Don’t Stop Believin’ Gift Card Holders

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator.

Today I’d like to share with you these precious and funny gift card holders that I created using the *Don’t Stop Believin’ Stamp Set* and just a few other supplies.

*A Note Before We Begin*

If you’re buying gift card holders from Walmart – JUST STOP! I price checked them at Walmart this week (because it’s been a long time since I actually bought them) and they’re wanting $4.00 EACH for them!! With this simple recipe you can make DOZENS for all occasions for A LOT LESS than $4.00 EACH!!!!

*Back to our regularly scheduled program*

I’m providing two tutorials in this Blog Post and although they’re created exactly the same way, the supply list is different the assembly instructions are exactly the same.

*Supply List for Elves*

Don’t Stop Believin’ Stamp Set

Red & Green Foil Sheets

Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper

Rectangular Dies

Layering Oval Dies

Stampin’ Write Markers

Whisper White Cardstock

Garden Green Cardstock

Real Red Cardstock

Real Red Classic Ink Pad

Garden Green Classic Ink Pad

Stampin’ Trimmer

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Stampin’ Mini Dimensionals

Tear & Tape

*Supplies For Snowman*

Pool Party Cardstock

Balmy Blue Cardstock

Balmy Blue Glitter Paper

Pacific Point Classic Ink Pad

Pool Party Classic Ink Pad

Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper

Stampin’ Write Markers

All the same adhesives and Dies listed in Elves Supply List

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

*Just A Couple of Notes*

It is perfectly okay if the Stampin’ Write Markers aren’t your specific preferred coloring method. I do not feel I’ve mastered the Stampin’ Blends to share anything that I’ve tried to create. If you prefer the Stampin’ Blends, you can absolutely use the Stampin’ Blend Markers. Our water color pencils are also another option for this project. The Stampin’ Writes are just my personal go to preference. You take this tutorial or any other tutorial I provide and make it your own! I’m here to inspire you!!

Each piece of 8 1/2″×11″ Cardstock will create TWO gift card holders.

*Measurements*

Cardstock 8 1/2″×3 1/2″

DSP 3 1/4″×2 1/4″ and 3 1/4″×1 3/4″

Belly Band 1″×9″

*Instructions*

Using just scraps of Whisper White Cardstock, I stamped the elf and snowman images in Momento Black Ink and colored them with the Stampin’ Write Markers.

To determine the appropriate size of the Ovals, I just sort of used my best judgement on which die would fit the images best and ran them through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine. I also die cut the foil and glitter scalloped ovals at the same time.

I also used scraps of Whisper White Cardstock to stamp and die cut the “Tinsel in a Tangle” and “Sadly it was Frosty’s Last” sentiments and did it exactly the same way I did for the stamped images.

*TIP*

Once you’ve figured out which oval a d rectangular Dies fit the sentiments, you can die cut first and stamp the sentiments when you’re finished die cutting.

Once all of my pieces are die cut, I put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the stamped image and adhered it to the scalloped foil/glitter paper.

I used the scoring blade on the Stampin’ Trimmer to score the Cardstock on the 8 1/2″ (landscape side) at 2″ and turned the Cardstock (still on landscape side) at 2 1/2″. I used my Bone Folder to fold and burnish the score lines.

I did use the Tag Buffet Stamp Set to Stamp “To” and “From” on the back of the gift card holders.

I placed Tear & Tape to the 2 1/2″ flap on both sides as close as I could to the edge creating a pocket to insert gift card.

I also adhered the DSP to the front of the using Tear & Tape.

*TIP*

You can also use Stampin’ Seal or Stampin’ Seal + to do this project but I strongly recommend still using the Tear & Tape to create the pocket as it’s a little bit thinner to ensure that the gift card will fit in the pocket.

For the Belly Band, I simply folded the 1″×9″ strip around the gift card base and pinched. I added a small strip of Tear & Tape to secure.

I used Tear and Tape to add Stamped image to the Belly Band. I used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the bottom center of the belly band and secured the stamped rectangle sentiment.

The belly band should slide easily on and off the gift card holder.

*TIP*

Do you have a “Snoopy” in your house? Stop “Snoopy” this Christmas by adding two additional Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the sentiment. If you’ve not yet bought the gift cards add the Mini Dimensionals but do not remove the paper backing until after you put the gift card in the holder. Once that paper backing is removed from the Mini Dimensionals, the Belly Band won’t move. “Snoopy” has been stopped in his or her place!

Perfect for any stocking or simply stood up amongst any other gifts under the tree.

*Prize Patrol*

My gift to one lucky follower. Leave a comment on this Blog and be entered to win a FREE Stamp Set. This is definitely a sneak peek of what’s coming in the new January-June Mini Catalog and it’s definitely a “win it before you can buy it” opportunity. I will draw a winner Tuesday, December 1st at 9:00 AM CT.

I really hope that you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and all of my little tips and tricks. Thank you for joining me today and I hope you’ll join me again soon.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’ Everyone!

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