When you don’t know what to get someone for Christmas, the go-to is usually to purchase gift cards. So it’s nice to have a fun and festive way to “wrap” those gift cards.
Today, I share a fun fold gift card holder that uses Stampin’ Up!’s Cheers to the Season stamp set and the A Walk in the Forest 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. (Just a couple of quick notes: The Cheers to the Season stamp set is being retired and is on sale for $17.20. The A Walk in the Forest DSP is also being retired, and is available while supplies last. Click here to visit Stampin’ Up!’s online store to see what’s being retired and what’s discounted from the September-December 2023 Mini Catalog. Be sure to grab what you want before it’s gone. I don’t want you to be disappointed if something goes out of stock.)
Cheers to the Season Gift Card Holder
Here are a few measurements to help you create this fun fold gift card holder.
Cherry Cobbler card stock base measuring 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper measuring 5 1/4 x 4, 4 1/4 x 3, and 4 1/4 x 2
Cherry Cobbler card stock measuring 9 3/4 x 4 1/2 scored at 3 1/4 and 6 1/2
Very Vanilla measuring 4 1/4 x 3
Very Vanilla circle die cut with Stylish Shapes Die
Linen Thread colors with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend
The inside of the card looks like this. (See above.)
Below, I created the same card using Stampin’ Up!’s Joy of Noel stamp set and the Joyful 12 x 12 Specialty Paper. (Both of these products appear on the retiring list, as well.)
And, here’s another one (below) using Stampin’ Up! Merry Bold & Bright Designer Series Paper and the Joy to You stamp set (both retiring).
And, I have a video with step-by-step instructions from my craft room in Mesa, Arizona, where I’m a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Be sure to catch the Facebook live replay below.
How to Video
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! I hope you’re inspired to make some fun holders for those gift cards you purchase this year. Please let me know if you have any questions about the stamping technique or products used.
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Do you look for different folds to add some spice and variety to your card making? A search of Pinterest yields so many options. When I spotted the Barn Door Fun Fold, I knew it would pair perfectly with Stampin’ Up!’s Circle Sayings Bundle. Find this bundle on page 19 on Stampin’ Up!’s brand-new 2023-2024 Annual Catalog. I’ve created many cards using this bundle which includes a versatile stamp set and a 2 3/8-inch circle punch. See more samples (another fun fold) by clicking here.
Circle Sayings Barn Door Fold
This fold is super easy. Be sure to watch the video included below to see step-by-step instructions for creating this card.
Card stock (Berry Burst) measuring 11 x 4 1/4, scored at 5 1/2
Trim a 1 1/2-inch x 5 1/2-inch pieces from the top front with your Stampin’ Trimmer
Adhere a piece of coordinating Designer Series Paper (Bright & Beautiful 6 x 6 DSP) 5 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches to the front panel that’s left.
Use the circle punch to cut a half circle from the “barn door” panel
Stamp your image on Basic White Card Stock measuring 5 1/4 x 4 inches. Be sure to align your image in the half circle so it shows through to the front of the card. Glue to the inside of the card. See the examples above and below.
Add embellishments as you wish.
Here’s the inside of the card:
In addition, I created a thank you card using the same fold and stamp set. The Designer Series Paper comes from the Countryside In 12 x 12 package.
Circle Sayings Barn Door Fold Video
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Yay! Stampin’ Up!’s 2023-2024 is now live! See a PDF of it by clicking here. As demonstrators, we got to order early from a selection of products. Today, I share a handful of cards created with the Circle Sayings Bundle. Find this bundle on page 17 of the new catalog. Purchase the stamp set and 2 3/8″ circle punch as a bundle and save 10 percent.
This bundle s perfect for creating quick and easy cards. And it includes a variety of sentiments that work well for all occasions: thank you, birthday, hello, smile, thinking of you, and celebrate. Mix and match the images and sentiments with different papers and ink to create the perfect card.
Because You’re Awesome Card
Here are the measurements for the card featured at the top of this post. This is also a fun fold. (Be sure to watch the video to see step-by-step instructions for creating this card and to see the fun fold.)
Boho Blue Cardstock: 5 1/4 x 4 (scored at 3 1/8 and 2 1/2)
Night of Navy Cardstock: 4 x 2 3/4, 4 x 2 1/4, 4 x 1, 5 1/4 x 4
Countryside Inn 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper: 3 3/4 x 2 1/2, 3 3/4 x 2, 3 3/4 x 3/4
Basic White: 5 x 3 3/4
Here’s another sample created with the Circle Sayings Bundle. This birthday card uses a strip of 6 x 6 Brights (Granny Apple Green) Designer Series Paper and Berry Burst Card Stock embossed with the dot pattern from the Basics 3D Embossing Folder (an Online Exclusive). I love how the 2 3/8-inch circle punch fits perfectly in the second largest circle die from the Stylish Shapes Dies.
This bundle enables you to create a variety of cards and is compatible with different papers and colors. Here, it’s the Fresh as a Daisy 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder.
And, one more. I love this flexible layout and used the brand-new Bright & Beautiful 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.
Circle Sayings Card Samples Video
I hope you’ve enjoyed these card samples. Stay tuned for lots more as I play with this set and others from Stampin’ Up!’s brand-new 2023-2024 Annual Catalog.
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Welcome to the Stampers Dozen monthly blog hop. We’re so glad you joined us. This month, we feature handmade cards and projects featuring items that will be retiring from Stampin’ Up!’s 2022-2023 Annual Catalog and the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. If you see something you want, get it sooner rather than later. Retiring products won’t be available after Monday, May 1. Some of the items are reduced in price up to 60 percent. Click here to visit the online store.
Be sure to visit all of the participating blogs to gain paper crafting inspiration. Look for the list near the end of this post.
Peaceful Moments Envelope Fun Fold
I combined a host of retiring products with the Envelope Fun Fold. See this post for other examples of this unique fold.
Tea Boutique 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (retiring), 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, scored on the diagonal
Basic White card stock measuring 8 x 51/4, scored at 4
One half of the white embossed with the Gingham Embossing Folder (retiring)
Garden Green card stock measuring 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Basic White circle die cut with Layering Circles Dies (retiring)
Birthday sentiment from Peaceful Moments Stamp Set (retiring), stamped in Crushed Curry
Garden Green scallop circle from Layering Circles Dies (retiring)
Here’s a look at the inside:
Watch the video below to see step-by-step instructions for making the unique Envelope Fun Fold (Note: I don’t create this specific card on the video, but you’ll get the idea.)
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and for following along on the hop. Enjoy
It’s fun to get off the beaten path of card making and try a fun fold, handmade greeting card. These are cards that have an unusual or unique fold or opening. There are certainly lots of options. Today, I’m showing you what’s called an “open panel” card. Be sure to watch the video below to see exactly how I create this card. In the video, I give the card dimensions, paper measurements, and demonstrate the two-step stamping technique.
Trimming the Tree Open Panel Card
This card features the Trimming the Tree Stamp Set and the Tree Trimmings Dies. Buy them as a bundle and save 10 percent. Look for the stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. It’s available through May 1, 2023. The coordinating die cuts, however, are a limited-time offering — available only through September 30, 2022. It’s part of the Perfect Partners promotion. See the chart below.
These dies offer fun and creative ways to not only die cut the tree but to also decorate the tree images — from bows to ornaments and more. I also used the Festive Foils Designer Series Paper.
Trimming the Tree Open Panel Card Video
Click here to see a fall-themed card using this same fold.
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