The card I have to share with you today is one of my favorites.  It is a gift card holder.  I love gift cards more and more I as I get older.  I never know what gift to give someone.  So I make quite a few cards to enclose gift cards in.

 

 

Layout

This card is the one I mentioned on Tuesday’s post.  You can see that post here to compare cards.   This card led me to make the card from Tuesday.  The only differences are the horizontal vs vertical and that this holds a gift card.

Here is a photo of the section opened

 

 

I have not added an inside sentiment.  I tend to wait until I know who is going to receive the card.  The difference between the two cards is the length of this folded piece.  This one is 4 X 11, scored at 3, 6, & 9.  The 9 fold is folded onto itself and adhered along the sides to hold the gift card.

Paper and Stamps

The gorgeous paper that is showing on the base layer and the gift card section is from the Beauty of The Earth Designer Series Paper.  And it is one of the DSP Sale packs for 15% off!!!!  The stamp set is the Lovely You stamp set.  I thought the leaf stamp matched the blue image in the DSP.

The image is stamped using Misty Moonlight Ink and is stamped off before stamping on the cardstock.  I did three or four stampings to make the image I wanted.  The Just Because is also in the stamp set.  Sometimes we do not need a special occasion to think of those we care about and send them a little something!

Finishing

Even though this card is a bit simple, it still requites a bit of a final touch.  For me it was deciding how to keep the folded section secure.  I debated on a belly band, but finally decided on adding some ribbon.  I wanted the blue and the Misty Moonlight ribbon has retired.  The little idea bulb popped on though with regard to Stampin’ Blends.

I used the White Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon and my Silicone Mat.  By simply dragging the Light Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blend across the ribbon, it colored very quickly.  The ink spreads a bit.  So the coloring , even for a longer length like this one, is very quick.  And it dries almost immediately.  Plus there is the added bonus that the coloring takes away the static cling that this ribbon tends to have.  Win/ Win/ Win!!!

Measurements

  • Base card is 5 1/2 X 4 1/4
  • White layer is 5 1/4 X 3
  • DSP layer is 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • Folded Old Olive is 4 X 11, scored at 3, 6, 9
  • Small DSP is 3 7/8 X 1 7/8
  • Front Misty Moonlight is 2 3/4 X 3 3/4
  • Front White is 2 1/2 X 3 1/2
  • Inside White is 2 3/4 X 3 3/4
  • Ribbon is cut to 19″

 

 

 

The picture below shows the Designer Series Papers that are included in the Sale.  There are 9 to choose from!!

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

 

 


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