Coffee Gift Card Holders | Tim Holtz Cafe Colorize Thinlits

I'm a coffee lover. Black. No sugar or creamer. But on occasion, I do love a little treat and what better way to share a coffee treat with someone else than a coffee gift card! Today I'm sharing how I created this set of Coffee Gift Card Holders that I created using the new Tim Holtz Cafe Colorize Thinlits. And don't worry, if you prefer tea, you can easily switch it out for a tea cup.

Coffee Gift Card Holders by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Cafe Colorize Thinlits

To create each gift card holder, I began by die cutting a piece of Distress White Heavystock paper using the largest tag from the Stacked Tags Thinlits and then scored each tag at 1.5 inches from the end. If you don't have a tag die, you could also use the Mixed Media Heavystock Number 8 Tags. 

I wanted to add a bit of texture and interest to each tag so I dry embossed each one using either the Bubbling or Falling Hearts Thinlits and a silicone rubber pad. I recommend playing around with the combination of plates and or shims to get just the right amount of pressure so that it only embosses and doesn't cut or crease the paper. The type of paper you use along with how old your machine is can impact the need for shims, etc.

After embossing each tag, I added some stamping using the Field Notes and Tiny Toadstools Stamp Sets and Vintage Photo Archival Ink. Next, I ink blended over each tag in one of the following colors: Barn Door, Peeled Paint or Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. For even more texture, I applied some Texture Paste through the Digits and Halftone Stencils.

Once the background for each tag was completed, I adhered strips of 1/8" double sided tape to the sides and and folded it up to create the pocket. And as always, I inked the edges with a bit of Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Now onto the adorable coffee cups that were created using the Cafe Colorize Thinlit. I cut the various layers from either White Heavystock or various shades of blue, green and brown Classic Kraft Stock. I inked the edges of each of theses pieces with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink before assembling them and then finished each one off with a red heart from the Falling Hearts Thinlit.

With the gift card holders assembled, the final touch was the addition of a custom dyed ribbon using Old Paper Distress Spray and a Hinge Clip distressed with a bit of Mushroom Alcohol Ink. Then all that is left to do is to add your favorite coffee gift card and a little note!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed learning how to create these Coffee Gift Card Holders using a tag and the Tim Holtz Cafe Colorize Thinlits.


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1 comment

  1. Such a clever gift idea. Will be creating these to put away for upcoming birthdays. Thankyou 💖


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