Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Give a gift...of coffee!

Who doesn't love getting the gift of a coffee card?! And with these hand-made card holders to tuck one into, you have a very special gift indeed! The process is simple:

  • Start with a piece of cardstock cut to 8-1/2" x 3-1/8", scored at 2" and 6". Fold both ends in and burnish. Round the corners of the top section.
  • Cut two pieces of Coffee Break DSP ~ 2-7/8" x 2-1/4", and 2-7/8" x 1-3/4". Round the corners of this smaller piece to match the cardstock. Glue to the top and bottom sections.

  • Notch the lower end to create a finger-hold, to more easily pull the gift card out.
  • Turn the piece over and add sticky strip to the inside sides of the bottom section and adhere to create the pocket. I use 1/8" sticky strip that I bought on Amazon. Here is the link: If you prefer, you can use a half width of Fast Fuse along the sides, or start with your card a little wider and use Stampin' Up! Tear & Tape.

Now to decorate!  I used the Coffee Cups Framelits along with the Coffee Cafe stamp set (bundle for a 10% discount!)

On this card, I used Crumb Cake, Garden Green, and Early Espresso. The sentiment from Coffee Cafe is heat embossed with white embossing powder onto Soft Sky Cardstock. When you glue the cup down, be sure to glue only the top half of the cup. I bet you can guess why!!

This card has Coffee Break DSP for the cup, Crumb Cake for the wrap, and Garden Green for the lid. 

I tried to re-create a Caramel Macchiato on this one! I sponged three colors onto Whisper White - Early Espresso, Soft Suede, and Crumb Cake, blending to make an ombre look. I stamped the ice cubes inside the cup and put Wink of Stella on them to make them show a little better. And they do show better in person! The whipped cream on top is Whisper White, and the cup top is Vellum.

To keep the top closed when the card is in the pocket, I put a small piece of Velcro fastener on each side. I reinforced the stick with Tear & Tape.

I wanted to show you one more that I made, to show you my cup design. If you don't recognize the DSP, it is Mocha Morning from several years ago. It was one of those that I kept a stash of - I love the colors, and I love the way it coordinates with the Chocolate Chip and Early Espresso on my cup!

There you have it! Ready to make some? I'm looking forward to trying some different combinations and styles of cups. There are so many possibilities! If you would like to order any of these supplies, I would be honored if you would name me as your demonstrator. Click on any of the product pictures below and it will take you directly to my online store. Thank you so much!

Bonus Days are still going for 7 more days! Order $50 worth of products in July and earn a $5 coupon to use in August. The coupon code will be emailed to you. Keep it safe -- you will need the code to redeem it during the month of August.

If you purchase the Coffee Cafe bundle and the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper, you will earn a $5 coupon (wink!)

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  1. Karen, these are fabulous! I really love the shaded iced coffee. And thanks for the tutorial on the gift cards. I've pinned for future!

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Michelle!