Welcome to InKing Royalty’s December Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around CHRISTMAS. It’s a wonderful time of year, and we are having lots of fun with our Christmas-themed projects. We are so excited to share them with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I have once again fallen back on my favorite type of Christmas card, a Gift Card holder.  As we wind down the days until Christmas, I have had a few requests for these from friends.  So I assume if I and my friends need gift card holders, then you may as well.  I started with my “Go To” gift card and added to that.


Stampin' Up!, So Many Stars, Wrapped In Plaid, Perfectly Plaid, Jackie Beers


I paired Wrapped In Plaid Designer Series paper with the So Many Stars Bundle.  I used three different sheets of the Wrapped In Plaid.  They all coordinate which makes the matching super easy. The large star is stamped using Crushed Curry and die cut using the Stitched Stars Dies. (And the dies are carrying over to the Mini Catalog!!)  The small Gold Foil Stars are leftovers from a swap I did using the swirl die from this die set.  It has quite a few of the little stars that pop out and I made a dozen cards so I have a little container of them on my desk.  They were just the accent I needed.

Here is the card with the flap open:


The gold stripe in the DSP made the lining up of the two sections very easy!  And here is a view of the inside.


I have the complete directions for this gift card below the Hop Lineup.  Please check it out and see how easy it is.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!


Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  7. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  10. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts


The basic card is 4 1/4 X 11 and it is scored at 2 and 5 1/2.  The 2″ is folded to the inside.  I used the 1″ Circle punch to do a half circle finger hole for the gift card.  Add Tear & Tape to the edges of the fold to secure.  By doing it at the edges you have plenty of room for the gift card.  Remember to place the gift card in the pocket as you are securing it though.  That gives you a little more room. The DSP for the pocket is 4 X 1 3/4.  Hint: hold this piece in position  on the pocket when you are punching the finger hole.

The flap is attached beneath the right side Cherry Cobbler and DSP.  The flap is 5 1/4 X 3 1/4, scored at 1/2.  The 1/2 is folded and centered under the Cherry Cobbler.  Then the Cherry Cobbler layer is adhered. The right side of DSP and Cherry Cobbler measure 4 X 1 3/4 and 3 3/4 X 1 1/2.  The center Whisper White sentiment layer is 4 X 3 1/4.

The front left is Cherry Cobbler and DSP cut to 4 X 3 1/3 and 3 3/4 X 3.  The focal point is the flap.  The gold foil layer is 4 1/2 X 3 and the DSP is 4 1/4 X 2 3/4.  The front sentiment is Gold foil at 2 1/4 X 1 3/4 and White at 2 X 1 5/8.

All of the supplies I used are listed below.  And don’t forget the newly refreshed Clearance Rack and the End of Year Closeout sales.




The list below is the CARRYOVER List.  Items from the Holiday Catalog that will carry over to the 2020 Holiday Catalog.  They will not be orderable between the two catalogs however.


My December Host Code is JTNY4EBH.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.



The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer is here!!