Mother's Day and Graduation are right around the corner along with teachers gifts, baby showers, and weddings. Here is the perfect card idea that is also a gift card holder. Just tuck a gift card in the pocket and it's ready to give. Plus, with patterned paper, they are super quick and easy to make! Be sure to read all the way through to the end, because I might just have some new catalog sneak peeks too... So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
Shower Gift Card Holder Idea
This first example would be perfect for a baby shower, wedding shower, or even a birthday. It uses the Sand & Sea patterned paper from the Stampin' Up! January-June Mini Catalog. The front piece is stamped with the Field of Flowers stamp set which is scheduled to be discontinued May 3.
Graduation Card Idea
This fun graduation card uses the retiring Playing with Patterns patterned paper and So Much Happy stamp set. It is stamped in Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy. Instead of using a strip of patterned paper on the right side of the interior. I stamped the smaller balloons along the edge.
Mother's Day Card Design
This card uses the exact same cutting dimensions as the previous card, but the front panel has been flipped the other direction. This card uses the Welcoming Window stamp set which is in the January-June Mini Catalog and is carrying over to the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. I've paired the stamps with the Fine Art Floral patterned paper from the Mini Catalog.
Check back in May for the full supply list for this Beauty of the Earth Thank You card idea.
Did you know I offer a monthly online card class and game night? Usually, it's the last Tuesday of the month, but we did November's card class and game night last night. This month, I shared how to make 3 cards using the Coming Home and Peace & Joy stamp sets from Stampin' Up! including a gift card holder idea. Participants will receive their card kits in the mail in a few days and a few lucky winners will get prizes in their kits. Besides seeing great cards like these, we have a lot of fun playing games and chatting. I hope you'll join us for the next Card Class & Game Night on Dec. 29.
With many avoiding stores this holiday season and mailing gifts instead of getting together to celebrate, I think gift cards are going to be more even more popular gift option this year. These unique gift card holders are quick and easy to make. Plus, since they are a card instead of a box, they are easy to mail or tuck under your Christmas tree. Each of these handmade gift card holders uses the same basic design and the new Curvy dies from Stampin' Up! So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
Gift Card Holder Tin
This adorable tin is the perfect size to fit a gift card. They are available in the 2020 August-December Mini Catalog and come in packs of 4. Sometimes, giving a gift card can feel a little impersonal, but a festive box like this one can make it much more exciting!
Instructions for the Gift Card Tin
I stamped the holly and berries 3 times on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I colored the images in with Poppy Parade and Old Olive Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. I carefully fussy cut the images living a thin edge of white around the outside edges. I also stamped the sentiment with Real Red ink on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and cut it out. Then, I covered the images in Versamark ink and dipped them in clear embossing powder. I heat emboss the front of each image 3 times in clear embossing powder giving it a really thick and shiny look.
Fold-Out Photo Card
Cutting Dimensions for this fun Fold-out Photo Card
Heartwarming Hugs patterned paper: 3" x 12", scored at 2", 4", 6", 8", 10"
Real Red (card covers): (2) 3 5/8" x 2 1/4"
Interior photos: 2 3/4" x 1 3/4"
Whisper White (interior): 2 3/4" x 1 3/4"
Whisper White (sentiment): 1 1/2" x 2 1/4"
Mossy Meadow: 1 3/4" x 2 1/4"
Heartwarming Hugs patterned paper: 1" x 2 1/4"
Instructions to create a fold-out Card
I stamped the piece of 1 1/2" x 2 1/4" Whisper White cardstock with the front sentiment using Real Red ink. I adhered the two small strips of Heartwarming Hugs patterned paper to one of the pieces of Real Red cardstock. I placed them so that when I added the sentiment, it would appear that it was once piece of patterned paper. (Basically, I had a strip of paper that I could make work if I used it as two strips. This way, I didn't have to cut into a larger piece of the patterned paper!) I adhered the Mossy Meadow cardstock over this and then the sentiment on top of that.
I adhered the strip of ribbon to the inside of the other piece of Real Red cardstock. Then, I accordion folded the piece of 3" x 12" patterned paper and adhered the front and back panel to the pieces of Real Red cardstock. I adhered photos to each of the first 5 panels of patterned paper. Then, I stamped another sentiment on the piece of 2 3/4" x 1 3/4" Whisper White cardstock and adhered that to the last panel.
I cut the word Jolly from Pear Pizzazz cardstock using the Playful Alphabet dies. I used Multipurpose adhesive to adhere these to the lower right corner of each photo.
I closed the photo card and tied the ribbon on the front. This little card is so quick and easy to put together, but the photos really make it something special!
Bonus card Ideas using the Christmas Gleaming Stamp set
I love this set and it pairs fabulously with the Brightly Gleaming patterned paper. If you missed this paper last year, be sure to pick some up now because it is so yummy-liscious gorgeous! The copper foil on the paper is so shiny and pretty. Plus, there is a punch pack to quickly punch out the ornament images.
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Complete Supply Lists for the Holiday Gift Card Tin, Photo Card, and Bonus Card Ideas
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