I was invited to be a guest designer throughout the summer on the Coffee Loving Card Maker blog, and it’s been so much fun sharing projects with you. With Father’s Day right around the corner, I decided to share a card you can make designed to hold four gift cards using an SVG that I designed for this project.
I used a few of my favorite items from Honeybee Stamps to create this card. The stamp set I chose has that great Treat Yo Self sentiment which is perfect for a card filled with gifts. The paper pack is another one of my favorites with its masculine colors and patterns making it ideal for Father’s Day.
The travel cup image I used is also a part of the stamp set. I chose to shade this using re-inkers to give it a rugged, free-flowing look. These are dye-based inks that perform a little differently than watercolors. Reinkers tend to soak into the watercolor paper quickly, and some will change color and break down as you add water.
You are going to want to experiment with your re-inkers before using them on your project. The CTMH inks I used, break down towards the edges and fade to yellows, blues, purples, or greys. I was aware of this so I used it to my advantage and created a water-washed look with very few details.
On the inside of the card, I created four pockets designed to hold gift cards. I used a layered tag die in my collection to cut some tags that I will hold the gift cards and some little notes.
On these tags, you could have your children draw a picture, write some notes, or include a gift card for a place they want to go with dad. You could even add some photos or use your pocket cards to add some sweet sentiments. The ones with journaling lines and icons would be great for this project.
Once you add the gifts inside, the card will be a bit thicker than your typical slimline, so I created a belly band to go around it. This holds the card closed and can be easily removed to reveal the gifts inside.
The card belly band and card base were cut with my Cricut using an SVG that I designed. If you are interested in the SVG to create this card, you can purchase it using the link below.
This file includes an SVG, PNG, JPG, and user agreement. Once an order is received, the file will be sent to the email on the invoice.
In my video, I show how to fold and assemble the card and share some tips for heat embossing sentiments.
The design for today’s Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog can be created for any occasion. You can give this to a graduate, a newly wedded couple, or as a holiday or birthday gift. I encourage you to get creative with this project and tag @misscarriescreations so that I can see what you made.
I hope that today’s project inspired you to try something new. If you have any questions about the project or the supplies I used, feel free to leave me a comment below.
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