Monthly Archives: August 2016

Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder





I admit it; Stampin’ Up! does not make everything I want to use.  I do find fantastic stuff from other vendors from time to time, things I just have to have!  This coffee cup die and the matching stamps from The Stamps of Life, is one of those things.  Stampin’ Up! has nothing similar.  I did use Stampin’ Up! products for all of the other elements of this card.

I plan to make more of these great bagged gift cards in the future.  Thinking you might see more of them around Christmas time.  I plan to make designs that use elements on the front other than a coffee cup, i.e. a cupcake perhaps?  Stay tuned.

All of the supplies and cuts are listed below the photos.  Happy crafting and gifting!

What I used:


Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine       #143263              SU          pg 190 current catalog

Simply Scored Scoring Tool           #122334              SU          pg 185   current catalog

Botanical Builder Framelits           #140625              SU          pg 194 current catalog

Decorative Label Punch                 #120907              SU          pg 186 current catalog

Pretty Print Embossing Folder       Retired                 SU          Retired

“Coffee Cup Dies”                                                         Stamps of Life ( *coordinating stamps)



Birthday Blooms                              #139471              SU          pg202 current catalog

Clear Mount  (also available in wood mount)

*“Coffee4two”                                                              Stamps of Life

*Labels2use                                                                    Stamps of Life



Kraft Tag a Bag Gift Bags               #138315              SU          pg 176 current catalog

Pearl Basic Jewels                           #119247              SU          pg 177 current catalog

Rhinestone Basic Jewels                #119246              SU          pg 177 current catalog

3/8” Ruched Ribbon                        #141424              SU          pg 178 current catalog                   Dapper Denim

Tear and Tape Adhesive                 #138995              SU          pg 182 current catalog

Stampin’ Dimensionals                   #104430              SU          pg 182 current catalog

Multipurpose Liquid Glue               #110755              SU          pg 182 current catalog

Snail Adhesive                                  #104332              SU          pg 182 current catalog

Sponge Dauber                                #133773              SU          pg 180 current catalog




In Color DSP Paper Stack               #141408              SU          pg 174 current catalog                   2016-2018

Crumb Cake CS                                 #120953              SU          pg 170 current catalog

Dapper Denim CS                             #141414              SU          pg169 current catalog

Whisper White CS                            #100730              SU          pg 175 current catalog

Dapper Denim  Classic Ink             #141414              SU          pg 169 current catalog



Paper Cuts

Dapper Denim CS

Folded Card is 3.75” x 4.5 “ (cut one piece CS 3.75” by 9” – fold)

Crumb Cake CS

Cut three pieces 4” x 3.25”

score one piece with vertical ridges using Scoring Tool

emboss one piece with embossing folder

leave blank for inside sentiment

Cut one piece 2.25” x 3.25”

(score vertical ridges using Scoring Tool)

Cut one piece 4.75” x 1.5” to decorate envelope/bag – score vertical ridges using Scoring Tool

DSP – Dapper Denim Designer Series Paper Stack

Cut one piece 4.25” x 3.5”

Cut one piece 4.75” x 2.25” to decorate envelope/bag

Kraft Bag

Fold up the bottom of the bag until the depth of the bag is 5.25 inches.  This will be your “envelope”


Embellishments/Piecing it together

Attach one piece of ribbon to the center point of the 4” x 3.25” scored Crumbcake CS using Tear and Tape adhesive.  This will be for the front focal point of your card.

Using the Botanical Builder set, cut the flowers and centers out of Whisper White CS.  Brush the larger flowers edges with Dapper Denim ink (use Sponge Dauber).  Adhere flowers to coffee cup and outside of bag then apply jewels with glue.

Attach the completed/decorated coffee cup to the card using dimensionals.


To make the gift card pocket:

Using Tear and Tape adhesive, attach the ribbon to the top of the 2.25” x 3.25” scored Crumb Cake piece.  Using Tear and Tape adhesive, attach this piece to the bottom of the piece of Crumb Cake you embossed.  Adhere the sides and bottom only, the top piece will be the opening for your gift card.


Pokemon Go! Birthday Card


I have to admit, these instructions are mostly for me, in case I need to make one of these again.  I can’t believe how many different punches I used.  I do love punch art.  Half of the fun is finding the right punch to do the right job, without having to resort to creating something free-hand.

So I created this Pokemon Go! card for my grandson’s birthday.  The inside sentiment says “…collect a Happy Birthday.”  This game seems to be all the rage right now.  I hope you like my interpretation.

All supplies used are from Stampin’ Up!, with the exception of the alphabet used for the front and inside sentiment.


Poke’ ball


Circle Framelit 3.25” diameter (cut one red, one black)

1 3/8” circle punch (punch 1 black)

1” circle punch (punch 1 white)

¾” circle punch (punch 1 white)



Real Red CS

Whisper White CS

Basic Black CS




Stampin’ Dimensionals (for center of Poke’ ball and to raise Pikachu from card)




Cut two 3.25” circles, one red one white.  Cut either the red or the white one in half and glue that half onto the circle you left whole.  Cut a strip of black paper, ½” wide, longer than 3.25.”  Glue the black strip in the center of the ball, where the white and red meet.  Trim the black strip to the shape of the ball.


Glue your 1” white circle onto the center of the black 1 3/8” circle.  Glue them in the center of the poke’ ball on the black strip.  Put a dimensional in the center of the 1” white circle and then attach the ¾” to the dimensional.




All of these punches and tools are from Stampin’ Up!  Some are unfortunately retired, but you can find similar shapes in some of the newer framelits or other market sources.



Head:  1 ¼” square punch  – or cut square this size (yellow CS) using a corner chomper or the

Project Life Corner punch – “chomp” the corners off of the yellow square, this makes the head

Cheeks:  3/8” circle punch (cut two out of pink)

Eyes:  I used the Owl Builder Punch (cut two black circles)

Pupils:  I used the Sprinkles Punch (cut two white pupils)

Nose:  I used the Owl Builder Punch (cut one tiny black circle)

Mouth: I used a shape from the Sprinkles Punch (cut one red), or you can draw a black line mouth

Ears: I used the Festive Flower Builder Punch (cut two yellow ears and two black ears using the center design in the punch.

Body:  2” x 1 3/8” Oval Punch (cut one yellow)

Paws/legs: Word Window Punch (cut two yellow)

Tail: I cut a rectangle 1.5” by 1” and trimmed it with the 1.25” square punch (make one yellow)


Front Sentiment:


Word Bubbles Framelit Die

Alphabet from “Fiskers.”

Black StazOn Ink




Daffodil Delight CS

Blushing Bride CS

Basic Black CS (card base and parts of Pikachu)

Whisper White CS

DSP from my stash for the background

Crumb Cake Ink and dauber to brush edges of Pikachu pieces



Put the Pikachu together as shown.  I trimmed the two black ear pieces to glue to the top of the yellow ear pieces for ear detail.  I lifted the Pikachu from the card with dimensionals, so the word bubble would go behind.


The inside of the card says “…collect a Happy Birthday!”