Hi! It’s Gracie Chavez sharing a couple of fun and colorful birthday ideas with the brand new Gina K. Designs Birthday Bash and Label Borders Foil-Mates. Yes! Gina K.’s line is expanding with some stunning new additions you’ll see me play with today! Scroll down to learn how to make this birthday pocket card and matching mini gift bag.

Birthday Pocket Card and Mini Gift Bag with New Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates




Therm O Web supplies:

Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Backgrounds • Where’s The party?
Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Sentiments • Birthday Bash
Gina K. Designs StampnFoil™ Foil-Mates Detail Sheet • Label Borders
Gina K. Designs StampnFoil™ Foil-Mates Detail Sheet • Time To Celebrate
Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils™ 6″ x 8″ • Turquoise Sea
Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils™ 6″ x 8″ • Gold Sequins
Gina K. Designs StampnFoil™ Die Set • Time To Celebrate
Gina K. Designs StampnFoil™ Stamp Set • Time To Celebrate
Gina K. Designs (3) Nested Oval Dies • Single Stitch Design • Large Set
Gina K. Designs (3) Nested Oval Dies • Double Stitch Design • Small Set
Gina K. Designs (3) Nested Label Dies
Deco Foil™ Parchment Paper
Foil Laminator • 12 inch
Gina K. Designs Premium Dye Inkpad Sets 1″ Cube • Prime Time
Zots™ Roll • 3D
Memory Tape Runner XL™
Deco Foil™ White Foam Adhesive
iCraft Easy Cut Adhesive™ Sheets • Sm
Purple Tape
iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive 2.1 fl oz

Other Supplies:
Simple Stories Hello Summer 12″x 12″ papers
Paper Trimmer
Electronic Cutting Machine
Die-Cutting Machine
Acrylic Stamping Block
Sponge Dauber


Birthday Pocket Card Tutorial

Step 1. Create a pocket using the largest label die from the Gina K. Designs Decorative Label Set to cut the Happy Birthday Foil-Mates sentiment from the Birthday Bash pack and run it through your die cutting machine. Use purple tape to secure the die in place. Try not to center the die on the sentiment, instead place it a little higher. That way you will be able to cut off the top part of the label and make it look like a pocket.

Step 2. Cover the die cut with a Gold Sequins Fancy Foil Transfer Sheet, wrap it around a folded piece of Parchment Paper and run it through a Laminator. Peel off the foil transfer sheet to reveal the sparkly foiled sentiment.

Step 3. Use a paper trimmer to cut the top half of the Decorative Label.

Step 4. Add a stitched detail to the Decorative Labe with a fine point marker.


Step 5. Next, cut a 4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″ panel from a Where’s The Party Foil-Mates Background. Foil the panel with Gold Sequins Fancy Foil, just as you did for the Decorative Label on step 2.

Step 6. Cut the panel diagonally and sponge it with Turquoise Sea Premium Dye Ink.

Step 7. Attach the inked piece to a 4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″ patterned paper panel using XL Tape Runner.

Step 8. Adhere the Decorative Label pocket to the card panel using 3D zots.


Step 9. Use the Time to Celebrate Die Set to cut some embellishments from the coordinating Foil-Mates Detail Sheet. Just place each die on the coordinating image and secure with Purple Tape to then be able to run the sheet through your die cutting machine.

Step 10. Stamp all the die cut embellishments using the coordinating Time to Celebrate clear Stamp Set and Premium Dye Inks to add color to each piece. Next, repeat step 2, to foil all the die cut embellishments.

Step 11. Attach all the Stamp’nFoil die cuts to the card panel using 3D Zots and XL Tape Runner, sliding each piece inside the Decorative Label pocket.

Step 12. Adhere the background to a white card base using XL Tape Runner.



Embellish a Mini Gift Bag with Fancy Foils and Foil-Mates

Step 13. Cover a piece of white cardstock with iCraft Easy-Cut Adhesive and cut a fun balloon shape using your electronic cutting machine.

Step 14. Peel off the backing from the Easy-Cut Adhesive on the balloon cut and cover it with a Gold Sequins Fancy Foil sheet. Press smoothly and remove the Fancy Foil carrier sheet to reveal the foiled piece.

Step 15. Use the largest label die from the Decorate Labels Set to cut the new coordinating Label Borders. Use Purple Tape to hold the die in place.

Step 16. Cover the Decorative Label die cut with Gold Sequins Fancy Foil and run it through the laminator for a sparkly foiled finish.


Optional: Cut a matting balloon shape in a slightly smaller size from patterned paper.


Step 17. Foil another Foil-Mates sentiment from the Birthday Bash pack using a Turquoise Sea Fancy Foil Transfer Sheet and cut it with a Single Stitch Design Oval Die using your die cutting machine.

Step 18. Die cut a matting oval from the same inked Foil-Mates Background used on step 6, using the Double Stitch Design set.

Step 19. Attach all the balloon and label cuts to the front of a small gift bag using Deco Foil Foam Adhesive sheets cut into pieces.

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As an optional step, you may add more embellishments to your card such as sequins or enamel dots. TIP: Mixed Media Adhesive works perfectly with sequins!




That’s all for today! Hope you love today’s project ideas using the new Gina K. Designs Birthday Bash and Label Border Foil-Mates. Make sure to subscribe to Therm O Web’s blog and follow us on Instagram for many more creative ideas!

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4 Comments on Birthday Pocket Card and Mini Gift Bag with New Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates

  1. Sharon Perehudoff
    June 14, 2018 at 8:54 am (3 years ago)

    Such a gorgeous gift bag and the matching card, Awesome! Really love all Gina K. foiling products, have to get some of those die cuts sets but have to go on my wish list for now. Thank you so much for sharing and a chance to win.

  2. F. Andre
    June 14, 2018 at 9:19 am (3 years ago)

    The gold accents really make these projects shine. The mini bag is so cute.

  3. Brian Poteraj
    June 14, 2018 at 11:06 am (3 years ago)

    Yes, why didn’t I think of that. I like how the foiling looks, too. What a great idea.

  4. Sharon Gullikson
    June 14, 2018 at 11:19 am (3 years ago)

    The foil looks wonderful. I love pockets and other goodies like tiny envelopes added to cards. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!!