Yesterday I was on The Rubber Cafe blog but forgot to post here!! Not sure what I was thinking. I shared how to create a gift card holder card. I've also included a tutorial on how to magnify your stamps!
I started with the cream card stock cut 8 1/4 x 5 1/2, folded in half. Before I started layering my papers, I needed to find out how large I need my first block of paper to be that will hold my gift card pocket.
To create the transparent pocket for my gift card, I traced the edges of my gift card on a page protector I had on hand. I traced these lines slightly larger than the card.
I ran it through my sewing machine to create edges.
I used my paper trimmer to cut out the block, being sure to cut on the OUTSIDE of my sewed lines.
Not happy with the look, I put it back in my sewing machine and sewed all three sides to create a more uniformed look.
I added this pocket to paper. Then I layered a few other papers for design. This is how the pocket looks on the completed card.
For the next step of the card, I wanted to add the cool thermal coffee cup to my pocket. The stamp itself was slightly too small for what I had in mind. So, I stamped it on paper and ran it through my copy machine magnified by 150%. Be sure to use cardstock that is sturdy.
Next I laid down my print paper over the copied image
And ran it through the copier again, I wanted to use the patterned paper on the center of the cup.
I carefully trimmed out both copies with fine tip scissors and attached the floral paper to the cup. Now I have the really cool stamped thermal coffee cup, but at a much larger scale. You could do this technique with any of the stamps.
I stamped and trimmed out my title.
You can see from this angle that I layered my title around my coffee cup with various levels of foam tape.
Here is my completed card. Any type of gift card can be added, for any event!