Stampin’ Up! Making Christmas Presents Bright Gift Card Holder

Good morning, my peeps – on this Monday two exact weeks before Christmas! UPDATE:  My friends in the blogisphere have pointed out that my panic is unjustifiably SMALL – Christmas is only ONE WEEK AWAY!  YIKES!!!   Please wish me luck getting things wrapped and boxed and out the door today!  Time.  Is.  Running.  OUT!!

Also – I need to make cookies and whatnot….if only I didn’t like to sleep… 😉

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  I know how busy everyone is!  If not and you’d like to see how to make this gift card holder, you can check it out right here on YouTube.

I first saw this idea on Patty Bennet’s blog and I thought it was so cute that I decided to make one for myself!  Being that Gift Cards are so much a part of my gift-list this year!

I used the All Is Bright DSP in several different designs, plus some sentiments and images from the Making Christmas Bright and Bring On The Presents stamp sets.  Take a look-see:

My color scheme is pretty much from the Color Throwdown challenge this week – I did use a little Pineapple Punch in there!

I started with a Crumb Cake base, cut to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere a piece of the All Is Bright DSP to a Real Red mat and then to the Crumb Cake card base.

The pullout is a piece of Call Me Clover card stock, with various pieces of the All Is Bright DSP adhered to the sections with Liquid Glue.  There are a LOT of panels to decorate with this fun-fold, so don’t miss an opportunity to display your decorating chops! 🙂

On the front panel, I used Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to stamp the light string from Making Christmas Bright, then I colored the bulbs with my Real Red, Call Me Clover and Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Write Markers.

I added a “cord” with Tuxedo Black and then stamped the big sentiment bulbs in Real Red and Call Me Clover.  Since I needed them to be “on” – I used Pineapple Punch to add some “glow”.  Then I added the sentiment in Call Me Clover.

For the gift card holder itself, I used Tear & Tape Adhesive to add a “pocket” to the middle panel.

The inside panel is Whisper White and I used a sticky-note mask and added a big bow and two “ribbons” from the Bring On The Presents stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored them with my Real Red Dark and Light Stampin’ Blends.  Then I added a Bring On The Presents sentiment in Call Me Clover.

I mentioned there are a lot of panels to decorate with this fold…

…don’t forget about ’em!  Your recipient WILL look at those panels, I promise! 😉

Once I had the fold-out portion done, I adhered the back panel to a Real Red mat and then onto the card base with Liquid Glue and that was it for the card!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a another string of Making Christmas Bright lights on the front…

…and I put some more of the All Is Bright DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How cool is this fold?!?  It’s so easy AND it lets you really have fun decorating and showing off our gorgeous designer papers!  Oh – and it lets you give a gift card in an oh-so-personal way!  This one, with the Making Christmas Bright and Bring On The Presents stamp set images and sentiments, will be perfect for Christmas morning!  Hope you like!






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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card base)

Balmy Blue Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front); 3 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ (mat for fold-out panel)

Call Me Clover Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 9 3/4″ (fold out panel, scored and folded 3 1/4″ and 6 1/2″)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (front panel and last inner liner panel)

All Is Bright DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front panel); 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (DSP panels); 3 1/8″ x 2 3/8″ (gift card holder panel); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

Finn was scrolling thru e-mails the other day and saw a cute cartoon my mom sent:


His sense of fair-play was immediately affronted and he decided to push the envelope.

Just like a human, he searched and found the perfect paradigm-challenging “stick/tree”…

…and, once he’d located it, brought it to the house.

Sadly – the paradigm still holds true.

And his tree/stick remains outside where it belongs.

Sorry, big Man. 😉


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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Making Christmas Presents Bright Gift Card Holder

  1. Poor Finn…he does have a sad expression knowing his tree stick won’t pass muster! I’m thinking by looking at your card that I will regret not getting that DSP. I may place another order today with all the clearance going on. Sorry I missed you last night but Gene and I had a late dinner. I’ll watch the video today as I need to rid myself of some DSP before I get more…lol. Have a blessed day and wish me luck at my VA meeting to apply for benefits!

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s a fun card to make – and definitely shows off all your DSP! Good luck with the VA – if you have a local DAV chapter they’ll help you thru the process! Highly recommend! Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  2. Such a sweet design! Love this gift card holder!! Cute picture of Finn with his stick…I don’t see why you won’t let him bring it in. It looks like it would make an excellent addition to any decor. 😉 And you do know that it’s only ONE week until Christmas…right?? Need to get busy wrapping!! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      I was just informed thusly. I’m in even more trouble than I thought… Thanks. 🙁

  3. jean maas

    Mary, I hate to tell you this, but, Christmas is one week away. Do you need some help, I am available. lol

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh no. That can’t be. But…now that I look at an actual calendar….oh good Lord! NOTHING will be on time! 🙁 🙁 🙁 Yes – apparently I DO need some help!!

  4. Rita

    Thought I’d write a note to tell you what a ray of sunshine your posts are …. your wonderful cards, spectacular wit, lovely upbeat humor and Finn photos and articles just REALLY make my day! You are GOOD medicine and I just wanted to let you know that you are very much appreciated!! You bring Christmas into my heart each time I visit! A hearty THANK YOU for all you share with us!

    • stampsnlingers

      Wow. Just…wow! Thank you so very much, Rita! You really made my day and I appreciate YOU ever so much! Merry Merry Christmas! 🙂

  5. Kate

    Sorry I led you down the path, Finny.

  6. bhholcombe

    Love this! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Color Throwdown! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  7. I love the Gift Card Holder! Great idea! Poor Finn, nobody understands him! Poor baby! LOL! You crushed his world when he couldn’t bring “HIS” tree! Did he or you ever figure out “WHAT” was under the chair he was working so hard to get too? Happy Holidays Everyone!

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL! It was a granola bar wrapper! 🙂 Thanks much, Gloria – I’m hoping they enjoy opening the card this morning! Merry Christmas!

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