Friday, October 13, 2017

Autumn Fun Gift Card

Good morning DiesRUs friends. You know that moment when you open an envelope and out comes a really pretty card that makes you happy, and then you open the card and there is a little something extra for you on the inside? Don't you just love that feeling? :-) Since it's my turn today to share a card at the DiesRUs inspiration blog today, I decided to share one of those cards.

To make this standard A2 size card, I began by getting all my pieces cut in the papers I wanted to use. 

I stamped my tree trunk first and added some grass using a copic marker.  Once this was done, I created a mask for the tree trunk before sponging in the sky for the background.

Then came the fun part of stamping and colouring all the little bits and pieces.  I added a little dimension to my little guys by using foam dots.  And since this card is going in the mail, I decided to adhere a solid piece of foam to the back.

 To do this, you just trace the image on a piece of craft foam ... 

... and then cut it out a little on the inside of the trace mark. You can use any adhesive to adhere the foam to your image and/or your card.

Once the front of your card is done, it's time to work on the inside. The Gift Card Pop-Up die from Lawn Fawn, makes it real easy to make an insert for your gift card.  I cut another couple of mats and adhered them to the card.  This is what I will use to write my personal message.

That was it. A fun and very easy card to put together :-)

Here is a quick recap of the dies I used, all linked to the DiesRUs store for your convenience.

I hope you enjoyed my card and that I have inspired you to make a card of your own with a little something extra on the inside. Don't forget to play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too. 

Till next time,


  1. I love the adorable critters!!Super cute & fun!!Love the gift card holder.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  2. This is so adorable, Lena!! I love the scene you've created!! The gift holder is a fabulous touch!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. I love this cute seasonal card Lena and the surprise on the inside is brilliant xx

  4. Utterly adorable, such cute stamps and love the design concept, card and gift in one.

  5. That must have been a lot of work.
    But it is worth it.


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