Sunday 16 December 2018

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Amy Koenders

Welcome and thank you for joining me in a special Crazy Crafters team blog hop.

We are hopping with a special guest - The very talented Amy Koenders.

The theme of this blog hop was to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) one of Amy's cards.

Here is the card of Amy's that I chose to CASE:

To checkout Amy's card in more detail click here.


I recently offered to provide a handmade card to go with an end of year teacher gift the parents of my son's Kindy class were organising.

We ended up purchasing a gift card and I had a decent pile of Thank You / For You cards in my "stash" that would have been easy to add a small pocket for a standard credit card sized gift card. However this one came in a square folder with a pretty sparkly silver envelope which was wider than my standard A6 sized cards. I couldn't not keep that pretty envelope so darn, I was going to need to make a new card ....however do we really need an excuse to create something new :) 

So off I went to create a pretty Thank You card that would fit the gift card envelope.
Hope you like it... I certainly do and I hope my son's teacher does as well :)

I took inspiration from Amy's birthday card as I really wanted to #loveitchopit my pack of gorgeous Petal Promenade DSP. I used the same colour palette - Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink & Very Vanilla and added in a little gold with my ribbon choice.

In addition to the Petal Promenade DSP, I have also used the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Frosted Bouquet Framelits and the Tropical Chic Stamp Set (sentiment). The ribbon used is the retired Gold Natural Trim.

Below are some photos of the card & gift card holder opened up...

I haven't included it in my photos, but I used the Make a Difference & Labeler Alphabet stamp sets to write our message and include each of the children's names.

I went with Mossy Meadow ink and the Make a Difference set for the main message and Blushing Bride ink and the Labeler Alphabet set to add the names.

.....I have to say, make sure you are paying attention when using alphabet stamps, because I was almost finished when I missed a letter in 1 child's name and then had to redo the whole lot again. I must say I was super focused second time around and glad I didn't glue the Very Vanilla liner down before I stamped the message.

To create my envelope pocket, I used my Simply Scored Scoreboard to create tabs and the 1" Circle Punch. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the pocket.

I have edited my post to include some measurements for my card, at the request of one of my readers.
I hope they help, should you try and re-create my card with gift card pocket.

My card dimensions were a result of the gift card envelope I had to work with, if you require a different sized pocket you may need to adjust one or more of the below measurements.

Gift card envelope: 11.5cm x 11.5cm (4-1/2" x 4-1/2")

Cardstock base: 29.7cm x 14.9cm (11-15/20" x 5-17/20"), A4 sheet cut to 14.9cm wide, scored in half.
Cardstock for Gift card pocket: 15cm x 13cm (5-15/16" x 5-1/8"), scored 1cm (4/10") from the edge on 3 sides. Tabs trimmed in corners, folded and then glued to base.
Cardstock front layer & card liner: 13.9cm x 13.9cm (5-7/16" x 5-7/16")
Designer Series Paper layer: 12cm x 9cm (4-7/10" x 3-1/2")
Ribbon: 52cm (20-1/2")

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You too can make this ....... 
Here is a list of the supplies and tools used:

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Petal Promenade DSP (146913)

Tropical Chic (Clear 146753)

Tropical Chic (Wood 146750)

Frosted Bouquet Framelits (147895)

Subtle Dynamic TIEF (143706)

1” (2.5cm) Circle Punch (119868)

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  1. Oh wow, what a great gift idea! Love the inside pocket, perfectly designed! Thanks so much for inviting me to hop! :)

    1. Thanks so much Amy :) Thank you for the inspiration, I was having trouble deciding on a design until I found your card. And thanks so much for being our Special Guest today.

  2. Another beautiful card using that DSP. Love it!

  3. I was hoping for measurements! You took a few beautiful products and made something spectacular! Awesome card! I guess that would go by the size of your gift card, correct? I'm louy at math, how I finished college I'll never know! TFS!

    1. Thanks so much Gloria, I'm glad you love my card :)
      Yes, the card size was determined by the size of the gift card envelope and also the limits of my A4 cardstock size (I could have used 12x12 cardstock to go bigger if needed, but found it wasn't necessary).
      I haven't given this card to its recipient yet, so I'll take a few measurements for you and add them to my blog post

  4. Stunning Card Kirsten! I'm sure the teacher loved it!


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