Christmas Gift Card Pockets

For the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge

As Christmas draws nearer, I am often scrambling to find some simple gifts to make that  required little effort and are easy on the budget. As I was playing with the Cedar & Pine papers, I realized that each of the patterns would work perfectly for some gift card pockets I wanted to create, and, coincidentally, we just happen to be using those same colors from Cedar & Pine collection at the Color My Heart Dare blog, this week.

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You can choose to use any of the colors on this week’s Tic-Tac-Toe board as well as any other neutrals, and your project(s) need to be linked to the site before December 19th. 

Almost everyone on my list enjoys getting gift cards and these sweet little pockets were super simple to make using the Buttoned Up Thin Cuts.  If you have some people on your list who you give gift cards to, I have written some step-by-step instructions for you, and created a simple process video for you to view so that you can create some of your own.

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Paper Needed: 7½” x 3¾” Cedar & Pine Paper, 3″ x 4½” White Daisy, Cardstock & paper for the Buttoned Up embellishments

Gift Card Pocket Assembly Instructions”
1. Place the 7½” x 3¾” Cedar & Pine Paper with the shorter side at the top of the paper cutter/score board and score at  ¼” on each of the longer sides.

2. Rotate the paper 90° so that the longer side is at the top and score at 3¾”.
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3. Cut along the ¼” score lines a little bit past the to the 3¾” score line. Cut at an angle to create the tabs.
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4. Fold in the two tabs, apply adhesive to the tabs, then fold up at the 3¾” line to close the gift card pocket.
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5. Once the pockets are complete, you can decorate them with the Buttoned Up Thin Cuts, Stickles, and Shimmer Brushes as I did.

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I hope that today’s project has inspired you to try something new and join us for this week’s Tic-Tac-Toe Color Dare Challenge.  If you would like to see how each one of these little gems was made, I have created a short process video for you to enjoy.

These Buttoned Up Thin Cuts dies are available for a limited time and are currently low in quantity. If you would like to purchase yourself a set to use on these Christmas Gift Card Pockets and to create my Holiday Treasures Treat Holders, you will want to snag yourself a set soon.

♥ I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Here is a list of the supplies used on this project

Buttoned Up Thin Cuts
Buttoned Up Thin Cuts

Cedar & Pine Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet
Cedar & Pine Paper Packet + Stickers

Cedar & Pine Coordinating Cardstock
Cedar & Pine Coordinating Cardstock

Gold Foil Paper
12 x 12 Gold Foil Paper

Black Shimmer Brush
Black Shimmer Brush

Weeding Tool Set
Weeding Tool Set (Tweezers)

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Silver Stickles™ Glitter Gel

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Green Stickles™ Glitter Gel

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Diamond Stickles™ Glitter Gel

Story by Stacy™ Short Story Workshop Kit—Black & White
Story By Stacy Short Story (Ribbon)

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Foam Tape

White Burlap Ribbon
White Burlap Ribbon

Candy Apple Striped Ribbon
Candy Apple Striped Ribbon

White & Gold Skinny Ribbon
White & Gold Skinny Ribbon

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Foam Dots

Portable Trimmer, 12"
Cricut Portable Trimmer

Z1836
Micro-Tip Scissors

Z3440
Dual Tip Permanent Glue Pen

         

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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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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*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

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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