Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Coffee Anyone?

The Card Concept has a fun challenge with a theme that just about everyone loves - Coffee.  
I used a cool stamp set from Art Impressions called Coffee Keeper - that includes the cup with the cover and sleeve as well as some sentiments and steam curls. 
It comes with instructions on how to fold the paper, stamp images, what to paper piece  and where to cut the slot so a gift card can be inserted under the flap.
The stamp set instructions leaves the flap loose like this - 
 But I added a clip and the word 'open' stamped on a punched circle to hold the flap closed (see 1st pic above!) - that pleased my asthetic sense better than leaving it open a bit!
Here's a close up of the sentiment stampings on the sleeve where you check off the boxes that you want - I know it's a little harder to read stamped on the digital paper that I used - but I thought it looked more like the corrugated cardboard that they use IRL!  All the patterned papers I used here are digital from the Brown Grunge Texture set from All About Scrapping Etsy Shop - I won them from a challenge I linked a card to a few months ago and I just love them!
I did mount the panel to a white card base so I could write whatever I wanted inside depending on why I was giving a gift card to someone - birthday, thank you etc.  My style is clean and layering.
I'm linking this card to the Card Concept 10

Stamps:  Coffee Keeper - Art Impressions, Karen Fisher Snap stamps tiny alphabet set - retired
Paper:  white and rustic cream - PTI, Digital DP Brown Grunge Texture Set - All About Scrapping Etsy Shop.
Ink:  Archival Tree Branch and Jet Black
Accessories:  round clip from stash, x-acto knife, ScorTape, 5/8" circle punch - EK success.


~amy~ said...

Julia, what a fun card...I love it!
thanks for playing with us at the card concept!

Jen W. said...

This is brilliant, Julia! Such a cool gift card holder and I love your addition of the clip - the open flap would drive me nuts too!

Annette Allen said...

are you kidding me.. that is awesome.. what a fun idea.. i love it.. and yes I would like some coffee.. heehee.. it is early and I need it.. :)

Happy Wednesday..

Cathy Weber said...

I thought that was real corrugated paper Julia! This is such a cute stamp I've never seen before. Love the flap idea to hold a gift card...I would have wanted to close that flap too!

Tracey McNeely said...

Julia I love how you created you coffee cup gift card holder! What a fabulous idea. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Card Concept!

Shirley said...

A really pretty and clever gift card holder!!

Betty Wright said...

What a JAVA idea! Love the little gift card holder flap style and design! Awesome, Julia!

Deepti said...

What a fun coffee cup gift card holders , love the sentiments too !

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh I am seeing a winner with this creative little puppy! LOVE LOVE LOVE the lid lifting -- you are amazing at ABC's! I will be caseing this -- it is too perfect for me and my job! TFS!

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a fab gift holder. Love this idea and your card!

Redanne said...

I love this card Julia! The corrugated card really does look real. It makes a great gift card holder.

I am following you now as I don't want to miss out on your next post! Anne x

Kim Heggins said...

This is so fun! I love your cup cozy...just so cute.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Absolutely fabulous Julia! Love your coffee cup gift card holder - such a clever idea! Thanks for joining us at the Card Concept!