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Sunday, September 05, 2021

Penguin Place, Snowman Season, Penguin Playmates, Gift Card Holder, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

With all of the stuff still sitting out from yesterday's card, I thought I'd use up some more scraps of Designer Series Paper (DSP) and make a gift card holder. You know, for those who are difficult to buy for or for those who'd rather shop for themselves. I love gift cards!! You always get the right size, color, etc.!!!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens from the bottom and the fold is on the top. 

The Soft Sea Foam piece was textured using the "Wintry" embossing folder package. There's two half folders in the package.  I just can't be without a snowflake background folder!  The card stock was cut at 5-1/2" x 3-1/2".

The DSP behind it only needs to measures 1".  Mine is a bit wider because it's scrap and didn't need to be more than 1". But I wasn't going to spend any time cutting it because the rest would be garbage so I just glued it all in place.  After I glue an item, I put my pieces under my stamping mat and work on another part of the card. This helps keep the card flat while the glue is setting up.  I use the Tombow Mono glue. I have a love/hate relationship with that glue. I love that you can work with it for a little bit before it starts to set up, so you can wiggle your piece around a bit and get it lined up.  The hate part is when I get it on my fingers, it doesn't like to come off easily.  But I think I love it more than I hate it because I use it all the time.  And trust me, I have several types of glue in my workroom. Once the DSP was glued down I only glued the two side edges and the bottom edge.  You need to leave the top open for the gift card holder.

For the gift card holder, the piece was cut at 6" x 4" and folded in half to measure 3" x 4".  I took my Modern Label punch and put the piece in all the way inside the punch and punched the piece out. I also had to move the punch about 1/8" to the right and punch again and 1/8" to the left and punch again. I needed the opening just a little bit wider. You'll know if you need to do that by the size of your gift card.  The gift card will be slipped into that slot on the inside of this little card. This is also the front of the card.

Next I cut a 2-3/4" x 3-3/4" piece of Soft Sea Foam card stock and the DSP measures 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" and was taped to the Soft Sea Foam piece.  Dimenisonals were added only to the sides of this piece. You want to make sure you don't put any in the middle or the gift card holder won't slide in. This piece was then set in place on the small holder.

The words are from the "Snowman Season" set and were stamped using Just Jade ink. I went ahead and used Just Jade card stock for the second circle. The circles measure 1-5/8" and 1-7/8".  I glued the two circles together and set them aside.

The penguin is from the "Penguin Place" set and punch. I punched out the black piece and the white piece. The feet were stamped using Pumpkin Pie ink on Pumpkin Pie card stock and were then punched out. I glued the white piece to the black piece and set it aside. 

The scarf was stamped using Fresh Freesia ink and was fussy cut out. It was glued to the penguin. And then the eyes were stamped on. There's a two dot eye stamp in the set. Dimensionals were added behind the penguin.

I set the word circle on the DSP to see where I liked it best. I was going to move it more to the left but pushing it over a bit looked so much better. I glued it in place and then I set the penguin in place.  

Slip the little card in the slot created behind the embossed Soft Sea Foam piece and the card is done. 

Such a fun gift card holder, huh?  And SO easy to make too!  You can even write something on the inside of the little holder part!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to see this easy gift card holder,

1 comment:

KardsbyKadie said...

What a fun way to tuck a gift card into a card. Thanks for sharing.