Coffee Cup - Gift Card Holder ~ Whimsy Fundamentals
(Inspired by Catherine Nowak: http://catscrapbooking.com/2015/10/13/coffee-cup-gift-holder/
She has an SVG file I wasn’t able to use so I questimated and simply glued the edges and bottom of 2 layers of patterned paper with the "lids" cut off and the gift card insert is the white daisy coffee cup cut short so it would fit..
Card Front Gift card holder insert
White Daisy CS cut with the Artistry Circut Cartridge (pg. 5) @ 5 ½ inches – and cutting off 1/2” from the bottom so it would fit Add an “envelope” to hold the gift card: cut patterned paper 3 ¼ X 3 ¾. Use a 1” circle punch to create the dip to be able to pull out the card. Fold under ½ inch on the bottom and sides, miter the corners and glue the folded tabs to the middle of the cup. I trimmed ~ ½ “ from the bottom so it would insert completely. Draw a line to show the edges of the lid – Marvy - LePen (Z1979) The White Daisy cup card holder is inserted into a “Cup” created from two cuts of Whimsy patterned paper – one that is 1/8” wider and another that is ½ “ wider. The lid portion of the colored cups are cut off, each side of the widest paper is folded back ¼ “ to create tabs that are glued onto the sides of the other patterned paper, and the bottom is also glued leaving the top open to insert the “White Daisy Cup” holding the Gift Card.
The coffee cup sleeve is cut from Kraft CS (Z1375) cut slightly wider so that I could create a realistic look byusing the lined embossing folder. A “crimper” would also work. Before crimping/embossing, stamp with “Thanks So Much” from “All the Thanks” (B1536) Put it all together. Pull up the lid and out comes the gift card.
3 x 3 card ~ Whimsy Fundamentals
White daisy base cut at 6”X3” and folded in half. First layer, Smoothie CS cut at 2 7/8” and inked around the edges with Smoothie ink. Second layer, Whimsy diagonal pink cut at 2 3/4”, distress the edges, and using the “Way to Go” (D1700) stamp, add the hearts, wavy stamp, stamp inside the wavy lines and stamp the solid circles using Smoothie. The white and gold ribbon (Z3189) is died with diluted Smoothie ink – just squeeze the lid with the ink pad closed and ink adheres to the inside of the lid, open, add a little water to the ink on the lid and you have “water colors”. The sentiment -“This card is a paper hug” from “True Love” (D1711) is stamped on a white CS chevron cut tab, inked around the edges and popped up with foam tape The shimmer brush was used on the hearts, and the wavy lines, and the row of round shapes was embossed with clear embossing powder.
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card ~ Whimsy Fundamentals
Blue Love paper strip with one row of LOVE (length cut at 5”) inked around the edge with Crystal blue, glued to a 3 ¾” X 5” white daisy CS, also inked around the edges. The banner base was cut from the Whimsy blue striped paper using the new Cricut Cartridge, Flower Market, pg.14. The top layer is cut from Sea Glass glitter paper. The friends banner is adhered to the card over ½” strips of Whimsy patterned paper and ribbon with a knotted strip of the blue love ribbon covering the middle strip. The strip above the bottom Love strip was created using a background stamp from the Flower Market Cricut Collection.