Gift Card Holder

SU Gift Card Holders using Hostess set Time of Year

November 28, 2016

Looking for a neat way to give a gift card this holiday season? Here is a quick and easy one..

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I made two versions of the card using the SU Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper Pack full of “warm” patterns. I used a hostess stamp set from the Annual Catalog called Time of Year . It is a versatile set with all occasion sentiments. As you can see I created a Christmas and a Birthday card.

Here are some directions:

First, you score a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of cardstock at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″ on the 11″ side. You then fold back the 2 3/4 portion into the inside 5 1/2″ score fold (see photo below). On the edge that will fold back to the 5 1/2″ score, trim 1/8″ off so it fits flat unimpeded by the fold.

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Now slide that trimmed edge the whole way inside the Classic Label Punch in the middle of the paper. After you punch the slot, you will have to slide the punch 1/8″ to the left and then right to widen the slot for the gift card holder. See photos below:

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Adhere the flap down around the edges of the flap so the gift card has a pocket to slide into.

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To hold the card closed just pop some dimensionals on the top right hand corner under something like the circle I have with the holly and berries or the birthday cake (off hand, I can’t remember where it came from) on it and slide the flap under it. The confetti comes from a new stamp coming out in the Ocassions Catalog.

Here is the Birthday version:

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This is one of the cutest ways I have seen to make a quick and easy gift card holder…I bet you can’t resist making one now…have fun and share it with me if you make one!

Product List

SU Weekly Deals and some examples using them!

February 23, 2016

Some fun stuff on the Weekly Deals at a 25% discount…WooHoo!

Good today, Tuesday, February 23 through next Monday, February 29:

 

2015-2017 In Color Stampin' Write Markers by Stampin' Up!
2015-2017 IN COLOR STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKERS
Price: $15.00
NOW $11.25
Classy Designer Buttons by Stampin' Up!
CLASSY DESIGNER BUTTONS
Price: $6.00
NOW $4.50
Flower Medallion Punch by Stampin' Up!
FLOWER MEDALLION PUNCH
Price: $18.00
NOW $13.50
Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
HAPPY HEART TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER
Price: $7.50
NOW $5.63
Stars Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
STARS FRAMELITS DIES
Price: $27.00
NOW $20.25

Let’s take a trip down

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 to see some of these tools in use:

Here are a few samples I created using the Happy Hearts Embossing Folder:

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SU Lovely Amazing You Front View

Here are a few cards I  made with the Star Framelits:

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The samples below use the retired Petal Potpourri stamp set
but you could substitute the flower in the SU Crazy About You stamp set or just use the Flower Medallion punch with plain cardstock or vellum to make pretty flowers.

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And here is a Valentine I did a few years back for the Paper Crafters Sampler
showcasing the “Classy Designer Button”:

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SU Petal Potpourri Gift Card Holder

February 2, 2015

I just got back from an awesome Stampin’ Up Leadership Conference in Orlando.
It was packed with inspiration, friends, and fun!
We were all given this cool bag to tote all of our goodies!

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Here is my pal, Debbi Muche, who was “one” of my babysitters for the event…

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and my upline Linda Heller and my up, upline Mari Fredericks…

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And, yes, I even had the pleasure of meeting up with Brian King, too! My hubby had to leave a bit early because of a flight the next morning, and I got to sit beside Brian on the way home from the Managers reception and dazzle him with my interesting conversation even though he was texting Linda that the lady sitting next to him would not shut up…LOL.

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 Here is one of the swaps I created to share with other demonstrators who attended.

I think this project wins the prize for using the MOST SU items!

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I used the Gift Card Envelope and Trim Thinlits, which is a carry-over product from the Holiday Catalog, and the Large Polka Dot embossing folder to make the gift card holder- super simple.  I used the new super cool  B.Y.O.P. stamp set for the sentiments on the outside and inside. The outside sentiment was die cut with the Project Life framelits, and the upper inside sentiment was die cut from the Word Bubbles framelits. The B.Y.O.P. is a seriously versatile stamp set that serves the need we all have for giving gift cards.

SU Petal Potpourri Gift Card Holder Inside

I stamped the flower from the new Petal Potpourri stamp set, and punched it out with ease using the new Flower Medallion coordinating punch (that also works with the new Crazy About You stamp set.) The leaf comes from the Flower Patch stamp set that also has matching framelits! What could go better with the focal flower than the Flowerpot DSP? I pulled all the colors for the swap from that DSP- Lost Lagoon, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Garden Green and Night of Navy.

I decided to hold it together in the back with some Crushed Curry Sale-a-bration ribbon that you can get FREE with a $50 order during SALE-A-BRATION 2015!
Oh, and the cute little button is also from the SAB Ribbon/Button Accessory Pack.

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Check out this fun photopolymer stamp set B.Y.O.P.
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and the Petal Potpourri stamp set and Flower Medallion Punch Bundle.
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An Oldie but Goodie from 2001- SU Congratulations

It’s graduation season, and our family is headed to their first “out of the family” graduation celebration. But it is like family- our neighbor’s son is graduating high school and heading to college.

I pulled out an Oldie but Goodie (SU Congratulations 2001) to make a money holder for David. I have always loved this old set but the CONGRATULATIONS was large and hard to use on a card but wonderful for a long money holder! I have yet to let go of any stamp set I have purchased for the last 12 years, and this is one I will continue to use:)

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Congratulations to all of you on your loved ones’ graduations this year. Enjoy the celebrations and the yummy food…can’t wait to see what the Lewis Family has in store for us today!

Here are some measurements since a few have asked how I made this after I returned from the grad party which was awesome!

To make the outside red base holder:

Start with a 7″ x 7 1/4″ piece of CS. Score at 2″ and 5 1/4″ on the 7 1/4″ side. Place adhesive along the bottom 1/8″ of the CS and fold in the sides adhering them to form a pocket. I actually used the chubby oval from the Word Bubble Framelits to make the half oval on the top of the red base when I ran it through the Big Shot. Then I stamped the sentiment on white CS lager then the red base so I had room to play with it and lined it up with the cut out I made on the red card base. I laid the same oval framelit over the white CS and used a stick note to hold it in place where it matched up with my other cut out. I lifted it off carefully and ran the white CS through the Big Shot. You can trim off on the bottom if needed. Better to have excess if needed! I added some strips of leftover black CS to the sides of the white CS and trimmed along the inside of the curved half oval cut-out.

To make the inside black sliding money holder inside:

Cut a 7″ by 3″ piece of black CS. Cut a 3″ by 4″ piece and cut an angle on the top for the pocket to hold the cash or check. Adhere to the slider base about 1/8″ on the left side and the bottom. This forms a pocket that allows you to slide the gift into from the right side which was good since I had a few bills to put in it that did not get all bunched up- much easier when the right side is open. Adhere some sort of tab with an embellishment to pull it out.

SU Festive Flurry with More Merry Messages

I have been playing with my SU Festive Flurry Stamp set a lot and even used in the last two months for my classes but have not posted many things showcasing it so I decided it was up to bat for Dynamic Duos # 83 this week.

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It’s a Subtles challenge but boy is Marina Mist a statement color in my opinion. I used my Envelope Punch Board to create this Gift Card Holder… or Gift Certificate in this case.

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SU Festive Flurry Gift Card inside

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To make the holder:

1. Start with a 4 1/4 inch by 11 inch piece of cardstock and score on the long side at 2 inches, 7 1/4 inches, and 7 3/8 inches.
2. Place the short end of the longest part that you scored on the Envelope Punch Board and punch (no scoring)  at 1 inch and 3 1/4 inches. Essentially you are punching in 1 inch on each side.
3. Fold in on the score lines. The 7 1/4 and 7 3/8 inch scores create somewhat of a matchbox fold.
4. You can fold the tabs in either way. I chose to have the middle tab out but many images I saw of this kind of card have the middle tab tucked in.
5. Decorate as desired…I simply put bordered DSP in about 1/4 inch on each Crumb Cake panel.