Sunday, June 28

Sassy Gift Card Holder

Gift giving is something we all love to do. Gift cards are the perfect solution. Do you ever wish you could whip something cute up to hold that gift card?? I've got the perfect solution - and it's easy! But before we get into the tutorial - I'm giving away a SPECIAL $25 Stampin' Up! Gift Card to celebrate the NEW Idea Book and Catalog that arrives July 1st.

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Kraft Cardstock - 4.75" x 6"
Pink Pirouette Cardstock - 2 pieces
4.25" x 11"
2.75" x 4.5"
Candy Lane Designer Series Paper
1 measuring 2.5" x 4.25"
2 measuring 2.5" x 4"
  • Score large piece of pink at: 2.75", 5.5", and 8.25"
  • Fold into 'M' shape.
  • Apply Stick Strip to the 2 outer panels. (as shown in photo - click picture to enlarge view) Do NOT remove 2nd piece of backing.
  • Use SNAIL adhesive for 2 middle panels. TIP: It is important to use adhesive as close to the edges as possible. Sticky Strip is too wide.
  • Fold your middle section together and press to adhere SNAIL sides together. TIP: If you feel you need extra strength you could also use a few Mini Glue Dots along the edge.
  • Using the Big Shot and Top Note Die, position your fold onto the die. (I used the green cutout of the Top Note to help show proper placement - this is not part of your 'sandwich'.)
  • Place cutting pad on top and run thru. Big Shot.
  • Use Corner Rounder on Pink Pirouette to match the gift card holder's Kraft 'base'.
  • Remove Sticky Strip backing and adhere to inside of folded Kraft. Your gift card pocket will pop up from the middle. SO cute!
  • Add two pieces of Candy Lane paper measuring 2.5" x 4" (corner rounded) and embellish as desired.

To decorate the front of your Sassy Gift Card Holder:
  • My colors are inspired by Color Throwdown #48: Kraft, Pink Pirouette, and Baja Breeze.
  • I matted my 2.75" x 4.5" of Pink Pirouette with the remaining 2.5" x 4.25" piece of Candy Lane.
  • A strip of Baja Breeze grosgrain (20" length) was adhered down the middle and around the back. The excess ends are perfect for tying up your gift card holder.
  • I used the NEW Circle Circus set and a variety of Stampin' Up! Circle Punches. (see below for exact sizes) TIP: When adhering cardstock on top of ribbon or fabric use Glue Dots - they hold better than Stampin' Dimensionals or SNAIL adhesive.
  • Build-A-Brads and a Baja button were the perfect sassy somethings for these funky blooms.
  • Kiwi Kiss stems were added in addition to a few quick leaves courtesy of my Birds and Blooms Sizzlits die.
Voila! A sassy gift card holder!
Please note: This tutorial was adapted from Stampin' by the Sea
by Kimberly Van Diepen.

: Circle Circus (available July 1st), Great Friend (113792)
Paper: Kraft (107070), Pink Pirouette (111351), Baja Breeze (111352), Kiwi Kiss (111353), Candy Lane Designer Series Paper (113980)
Ink: Soft Suede (available July 1st), Baja Breeze (111833)
Tools: Corner Rounder (109047), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), Circle Punches: 1.25" (104403), 1" (109046), .5" (104390)
Big Shot: Machine (113439), Top Note Die (113463), Birds and Blooms Sizzlits (113485)
Must Haves: SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Sticky Strip (104294), Glue Dots (104183)
Sassy Somethings: Build-A-Brads - Antique Brass (109108), Baja Breeze Striped Grosgrain (111375), Button Bouquet (112092)


Ann Schach said...

Beautiful project! I love how you used Circle Circus on this card. The Build-A-Brads were the perfect "sassy something"!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Adorable!! Love seeing the Circle Circus in other colors than just the new In Colors.

You are so creative!

Margaret Moody said...

This is so cute, Denise! I love what you did with the Circle Circus images! Really nice!

Carrie said...

Denise this is so cool! Love the tutorial and the soft colors are so pretty.

Kim said...

Great tutorial with a very cute result! Love what you did with Circle Circus

LeAnne said...

Very cool, Denise! What a great little gift card holder---and of course, I like the colors!

Gina F said...

Cute idea!! Love the colors too!!..Gina F

kimberly Van Diepen said...

This is SUPER cute and I love what you did with it using Circle Circus!!!!

Mary Fish said...

So cool. Love the extra pix. Good luck with your blog candy! Hugs, M

Carla Bazhenow said...

Your gonna love this... my friend from Missouri found your SCS gallery and told me I had to go check it out. I'm like I've seen that card. I can't wait to tell your a Pal too. I do love the Circle Circus and what you did with it. Gorgeous. Carla

Sunstamper said...

Love this gift card holder. You did a beautiful job! Going to have to try this!