Welcome to Day 1 of my last minute Handmade Holiday 2017 Series!
I'm back with my fourth year of last minute handmade ideas! Even with the craziness of the season I like to be able to add handmade touches to gifts for our friends and family. Over the next couple of weeks I'll be sharing mostly quick (an hour or less) Handmade Holiday ideas for cards, tags and gift wrapping sure to add that handmade touch we all love. Most ideas will include multiples (today I created six gift card holder cards)!
Each Handmade Holiday project blog post will feature a brand new, never before seen project(s) plus an incredible giveaway from a generous sponsor!
SNOWMAN HOLIDAY COFFEE CUP GIFT CARD HOLDER SHAPED CARDS
First, I have to say that the Honey Bee Stamps Coffee Card Gift Holder Dies is one of my favorite dies sets released this year! Not only does it make exceptional holiday gift card holders but you can create coffee cup gift card holders for any season or occasion just by changing up what you use to decorate the front and the switch up the greetings! I can't get enough of these! I did create some additional holiday-themed ones HERE and I will also be sharing more ideas going forward in the new year for other occasions!
Second note today, these cards feature my all-time favorite paper crafting "technique": mixing and matching stamps/dies/supplies from multiple manufacturers! These cards feature snowmen from the Essentials By Ellen Fat Pants Stamps and coordinating dies, greetings from the My Favorite Things Coffee Break Stamp Set, patterned papers from the Lawn Fawn Knit Picky Collection Pack and the Honey Bee Stamps Coffee Card Gift Holder Dies . That's four companies/brands represented and look at how awesome everything works together!!!!
To start, I die cut all the coffee card bases from Lawn Fawn Knit Picky Collection Pack using the Spellbinders Platinum 8.5" Platform Machine. You guys..... it cuts like butter! So amazing! And the larger platform size just makes it so easy! The coffee cup band was die cut from vellum and secured with 1/8" Scor Tape. The band is what holds the gift card inside the card without adhesive! Ingenious!
The lids of each cup were cut from Neenah Heavyweight Cardstock (I cut 12 total, 1 for the front, 1 for the back of each card). On the front of each I used the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to perfectly stamp the greeting from the My Favorite Things Coffee Break Stamp Set on each cup lid with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
On the inside of each card I stamped and embossed with white embossing powder or stamped with black ink (depending on the color of patterned paper inside) a greeting from the Essentials By Ellen Holly Jolly Stamp Set.
For the decoration on each cup band, I die cut the circle from smooth white cardstock using a Essentials By Ellen Fat Pants die. Using the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform I stamped the snowman face from the Essentials By Ellen Fat Pants Stamps on each circle using Versafine Black Ink. The carrot nose was stamped with Lawn Fawn Carrot Ink.
The hats and scarves were stamped with Lawn Fawn Lobster Ink, Lawn Fawn Jalapeno Ink, and Versafine Black Ink and die cut with the Essentials By Ellen Fat Pants dies. I felt like the top hat really needed some holly berries accents so I stamped the images from the Honey Bee Stamps Merry Christmas Stamp Set and die cut them with the coordinating dies.
I assembled each snowman on the each coffee cup band, making sure no adhesive was on the backs of anything hanging over the edges of the band (that would stick to the card and make removing the band difficult).
Glossy Accents was added to the eyes and berries of the snowmen to complete the design!
You just pop a gift card into each, sign your name, and done!
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
To watch the creation of these gift card holder cards from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:
S U P P L I E S
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G I V E A W A Y
I'm thrilled to be offering a giveaway from Ellen Hutson today and a shopping discount code for 10% off any order!
Please leave a comment on this post by December 20 23, 2017, 11:59 pm CST for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson Online Store!
(Valid on in-stock merchandise only. Excludes BCRF Fundraiser stamp & die set and Mama Elephant releases within the last 90 days. Not valid on previous purchases and cannot be combined with other offers.)
Offer is good until December 7th, 2017, 11:59 Pacific Time.
Winners for the 2017 series will all be notified via email and posted on the blog on December 24, 2017.
A huge thank you to Ellen Hutson for sponsoring the giveaway today!
M O R E H A N D M A D E H O L I D A Y P R O J E C T S
- Click HERE for the 2014, 2015, 2016 projects.