Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Be Merry Gift Card Holder - Stampin' UP Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome back to the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! We are just starting on our November box from Stampin' UP. This box was full of Christmas kits and stamps from the Stampin' UP Holiday Catalog! I am so excited to share fun and seasonal projects to inspire you! Every Thursday of each week for one full year, all 16 of us from all over the world will post on our blogs an inspiring project for you! Be sure to get Google Translate so that you can read in your language all about how they created their projects too. Now on to my project this week...everyone needs an extra special gift card holder for the holiday giving!
As soon as I saw the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies in the Holiday Catalog, I was a happy, joyful gal! I love giving and receiving gift cards! Even better to make a special package for them with just the perfect saying! I used the Holiday Invitation Photopolymer Stamp Set for that saying...nothing better than "eating, drinking and being merry" with a Starbucks gift card or ANY food or restaurant gift card!
I used the versatile Under the Tree Specialty Design Series Paper for my gift card base and using Sticky Strip to close it but leaving one flap open. I think my new favorite ribbon is the Cherry Cobbler 1" Sheer Linen Ribbon! (I plan to use it on some packages coming soon) Here I just placed it as my pull ribbon around the actual gift card (which matched perfectly I thought - lucky me). 
My favorite details on this project are:
 *Making the banner fold to pop off the gift card holder. I stamped just the lines of the stamp image on both sides to make it appear longer. I scored a 1/4" on each end and used the hexagon punch to make my flag ends.
* I used Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder on the berries of the Wonderous Wreath Stamp Set. Love embossing! Love that stamp set! You will be seeing WAY more of it from me over the next two months!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspire you to get some gift card holders done for your holiday gift giving! If you like, I would love to hear what is your favorite gift card to get! Mine would be Dunkin Donuts or Charming Charlie's!
You saw my friend, Becky Cowley before me and now move on to my friend, Helene Legrand by clicking on the next button below! Be sure to stop by all 16 of us!


Stampin' Dolce said...

that banner is my fave too! i often forget about that trick!

Vicky Hayes said...

Gorgeous! You are so right about that sentiment being perfect for foodie gift cards or gifts Cindy! I'll definitely be using that idea when gift wrapping this Christmas. Vicky x

Marine said...

Beautiful !

Becky Cowley said...

So super cute as always Cindy!

~amy~ said...

What a great idea! I love this!

Wendie Waldman said...

Perfect use of the stamp image and love the creative way to pull out the gift card!

Tami Hewlett said...

Great idea for the gift card framelit! Love the colors and the way you wrapped the gift card with ribbon. Just darling!