Showing posts with label Project - Gift Card Holder. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Project - Gift Card Holder. Show all posts

Saturday, December 3, 2011


Good Morning!  Today I have some Shabby Chic inspiration for you using some of my favorite things, glitter, lace and doily's.  By the way ...  I have to mention my new doily die ...  it is AMAZING!  And now I can cut doily's any color I want!  I have't had time to use it yet.  It's by Cheery Lynn and you can check it out HERE.    Ordered mine from Frantic Stamper.  Their store is not easy to navigate, but she has sooooo much stuff.  I was having a problem finding somewhere that carried ink pad refills, copic refills, stamp storage sheets all at the same store.  So when I need basics like that it's easier to order from one place and I usually throw in a couple of extra's, like this die as well.  There is no online ordering.  I email mine, but calling is an option as well.  You can give them your payment info over the phone or have them send you the bill via paypal.

Ok, back to the projects.  This is a matching set (obviously).  But the one above is a tag with one of those glassine bags glued to the front.  And there is another little tag that pulls out of it.  I think is perfect for a gift card holder.  I really love the Vintage Postcard using on the card.  Even though it has christmas themed script on it, you can easily use it for other themes as well!

Sorry I didn't have time to share step by step instructions this time.  But here is a supply list and I think it's self explanatory on how I assembled it.

Have a blessed day!
hugs, Melisa


Layers of Color "Sentimental Banners", "Royal Birds",  and "Vintage Roses"  art stamp sets and Vintage Postcard cling art stamp
Spellbinders : "Ribbon Banners"
Ribbon : Hobby Lobby
Glitter : Martha Stewart
Border Punch : Fiskars

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Christmas Stocking Gift Card Holder Tutorial

Hello!  I hope you have had a great weekend.  Today I'm sharing a tutorial on how to create this Christmas Stocking Gift Card Holder.  The cute little image is from "Angelic" art stamp set from Layers of Color.  If you love all things Christmas, then I know you will want to join us in October for our handmade ornament blog hop ( I will have another fun tutorial for you), and in November LOC blog hop for Christmas gift bags / tags inspiration.

I started with this free template from Waltzing Mouse. 

I changed it up a little bit though.  The template they have requires you to cut the front and back of the stocking seperately.  I KNEW there was now way I could hand cut the back and front seperately and then get them to line up.  So here is my idea.  Cut off the top 1/2 of the stocking fur.  See in the photo above it says trim here.  Just cut it off and toss it.

Start with a red card 5" x 5 1/2".  Now line the pattern up along the fold line as shown above.  Trim the stocking.  Now you should have a stocking shaped card that is folded acorss the top and opens from the bottom.

Draw a light pencil line from side to side defining the fur top and cut along this line, as shown above.  Now you have 2 pieces as shown below.  And the front and back will match perfectly since you cut them out at the same time.

Run the the stocking front through the Big Shot using the "Musical Flourish" embossing folder.

Next we need to add the fur.  I used a piece of white velvet paper.  I glued the top onto the back of a larger piece as shown below and then trimmed.

Use a gift card or credit card to draw out the boundaries for your gift card pocket.

Add white glue as shown, avoiding the inside of the pocket and the stocking top (fur area).  I use Aleene's Tacky glue (1.47 at Walmart for a large bottle).  Secure the embossed front of the stocking to the back.

And you have a cute little gift card holder!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  If you decided to create one, I would love to see how you embellish yours.  Just email me a link or leave me a comment here.

Have a great day!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Birthday Party Ensemble Tutorial

Hello Paper Crafters.  Today I'm sharing a birthday party ensemble that is deliciously sweet!  Designed using various Pink Persimmon stamp sets.  But the primary set is Vintage Cupcake.  This set comes with a yummy cupcake and lots of adorable cupcake toppers to choose from.  It also has a wonderful scalloped border.  You can stamp it as an outline and then color the scallops or stamp the inside with colored ink using the solid image.  And of course stamping it on patterned paper would be just as cute!
This ensemble includes a table top center piece, gift bag with tag, card, gift card holder, and a gift bags for the guest.  The table center piece is designed using paper mache boxes and an inexpensive paper party hat.  I am including a tutorial for this project and for a gift card holder.  Hope you enjoy it!

Begin by painting paper mache boxes with vintage white paint.  Trim patterned paper and adhere around top box with Mod Podge.  You have to work fast with this because it dry's fast.  Use as little as possible, because it can warp the paper.  With a foam brush, apply to back of paper and secure to box. 

 Adhere paper ribbon around edge of small box lid and striped ribbon around edge of larger box lid.  I used my Aleene's tacky glue for this.

Remove larger box lid.  Stamp cupcake in black ink around box.  Because the box is round, you have to roll the stamp from one side to the other.  Stamp the cupcake image on various coordinating pattern papers.  Cut the cupcake liners and cupcake icing's out separately.  And then adhere them over the cupcake images on the box.

At this point I figured out that I didn't leave enough space to add the toppers : ( .  So I had to substitute buttons.  So make sure when you create yours that you stamp those cupcakes closer to the bottom edge!  Create a bow with the striped ribbon and adhere to the front of smaller box.

I created a decorative party hat to top off my paper mache birthday cake.  I purchased a set of paper hats that were on sale for $1 and embellished one.  Open up the hat from the back and lay it out flat.  Apply Mod Podge and adhere it to the backside of some patterned paper.  Once dry, trim off excess paper around the edges.  Bring the 2 edges together at the back of the hat and adhere together with Aleene's Tachy Glue.  Adhere an extra large chenille stem around the bottom of the hat.  Adhere a large pom pom at the top of the hat.

Create a coordinating birthday card, gift tag for the gift bag, and gift card holder for the guest of honor.  And gift bags for your guest.

I added one of the cute toppers and the scalloped border from the "Vintage Cupcake" set to the card.  I stamp the "Dutch Journal Circle" on cream cardstock and green patterned paper for the background.  Trim the inside circle from the cream image and adhere it over the green one.  I created the  pink scalloped circle using my  Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles and the Grand Calibur.

These little gift bags are so easy to assemble and come in a variety of colors from Creative Cuts and More (Square Bag #01)  They are pre-cut and pre-scored.  Just fold and adhere!  The sentiment on this one is from the "Vintage Greetings" set.  I used my Spellbinders Standard Circles and Scalloped Circles with the Grand Calibur to create the background on the front of the bag.

I used the "Vintage Greetings" and "Ric Rac Circles" for the sentiments on the tag.

This little gift card holder is also easy to create using a Scor-Pal.  The sentiment is from the "Hello Vintage Girl" set.

Trim cardstock 4.5" x 7".  Score, from the left side, at 2 3/4", 3 1/2", and 4 1/4".  Fold at score lines. 

Use your gift card to draw penciled guidelines and cut. 

(this is not the actual card, but a prop to show you where to glue)

Flip it over and adhere along the edge as shown.  Do not apply too much glue or you want be able to slide your gift card in the slot you have created. 

Stamp and embellish outside of gift card holder and secure with ribbon.

Supply List

Stamps : Pink Persimmon
Hobby Lobby : paper mache boxes, patterned paper, paper ribbon, striped ribbon, large chenille stems, Mod Podge, Aleene's Tachy Glue.
Michaels : large pom pom
Deckled Scissors : Fiskars

You can view more of my tutorials HERE
You can view more of my Pink Persimmon projects HERE
You can view all of my Altered Projects HERE

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Creative Belli #99

Good Morning.  It's time for another Creative Belli Challenge.  This week we are challenging you to drag out an old forgotten stamp and use it.
I am using one of my really old Technique Tuesday sentiment stamps and Close To My Heart stitch stamps.  These are 5+ years old.  The butterfly is newer from "Butterfly Collector"set by Layers of Color.

The card base is by Creative Cuts and More.  It's one of their "gift cards" and has slots on the inside to hold a gift card.  See photo at bottom of post.

We would love to have you join us over on the Creative Belli Blog.  Hop on over and check out all the DT inspiration and play along!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Cool Beans Gift Card Holder

Ok ... so I'm loving this gift card holder. 
Guess how many people I know who love getting Starbucks gift cards??  Bunches!!  Ok, so I know some of you out there don't like to give gift cards.  You think it's not very "thoughtful" or personal.  I beg to differ!!   I would rather receive a gift card anyday, to my favorite store, where I can pick out the perfect item, that I really want, instead of receiving something that will end up in the next garage sale.  And if I'm going to spend money on a gift I want the same to be true for my recipient.  Besides it's thoughtful to find out where they like to shop!!   You could actually create a few of the actual holders and have them on standby.  Then you could add stamped images, ribbon later when ever an occasion arises.  You know...  for that last minute ... oh crap I forgot ... moment ! 
Never happens to me, hehe!!

Project Details ...
Stamp set : Escape the Daily Grind - FCD
Ink : Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate
Kraft cardstock
Patterned Paper : Basic Grey
Ribbon : American Craft
Tools : Corner rounder, Scorpal, metal ruler, exacto knife

Cut Kraft cardstock 4" x 8.5".  Score using Scorepal at 2 3/4", 4 1/4", and 5 3/4 from one side.

Fold along score lines as shown below.  Cut opening as shown slightly smaller than 3 1/2" x 1/4" as shown below.  I used a metal ruler and exacto knife to do this.

Use a tape runner or red line double stick tape to secure as shown below.

Gift card will be held securely inside the slot you have created.
Stamp or hand write a message on the inside.

Stamp the outside and add ribbon!

You can view all of my Fun Fold Cards HERE

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