A Coffee Gift Card Holder for Mom

a Coffee Card for Mom

How to make a “coffee-themed” gift card holder for Mom for Mother’s Day.

Do you have a Mom who’s a coffee lover?

Make her a cute “coffee-themed” card perfect for adding a gift card to her favorite store

or coffee place.

A Coffee Themed Gift Card Holder for Mom.

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A Coffee Themed Card for Mom


  • Die-cut the pieces from the Coffee Die Set out of scrapbook paper using the Crossover II Die-Cutting Machine.
  • Assemble the die-cut pieces on a layered card front.
  • For the base of the gift card holder, I cut a piece of cardstock 5 1/4″ x 9 3/4″.  Score lengthwise every 3 1/4″.
  • Adhere a 3″ x 5″ piece of green polka dot paper onto the middle panel.
  • On the third panel, cut down the side approx. 2 1/2″.  Cutaway the remaining section of the panel on a diagonal to create a flap.
  • Adhere the bottom and the short side of the flap to the middle panel to create a pocket.
  • Decorate the pocket with a flower that was “fussy cut” from the floral paper.  Add a small strip to edge the pocket.

Die-Cutting letters using the Crossover II.

Directions Continued:

  • For the letters on the front of the card, I used gold foiled paper.  To make the letters stickers, I ran the gold foiled paper through the Xyron Creative Station*.  As you run the paper through the machine it adds a complete layer of adhesive to the back of the paper.
  • Die-Cut the letters to spell “MOM” using the Alphabet Die Set and the
  • Die-cut the gold foiled paper (with adhesive added to the back) using the alphabet die and the Crossover II Die-Cutting System*.
  • Remove the backing off the back of the letters and stick them onto the front of the card.
  • Tie gold thread around the front of the card and tie it with a knot.

LETTER ALIGNING TIP…If you’re a perfectionist like I am and want to align the letters as straight as possible. Use Gridded Transfer Paper* to help you line up the letters. Place the front of the foiled letters on the adhesive side of the transfer paper, remove the backing off of the foiled paper and transfer the letters onto the front of the card.

A coffee themed card for Mom

Now all you need to do is add a gift card for her favorite store or coffee place along with a sweet note.

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ADORNit: “Embrace Each Day” card

A bright and cheerful card for all you Moms out there.

It doesn’t matter if put your feet up, take a walk, plant those flowers or hug those little ones…

What ever you need to do to embrace the day.  (fyi…I plan on doing all the above)

Happy Mother’s Day.

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This card was sponsored by ADORNit as part of being an ADORNit “it girl” ambassador.

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A Quick and Easy DIY Gift for Her

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Need a quick and easy gift for Mom or that new Grad in your life?

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 Deflect-O Photo Frame Pencil Cup*                                      (*affiliate link)

This pretty pink pencil cup from Deflecto is cute all by itself.

But add some decorative washi tape, a couple small pieces of decorative paper and

a few random stickers and you have a special gift ready to give.

Make it extra special and add a couple photos of you and her together.

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I wish I could tell you where to find this cute pink rosebud washi tape.

My daughter gave it to me as a mother’s day gift a few years ago.

I’m sure with the huge variety of washi tape available you’ll find one just as nice.

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If pink’s not your style?

Here’s a project I did last year using Deflecto’s Black pencil cup. ↓

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Quick & Easy Washi Tape Make-Over

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A little Nostalgia

St. Louis 2008So… I thought for Mother’s Day, I would write one of those sappy posts on how much I love being a Mother and how much my kids mean to me.  One that would stand as a tribute to how special I think my kids are.  (Sounds kind of corny, doesn’t it?)

I’d like to say that having kids is easy and that my kids were perfect and that I never made a mistake.  But…that would be far from the truth.  Some days it was hard, really hard.  But those good days, those average days, those lazy days, those small victories days they are what makes everything worthwhile.

I have always wanted to be a mother and I was lucky that God blessed me with three wonderful, creative and distinctly different kids.  (Ages 30, 25 and 15)  Raising these three have been one of the biggest joys of my life.  I am thankful everyday.

Since it’s Mother’s Day and I’m feeling a little nostalgic, I thought I’d share.

Here’s a little bit of their stories.

We had only been married not quite a year when we brought home our very first child.  Jim had been a Marine and on his own for too long.  When we got married, he wanted the whole package, baby and all.  (I was happy to oblige.)

Our oldest son was 3 weeks late, according to the Dr.’s estimate, and we we’re scheduled for an early Saturday morning induction.  I remember playing cards at my sister’s the night before a little nervous about everything.  She said, “There’s nothing to worry about, it’s not like you’re getting a C-section.”  Around 5:00 that evening, after the water broke and still no progress we decided on surgery.  I remember being totally scared being wheeled into the operating room.  The doctor was listening to extremely dramatic classical music. Once Nick was born, everything else didn’t matter.  He was perfect.  A beautiful 7 lb. 7 oz. bundle of joy.  I remember looking at him and thinking just how much his skin looked like velvet.

Once home, life changed dramatically.  We lived in a tiny two bedroom house which was shared with other renters downstairs.  In the beginning, the only way he would fall asleep for the night was to sit on the end of the bed and bounce.  We still laugh at what the downstairs neighbors must have thought.  Seriously, again?

My daughter was born 4 1/2 years later during one of the hottest summers on record.  The day she was born set a record for the hottest day that June.  The record still holds 25 years later.  Even though I went into labor with Stephanie, she was born Cesarean also.  I remember I kept waking up in the recovery room saying “you said girl, right?”, over and over again.  I wanted a little girl so bad.  She was beautiful.  Dark hair, perfect features.  (looking a little more like her daddy)  She was a wonderful addition to our family.  Nick adored her, that is until she started walking.  And…lucky for her, she walked really early.  (right before she turned 9 months)

Now, my youngest son was a little bit of a surprise.  He’s our bonus baby.  He was born on a beautiful fall day right before the busy Holiday Season.  Justin was my tiny baby, only 5 lbs. 5 oz.  I remember the first time I saw him, I said, “He’s so tiny.”  At the time, I was working full-time at our gift store, beanie babies were hot and life was crazy.   Having Justin made me slow down and I’m so glad I did.  Justin used to ask me “Aren’t you glad you had another kid?”  and I’d say “Yes, I didn’t know I needed another baby, but, God did.” (and… he was right)

Happy Mother’s Day.  I hope your day is filled with good memories.

My Mother’s Hand

A little Throw Back Thursday

Six years ago, for my Moms 70th birthday, the family made her a special scrapbook.

Everyone in the family made a special page, kids, grandkids, son-in laws, daughter in law, even dad made a page.  She loved that book.

Since Mothers Day is in a few days, I thought I share the page I made.

My Mother's Hand

My Mother’s Hand

Look closely at this picture.  At first all you see is my worried face.

Look  a little closer and you’ll see my Mother’s hand.

My Mother hand has always been there for me, ready to hold, sometimes scold,

to guide me and sometimes to gently be behind me, just to let me know she is there.

Quick and Easy Washi Tape Mother’s Day Card

Mothers Day is just a few days away.  Your Mom is expecting a special handmade card.

Here’s a Quick and Easy Mother’s Day card that you can make in minutes.

First, I’m assuming like any good paper crafter, you have washi tape on hand.

If not, there’s still time to run out and get some.  (visit your local scrapbook store)

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Using your computer, print your Mother’s Day greeting on a piece of white cardstock.  Make sure it prints approx. half way down the page.
  • Cut the white cardstock 1/4″ smaller than the size you want your card to be.
  • Then tear the washi tape into strips and alternate onto the white cardstock.
  • Adhere it to a cut and folded coordinating colored card that is 1/4″ larger than the white cardstock.

(My finished card is 4 1/2″ x 5″)

Voila!  Now run out and get her a bouquet of fresh flowers from the grocery store and your done.

To my kids:

If you are reading this post, the supplies are on my desk.

Help yourself.

Love, Mom

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