Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Holiday Gift Card Holder: Santa Suits Up

Sometimes just one’s is not enough and I’ve been having fun making lots of projects that are so cute.  So today on the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration blog we’re sharing gift card holders and the designers have lots of great ideas to help you package your gift card so it really impresses.  One of the great new items in the Holiday catalog that isn’t getting a lot of love right now is the new Gift Card Envelope and Trims Thinlit Die.  This set makes a super cute and easy gift card envelope along with several different tags and enclosures to finish the envelope.  I’ve also figured out that these envelopes perfectly hold a fun size back of plain M&M’s or Skittles so I’ll be using it for school class gifts in the future.  I’m in love with the classic look if Santa’s suit so I used that for inspiration for this gift card holder.  I used the die and a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock to cut the envelope and then cute two of the circles in black for the back enclosure.

To decorate the front I took a piece of Real Red cardstock and embossed it with the Big Shot and Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  Next I added a strip of Basic Black cardstock, a square of Silver Glimmer Paper, and then a small square of Basic Black on top (love how that easy layering make the buckle look.  For the greeting I used the Project Life Holiday Cheer stamp set and stamped it in Real Red cardstock and cut it out with the Big Shot and Itty Bitty Framelits (I trimmed off one side) and attached it to the front with a dimensional before tying a small know in 1/8” Silver Ribbon and attaching it with a Glue Dot.

For the back I kept it pretty basic, I used my paper piercer to make the holes in the black circles and the envelope flaps and used the Mini Silver Brads to attach them so I could add some Basic Black Baker’s Twine for the ties and they would wrap around the circles to hold everything in place.  Of course I had to add a “to” and “from” so I used the Many Merry Stars stamp set (from the Holiday Supplement) and stamped them in Real Red.

I have to admit I absolutely love how easy and fast it is to make gift card envelopes with this die, maybe I should do less shopping and give more gift cards so I can make more of these (haha, that’s a whole other story!)

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today’s card:

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I hope you enjoyed this project and it’s given you an idea to help with your upcoming holiday gift giving need. 

Happy creating,

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