Thursday, October 29, 2015

Coffee Gift Card Holders

I'd been thinking of different ways to make gift card holders, when I realized I was making it much more difficult than I needed to. As a fellow crafter, you know might know what I'm talking about. :)

Instead of trying to find a template or create one of my own for a pillow box or even just a fun envelope, I decided to simply print out two copies of a coffee cup digital stamp, cut it out and slide the gift card in. Easy peasy! Well, actually there were a few more steps than that.


I opened the digital stamp in Photoshop Elements, flattened it to a white background so that I could fill in the colors, and printed it on white card stock. Had I not been in such a rush, I could have fit all 4 cups on one 8.5x11 paper since each cup is about 3x5.

 
To create the holder, I cut each of the coffee cups out, leaving a wide border, and then snipped the lids off. I used washi tape to hold the top of the gift card to the lid and then laid the lid and cup on my spare coffee cup. I ran adhesive around the sides and bottom of the cup to make a pocket.


Once it was assembled, I wanted a way to easily pull the lid off of the cup and so I used a piece from the gift card packaging to make a little pull tab, or "stirrer". I cut a slit in the lid and slid my paper through and attached it with a little adhesive. I placed a mini flair on each cup and that was that! These coffee gift card holders are simple enough to make that if you needed several you could do it quickly and have a fun gift for all the coffee lovers in your life.

Don't be discouraged if you don't have Photoshop Elements, I've seen that there are ways to utilize your digital stamps with many types of programs, even word processing ones. A quick internet search should provide you how-to instructions.


In case you missed it on Instagram, here's a sneak peek of a little of what's been keeping me so busy lately. These flair, the Red Cup Season pictured above, and much, much more are coming your way November 2nd. Brandi and I will see you all then!

Supplies:
digital coffee cup stamp - Kellie Stamps
Red Cup Season (coming 11.2.15) and PSL mini flair - Feed Your Craft

11 comments:

  1. Love the holly! Oh, and the snowman. Great stuff coming. Anyway, love this idea, thanks for sharing. Michelle t

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  2. Oh my goodness, I adore these gift card holders (and the new flair), Elise! You are so, so clever!!

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  3. I like how the gift-card is hidden inside the cup card

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  4. So Clever Elise, what a great way to give a gift card. Your flair looks awesome!

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  5. This is genius and so cool Elise!
    love it!!

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  6. That is such a cool idea. I love how you incorporated the card into the cup to make it interactive.

    I actually have Photoshop, but I tend to use my Silhouette Designer software to arrange and print things out. It's not just for cut files since you can send the pages to your printer. So anyone who has a Silhouette device can easily print digis with it.

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  7. Oh my goodness, these are such a fun great idea.
    Love that they are gift card holder!!!!
    As for the computer lingo….I'll be using a stamp, if I try these, lol.
    Your new mini flair is so so cute…love every single one

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  8. Fabulous!!!! Thanks for the instructions. I must try this out for sure!

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  9. So clever and fun! I can not wait for the new release! :D

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