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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Your Creative Connection 104: Stampin' Up! DIY gIft cards for any occasion

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Hello stampers! Today the Stampin' Up! global Your Creative Connection team are inspiring you with a creative showcase of 'Gift Cards for any Occasion'. In this crazy reality we are all living right now, we hope that we can bring you some inspiration and ways to send comfort to other people too..

I use lots of 'Hello' cards, because I am always reaching out with a happy hello to team members, friends and customers. They are so versatile to have on hand for so many different occasions.  I have used the Scalloped Note Cards for my gift cards today. You get a pack of 20, with 5 scalloped edge card and envelopes in 4 colours.

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms Scalloped Note Cards 2020. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have kept them pretty simple. Just a tone on tone stamping of the large floral image from Forever Blossoms on both the card front and envelope, and some 1cm strips of paper from the Golden Honey Specialty DSP (you could use any coordinating DSP you had on hand).

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms Scalloped Note Cards 2020. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The scalloped edges are already cut on these cards, which makes it super quick to get a great look. My greeting is from Timeless Tropical stamp set, and I have used one of the Stitched So Sweetly dies to die cut.

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms Scalloped Note Cards 2020. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I really love how you get all the different colours in one pack. So quick and easy to whip up a batch of 'Hello' cards. Which ones are your favourite? I think mine are the Powder Pink and Terracotta Tile but it's hard to choose!

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms Scalloped Note Cards 2020. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I'm really looking forward to popping these into some envelopes with some sample goodies for customers or team. Now is such a good time to be reaching out to people.

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms Scalloped Note Cards 2020. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

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Stampin' Up! Lots of Joy for the Art With Heart Christmas in July Blog Hop

It's Christmas in July! Can you smell the hint of brandy in the steamed plum pudding - yummmm. Ok so I got a little distracted there! Today some of my Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team girls are presenting some fabulous Christmas projects to inspire you.

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This year we already have new Christmas sets to play with in the 2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, and some old favourites too. We also have a brand new 2015 Holiday catalogue coming soon. If you would like a copy of any of our catalogues, to attend a Stampin' Up! class or join a large fabulous group of crafty women by becoming part of the team (hobby demonstrators welcome), be sure to contact me.

If you are not just starting the blog hop, you would have come to me from my lovely team member and friend Kayleen McClean.

My first project is a gift card holder. These are great little holders and the best bit is you can make 3 from an A4 sheet of cardstock.

Stampin Up Lots of Joy Gift Card / Festival of Trees Gift Card Holder by Claire Daly SU Demo Australia

The belly band slides off and it opens up for a gift card holder.

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Here are the step by step instructions to make the gift card holder:

  1. Cut a piece of A4 cardstock in 3 vertically so you end up with 3 pieces 7cm wide x 29.7cm long.
  2. Using the largest Framelit from the Lots of Labels Framelit set, cut the rounded edge as shown in the photo below.
  3. Starting from the straight end, score at 8cm and 12cm.
  4. Using a 2" Circle punch,  cut a semi circle in the straight end.
  5. Emboss the 8cm long piece with the semi circle (I used the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder)
  6. Cut a piece of Stampin' Up! Tear and Tape in half vertically (so you have two thinner strips). Use these to adhere the embossed pieces down to create the pouch. If you keep the tape the same width it's a bit of a tight fit for the card, but this fits and holds just fine.
  7. Cut a piece of DSP using the second smallest Lots of Labels Framelit and use that to decorate the front of the flap.
  8. Then just create your belly band and decoration. I used a 2 3/8" Scallop Punch, The Christmas Tree Punch, Lots of Joy and Festival of Trees Stamp Sets, Gold Glimmer Paper and Merry Moments DSP.

Here's how I cut the curved end using the largest label Framelit.

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My second share today is a centre step Christmas card, again using the Lots of Labels Framelits and Lots of Joy stamp set.

Stampin Up Lots of Joy stano set, Lots of Labels framelits, centre step Christmas card by Claire Daly SU Demo Australia

I got the idea for the Gold Glimmer circle (made by punching the 2" circle punch first, and 2.5" circle punch around the outside) from my lovely demo fried Linda Higgins. The teeny glimmer stars are cut with the Confetti Stars border punch.

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Now it's time to visit the next blog on our hop, which is the lovey Kathryn Ruddick.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

  1. Ros Davidson
  2. Rachel Woollard
  3. Tina Gillespie
  4. Kayleen McLean
  5. Claire Daly
  6. Kathryn Ruddick
  7. Judy May
  8. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  9. Kate Morgan 

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Have fun, and thanks for visiting our blog hop today. See you back here again soon.

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