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Nov 16, 2011
Java Good Day!
I made a card recently using a stamp I purchased at a garage sale, but I altered it just a wee bit by stacking the cups. So that's what gave me the inspiration to make this digi. You can always use more coffee cards, I figure.
I also did up a few sentiments.
I thought I'd leave you with some instructions on how to make this particular pocket card since it's so easy.
I wanted my finished card to be about 5" X 3", so I cut the card 7" X 6" and scored it at 3" for the center fold.
Then I measured up 2" from the bottom of the card and cut out a square from the right hand bottom to the center fold that measured 2"X 3".
I was left with an extension on the bottom left hand of the card also measuring 2"X3". I scored the card up 2" from the bottom, over to the center fold. Here's a sketch:
I used a corner rounder on the flap as shown, then folded it up and put a strip of double sided tape 2" on the far left of the flap so that it forms a pocket to put a Starbuck's Gift Card (or maybe Tim Horton's, Second Cup, etc. for you Canadians).
Well....I was going to post the card I made, but I've already given it away. Oops!! I was in a hurry that day and forgot to take a photo of it! Sorry!
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I got an email from one of my Anonymous followers who made a card with this digi. Here is what she said, "We gave one of those coffee makers that uses the barcode to know what to brew, and this is the card I made for that recipient." Check out her card:
Plus, here is the back...
Isn't it fantastic? I told her that I love the way she cut off the left side of the image because it was unpredictable (made the card unique) and held an element of surprise. I also love the barcode on the back. The writing underneath it says "Made by Amy." Very clever!!
Gale from Playing With Paper made a gorgeous card with this image as well.
I love her use of color, and also the embossed coffee beans at the top of the card. Not sure where the stamp is from....check out her blog for details!
Here's the inside of her card:
Thank you Gale for sharing!! :)
Here's one by Nancy, from Bits by Nancy! Click on the link and see some close ups on her blog. She's used Crystal Effects on the cups and they look so cute!! Also loving the twine bows and the flowers! Great coloring too...thanks for sharing Nancy!
I love how she's incorporated a cut up map into the background, an idea she got from Pinterest. There are also some other interesting details you'll want to go and check out on her post. Love the coloring as well...really nice card!
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