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Yesterday I told you all about the On Stage Event and one thing I forgot to mention about the event is that many demontrators at events like these do card swaps. In case you don't know, a card swap is when you make x number of the same identical card and 'swap' that card with several others for their card creations- then you end up with a stack of x number of different cards! It's a great way to share card ideas and inspiration. And, you get to see the talented work of other stampers in person! Unfortunately, I didn't have time to create cards for a card swap for this event, so I opted out, but one of my fellow demontrators was kind enough to hand me one of her super cute creations. I am so glad she did! I had to share it with you, because I got totally inspired by it!
This is Heather Arsenault's treat holder- isn't it cute? What I was totally inspired by was the way she used the new Classic Label punch to create the opening inside the little 'card' to hold the mini chocolate and the way she used the Duet Banner Punch to create a holder for the lid! Of course the Bella & Friends dog with the Jolly Hat Builder Punch hat is too cute!
Now, when I looked at it I knew I was going to recreate it, but then I had a light bulb moment! 🙂 I wondered if a gift card would fit in the pouch— but it didn't! 🙁 It was a bit too short to fit a standard credit card size gift card and the opening the punch creates inside the pouch is a smidge too small for the gift card to fit in it. So…I made some modifications and came up with this!
It is a little taller than Heather's original so the inside allows room for a gift card. Perfect for Christmas gift giving!
How To Make It:
This project starts with a sheet of Crumb Cake cardstock cut to 2.75" x 10". The great part about that is that you can get 3 of these Gift Card Holders out of ONE sheet of cardstock!
Next, on the Simply Scored Scoring Tool score the cardstock strip along the long side at the 3" and 3 1/4" mark and then at the 6 3/4" and 7" mark (or you can turn the sheet around and score again at the 3" and 3 1/4" mark if that's easier for you). Fold at the score lines, using a Bone Folder.
To create the gift card slot we are going to use the same punch twice to create a slightly wider slot: Take the Classic Label Punch and insert the 'inside' Crumb Cake flap bringing the edge of the punch to the edge of the fold (just to help keep it straight), just slightly off center and punch a slot, before moving the punch, slide it over slightly keeping it aligned with the original punch out. You will punch one edge of the punch out just a bit more to give more room for the gift card to fit in the slot. It is very important to keep the punch aligned here as any movement will distort the punched hole and not look very good!
Of course, if you want to use this as a treat pouch like Heather's original, you could just punch the Classic Label Punch once and use it's original size to hold the treat as she did!
To finish off the inside, I used a strip of Tear & Tape Adhesive to adhere the inside flap to the back of the holder- this will allow you to insert the gift card and keep the gift card securely in place.
Now, you can decorate the inside of this gift card holder any way you want! I used the Merriest Wishes stamp set to stamp the background dots.
Then, I used the NEW Stitched Shaped Thinlits to die cut the stitched circle out of Whisper White cardstock. I used the Jar of Cheer stamp set to stamp the sentiment with Basic Black ink onto the die cut circle. This was adhered to the stamped background with SNAIL Adhesive.
Then, I stamped the super cute stocking from the Hang Your Stocking stamp set with Real Red ink on Whisper White cardstock and used the matching stocking die from the Christmas Stockings Thinits Dies. Before adding it to the die cut circle, I took a small string of Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine and tied it around the stocking. I added some Stampin' Dimensionals and added it to the die cut circle.
Then, on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the banner from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set in Basic Black and then stamped the little hearts from the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set in Real Red. This was then added to the bottom of the inside flap using Stampin' Dimensionals, allowing room for the outside flap to fit inside the banner but also allowing it to come out to open up the gift card holder. You may find it helps to close the gift card holder then adhere the banner to the bottom layer so you can see where the 'lid' will line up.
Merriest Wishes- 142063 wood, 142066 clear mount; Designer Tin of Cards-141739 , Hang Your Stocking- 142114, Jar of Cheer- 142161, Thoughtful Banners-141614
Crumb Cake-120953 , Whisper White-100730
Real Red-126949 , Basic Black-140931
Classic Label Punch- 141491, Duet Banner Punch-141483, Stitched Shape Framelits-145372 , Christmas Stockings Thinits Dies- 141841, Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine-141983 , Wink of Stella Clear-141897 , Tear & Tape Adhesive-138995 , Stampin' Dimensionals-104430, Stampin' Trimmer- 126889, Simply Scored Scoring Tool- 122334, Bone Folder-102300, SNAIL Adhesive- 104332, Refill- 104331
I hope you enjoyed today's project! Have a great weekend and make sure you check back here on Monday- Stampin' Up has the ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA starting Monday! You won't want to miss it!