Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is Fantastic Fun Folds and 3D Projects. We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
Christmas Gift Card Holder
My fun fold project for the Pals Blog Hop is a Christmas Gift Card Holder. I send a lot of gift cards to out of town family and I wanted a gift card holder that would…
- Fit in a standard A2 envelope for mailing
- Double as their Christmas card
- Be cute and easy to make.
I think this card covers all of those bases. When closed, it measures 5 1/2″ x 4″ and fits perfectly into an A2 envelope. On the outside it is a cute Christmas card. And on the inside there is a pocket to hold a gift card with plenty of room to add your own Christmas message.
Instructions for Today’s Card (supply list at end of post)
Creating the Card Base
- Start with a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of Basic White card stock.
- Score it at 2 1/2″ and 6 1/2″ inches from the left with the paper in a landscape orientation.
- Apply Stampin’ Seal + adhesive (as shown below) to the 2″ side edges below the 6 1/2″ score line.
- Fold up to form the inside pocket for the gift card.
Decorating the Card Front
- Cut a 5 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock.
- Apply adhesive to the top half of the Cherry Cobbler card stock (landscape orientation) as shown below. Avoid getting adhesive on the bottom half.
- Attach the cardstock to the opening flap of the gift card holder.
- Attach a 5″ x 3 1/2″ piece of Sweet Stocking DSP to the Cherry Cobbler cardstock.
- Stamp the “Christmas Greetings” sentiment from the Sweet Little Stockings stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on Basic White card stock.
- Crop the sentiment with the long label die in the Seasonal Labels die set and attach to front card flap about 1/2″ from bottom.
- Use the Stocking Dies to crop stockings from the Sweet Stocking DSP with the large stocking images and attach to card slightly overlapping the sentiment piece. (see image below)
Decorating Inside of Card
- Open flap of card and add a 1″ x 5″ strip of DSP to the Cherry Cobbler card stock that is showing.
- Attach a 5″ x 1 1/2″ strip of DSP to a 5 1/4″ x 1 3/4” strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock and attach these to the pocket part of the card.
- Stamp the “sending lots of love” sentiment from Sweet Little Stockings stamp set on a 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ strip of Basic White card stock in Cherry Cobbler ink.
- Attach sentiment to card.
- Crop a stocking from the DSP with the Stocking Dies.
- Apply Stampin’ Seal to the bottom of the stocking and use a Stampin’ Dimensional on the top right corner. Do not apply any adhesive to the left side of the stocking. This way you can tuck the gift card slightly behind it (see photo below).
More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on November 10th. Our theme will be “Home for the Holidays” when our Design Team creates a project to celebrate the upcoming holidays. Until then, have fun in your craft space.
Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
- Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Diana Carr at Secret Life of Paper
- Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Lori Webb at Clever Copies
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed today’s card.