Stampin’ Up! Christmastime is Here Fun Fold Gift Card Holder

‘Sup, y’all!  How did the Fall-Back go for you?  It’s 7am here.  But really 8.  So – you should be wide-awake and perky!  Your dogs and cats and ponies are looking at you like – what the HECK!! – but…YOU got an extra hour of sleep.

Or…did you??!

Regardless – we’re in it now until Spring.  Bleh.

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending part of your last evening in Daylight Savings Time with me!  If not, but you’d like to watch the replay – here ’tis on YouTube!

The project we did last night is quite timely, since we’re plunging headlong into Gift Card Giving Season (GCGS).  I like giving gift cards – I do! – but…they always seem a little like I phoned it in.  So…I feel BETTER about it if I can present them in a beautiful and/or clever gift card holder.  And this one is both!  With the gorgeous Christmas Rose stamp set and bundled Rose Dies, atop wunnermus Christmastime Is Here Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

My friend Sue did a similar fun-fold last week – you can see her card right here – and I just modified it a little bit to get the gift card holder portion on the inside!

I selected two coordinating patterns to use from the Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP – and both pieces are matted on Mossy Meadow throughout the card.

The card base itself is a piece of Poppy Parade cut at 4 1/4″ x 7 1/2″ and scored/folded at 2″.  Then the gift card holder – also Poppy Parade – is 3 1/2″ x 9″ that I scored and folded at 5″.

For the gift card holder itself, I first adhered a Mossy Meadow panel to the Poppy Parade panel – then (with Tear & Tape Adhesive), added another piece of Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP.  I used my Pretty Label Punch to cut a decorative “finger hold”.

The sentiment, from the Christmas Rose stamp set – is stamped in Poppy Parade on Whisper White. I used the fill-in image from the set to stamp the leaves/boughs in Mossy Meadow – and added a Soft Suede Pine Cone.

On the front is a stamped Christmas Rose.  I stamped the image in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White and cut it with the matching die in the Rose Die set.  Then I used my Light and Dark Mossy Meadow, Poppy Parade and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker to color it.

I adhered the die cut rose with Liquid Glue – letting part of it hang over the left edge of the gift card holder.  Then I added a few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Christmas Rose boughs and cones on the front…

…and a little more of the Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et voila!  I love this fun-fold – it’s really easy to do and makes quick work of creating a wowza Gift Card Holder for GCGS!  And the Christmas Rose and bundled Rose Dies are a wonderful way to decorate it, with help from the beautiful Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP!  I hope you like – and will make some of your own!






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I’ve had mine for a minute now – and I love it!  It cuts smooth and straight on a nice stable base!  You’re going to be happy to have it!  And just in time for all your Holiday crafting, too!

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Poppy Parade Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 7 1/2″  (card base, scored and folded at 2″); 3 1/2″ x 9″ (gift card holder, scored and folded at 5″)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock:  1 3/4″ x 4″ (mats for card front and for inside panel); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card inner DSP liner); 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ (mats for front and inner sentiment panel of gift card holder); 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ (mat under inside card holder area)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 1/8″ x 3 5/8″ (inner sentiment panel); Rose Dies die cut

Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP: 1 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (card front and inside panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card inner DSP liner); 3 1/8″ x 3 5/8″ (front of gift card holder); 2″ x 4 5/8″ (gift card holder pocket – with punched center); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

On Saturday, we fixed fence.  It’s time to move the girls off the back pasture so we can seed it for winter grass – which means they need to be able to go in the front pasture.

Also – the back is getting pretty sparse – which Cady made VERY clear to us when she jumped out of the pasture – twice! – to roam around the barn grazing.

Yep.  Time to fix fence!

So – that’s what we did.  With Finn’s help, of course.  He is QUITE the ranch hand!  And the weather – a little chilly for us but perfect for fur-balls – was just his cuppa tea!  He was ready to ROLL!!

Now – to be honest – there’s a pretty limited set of fence-repair tasks that a four-legged-thumbless person can actually do.

A lot of it is….moral support and watching for interlopers!

Scouting for deer tracks…

Oh – you can’t see him?  Yea – he’s off in the woods “looking”…

While Wayne and I took down broken boards and put up replacements…

…he was working on getting rid of debris.  One.  Stick.  At.  A.  Time.

Everyone has a niche…

At one point, he managed to get a very short ZOOOOM thru the pond – which then made him ZZZZZZOOOOOOOMMMMM around us for a minute – until he claimed the pond rock as his own.

By the end of the afternoon, when I came in to start on dinner and get ready for my Saturday video, my furry ranch-hand was plum tuckered.  He ate his breakfast, got a drink and…

Crashed – until it was time to feed the ponies!

A good day’s work – but that fencing and ranch-handing is hard work, y’all! 🙂


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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Christmastime is Here Fun Fold Gift Card Holder

  1. I didn’t have to read through your instruction post because I watched, so, you know what I did, don’t you! Yep, skipped right to the FFF and was totally delighted with your narration. I will watch the video again because I was totally delighted with that too! I need to get some GCC’s in my stash for the bartenders at the Pub tomorrow. Have a great day and be blessed.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Karen – glad you were able to watch the video!! And gift cards for your friends at the pub sounds wonderful and I know they’ll appreciate them! 🙂

  2. You overwork that furry fella! My goodness, he is REALLY plum tuckered. Anyone would be happy to get a gift card in such lovely packaging. I may be reduced to gift cards this year. As for getting more sleep, by my reckoning, I got less. Either way, I hop they just leave the clocks alone.

    • stampsnlingers

      It was the first really cool day we spent outside and he was overjoyed. So he spent a LOT of time racing here, there and everywhere. Sort of self-tuckering…. 🙂 I still woke up at 5. Which was 6. So…I guess I “slept in”?? LOL! Thanks so much, Julie! 🙂

  3. Such a pretty card! Love the double card design for your gift card holder! It is a rough life that Finn has…he’s a busy guy for sure! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      A ranch-hands day is long, no doubt!! 🙂 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  4. veronica malambri

    I enjoy the end of your post with Finn . Have a dog and I see so much in common with your dog.

  5. Beautiful card, Mary! Love how you added the “pocket” for a gift card. It’s perfect!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Sue – appreciate the inspiration your card gave me! 🙂

  6. Claudia Ingram

    You’re the BEST, Finn!

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