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Friday, December 11, 2015

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop with Video + GIVE AWAY!

Hello friends!  I am so excited because TODAY starts the always fun and popular...
(click on the badge to be taken straight to the blog hop post!)


Are you getting all of your Christmas creations finished up?
I have something warm and cozy that's perfect for the gift giving season to share with you today!
I have a project with a fun tutorial for you to follow along with me so that you can make one for yourself too!  It's a great way to  display a gift card for those coffee/hot cocoa/tea lovers out there!
PLUS...
I also have a special prize to give out, so be sure to catch ALL of the details below:

First, I wanted to share with you the project I made today using some fun products from

(They are also a proud sponsor for this blog hop, so be sure to catch them with the sponsor links and don't forget to check out their Inspirations Blog, Facebook Fans Page & You Tube Channel so you can get new updates about their products and continued inspiration using them!)

Here's the project that I wanted to share with you especially made for this blog hop:
Well, I've actually made TWO of these at one time because they are actually really easy and fun to make!  So when you lift open the top envelope flap, the gift card pops up along with it!
(Please be sure to catch the video below so you can see it in action!)

I made these especially for the Holiday gift giving season to give out a gift card to my coffee loving family members and friends.  Whimsy Stamps has a cute clear stamp set bundle that would be perfect for coffee lovers and with a discount when you purchase the bundle!
You can also get these separately and I go over them in the video as well, but I have used the Clearly Whimsy Stamp set Coffee Break (See details below on how to win one!) and the Whimsy Stamps Coffee Cup die set that coordinates with this set.   I have also used some other elements from other Clearly Whimsy Stamp sets to make the background like the splatters from the Distressed Backgrounds and Ink Splats set as well as the snowflake and "Happy Christmas" sentiment from the Christmas Greetings set.

I have colored in the cup with my Copic markers and I've made my own "fish tail" banner to put the sentiment on and  I cut out the cup with the coordinating die set.  The strip of decorative border behind the flap was made by cutting out a strip of red card stock with one of the border dies from the Whimsy Stamps Basic Border Trio dies set.  I've also added another fun element to these with some silver ribbon, some twine and some silver jingle bells for the flap.  I finished off the design by adding a snowflake rhinestone (From the Whimsy Stamps November card kit!) to the coffee cup!


To see the full details on how to make one of these gift card holders,
check out the video below.  You can watch it straight from here or you can CLICK HERE to view it on You Tube.  ENJOY!!


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Give Away Time!
In addition to Whimsy Stamps being a sponsor for this blog hop, they are also generous enough to let me give away one of these fun Coffee Break Clearly Whimsy Stamps sets!!  Check it out:
This is such a fun set and I just love all of the play on word sentiments to go with it!
Would YOU like to enter for a chance to win?!
Then all you have to do is enter your name and e-mail address with the InLinkz below!
You do not have to have a blog to enter.

The entries will close on December 18th and I will personally e-mail the winner and announce the winner on my blog by Monday, December 20th unless I don't hear from the winner by then in which case there will be a re-draw.


*Don't forget to check out Whimsy Stamps with the
Coffee Lover's Blog Hop links!*
Hope you've enjoyed my post and have TONS of Holiday fun on the blog hop!!
Good luck if you're entering for my prize above as well!

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HUGS & SMILES
*Vicki*

Challenges:
Come & Get It - Anything Goes for Christmas
Use Your Stuff - stamping (left over crafty stash is the bells!)
Holly Jolly Christmas - Anything Goes for Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown - Snowflakes
Clear it Out - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Fun, Fun Fun!
Crafting for All Seasons - Anything but a Card
Penny's Paper - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Happy Holiday

95 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Vicki what a cheerful card you made with the adorable stamp set
And so generous of you to offer candy!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Jerrie said...

Love your packaging! The yellow one has such a vintage vibe!

wendy said...

awesome gift card holder !

Melissa L. said...

This is a great gift card holder, Vicki! I love all to the little details....wow. The bit if scalloped red cs, the "stains and the snowflakes! The recipient should keep this and reuse it or hang it on their Christmas Tree!

~amy~ said...

what FUN coffee projects! Such a great coffee set!

Jennifer Scull said...

what a fabulous gift card holder! it's perfect for so many occasions. and how nice of Whimsy to let you give away that wonderful coffee stamp set! thanks for the chance to win. :)

hope you have a great weekend!

KellyJean said...

What a fun way to give a gift! Thx for a chance to an this super fun set!!!

Teri Wilde said...

Love this idea! I got my nephew a Starbucks card so I will definitely be making this to go with it!

Bad Kitty said...

love it!
great video!
Im BIG coffee addict!
you kno taht my cats name is Coffee?
thank you fir chance to win this great stamps!


Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<

cm said...

Vicki, your project is a wonderful way to add some jazz and pizzazz to a coffee gift card. Love it! Thank you for the video, the links (off to scout the products you used), the giveaway and, of course, the inspiration!
hugs~c

Sylvia said...

Love your project, Vicki and thanks for the giveaway! Enjoyed visiting your blog and Happy Holidays!

MiamiKel said...

What a charming gift card holder, Vicki! The colors and style remind me of a gorgeous Nordic holiday! Lovely as always with your signature sweetness - hard to imagine Christmas will be here in a blink! Hugs!

Chrissy said...

A super make Vicki and you could use any gift card you wanted, great idea for Christmas, Birthdays..and thanks for the tutorial I really like these little folders.

luv CHRISSYxx

Sheryl said...

Such a great interactive gift card holder; thanks for the tutorial! I'll have to make one for my nephew's Game Stop gift card.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hi, Vicki! Thank you for helping me test my Blogger robot verification! It's a real joy killer for a hop this big! I'm going to break my commenting down into smaller chunks to see if that helps. I've done about 60 so far and I'll do more tonight/tomorrow. Your coffee gift card holders are fabulous! Wonderful how the card pops right out! Such cute stamps! Thank you for the awesome giveaway - I just linked up! Crossing my fingers!

jimlynn said...

CUTE design for a gift card holder Vicki! Love the little coffee cup and those wonderful traditional colors of Christmas. Great coloring on the cup and another fantastic video too.
Lynn

VanessaB said...

so cute!! great idea. :)

Lee-Anne said...

What sweet gift card holders, Vicki! Love this idea!

Diane said...

Love the gift card holder design Vicki, what a cute idea.

Hugs Daine

Diane Jaquay said...

Great idea for holding a gift card, and I love those adorable coffee cups!!

Happy Dance said...

How sweet of you to offer this darling stamp set! And these gc holders are a great idea. With all the teens and young adults in the family, this will come in handy. Great video too! Really enjoyed that. Sweet idea!! Bev

Michele Henderson said...

Great idea for holiday gift cards! Love the bright color and fun feeling!
Holiday Hugs,
Michele

Becca Cruger said...

This is just the cutest thing ever! So clever and such a fun way to give a gift card in a pretty way. Happy CLBH!

MariLynn said...

Fabulous gift card holder. Loved watching your video.

Erin Bentley said...

Hi, A fabulous project, Thank you for joining us this fortnight at Crafting For All Seasons Good luck. We hope to see you again for our next challenge.
Erin (Challenge Owner)

coldwaters2 said...

Brilliant project Vicki love the colours and image a very lovely way to give a gift.
hugs
lorraine x

Tammy said...

Clever design and great way to give a gift! Love the 'java'!

Sue Reynolds said...

Cool that you pull the flap and the gift card comes out with it...just put it in your purse and you have a wallet for it already.

Lori Kobular said...

Thank you for the tutorial Vicki!! I love your gift card holders and you sure did make it look nice and easy to do, although I'm sure it isn't all that easy! I may have to try this for some gift cards this year! Love the design you made on the gift card holder!

Mandy LaCroix said...

Love your neat and crisp handiwork! it's so fetching! :)

alexandra s.m. said...

This is truly beautiful and in the spirit of Christmas Vicki!
Thank You~

CarlavdM said...

Giftcard holders...I like them a lot.
Like the way your giftcard appears when opened, a wonderfull card and great colouring.

Anet van Zyl said...

Vicki, this is such a great gift idea. Anet x

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow, love this gift card holder - so cool:)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

These are wonderful. I am glad you choose to use the traditional red and green. They really stand out against the Kraft paper. TFS

Ann said...

Wonderful gift card holder and love that stamp set. Whimsy always has great products. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sue D said...

Wonderful way to give a gift card.

Julia Aston said...

What a fun gift card design Vicki!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your wonderful project. So cool how it works when you pull on the tab- going to have to come back and check this out!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Clear It Out, good luck!!! Amy DT

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown, good luck!!! Amy DT

Nikki C said...

Love your bright red coffee cup thanks for the chance hugs Nikki

Lisa said...

Awesome project and what an awesomely cute stamp set! Love it!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very pretty project, I adore them!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Hetty said...

Super fun gift idea and great video tutorial.
Love the stamps.
Happy Holiday to you and yours!

vinita jain said...

Such a clever and cute idea of gifting! Love this gorgeous stamp, so perfect for Coffee lovers! Thanks for the chance to win!

Deborah Frings said...

What a great way to wrap a gift card! Love the miss of snowflakes and coffee rings! Super work. And thank you so much for the chance of winning the stamp set too.xx

Asha said...

Oh you really must stop being so generous, my friend! You're making Santa look bad! LOL.
Your gift card idea is super brilliant!
hugs Asha

Desire Fourie said...

This is such a festive gift card holder and a wonderful idea as a Xmas gift.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Patti J said...

You are so creative - I just love dropping by to see what you're up to! What a fun project, Vicki! Thanks so much for sharing, and for the chance to win a fun prize! Happy weekend!

Donna said...

Gorgeous design Vicki, and adorable images! Have a wonderful weekend!

SonjaK said...

Awesome design, and so well executed! Thanks for sharing the video, too.

Karen Letchworth said...

Your card is SO cute, and this Whimsy stamp set is adorable. What an amazing and FUN blog hop to be a part of. Thanks for the inspiration.
Blessings to all,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Pia S said...

What great designs for gift cards! Must have a go at this! And I love seeing inspiration on how to use non Christmas stamps for Christmas designs, it's something I like to do myself too, but I think I could use my stamps in many more different ways than I do now. Great post!

Tammy said...

Oh these gift card holders are awesome Vicki!! Fabulous design and video, I love your coloring! I have a such a hard time coloring with red and you make it look so easy!!
Hugs, Tammy

Helen F. said...

Such a fun gifty idea! Love the Christmas Java cup :-)

2amscrapper said...

I love the pop up effect on your cards. Thanks for the blog candy chance.

Cindy C. said...

Wonderful gift holder!! Love the snowflakes and coffee stains background!!

Patricia St Martin said...

ANOTHER GREAT VIDEO!!! Great job and how cute is the set. Love your gift card holder it is something you can use all year long. You are the best thanks for the nice comment you left at my blog. I hope you are getting things done also. Have a super week end.
Hugs Pat

Carol L said...

What a fun card/gift card holder and a great tutorial to boot! Coffee gift cards have certainly become trendy lately haven't they? I bought 2 myself for friends :)

Davi said...

Very cool gift cards Vicki! the cups look so real! Perfect timing as Im getting my grandson and sil cards, you are motivating me to do something like this :)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Darling project and I love that adorable set you used!!

Angeline Choo said...

What a lovely gift pocket!! Love the idea.

Lisbeth van den heuvel said...

Hi
super cute card
thanks to participate at crafting for all seasons
hugs Lisbeth
DT-C4AS

Niki G said...

Ooo that background is so pretty and makes such a fun gift card holder!

Gail said...

great gift card holder TFS and for the candy opportunity too!

Kim Heggins said...

This is wonderful...so festive!

Margreet said...

You made a great and clear tutorial Vicki...you speak very understandable for foreigners! Will try to remember your video to make this gift card myself!
xxx Margreet

StampingbugKerry said...

So love that set! Mixed with Kraft cardstock and a coffee mug...MMMM...

Shelly said...

This is sooo cute, Vicki!!

Céline said...

fun project, love it
hugs
céline

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

What a great gift for friends and family! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown!
hugs,
Pam
TT DT

Greta said...

I really love your gift card project--would be such a treat to receive! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This is so creative! I love the white on kraft paper - one of my favorites.
rebyah1@gmail.com

Suchi said...

Splendid...and so clever!! Thanks for the chance to win! Thanks for the hop.. :)
Suchi xx

Helen Gullett said...

Vicki, your gift card holders are fantastic and festive. What a beautiful way of giving on this Holidays! Thank you for the tutorial video and a chance to win your blog candy!

Judy McKay said...

Lovely Christmas gift card holder. Nice design. Thank you for joining Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge this month. Hope to see you back here in 2016. Judy DT

Michelle said...

Such a beautiful creation - lovely colours and details - thank you for joining us this time at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

D.Ann C said...

A pop-up gift card - cool beans! Thanks for the video!! and giveaway!!

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant gift card holder
Carol x

Lisa Petrella said...

A beautiful and festive gift card holder!! Love all of the fun details!!!

Kim Kutie said...

Very nice! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge.

Chark said...

thanks for the video--great card holders!

Karenladd said...

What a clever gift card holder and a really sweet presentation! I love the stamping on kraft!

Marlena M. said...

This is a brilliant idea! Lovely work~

SHartl said...

What a fancy gift card holder with the pop up element! This stamp set is perfect for your card.

Deepti said...

Love the gift card holder you created ! I will have to give this a try :)

Dee Earnshaw said...

Awesome project, Vicki, you are always an inspiration to me:)

Rahmat said...

Love the video, and what a great card, and I adore the packaging.

D- said...

Your pop-up gift card is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Beverley said...

Two awesome cards & wonderful gift ideas too. Thanks so much for the chance to win, very generous of you. Thank you for joining in on the 2015 Winter/Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Hugs Bev (Uniko) x

Terri Burson said...

Love, love, love your little set! It's darling and thanks for the giveaway.

Sue said...

These gift card holders are wonderful, and the stamp set is perfect for making them. With everyone getting their morning brew on the way to work these days, these make wonderful gifts. Nice job.

Hugs
Sue

nwilliams6 said...

What a fab idea!!! I really wish I had time to do some of these up - my crew is just getting a card in an envelope or box which is sad!!! Love this idea my friend. Hugz

Lauralee said...

Such cute cards! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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