Tuesday with Tara {take 51}

Happy Tuesday!  I realize that the Father’s Day holiday got ahead of me and I didn’t share a masculine card with you in time to help ya out with some inspiration… but I am a firm believer in ‘better late than never’ so here is a simple Father’s Day card idea for you- it’s a versatile one because it shows a simple gift card holder concept that you can use with any edge/border die on a card front!FathersDay

I used a double sided patterned paper (one side was solid black) as the base layer on my card, but you could use cardstock and stamp a design on one side of it to get a similar look.  Select your edge/border die (I used a Tim Holtz On the Edge die) and cut it from a piece that has already been trimmed to the width you want (I tend to leave a 1/4″ edge around my layer, so would trim it 1/2″ narrower than my card is). If you have a sentiment you want to include below the edge, be sure to leave space enough before scoring a fold in your paper.  When you fold this piece forward, you can seal it on both edges to create a pocket.  I used Tim’s Tiny Attatcher here.  Trim your pocket panel to size if needed, and adhere to a card base.  Add a simple stamped image and embellishments to complete the design.  You can see the pocket in action, holding a gift card, in the next photo!

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The stamped images are a combo by Tim Holtz & Stampendous.  Hope you can take some inspiration from this card 🙂  Have a creative week!

Inky hugs,


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2 Responses to “Tuesday with Tara {take 51}”What You're Saying

  1. Jane Z. says:

    Incredible Father’s Day gift card holder! Love the way you have made this card to also hold a gift card. Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. Heather says:

    Fantastic idea using the edge die to create a pocket – I am definitely going to have to incorporate that into my next card. The Tim’s gift card makes it distinctively Canadian!

    We have the end of the school year coming up next week here in Ontario, so am currently looking for idea for year-end thank-you cards for teachers, if anyone has any to share! (plus Canada Day is fast approaching as well…I’m a crafter who needs visual ideas to get started – lol)

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