Happiness Is Sharing A Coffee Gift Card Holder

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Today, I'm sharing another fun card design from my September Stamp-of-the Month Class Kit featuring Coffee Café! 

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September Stamp-of-the-Month Class Kit

Upcoming Stamp-of-the-Month Kits—Featuring stamps from the Holiday Catalog!  Look for details each month!

  • Painted Harvest—Mails October 12. 
  • Merry Little Labels (cards & stocking stuffers)—Mails November 9
  • Half FullMails December 4.


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Inspired by Lynn Starzl at Stamping With Lynn.

Happiness Is A Cup of Coffee Cards

The Coffee Café stamp set is perfect for coffee enthusiasts, and what more perfect card for the coffee drinker than one that holds a coffee gift card!  I love this easy-to-make gift card holder with a fun opening!  My Stamp-of-the-Month participants will make the first card shown below!

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Background Basics—The card base starts with a 11" x 4-1/4" piece of Early Espresso, scored along the 11" side at the 2" and 5-1/2" marks.  I adhered a 3-1/4" x 4" piece of Coffee Break Designer Series Paper to the card front for a pretty dotted background.
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Inside Sentiment—The shortened card front allows the right side of the inside card to show through.  I stamped the Coffee Café sentiment in Garden Green ink onto a 5-1/4" x 4" layer of Whisper White to show.  The coffee beans image is stamped in Early Espresso.
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Gift Card Holder—Inside the card, I notched out the 2" flap with the 3/4" Circle Punch, then used Tear & Tape on the sides to create a pocket for a gift card.  If you don't want to use the card as a gift card holder, you could simply trim off that extra 2" flap.
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Coffee Cup—I stamped the the Coffee Café coffee cup outline in Early Espresso onto the Soft Sky chevron pattern from the Coffee Break DSP.  I also stamped the lid in Early Espresso onto Soft Sky card stock.  Both are die-cut with the Coffee Cup Framelits.  Next, I used the same die set to cut out the cup wrapper from another pattern from the DSP pack. 
Finishing Touches—Before popping the layers up with Dimensionals, I wrapped some Linen Thread around the cup a couple of times and tied a little knot. Next, I die-cut a little Pear Pizzazz hear using the Sweet & Sassy Framelits, then stamped a "hi" in Early Espresso ink on it and popped it up with Dimensionals.  So cute!
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Two Cool—The second version has an Old Olive card base and I used the Soft Sky pattern Coffee Break DSP for the front.
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This time I used the dotted pattern for the cup, Old Olive card stock for the lid and Garden Green card stock for the heart.  You'll also notice the the wrapper is plain Whisper White card stock that I cut and embossed with the embosslit from the Coffee Cup Framelits.  I love that corrugated texture that the die adds automatically to the shape!  It looks just like a real coffee cup wrap!
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