As I mentioned yesterday, I use Paper Pumpkin when I need a jump start to my own creativity or when I have a specific need I'm trying to fill. This week I was thinking of all my teacher friends getting ready to go back to school and how much coffee it must take to handle so many young minds (and their energy) for so many hours each week. I have my hands full usually with my two kids so I cannot even IMAGINE how they keep their sanity. I decided it must take a lot of love and a lot of caffeine.
Callie starts Kindergarten in just a few weeks and we will be doing teacher appreciation gifts. But whether you need inspiration for one of those or for the holidays, this is a fun way to use Paper Pumpkin to make a gift card holder.
You will need the July 2015 Thanks a Latte Paper Pumpkin kit, a dauber, scissors, a Kraft Tag a Bag Gift Bag, and one Crumb Cake Notecard and Envelope. Oh, and a White Chalk Marker.
First, you will take the Tag a Bag and fold it so that there is about 1/4" at the top. Then you will cut off the top fringe from the bag. Cut 1/2" off the long side of the Basic Gray paper and attach it to the bag using your stapler. Insert the clip to the top of the first flap as shown.
Next you will need to make the card. I took the notecard and cut it in half. On one card, I stamped the cup in Early Espresso and then cut it out. I used the dauber to shade the cup and then heavily shaded the one side to give it dimension. I'm so proud. Then I added the two die cut sticker strips to the other half of the card and added the strip I cut off the Basic Gray DSP to the bottom. The cup is up on dimensionals but the rest of the stamping is directly on the card.
Now you slip the card in the front pocket and a coffee card or gift card in the other pocket.
Best thing for me is that it's mailable. Just slip it into the envelope that comes with the Crumb Cake notecards and you can mail it off to your favorite out of state teacher, friend, or loved ones.
You can see more great ideas with this kit on My Pumpkin Challenge. Check out these great designers!
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Have a craftastic day,