Pines & Pointsettias Gift Card Holder

Stampin' Up! Pines & Pointsettias Gift Card Holder

Stampin' Up! Pines & Poinsettias Gift Card Holder

Pines & Poinsettias Gift Card Holder Inside View Here’s another sample using the ‘Pines & Poinsettias’ stamp set… this one holds a gift card, sneakily tucked away under the front cover!

I love the natural colors… more than the traditional red & green.

I did a step by step photo tutorial to explain how it was put together, but it is basically folding in the front flap inside and then punching a slit and then tacking it down.  I’ll show you in the next four photos…

 

  1. Fold in the front flap of the card and then open it
  2. With the front flap open, punch a slit with the Word Window punch (you’ll have to punch it in the middle and then slightly to the left and then slightly to the right to make it as wide as you need)
  3. Glue the sides down and make sure you don’t put glue in front of the slit or your gift card will get stuck (LOL!)
  4. Press the front flap closed and you can see that you can fit a half of a gift card in it.  You will cover the gift card with a front panel (in this case, the red layer).

The cutting measurements and links to buy the accessories are below.  And right now (as this article is being published) there is a special going on in the ‘Clearance Rack‘ on my online store, up to 80% off select products… which means you have permission to take a moment and buy yourself some Christmas presents!

Pines & Poinsettias stamp set* (#123762 wood, #123764 clear)
*This is a limited edition Holiday Mini Catalog set (available only until Jan. 3, 2012
Accessories:
5 ½ x 8 ½  Crumb Cake cardstock #120953
5 ½ x 1 inch Early Espresso cardstock #119686
2 ½ x 3 ½ Vanilla cardstock #101650
2 ¾ x 3 ¾ Cherry Cobbler cardstock #119685
3 ½ x 3 ½ inch Cherry Cobbler cardstock #119685 for punching
3 x 3 Vanilla cardstock #101650 for stamping
1 3/8th inch jumbo circle #119860; 2 3/8th inch Scallop Circle #118874; Word Window punch #119857; Crumb Cake Classic Ink #121030, Sponge Daubers #102892, Glue Dots, Dimensionals™, Spice Cake Designer Buttons #124113, Very Vanilla 1/8th inch Taffeta Ribbon #119960
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Sizzix Embossing Folders –
   Northern Flurry folder #120902
   Finial Press folder #115963
Sizzix Die Cutting Machine #113439, two clear cutting pads

 

Pines & Pointsettias Christmas card

Stampin' Up! Pines & Pointsettias Christmas card

Stampin' Up! Pines & Pointsettias Christmas card

Okay, I am still contemplating this as my Christmas card… I say ‘contemplating’ because I have yet to actually take action… and since it is about 10 days from Christmas (and even fewer days before *mail* will arrive to people in time for Christmas, I think I’m in big trouble, LOL!

But I promise you that this card is simple… and it is hard to tell from the picture, but the card is Whisper White and there is a second layer that is 3 3/4 x 5 and then a third layer (raised embossed with the Finial press folder) on top of that (popped up with Dimensionals).  The white ribbon is across the seam of the top layers and the bottom–and the greeting is on the bottom. Any horizontal greeting will do, and I think a good ‘Happy Holiday’s’ may suffice for my non-religious friends (if I can locate one!).

I do punch the ornament opening and then stamp the pinecones through it… it isn’t hard to do, but if you mess up, you can stamp it on a 2 x 2 inch white square and slip it under the punched layer (no one will be able to see!).  Takes the pressure off of getting it right each time… so what do you think?

Pines & Pointsettias (#123762 wood, #123764 clear) from the Holiday Mini Catalog (ends Jan 2nd)
Accessories:
5 ½ x 8 ½ Whisper White cardstock
3 ¾ x 5 Whisper White cardstock
3 ½ x 3 ½ Whisper White cardstock
Stampin’ Write Markers: Always Artichoke, Choc. Chip, Cherry Cobbler; Always Artichoke Classic ink; White Satin Ribbon 15” #114616; Ornament Punch #119847; Dimensionals™ #104430; Dazzling Details (glitter glue) #124117
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Finial Press embossing folder #115963; Sizzix Die Cutting Machine, Multi-purpose platform; Two clear cutting pads