Special Delivery DIY Starbucks Gift Cards


Merry Little Labels by Stampin’ Up
Birthday Delivery Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up
Basic Black Archival Ink
Berry Burst ink
Glitter embossing powder
Heat embossing tool
Create your own Starbucks Cards (3 pack)


I was in a Starbucks and saw this Create Your Own Starbucks Cards kit. I asked how much it was and they said FREE. So, I said to myself “Self, I get a FREE Mini Sharpie.” Now, that alone was worth it because I was buying gift cards anyway and these could be decorated. I immediately thought of stamping them instead of writing a message with the Sharpie. Let’s start by explaining the right way to do this. Use Black Archival Ink by Stampin’ Up to stamp the Special Delivery from the North Pole from the Merry Little Labels stamp set. You can use a heat tool for just several seconds to dry the ink and set it. Move the heat tool back and forth and be sure not to get the card too hot. I added a little USPS sticker to one of the gift cards using a sticker which I cut off from a pack of stamps. Now, I will explain the fiasco I had with the first gift card which I tried to stamp. I used Berry Burst ink to stamp the Special Delivery on your Birthday sentiment from the Birthday Delivery stamp set. The ink was very wet and was definitely going to smear all over and ruin my gift card. I ran into my bathroom which is where I keep my embossing powers. I grabbed my glitter embossing powder and poured it over the sentiment. It was so wet that a lot of glitter stuck to the card. Then, I used my heat tool to set the embossing powder. It was very coarse and needed a lot of heat. Everything was going fine until my entire gift card melted and warped. I had to throw it on the bathroom counter and rub it to get it straight again. It looked cute enough for the gift card holder and I gave it to one of my relatives. I told her to let me know if Starbucks doesn’t accept the card. I still have the receipt. Bottom line is that you should never use regular ink when using the DIY gift cards from Starbucks. Use Archival ink because it comes out crisp and doesn’t smear.

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Merry Little Labels Stamp Set

Merry Little Labels Stamp Set
Item Number: 144795

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