Friday, December 30, 2016

Double Take: Gift Card Holder

Hello. I know the Holidays are over, but that doesn't mean that the gift giving has to stop. I love giving random little gifts to brighten someone's day. Today I'm doing a "double take" and sharing a card inspired by THESE previous cards.

I hadn't had a chance to use THIS fun set yet or THIS coffee die from Tim Holtz. They are a match made in heaven...
I created the background the same way as the previous card but added a green strip of cardstock cut with THIS die. I also applied some of THIS Distress ink to the edges and flicked on water to create a bleached look. I die-cut the coffee cup from a piece of THIS cardstock and applied THIS Distress ink to the edges. I heat embossed the sentiment from THIS stamp set in gold and applied foam tape to the top and bottom of the cup only leaving enough room to hold a gift card...
 A fun way to present a gift card to any coffee lover!

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Stretching Holiday Stamps

Hello and welcome. Today's card is a good example on how to stretch your holiday stamps to create all occasion cards...

I stamped the wagon from THIS adorable Holiday set and colored it with Copic Markers. I can see myself using that wagon for many things, not just the holidays. It would be fun to fill it with hearts for a Valentine's Day theme.

Next, I heat embossed a birthday sentment from THIS set on the wagon. I die-cut a white panel using THIS die and stamped numbers from THIS Holiday Advent set using THIS black ink. I chose the Versafine ink because it's a pigment ink and will stay wet long enough to clear heat emboss. I love the shine it gives. Makes a simple card pop...

I colored a shadow beneath the wagon and adhered the panel to a red note card stamped with THIS background using the same black ink.

I love stretching the use of my holiday stamps. I hope this inspires you to look at your Holiday stamps in a new way.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

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