Friday, August 24, 2018

Anthony's Paper Craft "Christmas In August" Blog Hop - Week 3 - Christmas Coffee Gift Card Holder

Hello, my crafty friends and TGIF!!!  I have once again teamed up with DebraMike, and Mary Kay for Week 3 of the Anthony's Paper Craft "Christmas in August" Blog Hop.  I really wanted to use this coffee cup image.  Although it is not a Christmas set, I turned it into one and made a tag that will hold a gift card to your favorite store!    

I started by cutting a tag die with a piece of manila/cream cardstock and a piece from patterned paper.  The tag is from a set called Tags (Little B) (discontinued). The paper is from the Twas The Night Before Christmas Vol. 2 paper pad (Echo Park).  I then distressed the edges of both using Coffee Archival Ink (Ranger).

Using the Coffee Archival Ink, I stamped the coffee image from Coffee 1 as well as some of the smaller images from Christmas Set 3 - the tree, gingerbread man, and cookie - both from Anthony's Paper Craft, on to the manila tag.  Hey, nothing goes better with coffee than cookies!!! Right?  LOL

I then colored in the images by smooshing some distress inks on to a clear block and picking up the ink with a water brush.  I used Candied Apple and Mowed Lawn on the cup and tree and Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso for the cookie, the coffee, and the gingerbread man.  

Using an x-acto knife (you can also use scissors), I cut around the top half of the coffee cup.  I then distressed the edge with the Coffee Archival ink.  This is where the gift card will slip in.   

To make it a bit extra special, I added some Dark Chocolate Liquid Pearls to the chips and tree and I used White Linen Dylusions Paint Pen on the gingerbread men where the white icing would be.

I adhered the tag to the patterned paper tag I cut in the beginning.  Remember not to apply any glue to the back of the coffee cut because that is where the gift card will slide in.

Lastly, I typed up the words "WARMEST WISHES" using a label type font, printed them out on cardstock, cut them and adhered them to the tag front.  Then I cut a piece of red ribbon for the top and was done!!

Front of Tag
Back of Tag
As with the previous weeks, Anthony of Anthony's Paper Craft is offering free shipping with any orders over $25 (U.S.A. only).  Just use coupon code "freeship25" by August 31, 2018. 

I hope you enjoyed today's card.  Please feel free to leave a comment below and let me know what you think of the card. Also, don't forget to check out the other design team members' blogs, below, to see what they have made for week two of the Christmas in August Blog Hop - 

Debra Davison (giveaway here)

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today and, until next time - 

Hugs from Brasil.



  1. I loved how you turned that fun coffee cup into a Christmas stamp !! Great idea for a gift card holder !! LOVE that Echo Park paper too !!

  2. Love your coffee gift card tag. So practical. Do you need my address?

  3. Love how you decorated the front to go perfectly with the EP paper!
    This is really sweet! And a great way to present a GC.

  4. What a yummy tag/giftcard holder Michael! Both beautiful and creative!