Our American Hero Pocket Gift Card

By  Keri Lee Sereika 

size: 4-1/4"x5-1/2"

  • Our American Hero Pocket Gift Card
  • Inside Card


  • Prismatics card stock (Prism Papers): Baby Blue Light; Vanilla Cream; Blush Red Dark; Tawny Medium
  • Antique copper brads, two
  • Sheer red/white dot ribbon (Creative Impressions)
  • Glitter


  • Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms): Supah Star set; Scripty Words set; Grid Paper Backgrounder; Cheesecloth Backgrounder
  • Ink pads (Clearsnap): ColorBox Ice Blue and Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk Inkpads; Cranberry Crafter’s Pigment Ink
  • Crackle Accents (Ranger)
  • Wizard die-cutting machine and Nestabilities Petite Straight/Scalloped Circles Dies (Spellbinders)
  • Small corner rounder punch
  • Foam mounting tape
  • Heat tool
  • Glue pen
  • 1. Cut blue cardstock to 5-1/2"x8-1/2"; score widthwise at 2" and 6-1/4" from one end.
  • 2. Stamp 2" section with blue grid background. Fold flap up and insert brad in each side. Stamp sentiment on flap using brown and red inks; heat set pigment ink to prevent smudging. Trace all or part of sentiment with glue pen and sprinkle with glitter; let dry.
  • 3. Die cut plain white circle and scalloped red and brown circles, in progressive sizes. Stamp brown star on white circle; ink circle edges. Cover star with crackle medium; let dry completely. Matte on larger circles as shown.
  • 4. Stamp blue cheesecloth background onto cream cardstock. Cut 1"x5-1/2" strip from stamped card stock. Use corner rounder punch, guard removed, to create scalloped border. Adhere strip to edge of top flap.
  • 5. Tie ribbon around top flap where papers meet. Adhere star medallion over ribbon with foam tape.
  • 6. Cut 3-3/4"x5" cream cardstock piece; round top corners. Stamp brown "thanks" at center top, mask (see "Techniques"), and stamp blue star border. Use clear adhesive dot to adhere phone card or gift card to insert; place inside card.
  • Stamp Your Heart Out
  • 1. Want to send some handmade cards to our troops? Follow the link for Stamp Your Heart Out from the homepage at Find regulations and guidelines in the initial post document. Keri's husband, a pilot in the United States Air Force, flies the cards directly to their final destinations, bringing a smile from home to thousands of deployed troops.