Hey everyone! Thanks for joining us for Day Two of our Halloween blog series! We're focusing on gift card holders and goodie envelopes using the adorable Merry Cafe companion set to the Coffee Cups Framelits. These provide not only a no-fuss way to mail some fun to those who don't live near, but also to get even more mileage out of some surprising tools.
Penni whipped up a "witches brew with scream and sugar" and the fun Spooky Night papers. The bubbling "mad scientist" beakers and tubes in the background are perfect for this card! And I like how the Pinewood Planks embossing folder adds texture without making the card busy.
Merry Cafe has stamps for all the fall and winter holidays, including Christmas. I had fun making up some gift card holders for upcoming craft fairs. It's so easy with the Envelope Punch Board and a 5x5 square of double-sided paper. You can make them open at the end or along the side like a traditional envelope.
You can also stick the gift card envelope right on the front or inside of a regular card, like I did with these apple cider cards. BONUS TIME-- the flat Ghiradelli squares also fit in this size of envelope. But you'll need to hand-deliver those (and hide them from hubby). Actually, any flat candies would fit--Laffy Taffy, Twizzlers, packs of gum... and for a more grown-up goodie, individual chai or apple spice tea bags, fun post-it notes, or a funny office magnet.
One last project, because I just had to show off the best stamp in the Merry Cafe set: "it's pumpkin spice season!" I made this whole card and decided it was finished, and then what do you know, the Cat Punch leaped onto it and wouldn't budge. And I am ok with that. He's so cute, I cannot WAIT to see what other sets Stampin' Up comes out with to match him.
Ready to recreate the look at home? Here's what you'll need to gather:
We still have three more days of ideas--IF we can fit them all in!--so we'll see you back here again tomorrow for Day Three of Penni & Lyssa's Not-So-Spooky Halloween Adventure! Not a fan of Halloween? Hang in there--I'll still be posting other projects this week, and our series will end on Friday.