Make It Monday Challenge--Sentiment Windows

Hi Everyone!

I'm playing along with this week's Make It Monday Challenge over at Papertrey Ink. 

My big box of Christmas stamps is down from my shelf and waiting to be used.  I actually keep all my holiday and winter themed stamps together in an old Papertrey Ink Make It Market box.  It fits everything perfectly.  I keep it out of the way during the year, but come October, it comes down for all my holiday projects.  Papertrey Ink has some of my favorite Christmas stamps so I was ready for this week's challenge.  

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We had to make a sentiment window opening on our card with the sentiment featured on the inside.  I recently got the new Vintage Holiday magazine and was inspired with so many ideas.  I love the retro Christmas colors and decorations from the 1950s and 60s and love making projects with this theme in mind.

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This is the card I created for the challenge: 

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I covered the front of a vertical white notecard with some patterned paper and cut a window using Papertrey Ink's Shaker Shapes Circle die.  To stamp the sentiment inside, I used Papertrey's Christmas Cheer stamp set--it's has some great "retro" looking scripty sentiments.

 

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Stamping Tip:

To stamp the sentiment, I used my Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform.  I also have a Misti, but for cards that are differently shaped like this one (vertical opening), I like this tool.  It does not have a "lip" around the edge, so you can stamp large cards or scrapbook pages easily.  I do love my Misti though, for it's compactness, so I think both are useful.  

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I used the Vintage Ornaments and Additions stamp set from Papertrey Ink--a huge favorite of mine.  I believe this set is retired, but they do have another similar set called Vintage Ornaments II that is available.  To add some shimmer, I heat embossed some of the patterns on the ornaments with glittered embossing powder.

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Thanks so much for joining me today.  I have all the supplies I used linked below.  

 

 

SUPPLIES:

 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, BlueMoonScrapbooking, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Concord & 9th, Pinkfresh Studio, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness.   I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

 

Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White Cardstock

Papertrey Ink Vintage Ornaments die set

Papertrey Ink Christmas Cheer stamp set

Papertrey Ink Shaker Shapes Circle die set

Papertrey Ink True Black ink pad

Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores ink pad

Versamark Ink Pad

Zing! Glitter Embossing Powder Red

Zing! Glitter Embossing Powder Silver

Zing Embossing Powder Teal

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad

Heat Gun

MME Adhesive Metal Dots

Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores Patterned Paper

Papertrey Ink Vintage Ornaments stamp set

Papertrey Ink Vintage Ornaments Additions stamp set


Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Happy Halloween--Toil & Trouble Layered Stamp Set

 

Hi Everyone!  It’s Heidi and I’m here with a fun Halloween card using the new Kat Scrappiness Toil & Troubled Layered Stamp Set.  Since layering stamps have come out, they have been some of my favorites to work with.  The amount of dimension you get with an otherwise flat image amazes me!  For this card, I added a little bit of holographic embossing powder to the cat to really make it stand out.

Here's a closer look.........

I've also been enjoying masking again, which is why I had to stamp these little cats 3 times in a row.

I have a video below that shows you how I put everything together.  Enjoy!

 

You can head over to the Kat Scrappiness store to shop for the supplies I used on this project (also linked below).  Be sure to use the coupon code: Heidi10 to receive 10% off your order (see coupon rules at the shop).

Supplies:

Kat Scrappiness Toil & Trouble Layered Stamp Set With Matching Dies

Kat Scrappiness Never Ending Circle Die Set

Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Custom Craft Die

Gina K Designs Cardstock--Island Dream

Lawn Fawn Let's Polka In The Meadow 6x6 paper pack

Kat Scrappiness Halloween Icon sequins

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad

Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Powder Tool

Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper 

Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder

Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy

Thermoweb Deco Foil Foam Adhesive

Foam Tape

Lawn Fawn Ink--Manatee, Hippo, Black Licorice, Sunflower


Video: Happy World Cardmaking Day!--Sale and Blog Hop Challenge Contest

 

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Hi Everyone!

Hope you're having a great weekend!  Today is World Cardmaking Day and we're celebrating over at the Kat Scrappiness blog with a mood board challenge and a big sale at the shop
 
Today, all of the Kat Scrappiness designers are participating in a fun blog hop with their inspiration and take on the first Kat Scrappiness Mood Board Challenge! There will be lots of prizes to be won and several chances to win.  Please scroll down below to see all the details on how you can win......
 
Here is the Mood Board that is a part of the challenge and what has inspired my projects today!

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Here is my project:
 
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These are the Copics I used in case you need a reference:
 
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Here is a video to show you how I put the card together and also how I made that fun cross-stitched detail around the card border.  Supplies are linked below.  
 

 

Supplies shown in the video:

My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, BlueMoonScrapbooking, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Concord & 9th, Pinkfresh Studio, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness.   I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. 

Kat Scrappiness Cross-Stitched Rectangle dies

Lawn Fawn Mom and Me stamp set

Lawn Fawn Mom and Me die set

 Mudra Linen Blooms stamp set

Waffle Flower Warm Wishes stamp set

Metal Shim

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Lawn Fawn Inks: Pumpkin Spice, Jalapeno, Walnut, Sunflower, Fake Tan

Post-It Tape

Foam Tape

 Copic Markers
 
 
I made an additional card using the same Copics I used in my first project.  I did some simple masking of flowers from Mudra's Linen Blooms and colored those in.  Then, I backed my floral panel with a square cut from one of the Kat Scrappiness Cross-Stitched square dies.  I love that little bit of unexpected detail and texture it gives.  I embossed the card base with an embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers called Woven.
 
 
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Supplies:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We R Memory Keepers Next Level Embossing Folder--Woven
 
Copic Markers
 
 
 
 
HOW TO WIN:
 
I hope you have been inspired by my projects today! Below is the list of all the designers participating in the blog hop.   Make sure you comment on all the designers blog posts today for several chances to win and then make a card (or any project) inspired from our mood board and link up to the Kat Scrappiness blog before Monday, October 9th. You'll have a chance at winning one of several prizes!
 
All winners will be announced at the Kat Scrappiness blog on Tuesday October 10th by Noon PST. Don't forget you can get 15% off in the KatScrappiness.com shop today only! Use Code “IMAKECARDS” at checkout!
 
 
To go to the Kat Scrappiness Shop Click HERE and save 15% off your total purchase today (10/7/17) only! To go to the Mood Board Challenge blog post click HERE and enter your card for a chance to win fabulous prizes!
 

 Thanks for joining me today!

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While you're in the Fall spirit, here are some previous projects I've done with a Fall/Halloween theme.  Click on the photo to see how I made these......

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Video: October Kat Scrappiness Design Team Haul

Hi Everyone!

My design team package arrived and I wanted to share with you some of the fun crafty supplies that are new in the Kat Scrappiness shop.  Stay tuned till the end of the video because there's a fun new layering stamp you'll want to see.  I will be using the products I show you all this month for projects on my blog and the Kat Scrappiness blog so be sure to subscribe to my blog and YouTube channel for all the latest updates.  Everything in the video is linked below for easy shopping.  Feel free to use my coupon code: Heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase (see coupons rules on the shop site).  

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Supplies shown in the video:

My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, BlueMoonScrapbooking, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Concord & 9th, Pinkfresh Studio, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness.   I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. 

Cross-Stitched Oval dies

Cross-Stitched Rectangle dies

Cross-Stitched Circle dies

Cross-Stitched Square dies

Halloween Icon Sequins

Ghostly Greetings sequin mix

Boo-Who? sequin mix

Glittery Goblins sequin mix

Toil and Trouble layered stamp and die set

Pop-Out die


Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: So Very Grateful

 

Hi Everyone!  I'm back with a project for Kat Scrappiness using a heat embossing technique with lots of shimmery gold.  I also do a little pop up with my front panel which adds an interesting detail.

To start, I secured the leaf stencil from the Gina Marie Designs June Stencils Bundle to the front of a 4.25"x5.5" white notecard using some Post-It tape.  Using a Versamark ink pad, I spread the ink evenly over the stencil.

I then heat embossed the area with some Ranger Gold Embossing Powder.

After cutting off the back of the notecard, I used the 6th square in the Never Ending Squares die set, to cut into the center of the embossed panel to creat two parts.

I adhered the frame part to the front of another white notecard, then placed 2 layers of foam tape on the square.  I placed the square on top of the framed piece lining up the leaves exactly.

I stamped Mudra's Grateful Hollow sentiment stamp onto some vellum with Versafine Onyx, heat embossed it with Ranger Clear embossing powder, then cut that out with the 5th rectangle from the Never Ending Rectangle die set.  The Never Ending dies are perfect when you need a lot of precision on a card like this.  They create nice, clean, exact lines.

I added the vellum piece to the square panel using some clear pop dots and added some Sparkling Manhattan Sequins to highlight the sentiment.

  

Thanks so much for joining me today.  You can head over to the Kat Scrappiness store to shop for the supplies I used on this project (also linked below).  Be sure to use the coupon code: Heidi10 to receive 10% off your order.

 

SUPPLIES:

 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, BlueMoonScrapbooking, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Concord & 9th, Pinkfresh Studio, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness.   I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Gina Marie Designs June Stencils Bundle

Never Ending Square Dies

Never Ending Rectangle Dies

Grateful Hollow

Versamark ink

Embossing Magic Pad

Sparkling Manhattan Sequins

Versafine Onyx

Ranger Clear embossing powder

Ranger Gold Embossing Powder

  

 

 

 


Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Halloween Card Using Customized Texture Paste

 

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a cute Halloween card that is way more cheerful than scary.  I'll be using the Never Ending Circle Dies along with Echo Park's Bat's #2 stencil and a fun stamp set from Gerda Steiner.  These products can be found over at the Kat Scrappiness shop.

I created a circle shaped card using the largest circle from the Never Ending Circles die set.  The fun part was creating my own shimmery texture paste using Ranger opaque Texture Paste,  Memento Tuxedo Black re-inker and some Sugar Glitter Paste.

A fun, "pun" makes this a happy card to send to someone special.

I have a video showing how I put this card together.  Enjoy!

 

 

 


 

 

You can head over to the Kat Scrappiness store to shop for the supplies I used on this project (also linked below).  Be sure to use the coupon code: Heidi10 to receive 10% off your order (see coupon rules on the site).

Supplies:

Never Ending Circle Dies

Echo Park Bats #2 Stencil

Bats stamp set by Gerda Steiner

Hero Arts Prayers Stamp & Cut

Ranger Texture Paste

Sugar Glitter Paste--Bo Bunny

Memento Tuxedo Black re-inker

Lawn Fawn Lobster dye ink

Versamark ink

Embossing Magic Pad

Wow white embossing powder

Gina K. cardstock--Jellybean Green

Sparkling Clear droplets

Spooky Sparkles sequin mix


Make it Monday Challenge: Mixing Florals

Hi Everyone!

Today I have a card for Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday Challenge.  This week, the challenge was to mix 2 or more floral stamps on a card.  Not hard to do, but hard to choose!  They have so many great florals it was so hard to decide :).  I finally settled on Gran's Garden and Vintage Linens.  I had a piece of vellum from their Sheer Basics collection that I was inspired by, so I folded it up kind of like paper from the florist and tucked the flowers into that.

 

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To choose my colors, I referred to a book I put together awhile ago with Papertrey's color inspiration downloads.  I use the Color Swatch Flip Book Binder and then just add my own pages in with the color print outs they provide every month.  The binder comes with swatches of all their cardstock too, so that's really helpful.  

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Be sure to check out all the great inspiration over at the Papertrey Ink blog.  Thanks for joining me and have a great weekend!

 

 


Video: Small Craft Haul

Hi Everyone!

I have a quick haul video today featuring a gorgeous foiling product and Chameleon pencils.   Enjoy!

 

 



Products featured in my video:

 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, BlueMoonScrapbooking, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Concord & 9th, Pinkfresh Studio, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness.   I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

FOILables Patterned Paper Pack 1

FOILables Patterned Paper Pack 2

Webster's Pages Classic Notebook Personal Organizer

Chameleon Color Tones Pencils

 

For all the coffee lovers--Kat Scrappiness is still having their 15% off all coffee- related products until 9/22.  Just enter the coupon code: "COFFEEHOP" at checkout.

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A Tour of My Craft Corner

Hi Everyone!  

Today, I wanted to share a quick tour of my craft corner.  Hopefully, this will give you some ideas if you are in the process of finding an organizational system that works best for you.  (Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you)

The evolution of my craft space has taken many, many years, but now, I'm finally at a place where it completely works for me.  I have the back wall and corner of a storage room in my basement which is plenty of room because I've placed all my supplies so they are mostly within arm's reach or a couple of steps to get to them.  Clean up is quick and easy because everything has a specific spot and there is no moving one thing to get to something else.  I only keep what I use so it does not get overwhelming.  The other area in front of my desk you don't see is a kids' craft area and household storage--not picture perfect, LOL!.  

I love using metal utility shelves.  You can get them at any hardware or home store, and they're sturdy, and mobile if I ever decide to change anything around.  The one on the far right has all of my cardmaking and stamping supplies and the one on the left is for scrapbooking.  Being a visual person, I have to have everything out where I can see it or I just won't use it.  I really like this concept because just seeing the colors and supplies right in front of me is a huge inspiration.  

Main view

My desk is from the Martha Stewart Living Craft Space Collection.  I originally got it a few years ago from Home Decorators.com, but now they carry it at Home Depot.  I love that it is countertop height so I can move around easily and grab supplies.  Just making the change to not sitting while crafting made a huge difference in my work pace.  When I do need to sit to color or do a long project, I use this stool from Ikea.  It's perfect, because it's small and just folds up to be stored away in the corner.   

Side desk

I have all my colored pencils, markers and most-used tools right in front of me on top of my desk.  I was so excited to get this Copic marker storage unit from Organizemore.com.  It makes choosing the right color quick and easy!

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I keep the things I reach for all the time in the drawers like my foam adhesive, black inks, Versamark and stamping platforms.

Inside desk drawers

There's plenty of room under the desk for my plastic drawers.  I keep mostly scrapbooking supplies and other odds and ends in these.

Under desk

I found this cute 3 tier basket at Home Goods.  I keep products I haven't used yet on top and patterned scrap paper down below.


Under desk

This area along the back wall is where I have my sentiment and background stamps, ink, embellishments, and die cutting supplies. I keep items I don't use on a regular basis in the white armoire.  


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Card packaging supplies and tags are in the drawers.

Drawer pulls

 I have my Sizzix ready to go and all my dies near it so I just need to turn around from my desk to do my die cutting.  I also keep a magazine holder with specialty papers like Stick-It and masking paper that I use a lot in my die cutting.

 Sizzix

I keep most of my stand-alone dies in their original packaging and organized by type.  

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Next to the die cutting area are all of my background stamps organized by type.  I keep my colored writing pens next to those, which I use mostly when I scrapbook.

Close up top of back desk

I keep some favorite wooden stamps and fun objects out for decoration and inspiration.


Ink drawer

In my Alex Drawer Units from Ikea,  I store inks, embellishments, wooden stamps and plain notecards .  I love how the drawers are wide and shallow and open and close so easily.

Wood stamps

 
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I got this desktop file from Michael's to store my enamel dots and rhinestones along with some mixed media products.  I store washi tape and sheets in the drawers below it.

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Library drawer

I found this great way to store washi tape in drawers from Meka  @yespleaseplanning. Be sure to check out her Instagram--her photos are so bright and beautiful!  I got these trays from Amazon and they work perfectly to keep the tape under control.

Washi

For my mixed media, I use a Raskog cart for my paints and sprays.....

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....and this great set of drawers from Amazon for Distress inks and watercolor palettes.  I store my stenciling supplies and brush markers on top.

  Open drawers

Open drawers
  

I recently put all my cardstock into these job ticket envelopes recommended by Jennifer McGuire.  All the scraps are kept with whole pieces and none of my cardstock gets damaged from taking it in and out.  It's such a great system!

Papeer

I keep all my 6x6 paper pads together along with other types of specialty paper.  The baskets make them easy to flip through.

Patterned paper

 I really like the system of keeping my stamps organized by type.  I used to have them by manufacturer, but then I would always be sorting through trying to find what I needed.  I realized the way I work is that I start with the theme of the card and then go from there.  Changing to this system sped up my process so much.  I'm currently in the process of cataloging  my stamps in Evernote to make it even easier to find something specific.  

I keep the stamps from the same manufacturer together within their categories just to keep things in order.   When I have design team work, I keep those supplies in their own bin, then I can quickly reach for what I need.  I like to keep everything in their original packaging too.  I just snip off the top to make an opening to slide the stamp or die out.  I like that I can see the logos and decide what I'm in the mood for.  I keep the dies with their stamp sets unless they can stand alone, like a frame or shape.  I keep my sentiment sets separate too, so if I just need a word or phrase, I can flip through that basket.  

Stamp shelf

Thanks for joining me today.  I Hope you enjoyed this little tour of my space.  I have a list below of my stamp and die categories.  Feel free to borrow them if you would like to use this same system.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or leave a comment below. 

 

Stamp Categories:

Banners

Images/Shapes

Food

Floral

Birthday

Fashion

School

Wedding

Seasons

Get Well

Thanks

House and Home (telephones, furniture, etc.)

Kids/Baby

Nature

Retro

Alphabets

Mixed Sentiments

 

Background Stamp Categories:

Floral

Geometric

Stripes

Text

Art

Other

 

Die Categories:

Frames

(MFT) Blueprints

Banners/Flags

Tags

Cover Plates

Flourishes

Shapes

Celebrations

Clothing/Textiles

Stitching

Food

Borders

School/Office

Nature

Home

 

 


Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop--and Coupon Code

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Hi Everyone!

Today, I'm joining in the fun for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I used stamps, dies and sequins from the Kat Scrappiness shop to create a fun shaker gift card with tons of dimension. 

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I started out by die cutting 2 rectangular panels using the Never Ending Rectangle Die Set.  I cut a yellow panel with the 2nd largest rectangle and the kraft panel from the 3rd largest. Using the rectangle die makes getting your panels perfectly straight a cinch.  No more crooked edges!  I die cut the Teacup Stack Craft Die from Poppystamps into the kraft panel as well as out of a piece of Gina K. Turquoise Sea cardstock. 

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After covering over the back of the die cut window on the kraft panel with acetate, I adhered the die cut teacups to the front of the window with a Zig 2-Way Glue Pen, flipped the panel over and created the shaker area by lining it with foam tape.

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I created a notecard from white cardstock 4.25x 5.5" and adhered the yellow panel to the front.  I adhered a small piece of kraft cardstock to section off the area where the kraft shaker window would be.  This way the background would be the same color as the front kraft panel.  I filled the area with sequins from the Sparkling Manhattan Mix.

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I die cut another teacup from Gina K.'s Passionate Pink cardstock along with some adhesive foam and adhered the two together.  

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After adhering the shaker window to the front of the card, I layered the foam-backed teacups over the shaker teacups.  I really like the shimmer of those coffee colored sequins!

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I stamped a sentiment from Echo Park's But First Coffee stamp set onto a white piece of cardstock with Versafine Onyx ink.  To add some shine, I covered the black ink with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder and heat embossed it. 

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I made a quick gift card pocket for the inside of the card.  A perfect way to thank a teacher or bus driver with a little coffee "pick-me-up".  I used Lawn Fawn's Let's Polka In The Meadow paper pack and decorated it with some hearts from Doodlebug.

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A Scor-Buddy comes in handy for this.  All I did was take the patterned paper and cut it to 2 times the height of the gift card, give or take.  I left about 1/2 inch on either side to make score lines.  

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I scored the pocket in half and made a snip on either side so I could fold up the pocket and seal the side folds together using Scor Tape.  I used a circle punch to cut a notch in the front.  

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I added a few wood veneer leaves to the front of my card to go with the fall theme.  

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 Thank you so much for joining me today.  I have all the supplies I used linked below.  Be sure to visit the Kat Scrappiness shop to save 15% on all Coffee Themed Products using coupon code: COFFEEHOP from 9/15 to 9/22.  Kat is also a super sponsor for the Blog Hop and will be giving away a $25 gift certificate to the store.  You can go to www.coffeelovingcardmakers.com for more details

 

SUPPLIES:

 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, BlueMoonScrapbooking, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Concord & 9th, Pinkfresh Studio, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness.   I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

 

Never Ending Rectangle Die Set

Teacup Stack Craft Die

Gina K. Designs Island Dream Cardstock

Echo Park But First Coffee stamp set

Lawn Fawn Let's Polka In The Meadow 6x6 paper pack

Sparkling Manhattan Sequin Mix

Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Ranger Clear Embossing Powder

Zig 2-Way glue pen

Scor-Buddy

Scor-Tape

Acetate