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Stampin’ Up! Coffee Cafe Gift Card Holder

What could be more appropriate than a ‘gift card gift holder’. Unless it’s a coffee gift card and the holder is also coffee related.  I needed a card for a Starbucks Coffee Gift Card.  Cafe Coffee fit the bill!  Using the Coffee Cafe Bundle (stamps and dies that match) I created this Z fold card with the ‘slot’ for the gift card inside.

Using Timeless Treasures Stamp Set in Early Espresso I stamped the coffee cup circles randomly on Old Olive Color Theory Designer Series Paper.  Also using the coffee bean stamp from the Coffee Cafe Stamp set I also stamped it randomly in Early Espresso.  The stamped pieces where then adhered to Thick Whisper White Card Stock.  I created the front using Early Espresso Ink on Whisper White Card Stock and die cutting using the larger coffee cup die.  The lid was created using Early Espresso Card Stock and die cut.

I adhered the finished coffee cup to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Coffee Break Designer Series Paper was used for the background of the coffee cup.

 

Actually a pretty quick card to make but looks much more difficult than it is.  Here are the products I used in making this Gift Card Holder:

Card Stock:  Early Espresso, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Old Olive

InK: Early Espresso

Papers: Coffee Break DSP,  Color Theory Specialty DSP Stack

Stamp Sets:  Coffee Cafe, Timeless Treasures

Die Cuts: Coffee Cups Framelits Dies

Embellishments: Glitter Enamel Dots

Stampin’ Up! Fresh Fig Wine is Devine! All occasion card.

Here in North Georgia the temperature was an early fall 59 degrees this morning.  Cool, dry air and just hints of cooler weather to come.  What better way to celebrate fall that a delicious glass of red wine.

New Stampin’ Up! In Colors includes two colors that I was not too fond of, at first.  Now it is down to one.  Fresh Fig was one of those colors that just didn’t ring my bell.   Couldn’t think of a project or card I wanted to use it with…until I saw this versatile ‘Wine is Devine’ Stamp Set.  Suddenly realized that Fresh Fig is actually Red Wine color!  So I started playing and this is what I created.  The colors I used were Fresh Fig, Pear Pizazz and Whisper White.  The fluer de les at the top were stamped off twice before stamping on the card front.  The ‘sister’ stamp set that is perfect with   ‘Wine is Devine’ Stamp Set is the Stampin’ Up! Tuscan Vineyards Stamp Set-the fluer de les, the grapes and the award stamps.

The seal on the bottle of wine was first stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, then the top was gently laid on the VersaMark  Pad and heat embossed with Copper Stampin’ Embossing Powder.  The bottle and glass wine was colored in using the Stampin’ Write Marker in Fresh Fig.  The label on the bottle was stamped on Blushing Bride Cardstock and fussy cut, applied with Multipurpose Glue.  The glass and bottle were fussy cut.

 

The corks on the inside are from the Tuscan Vineyards Stamp Set.  All Stampin’ Up! products and are listed below used in this card.

 

Stampin’ Up! Products used in this card:

Card Stock:  Fresh Fig, Whisper White, Blushing Bride

Inks: Fresh Fig, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzaz

Stampin’ Write Markers: Fresh Fig, Pear Pizazz

Embossing powder: Versa Mark Ink Pad, Embossing Buddy,  Copper

Stamp Sets: Tuscan Vineyard, Wine is Devine

Die cuts: 3/4 Circle from Circles Framelits

Ribbon: 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon-Fresh Fig

Stampin’ Dimensionals (under award and wine bottle).

 

Lemon Lime Twist and Emerald Envy Smiling Card!

Got so excited when I saw the new Post Script Stamp in the new catalog.  Oh,my, so much fun.  It is a background stamp I had to use it first!  It is a large stamp, lovely full back ground for a regular card face or stamp it and cut up the stamped image to suit your design.  The square Very Vanilla Card Stock was stamped using Emerald Envy Ink.  Then I looked all over the stamp and found the perfect square for this card.  Die cut out and layered it with Emerald Envy and Lemon Lime Twist.  See below for a list of the products that I used on this card.

Card Stock:  Emerald Envy

Lemon Lime Twist

Very Vanilla

Paper: Eastern Palace Speciality Designer Series Paper

Stamps: Postscript

Lift Me Up (stamped in Lemon Lime Twist Ink)

Ribbon: 3/8″ Classic Weave Whisper White

(Using Emerald Envy Ink Pad I colored this ribbon to match the card)

 

Stampin’ Up! Red, White, Blue Candy Crate!

Favorite holidays!  4th of July is up there near the top.  I love fireworks and parades.  That just yells out 4th of July!  Recently we had an Amy’s Inkin Team Meeting, these were my favors to pass out to all the attendees.  I actually found Red, White and Blue Peanut and Regular M & M’s!  Also the Kisses were in blue foil as well in the Birthday section of Walmart.

Don’t you love the roster on the ends?  He’s on both ends.  I stamped this after I die cut the crate out.

These are the supplies I used in making these cute Red, White and Blue Candy Crates!

Card Stock:  Thick White Card Stock

Ink Pads:  Pacific Point, Real Red

Bundle:  Wood Crate Framelits and Wood Words Stamp Set

Stamp Set: Beautiful You (“Celebrate” Sentiment)

Candy Baggie:  Gusseted Cellophane Bags 3 X 6

Ribbon: Pacific Point  1/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon

Tape: Fast Fuse  (holds better than glue or regular tape)

 

Delightful Daisy DSP Graduation Gift Check Holder

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted since early April.  Life kinda has a funny way of  happening!  Many family members visiting, and most especially my work.  And then when I had a couple of days off, got my laundry caught up and went to my craft room, I couldn’t think of one single card I wanted to make!  Ever happen to you?  So without cards I had nothing to post about.  I finally gave in and pulled out the card fronts I made for On Stage the first of April.  I have never shown them and I do think they are pretty.  So I will be featuring them over the next few weeks trying to get my posting back on a regular basis I will start by posting just once a week on Saturday.

That said, I did make a couple of new cards recently and will feature those first.  The one I am showing today was a graduation check holder made with the lovely, inspiring Delightful Daisy DSP and the Daisy Punch.

This is the outside, the check I used was a Cashiers Check and it is unusually long- 8 1/2″.  The colors are: Calypso Coral and Old Olive.  See below for the list of supplies that I used on this project.

Here it is without the ‘Belly Band”.

The sentiment is mostly original.  I found the basic sentiment on the internet but was unable to find the author.  I changed quite a bit of it to suit my situation. The sentiment was printed from my computer on Whisper White Card Stock and cut to fit.  The little length of Whisper White at the bottom of the sentiment covers up my personal message and signature.  Forgot to take a picture  before I signed it!

Here are the supplies I used in making this holder.  If you would like the size of the cuts  please email me and I will be happy to send them to you.

HERE ARE THE CUTS: 

Calypso Coral Card Stock: 9″ X  8 1/2″ : Score Longwise: 2 3/4″,  6 3/8″  Fold on these lines

Old Olive Card Stock: Belly Band: 2″ X 8 1/2″ (overlap in back)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 1/2″ X 8 3/4″

Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper: 2 1/2″ X 8 3/4″ (top), 2″ X 8 3/4″ ( bottom)

Belly Band DSP: 1 3/4 ” X 8 1/4″

Daisy Punch

Glitter Enamel Dots

Old Olive 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon

 

 

Real Red and Sweet Sugarplum Petite Valentine Boxes

These boxes are so cute!  so easy to make.  They will hold two pieces of Ghirardelli Chocolate Candy or two pieces of ‘Fun Bar Size’-Candy Bars! These are done in Real Red and Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock.

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Here is the template showing the cuts and the scoring done.   The whole box is a piece of card stock 6 1/2″ X 4 1/2″.  Scored on all sides at 1/2″ also scored at 3″ and 3 1/2″.  Fold, Clip, Glue corners, put together and you have a sweet little trinket box, it also holds gift cards perfectly.

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This is what the box looks like after folding, scoring and clipping.

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Here is the box with corners glued (or you can use Fast Fuse).

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Here are some ideas to decorate the outside:

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On this one above I added a belly band using a 1 1/2″ piece of Sending Love Designers Series Paper Stack.  Folded to fit around sides and glued together in the middle.  Next I wrapped twice a piece of Thick Whisper White Baker Twine and fastened in the middle (under the heart).  Basic layer under heart is the Whisper White Side of the Lace Doilies (Occasions Catalog).  The die cut real red heart used the Sunshine Wishes Thinlets die.  I then glued the die cut Real Red Heart to a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and ‘fussy cut’ around the heart.  The flowery heart is stamped in Real Red using the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set.  I then die cut again using the Sunshine Wishes Heart die and inserted the middle and glued into place!  The little Arrow was die cut using Love Notes Framelits Die Cuts and the sentiment was stamped in Real Rd on Whisper White from the Sealed with Love Stamp Set and tried down to fit on arrow.

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This little beauty was finished by a belly band of Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock, topped by a piece of the lovely Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim.  I turned the doily over and used the Very Vanilla Side of the Lace Doily out.  Using Sweet Sugarplum  Ink I stamped the heart from the Bloomin Love Stamp Set on Very Vanilla Card Stock, smudged the edge using a Sponge Dauber and Sweet Sugarplum Ink Pad.  The Arrow is die cut from the Love Notes Framelits Set, the sentiment stamped in Sweet Sugarplum on a scrap of Blushing Bride Card Stock, die cut using the little scalloped note die from the Love Notes Framelits Set.

Here are the different uses for this little box.

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Here are the  Stampin’ Up! Products that I used:

Sneak Peek!!! Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You Stamp Set in Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake

Love, love, love this stamp set!  It will be available for purchase on January 4, 2017!  My daughter in law immediately came to mind when I saw the stamp set, her birthday was the end of November and this is her card.  She is a ballet instructor and past Ballerina with the prestigious Washington Ballet.  My favorite soft colors together are Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake and they just fit with this stamp set.  Watercolor technique was used on her hat and dress.

Here is how I did it.  Base card is Blushing Bride Card Stock layered with Crumb Cake Card Stock.  All corners were rounded using the Project Life Corner Rounder.  Another layer of Blushing Bride and then the top layer is Very Vanilla (for a softer look)!  I stamped the lovely lady using Jet Black Stazon Ink.  When dry using an aqua blender I picked up just a bit of Blushing Bride Ink and filled in the areas of her dress and hat.  I made a mask for her by stamping her twice and fussy cutting her out and holding in place while I stamped the water spatter and puddle.

The water spatter was stamped in Pool Party Ink using the Touches of Texture Stamp set. Then with the Aqua Painter and Pool Party Ink I colored in the pool at her feet.

3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon was adhered just below the picture with glue dots.  Then a short piece of the ribbon was tied in one knot to the left.

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The sentiment was stamped in Jet Black Stazon Ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock and die cut using an oval die from the Stitched Framelits set.  The next size oval was die cut from Blushing Bride Card Stock from the Layering Ovals Framelits.

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The inside sentiment was stamped in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla Card Stock  using the sentiment form Better Together Stamp Set.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!  Hope you are as excited about our new Occassions Catalog as I am.  AND for each order of $50 or more you also get to choose something from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog and there are some really neat things for FREE!

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