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.


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!


You’re the Best Mini-Album Kit

Create a handmade and heartfelt gift for any special man in your life, just in time for Father’s Day! This mini-album would make the perfect gift to give this June, or use it to pay tribute to one you may have lost and relive all of those wonderful memories.  The You’re the Best workshop kit gives you everything you need for a heartfelt, handmade mini album with an exclusive wood mini-album cover.MissCarriesCreations-YoureTheBestDadAlbum

Save 25% on the Workshop Kit with Stamp Set

Show appreciation for dads, grandpas, and more using the You’re the Best workshop. This project guides you in creating a thoughtful mini album using the exclusive My Acrylix® For My Father stamp set paired with the Into the Wild paper designs, cardstock in coordinating colors, and an exclusive wood mini-album cover.  You can purchase the workshop kit with the For My Father  stamp set at a 25% discount, or  choose a kit option without the stamp set.

Here is what is included in your Workshop Kit


1 – For My Father Stamp Set (optional)
4 – Into the Wild sheets
8 – cardstock sheets (1 Carolina, 1 Charcoal, 1 Goldrush, 1 New England Ivy, 1 Pebble, 1 Saffron, 1 Sapphire, 1 White Daisy)
1 – Mink Twine
1 – Wood Mini Album Cover—Square 
DOWNLOAD the instructions

 Order this kit 

View the Full Album & All of the Pages You can Create

PLEASE NOTE that there are two versions of the stamp set, one with American spellings of words like “favorite” and one with British spellings (favourite). Because of the two stamp set versions, there are also two versions of the workshop kit. Make sure that you order the correct version you wish to use. 

There are a few suggested supplies needed to compete the kit as shown in the workshop guide.  You are always welcome to use the guide for inspiration and create your own unique creation. A list of additional supplies can be found at the very bottom of this post.

The  You’re the Best workshop kit is available while supplies last through June 30th. Visit the Monthly Promotions tab on my website to view all of our amazing specials for the month of May.

I can’t wait to see what you create!


Additional supplies needed to assemble this kit:

Cricut® Artbooking Digital Collection (Z3503)
Artbooking Cricut Collection

Charcoal Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2831)Charcoal Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2848)Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Black StazOn™ Ink Pad (Z888)Black Staz-On Stamp Pad

Adhesive Runner (Z3372)
Adhesive Runner
Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836)
Micro-Tip Scissors
SureCut™ Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer (Z1783)
SureCut™ Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
Glue Dots® Micro Dots (Z2089)
Micro Glue Dots



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! 


*By clicking on these links and making a purchase on these sites, you are helping to support my home business at no additional cost to you.  Thank you for your support. 

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Into the Wild Paper Pack

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Into the Wild Coordinating Cardstock

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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You Are Awesome Cardmaking Kit

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Heather Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Mink Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Cricut Air 2

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New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Bone Folder
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Tombow Adhesive Tape
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Thin 3D Foam Dots
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White Cards & Envelopes

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Basic Circle Thin Cuts

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Micro-Tip Scissors

B074HKPG2KArt Glitter Glue

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Stitched Circle Thin Cuts