HERE! As a special bonus, you can take 10% off of your online order by using code: DTKELLY10 on your order of $30 or more throughout the month of January! How awesome is that??
Before I dive into the details of my project, I'd like to introduce you to the rest of the 2018 Design Team.
You can find them here:
I'm so excited to be a part of this fabulous group and I want to say thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity! Now that the introductions have taken place...on to the projects!!! I had SO much fun putting this together!


To begin, I created a "Coupon Book" using the Love Coupon stamp set and coordinating Bits and Pieces: Love Coupon. They all work together beautifully to create a fun project that looks like it took a lot of time, but is really do-able and also easily mass produced! Before I started with the stamping and embellishing, I create 6 pages, which includes the cover, to give the recipient 5 actual love coupons to redeem. I knew that I wanted to use these metal prong fasteners as the "binding" for the book and the "cut out and redeem" sentiment is the perfect size to stamp or emboss on the surface. I chose to heat emboss it in gold, but using a StazOn ink would work nicely as well. I measured the length of the fastener to help me decided how wide I needed to make the area where it would be secured. The pages are simply cut out of cardstock in pink, red and sea glass. This is one of my favorite Valentine color combos.The coupon pages are perforated so they can be easily torn out to be redeemed.

I spent the majority of my efforts on the cover and tag for the Paper Bag "envelope" . I had so much fun stamping and embossing all of the fun details to add here and there! I left the "to and from" sections empty because I was worried that my own handwriting might not turn out, so I left it blank for blogging purposes, but it will be so cute when it has my daughter's name splashed across the front! LOL! I'm excited to give this to her!

I chose the mini white doilies to be the anchor for the focal pieces because, c'mon....let's admit it...Valentine's Day is the official Doily holiday, am I right? LOL!I just love the feeling they give to projects like this! I always like to keep a stack on hand in a variety of colors!

Each beginning page of the actual coupons has a little tab that I added using some of the wonderful sentiments included in the set. I LOVE adding tabs to things and, like I mentioned before, haven't used these details in quite a while. I just love how the sentiments look embossed in gold. I added some zig zag machine stitching to the bottom of the bag (if you do this, keep in mind you will lose that bit of space from the bottom of the bag) as well as the cover of the book.

You can see the tabs a little bit better here. 

For the inside pages, I used the Bits and PIeces: Love Coupon embellishments for the majority of the pages, but did add a few more of the fabulous sentiments here and there to keep the entire book cohesive. Once again, I will add the details of each "coupon" later. I just love how these pieces allow you to tailor it to your own personal needs.





I used a clothespin embellished with buttons and bits and pieces again as well as a bow of red baker's twine. I had so much fun on this project! Look out...there will be a lot more designs using these amazing stamps! I can't wait to get started! Thanks for joining me today at the beginning of this new journey and thanks for fluttering by!


20 comments:

Helen Gullett said...

WOW Kelly... that is one lovely and sweet coupon book gift idea.
I am in love with how you embellish each page with the stamp set, bits and piece, doily and buttons.
Absolutely inspiring project for Love Day.
So excited to be in the same team with you this year!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

harrahx2 said...

Love the coupon idea almost as much as the cards you make to match your gifts. My niece has passed down the baby shoes to another child!

Vicki Finger said...

You deserve it because your work is beautiful and inspiring!

Rosemary said...

OMG!! Your projects are absolutely amazing!! I am so excited to be on the team with you and to be inspired by your amazing designs!!

Jennifer said...

Absolutely love you color combo!!! It has a great vintage vibe and is super unique!

Jeanne Beam said...

Thanks for sharing your coupon book, so awesome. Wishing you a wonderful New Year..

Greta said...

Your coupon book project is beyond amazing, Kelly! Wonderfully designed--love the doily & stitching & everything! Very honored to be one of your teammates this year!

Lisa Elton said...

Wow Kelly, this is incredible!! Love all of the sweet details you've added. Adorable project! Looking forward to designing with you on the PRS team!!

I Card Everyone said...

Hey you amazing little IG friend! I am thrilled for you, Kelly, truly thrilled - it appears you will be right at home at this fantastic company! LOve your darling cupid-coupons!!! and the sweet little brown paper envelope!
Congratulations!!
=]

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Kelly!
I'm SO glad you're on this team for 2018 because I also love their stamps, and I know you will ROCK them and inspire everyone. Enjoy this happy adventure, and CONGRATS!!!
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth

www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogpsot.com

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I'm equally excited!!!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you! That makes me so happy to hear about the shoes!❤❤❤

Kelly Lunceford said...

Awww...Thank you, Vicki! What a kind thing to say!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you Rosemary! I'm excited too!!!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you, Jennifer!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thanks Jeanne! Happy New Year to you as well!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you, Greta! I'm equally honored!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thanks Lisa! I appreciate your sweet comment! I'm looking forward to it as well!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you, Michelle! I appreciate your kind words and for stopping by! Thank you, thank you!!!❤❤❤

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you SO much Karen!!! You are SO sweet! Thanks for stopping by!