Cards Sprinkled with Holiday Cheer
Happy Friday, Unies! This is Julissa of Paper Gems by Jules and today I'm sharing a sugary sweet holiday card that holds gift cards! This is a great way to package your gift cards for loved ones. So let's sprinkle some Christmas crafty fun!
Okay, I'll be honest... I used a lot different Unity stamps to make this, but that's part of the fun! I started with paper-piecing the coffee cup from the Spring Coffee stamp set. This cup is sooooo perfect for all those coffee/tea lovers, and it's not just for Spring as you can see. I loved the soft winter colors from the Winter White paper pack. I stamped the cup on the patterned paper and cut it out whole (including the top). I then stamped the top of the cup on white card stock and colored it using Cool Grey Copics. I fussy cut the top and glued it over the patterned paper to create this cozy coffee cup to go.
I wanted to use create the full coffee cup look, so I found some red scrap paper and used my scoreboard to score lines to give that rippled look of a coffee cup sleeve. Then I used the seal in the Spring Coffee stamp set with a round vintage stamp from the Christmas Express stamp set. Using a red Copic, I colored in the snowflake to coordinate with the sleeve.
Now onto the Sweet Sprinkled Donut!!
You might not think of this donut as something for a Christmas/Holiday card, but you can make almost anything into a holiday theme. Using greens, reds and a white look, this donut because perfectly sprinkled with holiday cheer. I started by coloring the image with Copics and fussy cutting it out. After fussy cutting it out, I used a Momento marker in Tuxedo Black to color the edges.
To create the sprinkled look, I laid down a thin layer of glue and sprinkled Diamond Dust over it. You can also use Stickles or a translucent glitter or embossing powder, but I wanted to give this a more textured look with these sprinkles. This took a long time to dry, so this might not be the way to go if you've got a time limit. While I waited for that to dry, I used an embossing ink to stamp the Merry Christmas from the Heart of Christmas stamp set on another green card stock from the Winter White paper pack and heat embossed white embossing powder. Using this green card stock gave a pop of color to balance out the card.
Now, here's the fun part. I used a fun die to create this latch that opens up where I put some gift cards. I die cut another light piece patterned paper from the Winter White paper pack and using foam tape, adhered it to a green card base. No need to wrap this gift up, just put it in the envelope and you're all set!
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Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you found some inspiration. Until next time...