Mosaic Gift Card Holder

Happy Monday to you!  I have a really simple gift card holder to share today.  I saw a sign over the weekend at a craft fair that said it was only something like 14 weekends until Christmas.  Oh My!!  Of course this gift card holder could be made for any occasion.  The one I have made is a birthday one.



It took me a bit but I now really like this Mosaic Mood Designer Series paper.  I love the texture of how it feels and looks.  And here is the inside of the card.



As you can see, both the outside and the inside are really simple.  The hardest part was deciding to put the ribbon just as an outside wrap that slides off.  I originally was going to run it underneath the top layer.  Then I thought of bow difficulties, etc.  So went with it as just a band.


  • Card base measures 4 X 9 3/4, scored at 3 1/4 and 6 1/2
  • From the top of the 6 1/2 score, cut diagonally to the bottom right edge.
  • Fold and burnish all of the score lines.  Fold the angle to the inside and secure Only At The Bottom with Tear & Tape.
  • The inside layer is 3 X 3 3/4
  • The Front base layer is 3 X 3 3/4 and the DSP is 2 7/8 X 3 5/8
  • I started with a 15″ piece of Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon. Wrap it somewhat loosely around the card and tie a know.  Trim ends.
  • Stamp the sentiment ,which is from #Elfie, and punch with the 1″ Circle Punch.
  • Punch the background with the 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch.
  • Use a handheld hole punch to make a hole at the top of the circle layers and run a piece of Linen Thread through it.
  • Wrap the linen thread around the Petal Pink Ribbon underneath one of the ribbon ends. Pull tightly, tie a knot, and trim the knot very close.


Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you will give this gift card a try.  This is one that would be great to have in a variety of colors just to have on hand.

Even thought I mentioned most products in the directions, I have them listed at the bottom of the page and that will take you to my On Line store.  My September Host Code is listed below.  Don’t forget that the DSP sale is going on right now!  WooHoo.



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Gift Card Holder

I know you have seen variations of this gift card holder.  It is my “GO TO” for gift cards.  It is also a fold that I do even when not including the gift card pocket.  Hopefully you will like the different little twist I have added today.


Stampin' Up!, Meant To Be, Garden Impressions, Jackie Beers

Meant To Be Bundle, 150587


I have been doing really bright cards lately, so today is no exception!  But I do love this Garden Impressions DSP.  Truthfully, it can go either Subtle or Bright with the colors.  That is awesome!

Have you figured out the little twist I mentioned about the card?  Yes, it is the little card attached to the front.  You are such good guessers!!  Here it is pulled out.



And here is the inside.  Just in case you have never seen it before.



I have directions listed below.  This may actually be my first video.  I am terrified, but I will get through it.  But in the meantime, you will have the directions.  If you have any problems with it, please contact me.

NOTE:  I used the 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch to punch the hole the ribbon is run through on the tag.  That is going to be no longer available once supplies are depleted.  Apparently the manufacturer says they can no longer make it.  That is a bummer!  So if you do not have it I would suggest grabbing it up before it is gone.

Thank you for visiting today!  The Join Promotion is still live and SAB is not even halfway over.  So Happy Stamping!!


  • The basic card:
  • Base layer is 4 1/4 X 10, scored at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4, fold and burnish
  • On the short section, use a circle punch and punch a half circle for a finger slot
  • Fold the short section into the inside of the card
  • Place Tear & Tape along the very edges of the short section. Place the gift card or a piece of card stock into the slot as you adhere it down to insure enough room for the card.


  • The top layer:
  • Card stock layer is 3 3/4 X 5
  • DSP is 3 X 5
  • Also, inside white piece is 3 X 5 (so that it does not show from the outside)


  • Front Pull Out Pocket:
  • Card stock is 2 3/4 X 5 1/8
  • score down short side and 1/2, and 2 1/4
  • score long side at 2 3/8
  • Fold and burnish score lines
  • Cut away the outside 1/2 scores on both sides of the longer section
  • Use the Trio Corner Punch and round the corner of the longer section
  • Use the 1/2″ circle punch to punch a finger hole in the short end
  • Add adhesive to the fronts of the flaps on the short section so that when you fold them in they adhere to the back longer section.
  • The tag is the Everyday Label Punch with the hole punched with the 1/8″ handheld punch and add ribbon of your choice.



For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.


Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.


  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!

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Price: $110.00



Beauty of The Season for Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals monthly blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here! December is time for glitz and bling with  “All that Sparkles & Shines”. Today we feature projects that sparkle or shine. Maybe even a little of both.

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I have a very glittery gift card holder for you today.  I do not normally use a lot of the glitter paper, but I can not think of a better time to bring it out than at Christmas.  I CASED Dawn Griffith’s Tri Fold Gift Card Holder to make this great project.  It is pretty, quick, and easy.  The amount of time you need to make this one just depends on how much stamping you want to do.  I went with more bling, and less stamping.



Merry Christmas To All, 147702


The left side tucks under the sentiment for a closure.  Here is a picture of that.


And here is the inside of the holder.


Note: Here is the LINK to Dawn’s video for her gift card holder and the basic measurements..

I went with Merry Merlot and the Noel Glitter DSP to make my version of this great holder.  The sentiment and stamping that is behind the gift card are from the “Merry Christmas To All” stamp set.  The tree on the inside of the small section is from my favorite set, “Timeless Tidings”.  I have used that tree so many times!!

I really kept my stamping to a minimum to allow the glitter to shine.  I hope you will give this cute idea a try.  The decorations and plus / minus layers are what really makes it yours.  I know that I will be using this basic design for a lot of gift card giving occasions.  It could be easily made feminine or masculine with just the DSP and the stamps.

Thank you for hopping by today.  I hope you will return tomorrow for another project.  All of my supplies are listed at the bottom of the post.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s hoppers. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 9, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share projects “From the Heart”. Don’t miss the fun.

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  4. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  5. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  10. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  11. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  12. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  13. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  14. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  15. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  16. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  17. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  18. Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
  19. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom

Click on the icon to see all the specials.

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Price: $110.00



One Of A Kind

I have somewhat of a Funky Fold in my card today.  I received a similar card at the swap a couple of weeks ago and loved that it was different.  I recreated it, but instead of folding, I cut away to make the same front result.  And I changed the front decorations as well.  I had in my mind a gentleman card with a tie.  However, it ended up more like a female card with a scarf!  I just never know what my end result will be! 🙂


Lovely Wishes, 145924


I will begin with the “V”.  The card I received was 4 1/4 X 11, scored equally and then each end was cut so that when they overlapped the front it formed this V.  I decided it would be easier to do a regular fold from that beginning cut, but cut out the V section.  My method saves some cutaway card stock but requires a little measuring.  So the other may be simpler???

I used the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder and ran it through the Big Shot once in each direction to make the plaid design on the front section.  I then used Tear & Tape to secure the bottom and the side.  I also used the Tear & Tape to adhere the ribbon around the neck of my “sweater”.

I hope you like my funky fold card.  It is a good design for pull out invitations or even adding a gift card on the bottom portion of the pull out card.

Thank you for visiting today.  The supplies I used are all listed at the bottom of the page.  Please don’t forget about the Retiring Items and the Clearance Rack was updated on Tuesday.  My much loved Island Indigo is on the Retiring List as well.  So if it a favorite of yours you should grab some now!





  • card base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2
  • measure from the front panel top right edge down 2 “, and to the center of the panel which is 2 3/4”. Make a dot
  • Cut from the top right and the top left of the front panel down to the center dot.
  • Use Tear & Tape to adhere the end and bottom of the card together.
  • Insert is 5 1/4 X 4 in Smoky Slate card stock
  • White of insert is 5 X 3 3/4 .
  • Cut a 3″ piece of ribbon, fold and adhere to the top of the Smoky Slate card stock at center.  I used Tear & Tape.
  • Stamp sentiment and then adhere white panel to smoky slate panel covering the ribbon pull.
  • Place Tear & Tape along the V of the card and adhere ribbon.  Cut the angles required at the top.
  • Tie a know type bow and adhere with glue dots to the front center of the card.



Retiring Products List:

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Annual Catalog:



Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.





Gift Card For Baby

As part of the Stamping Event I am enjoying today, we are doing a Shoebox Swap tonight.  I decided to make a versatile card.   My card is designed for a baby/Mom & Dad card.  However, by simply changing one stamp it would be changed for almost any occasion.  The Designer Series Paper would work for almost any reason as well.


Better Together, 141736



I know you have seen this card before either from me or others.  It is such a useful and pretty card that it needs repeating periodically I do believe!

With using this beautiful Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, I really did not want to cover it up.  So I went with simplicity in the focal point on the front which allows the DSP to shine.


And here is a view of the inside and the gift card slot.


Stampin' Up!, Better Together, Jackie Beers


Now you see the gift card slot and will understand the directions listed under Measurements below.  Be sure and add the Tear & Tape close to the edge so you have plenty of room for your gift card.  Although if you do make it too tight, it is not the end of the world….. There is plenty of room for the card to slide in long way also.  Not planned, but a nice unexpected find!!

NOTE:  If you are like me and really love this paper, buy morel now!!!  As it gets closer to the new catalog this, and other items, may sell out.  And they will definitely be retired when the current catalog ends.  Sad, but happy to see what new papers are revealed!

Thank you so much for visiting today!  If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.  And if you do not currently have a SU Demonstrator, I would love to send you a catalog and help you with any future purchases.

The measurements and the supplies are listed further down.  I hope you have an awesome weekend!!





  • Base of Soft Sky card stock is 4 1/4 X 11
  • Score at 1 1/2 , 5 1/2
  • Fold and burnish the score lines.  Fold the smallest section to the inside.
  • Place Tear & Tape on each side of the small section close to the edges.  Your gift card slides in here.
  • Cut 2 Whisper White pieces at 3 3/4 X 4 (1 is the inside layer)
  • Cut 1 Whisper White piece at 1 1/4 X 4 for the side piece
  • Cut DSP at 3 1/2 X 3 3/4 and 1 X 3 3/4
  • Sentiment layers are: Soft Sky = 1 3/4 X 2 1/4, and Whisper White = 1 5/8 X 2 1/8




Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.