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Monday, June 29, 2015

Texas Shaped K-cups Holder- Compendium of Curiosities 3, Challenge #31!

Dear scrappers,
I had bought a K-cup holder in the shape of Texas for my husband for Fathers' day and was struggling about how to decorate it in a more innovative way and bingo, the latest challenge from:
Compendium of Curiosities 3, Challenge #31! came to the rescue, thus, the Saturday before Fathers' day I got to work on this fun technique: Layering Stencils: Pain Resist from the latest book from Tim Holtz, Compendium of Curiosities 3.
Here is the finished project:
I had an idea of what I wanted for the front of the holder and mod podged a napkin with this vintage flag motif and distressed it further with broken china distress paint (Ranger).

For the back:
It is where I really did the portrayed technique for this challenge and had fun using Picket Fence distress paint, several distress inks, and more stencils by Tim. The technique worked its magic and highlighted the details I wanted...
I used some paper from CTMH's old collection Zarzaparrilla to cover the other faces of the holder and these papers country style really complimented the look.

I used some embossed papers I found a our local scrapbook store to cover the boot and distressed it using vintage photo distress ink.
 I cut out a star from the napkin and cover the provided shipboard star in this kit and attached in top of the other star.
 I did the same for the back of the holder
and a closeup of the lower part:
The K-cup holder is from a local company: Heart of Texas Studios.

BTW, this challenge was sponsored by the wonderful Joy and her family at Inspiration Emporium, Please visit them and get some goodies :-)

Thank you Linda and your wonderful group of designers for giving me this inspiration and mostly our dear Tim for your great techniques and products.

I hope you enjoyed this project and give me some feedback,

Stay tuned for our cool design team posts at Connie Can Crop coming soon: , btw how are you liking the wonderful page that Connie designed for me, Thanks Connie, you are the best :-)

Have a very blessed week,



  1. Hey, I recognize that CTMH paper. Way to use up your stash in this fun and whimsical creation. I love that you created a functional piece, too. A bonus in my book. Thanks for joining us in the CC3 Challenge.

  2. Vicky....your personalized K Cup holder for the hubby is brilliant! Your papers and your stenciled layering techniques done on them really look amazing. Great color combinations and stamping, etc. What a great way to think outside the box and as Annette said, create such a neat FUNCTIONAL piece! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  3. Thank you ladies for the great comments. I'm a big fan of both of your work. I always great inspiration from them...

  4. Hello Vicky!!! Great to see you here again my friend! LOVE your coffee holder in Texas style and love the back with all the painty goodness! Very COOL! Thanks for joining in on the fun!!!

  5. Vicky, you had me at "Texas shaped"! What a great foundation piece to use for this challenge. You did a great job incorporating stenciling into this piece. I love all the materials you combined to complete it and how you've grunged it up. I'll have to check out Heart of Texas Studios. Nice job, girl!

  6. I've never seen one of these... how cool to create one in your very own theme! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!

  7. Thank you ladies, Anita, good to see you here too,
    I am a big fan of your work, thanks for sharing your thoughts. :-)