Happy Father’s Day with a Gift Card

Most of the men I know would love a gift card for Father’s Day, especially when it comes in a handmade card. Today, I am going to show you a simple card you can make using a pattern from our MIFYH Card Pattern How-To Book and the You’re Awesome stamp set.

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Our Make It From Your Heart How-To Books come with amazing patterns and ideas for creating scrapbook pages and cards.  I used the pattern from page 13 of the MIFYH Vol4 How-To Book to design the front of my card. In this book, you will find inspiration for card making AND the cutting guide for each card in the book. MissCarriesCreations-YourAwesomrGiftCard-HowToBook

To create the Pop-Up Gift Card holder, I scored a 4¼” x 9½” piece of New England Ivy cardstock at 3½”, 4¾” and 6″ along the longer side. I then used a medium Stitched Square Thin Cut to create a place for my gift card to slip into.

If you do not own the Stitched Square Thin Cuts, you can create a partial slit along the 4¾” score line and use an Oval Thin Cut to create the slot for your gift card. Fold the cardstock on the scorelines, then attach to the inside of your card.

The rest of the card was simple to make using images from the You’re Awesome stamp set. I chose to use Heather, Mink, Sapphire, and New England Ivy inks to match our Into the Wild papers. MissCarriesCreations-YourAwesomrGiftCard

If you would like to see how I made this card, you can view the LiVe Video that I created for my VIP members in the Create with Miss. Carrie Facebook group. This group has been designed for my customers who wish to learn how to create some fun projects using Close to My Heart products. I hope that you enjoyed today’s tutorial and that you give this card a try.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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A Quick & Easy Father’s Day Card for Color My Heart Dare

With Father’s Day a little over a week away, you might be looking for a little inspiration for a last-minute quick and easy card to make. Well, let me help you out, my friend. I realized that this week’s Color My Heart Color Dare colors had a bit of a masculine feel, so I decided to use a few of those to create a Father’s Day card.

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This card was super simple to make using some leftover Close to My Heart supplies I had on hand. (You can find the full list of supplies I used at the very bottom of this post.) As I said, my inspiration for the color pallet came from the Color My Heart Color Dare blog. I chose to use Linen, Candy Apple, New England Ivy, and Sapphire.


Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” Linen Cardstock, 5¼” x 2¾” Plaid Paper (Into the Wild), (2) 5¼” x ¹/8″ Candy Apple Cardstock, (2) 5¼” x ½” Zip-Strip (Into the Wild), (3) 2¹/8″ x 1½” White Daisy Cardstock, (3) 1½” x 1³/8″ Sapphire Paper (True Love)
Quick Tips to Help You Make this Card

I added stitching over the Candy Apple Cardstock. This was to done intentionally to “mute” the color.

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The Tags were created by stamping the “I ♥ You” tag topper onto each of the 2¹/8″ x 1½” White Daisy Cardstock pieces with Sapphire Ink. I then trimmed each into a “tag” shape, attached 1½” x 1³/8″ Sapphire Paper below the stamped image, and added White Foam letters to the tags. You could also spell “Pop” for a grandfather.

The two Wooden Triangles are from our bag of Wood Shapes. I wanted a “natural” element on the card and these provided the perfect accent.

I hope that this project has inspired you to try something new and that you share your creation at the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog. The Design Team always has some great projects to inspire and you could win one of the monthly prizes. Don’t forget that the For My Father stamp set is only available through June 30th. There are some great images on this stamp set that you could use for your paper-crafting projects.
I can’t wait to see what you create!

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It’s Graduation Time with a Free Design Space File

It’s that time of year when we spend our days gathering up generic “congratulations” cards in hopes that one of them will work for the ever-growing list of graduates.  This month, I am offering you an alternative – A Graduation Pocket card project.♥  This Cricut Design Space™ file is sent FREE to you when you make a purchase from my website during the month of May. If you would like to recreate this project as shown, you can find a list of products I used at the very bottom of this post. MissCarriesCreations-GraduationMoneyPocketEach of these Pocket Cards fits into a 5½” x 4¼” envelope and is designed to hold either a Gift Card or Money.  Once you have opened the Free Cricut Design Space™ file, you can cut out all the images from various Close to My Heart cardstock & papers. I chose to use our Into the Wild papers with Sapphire and New England Ivy cardstock.

You will need to own the Artbooking Cricut™ collection to cut out the images I used. The Pocket Cards are my own personal design and I always ask that they not be shared, posted online, sold, or published.

After assembling the Pocket Cards, you can personalize it with stamped images you own. I chose to use images from the You Are Awesome Cardmaking Kit. This kit not only gave me some great images for my Pocket Cards, but I was able to make TWELVE MORE cards to give at graduations. (Side Note: These would also be perfect for Father’s Day!)

This Pocket Card Design Space™ is only available for FREE during the month of May with a purchase from my website. Once you have placed your online order, I will send the link to the file to the email attached to your order.  This file will not be available for sale, cannot be shared, and it is only available for a limited time, so please make sure to place your order before midnight May 31st for your link to these images.

I can’t wait to see what you create! 

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