Good morning and Happy Friday, y’all! Heading into the weekend again! Just a few more before Christmas! 🙂
My “card” today isn’t a card at all – it’s a gift card/treat holder! It’s a Diaper Fold – which is all over the internet – tons of videos and a super easy fold! I actually put four together – two using A Walk in the Forest DSP (retiring soon) and the Trucking Along Bundle (from the Online Exclusives) and two using the Beary Cute Bundle and Beary Christmas DSP (both of which are ALSO retiring!). Take a look-see:
These little stocking-stuffer-suitable projects fit nicely with The Paper Player theme challenge this week!
My holders started with a 7″ x 7″ piece of the DSP – you can make them with 6″ x 6″ paper but…the gift cards fit in pretty snuggly. And you might not be able to add a little treat – I was able to put a little chocolate snowman in with my gift card.
The diaper fold starts by folding the square into a triangle – and then folding each corner over to touch the opposite side.
Like…you know…a cloth diaper! 😉
I used a little Liquid Glue under the corner to help hold the fold in place. You don’t HAVE to do that – but…it made me happy!
Finally – I folded down the front flap – burnishing it with my Bone Folder. And – I used some Liquid Glue there, too.
I decorated the holders by cutting mats in Cherry Cobbler (for the Trucking Along version) and Night of Navy (for the Beary Cute version) using the largest Stylish Shapes circle die. The next largest die made the Basic White sentiment/art circle.
Here’s how I decorated the Trucking Along version:
– I stamped the Trucking Along sentiment on the Basic White circle in Balmy Blue ink.
– On another piece of Basic White, I stamped the outline of the truck in Tuxedo Black and then stamped the fill in Cherry Cobbler.
– I used the Trucking Along Builder Punch to cut out the truck.
– I colored the tires and back bumper with my Light Basic Black Stampin’ Blend.
– I colored the hubs and back window with a Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend.
– I colored the hub caps with the Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blend.
– I set the truck in place on the white circle and used it as a guide so that I could stamp the “pavement” and the outline of the tree in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
– Then I stamped the tree “fill” image in Garden Green ink.
– I adhered the truck to the circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the circle to the Cherry Cobbler mat and then onto the front of the A Walk in the Forest DSP holder. A few Cherry Cobbler Festive Pearls finished it off!
For the Beary Cute version:
– I inked “Merry” (from Beary Cute) in Cherry Cobbler ink and stamped the white circle.
– I cleaned the stamp, inked “Christmas” in Cherry Cobbler and stamped it under the first word.
– I stamped the tree fill image in Mossy Meadow ink.
– I stamped the snowflake a few times in stamped-off-once Balmy Blue.
– On another piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the polar bear in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
– I punched out the bear with the bundled Beary Cute Builder Punch.
I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the circle to the Night of Navy mat and then onto the front of the Beary Christmas DSP holder. Then I added the bear with more Dimensionals and a few light blue Festive Pearls to finish it off!
Then it was just a matter of gently opening the pouches and tucking my gift card and little chocolate snowman right inside!
And y’all – when I say “fast” – I’m not just blowing smoke up your flight suite, either! Which means – if you’ve got a lot of gift cards to give…pull out that DSP and get to folding! 😎😎
Et Voila! This is just so fun – and SO easy to put together! The fold is quick as a bunny and our beautiful paper – like Beary Christmas and A Walk in the Forest – make for instant “pretty”! Add some sentiments and cute images – like from the Trucking Along or Beary Cute bundles and..you’ve got the bestest way to give a gift card and little treat to someone special!
If you’d like to recreate this project, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below! And – this is the project I made for yesterday’s Thursday After Lunch Bunch video. If you’d like to see it – for the first time or again – here ’tis!
I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project. You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:
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You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial. The December Tutorial features the beautiful Textured Floral Bundle!
STILL TIME TO GET ENTERED FOR BLOG CANDY!!
Just in time for Christmas, I’ve got a Festive Tags Kit to give away to ONE lucky winner! Whoohoo!!
How to win, you ask!? – what’s your family’s favorite holiday tradition!?
…to enter to win – all you need to do is leave a comment telling us your family’s favorite holiday tradition! Leave your answer over on THIS BLOG POST post by 5pm Eastern Time on Saturday, 9 December 2023 and let me know your family’s favorite holiday tradition! That’s it!
Just a note – I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment. Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.
The winner will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winner on my blog on 10 Dec 2023! That way I can get the kit in the mail to the winner – with plenty of time to put the tags together and add to your gifts!
Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding.
Stamp-N-Storage PRE-CHRISTMAS Flash Sale
Stamp-N-Storage is going to take some well-deserved time off between Christmas and New Year’s – you can still order online but Shipping and Customer Service will be unavailable starting Friday, December 22nd and will resume on Tuesday, January 2nd!
So – in lieu of an AFTER Christmas Special – they’re giving us a BEFORE Christmas Special! It’s in the form of a week of daily Flash Sales!
This is the LAST day of the sale and…the featured product is…the Ribbon Shelf (includes 20″, 33″, 20″ Three Shelf, for IKEA Kallax, and Three Shelf for IKEA Kallax options) in natural birch only (excludes white).
Here’s a post with some pics of my room – and a look at the products I love!
I hope you’ll get some great deals on this last day of the last Stamp-N-Storage sale of 2023!! 😎😎
PLEASE NOTE: I do receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links. But – you’ve seen plenty of pictures of my stamping space – both at home and when I’ve traveled! – and you KNOW that I am a HUGE fan and love their quality products!! I recommend them to everyone!
GIFT CERTIFICATES MAKE GREAT CHRISTMAS PRESENTS!!
And – They Don’t Even Require Shipping!
Did you know…I offer gift certificates for Stampin’ Up! merchandise?? They’re redeemable through me and can be for any amount so they’re always the perfect size and color!
I can send the gift certificates electronically via email with same day service!
OR – I can print your gift certificate – and ship it for free to you or directly to your recipient! I’ll give you tracking information for the shipment.
If you’re interested in purchasing a gift certificate, please visit my gift certificate store here. I accept all major credit cards and Paypal for payment!
If you don’t see a gift certificate listed for the specific amount that you’d like, please email me at Stamps-N-Lingers@comcast.net
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Beary Christmas/A Walk in the Forest DSP: 7″ x 7″ scored and folded into treat holder Cardstock:
Night of Navy/Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: Largest Stylish Shapes circle die cut (mat for art/sentiment)
Basic White Cardstock: Next-to-Largest Stylish Shapes Circle Die (art/sentiment); stamped and punched shapes
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Finn Fan Fix
Night before last, I was later going to bed than Finn thought was appropriate.
So – when I walked into the bedroom….
I went back to the kitchen and got him his night cookie – which he ate in the exact position you see him right there. I DID take a video but…the tv was on and…that’s all you can hear.
Since his feets were sticking out the gate – I left it open and went to take a shower and get everything closed down for the night.
When I got back – he was gone. Back in the living room somewhere, I guess.
So…had to call him to go to bed.
Which – duh – necessitated a SECOND round of night cookies!
He’s no dummy!