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2020 Christmas Gift Card Holder using Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals and Quite Curvy Bundle

Hello friends. Today I have step by step instructions to make a gift card holder from half a sheet of A4 cardstock. I have used Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals bundle for the decoration, and a brand new bundle called Quite Curvy for the die cutting on the gift card holder. This Quite Curvy bundle will be in the Stampin' Up! 2021 January to June Mini Catalogue, but is being released early and will be available for customers to purchase from next Tuesday, 3rd November.

DIY gift card holder step by step instructions with pictures. Uses Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals and Quite Curvy Bundles. Made by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Step by Step Instructions

1. Start with a piece of A4 Gray Granite Cardstock, which is cut down the centre vertically.

2. Score from right to left at 8cm and 20cm

DIY gift card holder step by step instructions with pictures. Uses Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals and Quite Curvy Bundles. Made by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

3. On the 8cm end (at the right) use a circle punch (I used this 2" circle punch) to cut a semi circle in the end.

DIY gift card holder step by step instructions with pictures. Uses Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals and Quite Curvy Bundles. Made by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

4. Add two strips of strong adhesive (like Stampin' Up! Tear and Tape) to the inside edges of this piece. This adhesive is recommended for boxes and 3D items as it sticks really well.

DIY gift card holder step by step instructions with pictures. Uses Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals and Quite Curvy Bundles. Made by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

5. This then folds up to make the slot to place the gift card. 

6. Stamp a sentiment in the bottom right hand corner of the folded up piece (this will also show when the gift card holder is closed. My sentiment is from Wrapped in Christmas stamp set, and I stamped in Gray Granite ink.

DIY gift card holder step by step instructions with pictures. Uses Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals and Quite Curvy Bundles. Made by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

7. Add a piece of coordinating patterned paper to the top flap (I used a piece of Gray Granite patterned paper from the Neutrals 6x6" patterned paper stack) and die cut the edge with one of the new Curvy Dies (or any other decorative edging die or punch you have). I actually did mine separately but I think adhering the patterned paper on first would have been easier. When you die cut, make sure you do it high enough up so that the sentiment will be visible (but not any of the semi circle cutaway).

DIY gift card holder step by step instructions with pictures. Uses Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals and Quite Curvy Bundles. Made by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

8.  For the belly band, cut a strip of Blackberry Bliss cardstock 3.5cm wide, and the length of a piece of A4 cardstock (29.7cm). Cut coordinating DSP the same length but only 3.3cm wide. Adhere the patterned paper to the cardstock strip. If you are joining strips of patterned paper (as I had to) to complete the length, make sure the joins aren't in the middle area, so they wont be seen on the front. I started with a strip of paper in the middle and then added at either end to ensure this.

9. Loosely fold the belly band around the gift card holder and secure with Tear and Tape at the back.

10. Add several layers of linen thread around the belly band and tie at the back. I gathered these together under where the flower was going to be and secured with a piece of tape. I then fanned the threads out a bit at the top and bottom.

DIY gift card holder step by step instructions with pictures. Uses Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals and Quite Curvy Bundles. Made by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

11. The flower was watercoloured in the same way as I did the flower in THIS post, except I used Melon Mambo and Blackberry Bliss reinkers this time, and only used Blackberry Bliss die cut foliage.

12. The flower is attached using Stampin' Dimensionals and I have coloured the clear Rhinestone jewells in the centre of the flower using my light Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blends marker.

DIY gift card holder step by step instructions with pictures. Uses Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals and Quite Curvy Bundles. Made by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

There you have it! I hope you have lots of fun making up your very own Gift Card Holder. Friends and family would be wowed to receive a gift card in a holder like this at Christmas.

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Free Stampin' Up! PDF Tutorial for 3D Teepee Fun Fold Christmas card

Hello crafty friends. 

Today I have a free PDF tutorial for you to download, to show you how to make this 3D Teepee Christmas card , which collapses flat to fit into a standard C6 envelope. You most likely have everything you need to make this fun fold card at home, however I have used the Stampin' Up! Stitched Triangle dies and Stitched Stars dies on mine. The tutorial gives you all the measurements and step by step instructions with lots of photos.

Teepee 2020 Christmas Card using Stampin Up Stitched Triangles and Stitched Stars Dies. PDF Tutorial / Template download.

My paper is Heartwarming Hugs DSP from the 2020 August to December Holiday Catalogue. I have also used the Stitched Triangle Dies from Stampin' Up! for cutting the DSP, and the tutorial shows you the best measurements to fit these. For my decoration I have used the Stitched Stars Dies, the Blue Adhesive Backed Gems (so sparkly and beautiful), and a greeting from the Wrapped In Christmas stamp set.

Teepee 2020 Christmas Card using Stampin Up Stitched Triangles and Stitched Stars Dies. PDF Tutorial / Template download.

Here's how it folds down to fit in a C6 envelope.

Teepee 2020 Christmas Card using Stampin Up Stitched Triangles and Stitched Stars Dies. PDF Tutorial / Template download.

 

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Download MWC33 Triangle 3D Christmas Card using Stitched Triangle Dies PDF

 

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Bright Pink Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals 2020 Christmas Card

Let's brighten things up shall we? Today I have the beautiful Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals bundle from the 2020 Holiday (August to December Mini Catlogue) again, but I have brightened it up a notch or 10 with the colour.  You can view all the products I have used today using the image links at the end of the post.

Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals 2020 Christmas card in Magenta Madness. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Instructions to Watercolour this Poinsettia

  1. I embossed the three layers of the flower, in white embossing powder onto Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper
  2. I taped the watercolour sheet down with washi tape onto an old piece of cardboard for my work surface.
  3. Using a plastic paint palette, I added one drop of Magenta Madness reinker to one spot, 2 drops to another spot, and one drop of Blackberry bliss reinker to the third spot. I then added some water to each one (a couple of sprats of my spritzer did it). Test the colours to make sure they are the dilution you want.
  4. I spritzed the embossed images a couple of times from about 20cm away so the surface of the watercolour paper was wet.
  5. I started with the one drop of the Magenta Madness mix and  just dabbed onto the petals using my medium Waterpainter. The colour easily spreads without brushing because of all the water that is already added.
  6. I then added darker contrast with the 2 drop Magenta Madness, and finally some Blackberry Bliss in the centre and on the tips of some of the petals. If the ink isn't distributing as well as you would like, give another spray of the water spritzer.
  7. Let the inked images dry naturally and cut out with paper snips before layering together with dimensionals.
  8. After I assembeld the flower, I painted the visible bits of the flower with Wink of Stella for extra sparkle. It's hard to capture the sparkle in photos. but this one shows glimpses of it. It's much more sparkly in real life. Wink of Stella is such an affordable and easy way to give your projects sparkle.

Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals 2020 Christmas card in Magenta Madness. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia
Here's what it looked like when I was watercolouring:

Pink Poinsettia in progress

My base card is Smoky Slate, and my second layer is a piece of Fluid 100 watercolour aper with a very light waterwash of Smoky Slate, which I mounted on a thin mat of Rich Razzleberry cardstock. I worked out where I wanted the poinsettia to go, and then stamped ome of the foliage from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set directly onto the watercolour paper in Smoky Slate. I also did that with the greeting. I recommend using the Stamparatus Stamp Positioning Tool for this step, because it allows you to stamp over the top again in exactly the same spot if you don't get a good stamped impression the first time (which is often the case with watercolour paper because it is so porous).

Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals 2020 Christmas card in Magenta Madness. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For the other foliage, I die cut some in silver foil, and others I stamped in Rich Razzleberry and die cut with the coordinating dies in the bundle. For the centre of the Poinsettia, I coloured three of the large clear Rhinestone Jewels with my dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blend, so they coordinated with the rest of the project. I also added a few of the smaller clear Rhinestone Jewels (one top left, two around the bottom right of the sentiment) to balance the layout.

Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals 2020 Christmas card in Magenta Madness. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Check out more information and features of the Stamparatus Stamp Positioning Tool in this blog post HERE.

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All about the Stampin' Up! Stamparatus Stamp Positioning Tool

I've been using the Stampin' Up! Stamparatus Stamp Positioning Tool a lot lately, and I thought it was a good time to remind you all what an awesome and time saving tool this is for cardmakers.

Stampin Up Stamparatus Stamp Positioning Tool. Available in Australia at Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

So what does it do?

The Stamparatus will allow you to:

  • Make multiple images and cards quicker and with ease
  • Consistently stamps crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression (for example on watercolour paper) just re-ink and stamp again without needing to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, so save time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Create gradient stamping with the movable hinged plates

Stampin Up Stamparatus Stamp Positioning Tool. Available in Australia at Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

More product details:

  • It's compatible with both red rubber and photopolymer stamps
  • Includes a foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Has rules and gridlines on the plates for quick measuring (and we also sell grid paper sized for this tool)
  • Has 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • Has 2 reversible plates giving 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place (and extra magnets can be purchased)
  • Has a lovely carry bag which can be purchased separately
  • Has storage areas for the magnets under the plates
  • Retail price is $85 AUD. Item 148187.

 

Here's a video with shows the Stamparatus in action.

Find the Stamapartus HERE in my online store

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Stampin Up Evergreen 3D Embossing Folder with In the Pines Bundle

Hello stampers,

Today I am sharing a 2020 Christmas card I created using the inked embossing folder technique with the Stampin Up Evergreen 3D emboosing folder. I also have used one of the. dies from the In the Pines Bundle. This makes 8 Stampin' Up! In the Pine Christmas Card Ideas to share with you.

2020 Stampin Up Christmas Card using Evergreen 3D Embossing Folder, In the Pines Bundle, inked embossing folder technique. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

For the embossed piece, I used the inked embossing folder technique (I started with Pear Pizazz cardstock and inked with Mossy Meadow ink).

2020 Stampin Up Christmas Card using Evergreen 3D Embossing Folder, In the Pines Bundle, inked embossing folder technique. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia
Here's a video I did for my YouTube channel which shows this technique.

Once I had completed the embossing, I trimmed the piece to 10cm x 14.3cm, inked the edges with Mossy Meadow ink and then mounted onto a standard C6 cardstock base. I die cut two trees from the brushed Metallic cardstock, using the Pine Woods Dies, which are Part of the In The Pines bundle. My greeting was one I had sitting on my desk from another project (it's from Poinsettia Petals) but there are lovely greetings in the In the Pines Bundle which could be used as well. It's stamped in Mossy Meadow ink onto Shimmery White cardstock. I added three of the clear and gold gems from Wonderful Gems to finish my card. I also tied a double strand of linen thread around the top of the card and tied a bow.

2020 Stampin Up Christmas Card using Evergreen 3D Embossing Folder, In the Pines Bundle, inked embossing folder technique. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

In the Pines bundle has been one of my favourite bundles to play with for Christmas 2020.

Check out these other creations. This first card is blogged HERE.

2020 Stampin Up Christmas Card using  In the Pines Bundle.Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

This second card is blogged HERE.

2020 Stampin Up Christmas Card using  In the Pines Bundle.Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

There's also these cards for ideas, created by the Stampin' Up! designers.

In the Pines  SU samples 1

In the Pines  SU samples 2

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Designer Series Paper Sale

October is a great month to stock up on Designer Series Papers. Check out the 15 paper packs on sale in October.

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You can find all the products I have used today in my Stampin' Up! Online Store, and all the individual products are linked at the bottom of the post. When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a small thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. My customers love getting these little gifts in the mail. Here's the shop link (individual product links at the end of the post), and this month's host code. You can read about three ways to shop with me HERE.

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