Sunday, March 31, 2024

Latte Love for PP683

Happy Sunday and Happy Easter, crafty friends!
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, my sweet friend Ann is hosting our Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.

Rows Selected: 
Designer Paper - Die-Cut - Ribbon
Designer Paper - Fun Fold - Thank You
Sparkle - Fun Fold - Embossing (heat)
Ribbon - Embossing - Pastels

Tic-Tac-Toe week is so much fun! I love all of the options to really get the creative mojo working. There are so many possibilities! In the end, I ended up using elements from FOUR rows on the board. Hooray! I sure hope you will take this challenge for a spin and join us over at The Paper Players. We’d love to see what YOU create!   

*I’ve shared a full supply list of products (and a link to a video with measurements) used to create this card at the end of this post.

This is an easy and practical gift card holder “fun fold”. I let the Tic-Tac-Toe board inspire me and I landed on the Latte Love stamps and dies because I give a "whole latte” gift cards to places like Starbucks, Dunkin’ and even Panera. 

Are you a coffee fan? Or is tea…or even cocoa more of a favorite? I tend to like hot beverages in the cool months, which are few and far between here in south Texas. However, I’m a cold brew coffee fan ALL the way…with Oat or Coconut milk. Yum!!! 

The Latte Love Bundle is available as an Online Exclusive right now. This Bundle also coordinates with the A Little Latte Designer Series Paper which is pretty much my favorite paper pack of the moment. Plaid, coffee beans and cups…oh my! 

There is also a Natural Polka Dot Trim in the Suite along with some cool embellishments (which will be back in stock soon!). I opted for the Adhesive-Backed Sparkle Gems instead though for this card because you can never go wrong with sparkle and I liked that there were two sizes to choose from. 

Color Combo:

If you’d like measurements and a tutorial 
showing how this card came together, 
please check out the video link below.

In the video, I originally added a bow tied from Gold Simply Elegant Trim. I then decided, I liked Linen Thread just a little it better on the card, so switched it outdoor my final project. 

You can see a close-up of the gift card holder on the interior of the fun fold below. I stamped a couple of coffee “splats” in Crumb Cake ink to keep the caffeinated party going from the front to the inside of the card. I also die-cut a trio of little espresso beans from the DSP, brushed with Wink of Stella for added sparkle. 

I was determined to use that Natural Polka-Dot Trim somewhere on the card. It’s kind of “ribbon”, right? So I added a little strip behind the sentiment. it adds great texture and not a lot of extra bulk. i think it added some extra interest to the interior sentiment, don’t you? There is also lots of room to write a little note inside, too. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for this fun Tic-Tac-Toe ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday April 5th, 2024

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team:

Thanks for visiting today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You c
an click on any of the photos to go directly to my 
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Registration is open through April 20, 2024 for my Cultivated Creativity DIY Paper
Crafting Kit club. This month features the Trusty Tools Bundle (stamps & dies). Five fab projects you won’t want to miss, including four awesome cards and a fun treat box with a practical gift perfect for those handy folks on your list! 

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

BIG Hugs, 
Anne Marie

Product List


  1. Cute mix of patterns and layers, Anne Marie! This is terrific!

  2. I just love all the patterns and colors you've got going here, Anne Marie! I think I need a cup of something right now!

  3. Absolutely perfect, Anne Marie! I love this gift card fold. Nueve's handler is a coffee-lover, so I feel a CASE coming on. Thank you for including the video. You knocked my challenge out of the park with this amazing card!

  4. So much to love Anne Marie - a fun fold and gift card holder in one, genius! And those adorable coffee cups too. I caved and ordered this suite this week so am definitely going to CASE this Anne Marie!

  5. Anne Marie, I am a Dunkin fan and go there quite often. This card is so happy and makes me smile! The color combo and those precious cups are sure to bring someone joy! Great gift card holder! I love it!

  6. Well you are a high achiever Anne choosing four rows from the board!! And what a stunner you have created here with so many fabulous details! Vicky x


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Anne Marie