Saturday, November 18, 2023

Stamping With Friends November Blog Hop Anything Christmas

Welcome to the Stamping With Friends November Blog Hop as we celebrate Anything Christmas. Our wonderful Design Team will be sharing their projects and ideas to help you get in the spirit of the season to create your own beautiful cards and projects to share with family and friends. 
Gift cards are a wonderful idea for the holidays but it can be a bit boring to just put them in an envelope with a normal card. That's why I love creating fun and festive gift card holders for the holidays and today I have another cute design to help spark your creativity. You may remember this card that I created here using the Beary Christmas Suite and I wanted to create another version of this type of gift card holder using the A Walk In The Forest Designer Series Paper to show how versatile this design can be. This beautiful designer series paper is part of Stampin' Up!'s Craft For A Cause and for every pack of A Walk In The Forest Designer Series Paper that is sold, $3 will be donated to the Marines Toys For Tots Charity. 
Products Used:
Beary Cute Bundle (item #162023)
Reindeer Dies (item #159727)
Stylish Shapes Dies (item #159183)
2 3/8" Circle Punch (item #161354)
A Walk In The Forest Designer Series Paper (item #162377)
Garden Green Cardstock (item #102584)
Pretty Peacock Cardstock (item #150880)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Pecan Pie Classic Ink Pad (item #161665)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Basics Embossing Powders (item #155554)
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (item #141897)
Festive Pearls (item #159963)
Tear & Tape Adhesive (item #154031)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Garden Green Cardstock
Card Base - 4 1/4" x 11" (Score at 2 1/4" & 5 1/2")
Pretty Peacock Cardstock
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
Inside Card Matte - 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Sentiment Label die cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies
Basic White Cardstock
Inside Card Layer - 5" x 3 3/4"
A Walk In The Forest Designer Series Paper
Card Front - 5" x 3 3/4"
Christmas Tree fussy cut
Bear punched out with Beary Cute Punch
I feel like I have become a bit addicted to creating these gift card holders. I love how easy it is to transform the base into a variety of designs to help make each one special. For this gift card holder, I used one of the A Walk In The Forest designs for the card front and fussy cut out the tree and punched out the bear with the Beary Cute Punch from a different sheet to create the focal image. I also added some snowbanks along the bottom of the card front to help ground the tree and the bear. I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the snow to give it a little sparkle and also to the tree. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image with White embossing powder onto the Pretty Peacock label and added it to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. To decorate the tree, I added some Festive Pearls to give the appearance of ornaments. To create the basic gift card holder, I used the 2 3/8" Circle Punch to create the opening on the end of the card base that holds the gift card. I used Tear & Tape to create the pocket. I added the front panel to the front section of the base, making sure to not add adhesive beyond the half way point. For the inside of the card, I stamped the bear with Pecan Pie Classic ink onto the Basic White insert and then attached it to the Pretty Peacock layer before adding it inside the card. I just love how this cut gift card holder turned out. I think it would be perfect for a masculine card as well.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my gift card holder will help inspire you to create your own beautiful projects to send to family and friends for the holidays. There are so many wonderful options to explore in the September-December 2023 Mini Catalog. Remember, for every pack of A Walk In The Forest Designer Series Paper sold, $3 will be donated to the Marines Toys For Tots Charity as part of Stampin' Up!'s Making A Difference Craft For A Cause program. Simply place your order by visiting my Online Store to support this worthy charity. 
Please take a moment to visit with the other Design Team members during our blog hop today by clicking on the links in the Roll Call List below. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoyed about our projects. 

If you live in the U.S. and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. You may also visit my Online Store to place your order and have it shipped to you. 

Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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