Stampin’ Up! Pen & Painted Gift Card Holder

Finished product with flower on front framed in Rich Razzleberry and sporting the sentiment, "Happy Graduation."As you can easily see, I’m still thinking about graduation gift card holders. This card was inspired by the Penned & Painted stamp set by Stampin’ Up! and is smaller in size then the one I posted yesterday—final dimensions for this feminine gift card holder are 1-1/2″ b y 4″.

Template showing scoring dimensions for the base card hold.The base of the gift card holder is a piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″. The long side is scored at 1/2″ and at 2-7/8″ and the shorter side is scored at 1/2.”

As indicated in the white template at the left, the left hand piece at the bottom is removed as is the rectangular piece on the lower right. A semi circle is punched in the center of the front and back of the card hold respectively. Tear and tape adhesive is placed on the trimmed edge on the 1/2″ wide tab at the far left and also on the 1/2″ wide tab at the bottom.

Two pieces of DSP (2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″) are cut and adhered to the front and the back of the gift card holder. The semi-circles at the top of each will need to be trimmed.

Next fold in the left tab and bottom tab and remove the protective covering of the glue strip. Fold the front of the card lining up the edges of the gift card holder (the tabs will be inside and will make sure the holder is secure.

Image of the card holder and the interior card that pulls out via a ribbon attachment. The interior card has a flower and the word, "Congrats."Whisper White card stock is used for stamping: a scrap for the sentiment, “Happy Graduation,” from Teeny Tiny Wishes; a square about 3″ x 3″ for the two stamp flower blossom; and a panel 2″ x 3-3/4″ for the interior message. Cut out the two step flower with one of the circles from the Layering Circles framelits and cut out a slightly larger scalloped circle from a piece of Rich Razzleberry. Adhere the two circles and attach them to the card hold front using dimensionals.

Use the Tag Topper punch to adorn one end of the remaining piece of Whisper White card stock. I used Sweet Sugarplum ink to stamp the flower and the sentiment, “Congrats!” Add ribbon to this interior piece.

Use a glue dot to adhere the gift card to the back of the message panel.


April 1 – 30 Host Code: GDDDXKEJ

Use this host code when you order to receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll still get the free gift). The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-16 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog (as long as the item is still available). Please see my Rewards page for full details.


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"The Sun Is Setting" announcing retiring Stampin' up! ProductsIt won’t be long before the new 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog will be available to everyone. In preparation some items in the current 2016-2017 catalog and the 2017 Occasions catalog will be retiring. If you have some favorites you’ve not yet purchased it may not be too late—the sale of retiring items is through May 31st, 2017, or while supplies last.

What You Need to know
  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all orders.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Order Deadlines:  May 31, 2017, by 11:55 PM (MT)

To view a list of the retiring Stampin’ Up! products, please click here. To order retiring products from me, please use this link.

Stampin’ Up! Seaside Shore Gift Card Holder

Image showing the front of the gift card hold with seaside themed designer paper and fish stamped in Dapper Denim. The sentiment reads, "Happy Graduation."For many graduation is just around the corner and so are thoughts of Seaside Shore. This is quick and easy gift card holder to give to the graduate was created with the Seaside Shore stamp set by Stampin’ Up!. Of course the design principle will work for any other gifting occasion. The final dimensions of the gift card holder are 3-1/4″ by 4″.

Basic elements of the gift card holder are displayed in Figure 1 (dimensions for the card stock and DSP are listed later in this post). Figure 2 illustrations place of the DSP on one side of the Dapper Denim panel and corresponding placement of the tear and tape adhesive on the reverse side of that panel. You’ll notice that I rounded the corners of the end that will be folded to the front.

Image show the card holder and the decorated belly band separately.
Figure 3

The belly band is decorated with a fish stamped in Dapper Denim on a piece of the By the Shore DSP. The fish is then die cut and then framed the slightly larger circle that was cut from Very Vanilla. The sentiment is also stamped with Dapper Denim and cut out using the Classic Label punch.


April 1 – 30 Host Code: GDDDXKEJ

Use this host code when you order to receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll still get the free gift). The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-16 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog (as long as the item is still available). Please see my Rewards page for full details.





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Card stock Cuts
  • Dapper Denim (2): card base 3-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored on the long side at 2″ and 6-1/2″; and belly band 1″ x 9″
  • By the Shore DSP (3): panel 3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″; panel 3-1/4″ x 1-3/4″; and scrap for stamping and die cutting fish
  • Very Vanilla (2): scrap for sentiment, and piece about 2″ square

"The Sun Is Setting" announcing retiring Stampin' up! ProductsIt won’t be long before the new 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog will be available to everyone. In preparation some items in the current 2016-2017 catalog and the 2017 Occasions catalog will be retiring. If you have some favorites you’ve not yet purchased it may not be too late—the sale of retiring items is through May 31st, 2017, or while supplies last.

What You Need to know
  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all orders.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Order Deadlines:  May 31, 2017, by 11:55 PM (MT)

To view a list of the retiring Stampin’ Up! products, please click here. To order retiring products from me, please use this link.