Stretching Your Dies- Teen Cards

Hello. Today I’m sharing a fun way to stretch your dies for gift giving. I have a lot of tweens and teens in my life and they always want a gift card or money for Chirstmas or other special occasions. I challenged myself to come up with a way to present it a little more creative than usual.

As soon as I saw THIS die, I knew it would make the perfect money holder…

I die-cut the high top die out of THIS cardstock. I used THIS cardstock to create the holes for the “laces” to go through since it gives a faux metal look. I die-cut the remaining pieces from THIS and THIS cardstock and stamped the tiny circle around the star using THIS stamp set and THIS ink. 
For the background, I stamped a happy birthday sentiment repeatedly with THIS ink and clear heat embossed on top. I die-cut the panel using THIS die and inked the edges with THIS ink, leaving a highlighted area in the center. 
To create the die-cut image into a pocket, I adhered down all three sides (except for the top). Here’s a closer look…
I created another card to show an example with a gift card…
I used the same design as the first card, but I used THIS glitter cardstock and a sentiment from THIS stamp set for my background. I inked the edges with THIS ink. Here’s a closer look…
Since a gift card would be too large to fit inside the shoe, I used THIS awesome die made especially for holding a gift card and used it on the inside of the card…
I thought the iTunes card fit nicely with the “Live Loud” sentiment. 😉 
That’s all for today. Thanks so much for stopping by! 


  1. jan metcalf
    September 16, 2015

    These are fantastic cards!

  2. Katydid Cards
    September 15, 2015

    These are adorable! Think I'm going to have to get that die!


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