Category Archives: Gift Card Holder

All Boxed Up: Making Gusseted Bags that Stand Alone or on a Card!!

Gusseted Bag
For You Gusseted Bag stand on its own for a little treat, gift card etc!

Want a new spin on an old technique? How about making some small gusseted bags that can be used on their own or added to a card . People on the receiving end will be quite surprised to have a different use for their little bags .

This fun project can begin with one piece of the Moonlight Paper Stack that contains 48 , 12 double-sided designed sheets of 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ , acid free lignin paper or from your own DSP paper choice cut in the same dimensions.

Making a gusseted bag  is very simple. Follow these simple directions and embellish to your liking.

Template for Gusseted Bag
Template for Gusseted Bag

How to Make a Gusseted Bag: 

Begin with a piece of DSP paper of your choice and cut at 4 1/2″ X 6 1/2″ .

Score on the long side at 1″, 1 1/2 “, 2″ ,4″, 41/4″, 5”. (Hint when a tutorial says long side it means you place the paper with the long side at the top of your scoring board which means the short side is adjacent to the left hand ruler on your board.)

Score the short side at 1″ on one side.(Hint: that becomes part of your closing tab. )

Once every score line is in place, cut up one inch on the ends and leave the middle to apply tape that will eventually close your bag when folded.

The folds are Valley , Mountain, Valley on the left and Valley Mountain, valley on the right. These folds become the gusset. Make your folds and adhere the bag together .

To add a little pazazz , you can use an edge punch to create a decorative edge to the  top of the bag.

You can get a wow card effect when adding a little bag to an actual card.

Gusseted bag added to a cardbase
Adding a gusseted bag to a card
Supplies Used Include:
STAMPS: Everyday Wishes

INKS/ Markers:  Crushed Curry,  Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Jet Black Stazon Ink

PAPERS: Hello Honey Very Vanilla,  Moonlight DSP, Lost Lagoon

ACCESSORIES: Hello Honey,   Satin Ribbon, Subtles Candy DOts

Make an impression one stamp at a time!

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Gift Cards with Style

Holiday Helper Series
Project 9: Gift Cards with Style

Project 9: Gift Cards with Style

Looking for a more personal way to give gift
cards? Here’s a fun idea — gift an experience!
Coffee and mani, dinner and a movie, shopping and
a snack — then wrap it all up in this extra
special gift card holder. And don’t forget to add
your message to spread your holiday cheer.
Stampin’ Up!’s new Envelope Punch Board makes a
gift like this a snap!

SUPPLIES USED:

A Banner Christmas stamp set

A Banner Christmas stamp set

Envelope Punch Board

Envelope Punch Board

CLEARANCE RACK BLITZ BEGINS TODAY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. GO HERE TO SEE WHAT IIS ON SALE. ALSO THERE IS A NEW WEEKLY DEAL AS WELL.

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The holidays are just around the corner and I have a special series available just for you. This is one of the 12 Holiday Helper Projects that will not only put you in the holiday mood, but help you enjoy a handcrafted holiday season. With each email mailing, you will be able to download a step-by-step tutorial that shows you exactly how to recreate this project. But you can only receive these projects  by joining my mailing list, so be sure to sign up today!

Making an Impression One Stamp at a Time!

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Holiday Helper Project 6: Color Me Christmas Take Along

Holiday Helper Series

Project 6: Color Me Christmas Take Along

Project 6: Color Me Christmas Take Along

Have you ever needed to keep little hands occupied? Maybe a long trip to Grandma’s house? Get them started making their own cards with this adorable Color Me Christmas kit. Cute images to color and a safe place to keep the crayons at the ready — it’s the perfect portable activity for the holiday season. And when your little artist runs low on their card supplies? It’s easy to just stamp some more. A perfect handmade touch for everyone who receives these little cards.

SUPPLIES USED:

Color Me Christmas stamp set


Color Me Christmas stamp set

Season Of Style Designer Series Paper

Season Of Style Designer Series Paper

The holidays are just around the corner and I have a special series available just for you.
This is one of the 12 Holiday Helper Projects that will not only put you in the holiday mood,
but help you enjoy a handcrafted holiday season. With each email mailing, you will be able to download a step-by-step tutorial that shows you exactly how to recreate this project. But you can only receive these projects  by joining my mailing list, so be sure to sign up today!

Making an Impression One Stamp at a Time!

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Thankful for . . . A Holiday Transition Week

I look forward to this week every year, as it is time to finish up my Thanksgiving cards and begin my Holiday Helper for friends, family and customers.

Tablescape Thankful

These tutorials will continue to be posted here for the next few weeks to help get your mojo running. In between will be other tutorials for your holiday needs.

I am so blessed to have so many supportive people in my life and hope that you do as well. This Transition takes me from the earth tones to the holiday colors that bring out the joy in all of us. Good bye to the beautiful earth tones of fall and onward to the colors of the winter season.

First idea is to get those gift cards all wrapped up nice and pretty. Oh What Fun!

Gift Card Holders Oh what fun

SUPPLIES  NEEDED:

PAPER: Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730), Gumball Green (126840), Silver Glimmer Paper(124005)

INK: Real Red (126949)

STAMPS: Christmas Messages (131793)

ACCESSORIES: Pretty Presents Designer Bows  (132186),  Pretty Presents Designer Tags (132179), Basic Pearls (119247), Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)

Construction of gift card here. Thanks to Lorri Heilling!