Today I am sharing a combination greeting card and gift card holder. As soon as I saw the to-go coffee cup image I knew it would be the first used. The Fancy Pants True Friend collection is one of my all time favorites with its warmth and whimsy. A perfect pairing for this month's stamp designs! Here is my card:
I started with an A2 base using the dark gray cardstock in the kit and added a slightly smaller mat, (3 3/4 x 5 1/4") using the orange dot pattern.
To make the gift card holder, I started with the same dark grey stock as my base card. Using a pencil, I traced around the card and cut a piece (measuring 5" x 3 3/4") that would fold to create a small envelope. I scored a line up 1/2" from the long edge of the strip then, using the GC as a guide, scored along each side to complete my three fold lines. I then trimmed off the excess rectangles in the bottom corners as shown in the photo, slightly angling the cuts for a clean fold.
The envelope was sealed together with double sided adhesive and I used a 1" circle punch to create a thumb notch at the top. A length of the pinked edge chalkboard tape was wrapped around the envelope and topped with a bracket punched base of my favorite True Friend pattern. I lightly water colored the stamped latte image and shaped it using a 1 1/2" circle punch. The stamped circle is then raised with foam tape.
To punctuate the "run the day" quote, I stamped it on a page torn out of my planner from last year, showing the times on the calendar. To add more to the coffee theme, I knew I wanted to create coffee rings. My tool? The lid to the Fancy Pants sequin container included in the kit. It was the perfect size! I simply ran a brush with some brown water color along the edge, stamped it twice on my yellow patterned paper and splattered a bit more by tapping the brush lightly against my finger.
Lastly, I finished the card with a little aqua polka dot banner snip and another stamped heart, from the center of the latte image, water colored in a contrasting color.
Go out and run the day! -
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - January -Creative Cafe kit-"It's a New Year"
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - January -Creative Cafe kit-"It's a New Year"- Fancy Pants Design "True Friend", spare calendar page
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Adhesives: Scrapboook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares, Scor-Tape
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe' - January -Creative Cafe kit-"It's a New Year" chalkboard tape