This video below shows you how to create a quick and easy gift card holder!
It’s that time of year again! We’re gearing up for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, graduations, weddings, and more. And even though we’re experiencing a time where we may not be able to celebrate together, it’s a great opportunity to send someone your loving thoughts. We can still order gift cards online, and we can still send items via the US Postal Service. In fact, it’s a great time for happy mail of any kind.
The Project: Quick and Easy Gift Card Holder
I found this easy gift card holder while perusing Pinterest. In fact, I’m sure I made some a few years ago. But I’ve resurrected them and updated them with some new designs and Stampin’ Up! products.
The base is just an envelope. You heard me! Just an envelope measuring 5 3/4 inches by 4 3/8 inches. Stampin’ Up! sells both Whisper White and Very Vanilla. You receive 40 envelopes for $7.50. These are high-quality envelopes that fit standard cards.
See the video below for how to transform this card-making staple into a gift card holder.
I’ve used a variety of different products on the gift cards. Here’s a quick recap working left to right (All Stampin’ Up! A shopping list is included after the video.):
- Graduation: Witty-cisms stamp set; Neutrals 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, Black Card Stock, Stitched Shapes, Layering Circles, Metallic Silver-edge Ribbon, Dark Basic Black Blend.
- Mother’s Day: Best Dressed Bundle, 6 x 6 Dressed to Impressed Designer Series Paper, 1/8 inch Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon, Stitched Shapes, Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron Card Stock.
- Wedding: Itty Bitty Greetings, Gold Embossing, Gold Foil, Stitched Be Mine Framelits, Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder, Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon.
- Father’s Day: Country Club Designer Series Paper, Country Club Bundle, Country Club Baker’s Twine, Night of Navy Ink and Card Stock.
Thanks for stopping by today! Please let me know if you have questions about the projects or the video. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Be sure to check below for a shopping list.
I hope you enjoy this free tutorial for the Under My Umbrella bundle!
Under My Umbrella
Even though Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 January-June Mini Catalog came out early January, there are still a lot of stamp sets and goodies to enjoy. Under My Umbrella Bundle, found on page 42, offers a fun stamp set and punch combination. This card and tutorial was created by Judy Garza.
Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
- STAMPS – Under My Umbrella (151518), Under My Umbrella Bundle (153786)
- PAPER Pool Party Cardstock (122924), Calypso Coral Cardstock (122925), Whisper White Thick Cardstock (140272), Whisper White Cardstock (100730), Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper(DSP) (153558)
- INK – Early Espresso Ink Pad (119686)
- STAMPIN’ BLENDS: Dk Calypso Coral (144044), Dk Daffodil Delight (144585), Dk. Petal Pink (146871), Light Old Olive (144574)
- OTHER- Umbrella Builder Punch (151293), Stitched So Sweetly Dies (151690), Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder (151811), Paper Snips (103579), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220), Crushed Curry 3/8” Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (149444), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)
Cutting & Scoring:
- Pool Party – 11” x 4 ¼”, score at 5 ½”, 3 7/8” x 5 3/8”.
- Calypso Coral – 4 ¼” x 3 1/8”.
- Whisper White – 4 ¼” x 3”, 5 ¼” x 4” (inside)
- Dry-emboss Pool Party panel and adhere to the card front.
- Use the largest scallop rectangle die to die-cut smaller Whisper White cardstock.
- Stamp and punch an umbrella from the DSP. TIP: It is easier to punch the umbrella then, using a self-made template, stamp the umbrella using the Stamparatus.
- Position the umbrella on the scallop rectangle and lightly pencil-trace the top outline. (This is to aid with positioning the flower stamps. Be sure to pencil in the outside tips)
- Use Early Espresso ink to stamp the two floral images a total of three times, making sure they do not extend past the outer ends of the umbrella. It is ok if some fall over the top line as they will be covered.
- Stamp one each of the two floral images onto a scrap of Whisper White. Use Blends to color all the flowers and leaves, as shown. Then, fussy cut the extra images.
- Glue the umbrella under the flowers (where the pencil marks are).
- Stamp the sentiment in the upper left corner. Glue the umbrella handle, as shown.
- Strategically dimensional one (or two) of the extra flower cluster images to cover up any gaps in stamped flowers.
- Glue the focal panel to the Calypso Coral panel then dimensional the unit to the center of the card front.
- Make a bow and add to the upper right corner with a glue dot.
- Finally, add rhinestones to the larger flower centers.
Products Used to Create This Card
Welcome to the Team Stamp It Blog Hop: A watercolor card for Easter
Welcome to the March Blog Hop! Thanks for joining us today as we share a variety of Easter cards and projects. Be sure to visit each one and leave a comment. Comment with #stampitcontest to be entered into a drawing to win the Botanical Prints Medley.
My Easter Card
What do you do when you don’t have any Easter stamps? You peruse the Stampin’ Up! catalog and search for inspiration. I found my inspiration on page 109 of the Annual Catalog. It’s a watercolor, eclipse card. I thought this style worked well for the card I wanted to share. It features the the Hand-Lettered Prose dies.
Here’s a quick recap of how it goes together:
- Cut Shimmery White card stock – 5/14″ x 4″.
- Use Aquapainters to give a wash with Pear Pizzazz, Coastal Cabana, and Highland Heather.
- “Splatter” ink onto the card front.
- Die cut the word with the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies.
- Layer the Shimmery White onto a Highland Heather base.
- “Pop up” the letters using pieces of Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Add the “Blessings” sentiment from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set on a watercolor piece with Highland Heather ink.
- Die cut with the label from the Merry Christmas Dies.
- Attach the sentiment with Glue Dots to the front of the card.
- Color five Pearl Basic Jewels with Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends. Attach to front of card.
Please let me know if you have questions about this card or how it was created.
Four Days to Sale-A-Brate
Get your free stuff before it’s too late! Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration sale ends March 31. You receive your choice of free, exclusive product when you make purchases of $50 and $100. See the latest brochure here. Here are the Annual Catalog items offered free.
Contact me with any questions about the card or Sale-A-Bration. Shop my online store: kimquade.stampinup.net 24/7.
Remember: Visit all of the blogs on the hop and comment with the hashtag #stampitcontest to win the Botanical Prints Medley.
Congrats to last month’s winner: Darlene Coin.
Stampin’ Up! adds new Sale-A-Bration items!
There’s just one week left of Stampin’ Up!’s favorite sale of the year: Sale-A-Bration. See the items in the graphic below.
Here are the details about the event. It offers three great opportunities for those who love to rubber stamp, paper craft, and scrapbook.
For each $50 and $100 purchase (before tax and shipping) receive your choice of a free, exclusive product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Look for new and exclusive stamp sets, a punch, a die, Designer Series Paper, and embossed vellum. (Please note: Items are while supplies last. Three offerings are sold out, including: Kerchief Card Kit, Baker’s Twine/Sequins Combo, and Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper).
When your sales reach $300, you earn a super cute free Little Ladybug stamp set. (Hint: There’s also a super cute coordinating die set available for purchase to complement this set.)
If you have a large wish list, consider purchasing the Starter Kit. For $99, select $125 worth of product (your choice). It’s all shipped free. And, receive an additional stamp set from the Annual Catalog or the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog of any value as well as a mini paper cutter and 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Sampler.
Once you purchase the Starter Kit, you earn a 20 percent discount on all of your purchases. This is a great time to stock up on supplies and get your hands on brand-new products. This a great opportunity to be a part of my awesome team (Kim’s Paper Krafters) and be eligible to attend Stampin’ Up! events. There is no requirement to host parties or workshops or sell to others. Just enjoy your discount.
Here’s a link to explore the Starter Kit opportunity:
Thanks for stopping by today! And thank you for supporting my small business; I appreciate you!
Welcome to the March Maui Achievers Blog Hop where I’m sharing a Mother’s Day card.
Welcome to our monthly Maui Achievers Blog Hop. We’re a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who have achieved the Stampin’ Up! bonus of the Maui trip. We want to celebrate this achievement by organizing a monthly hop which helps us to continue to inspire you creatively.
You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there’s a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed – so if you’re looking for a demonstrator these are top demonstrators in their country and would love to help you with your Stampin’ Up! shopping or if you’d like to join our Stampin’ Up! teams.
This time of year brings a lot of different events and holiday to celebrate: Easter, graduations, weddings, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day. Even though we may not be able to celebrate this events in person at this time, we can definitely send a card. I chose to feature a Mother’s Day card.
Maui Achievers Blog Hop: Mother’s Day Card
I actually made two cards for this hop. I can’t decide which one I like better. Please leave me a comment and let me know which card you prefer. I love, love, love the designs and color scheme of the Best Dressed 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper stack. And, the coordinating stamp set, Dressed to Impress offers the Mother’s Day sentiment and the pretty flowers. That’s where I started for the inspiration. I found a layout I like and went to work.
All of the Designer Series Paper comes from the same package. It’s fun to see the difference in the card by playing around with the different designs. I stamped the flowers in Stazon ink and colored them with a blender pen and the following colors: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, and Blackberry Bliss.
See a list of the products I used to create these cards at the very end of the post, after the list of blog hoppers. Be sure to visit all of them and leave a comment.
One Week Remaining in Sale-A-Bration
Say it isn’t so! There’s just one week left to take advantage of Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion. Make purchases of $50 and $100 and receive FREE product. There are lots of choices to satisfy an crafter. See the Sale-A-Bration brochure here. Keep in mind, some of the items have been popular and are sold out. Contact me if you have questions or wish to place an order. I can help!
Here’s the list of everyone participating in today’s hop. Enjoy!