Really, I am not sure what this card is called. It doesn't matter what we call it. You will love it. It's quick and easy to make and looks good "dressed up" for the holidays or in birthday paper to celebrate someone's "big day!" For this one I used the Curvy Christmas Stamp set and Classic Christmas DSP. I used Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler inks.
Here is what you need to prepare to make this Step, I mean, Box Card.
Card Base: 4 1/4" x 8 1/2", score at 1/2", 1 1/2", 3", 4"
Small base: 2 1/2" x 4", score at 1/2", 1 1/2"
Whisper White 4 1/4" x 4" for back panel
Whisper White 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" for small base
Designer Series Paper 2 3/4" x 4 for top of front
Designer Series Paper 1 1/4" x 4 for bottom of front
Designer Series Paper 1/2" x 4 for back on the bottom of Whisper White
You can watch the video and follow along to make your card!
As you can see, you can slide a piece of cardstock with a few chocolates attached to leave a sweet treat for a friend or coworker!
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Try saying "Gift Bag" Gift Card Holder Card five times fast! I don't think I can do it! I wanted the name of this project to somehow show that the gift card holder looks like a gift bag. So... this is what I came up with. Anyway, isn't it adorable? It is so cute and it is not difficult to make. I promise. The sample above was made by my team mate Michelle Solis using Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper (DSP.) She shared how to make this bag recently on one of our Tuesday evening Zoom classes.
To make the card gather the following pieces of card stock and other supplies:
Card Base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4"
(Inside Mat Whisper White cut with 2nd largest stitched rectangle die if using a dark card base)
Solid Color Mat 5 1/4" x 4"
Patterned Paper 5" x 3 3/4"
Patterned Paper -same or coordinating 3” x 11”
Card Stock for Sentiment
Ribbon: 1 piece 18", 2 pieces 4" each
Stamp set, dies/punches
Tear & Tape, or Seal/adhesive
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Start off by folding the 18" piece of ribbon in half and inserting your folded card base into the folded piece of ribbon. Adhere the ribbon to the front of the card with one glue dot. Next adhere the patterned paper (5" x 3 3/4") to the solid color mat and adhere those two layers to the front of the card. Now stamp your sentiment and other decorations for the front of the card. The sentiment and dove die cut are both from the Dove of Hope Bundle. Set the decorated card base aside.
Take your 3" x 11" piece of patterned paper and with right side up, place the 11 inch side along the top of your paper trimmer. Score this piece at 1/2", 1", 5", 5 1/2", 6", 10" and 10 1/2". Now turn your paper so the 3" dimension is along the top and score ONE SIDE only at 1/2" . You will need to "accordion fold" the ends and the middle. Here's a video that shows how. There is no sound. I don't have my camera set up in my new studio yet, so I'm filming one handed!
Next, we will make the "gift bag." Follow along with the pictures and the descriptions beneath each one.
Using the diagram, cut off the pieces that have "XX" on them so your paper looks like the one on the right.
Attach Tear & Tape to the two bottom flaps and the two sections of just one end. Remove the paper from the two strips on the end first and put the bag together to make the accordion folds as shown on the right, above.
Now peel the paper off the two strips of Tear & Tape and with both of the flaps laying flat, tuck the bag into the fold of the card. Close the card and burnish with your bone folder so that the front and back of the card adhere to the bag. Open the card and your bag should be formed.
Using glue dots or Seal on your ribbon, attach the 4" pieces to the inside of the bag as handles. Be careful that the handles do not extend out of the closed card. Optional: Cut a rectangle using the second largest stitched rectangle die and stamp your sentiment. Then adhere next to the bag on the right hand side to add your note and signature.
Here are a few more that Michelle has made. Each one is so cute! Are you inspired?
I hope that you fold these directions easy to follow and that you created a gorgeous Gift Bag Gift Card Holder Card! Please leave me a comment below! I'd love to hear from you!
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I love to send a thank you note to my customers each month and for November I wanted the card to have an autumn/Thanksgiving feel to it. I chose the Celebration Tidings Stamp set and the color combination of Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze. These three colors really feel like fall to me. Celebration Tidings is one of those stamp sets you will use for holidays all year long! "Always Grateful" is just one of the sentiments included in the set.
I started with a piece of Whisper White and stamped the sentiment "Always Grateful" in Cajun Craze slightly left of center. Then I stamped three bouquets in each color, being sure to rotate the stamp each time. Finally, using Mossy Meadow, I stamped the dots ("bubbles, actually, from the Whale Done stamp set) to fill in the spaces. I matted this with a piece of Cajun Craze card stock and adhered those to a Whisper White card base. The cutting sizes are below.
Whisper White Card Base: 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"
Cajun Craze Mat: 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White for stamping: 5 1/8 x 3 7/8"
Here's a photo of the inside of the card.
I stamped the design from Celebration Tidings in Cajun Craze. I love how it frames the writing space with just a little color.
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Stamping your own background is so much fun and it's quite easy to do! I hope that you will give it a try. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and happy crafting! I hope I will be sending one of these cards to you this month.
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I love these 3 D cards! They are so cute and look so impressive. I'll let you in on a secret....they are not hard to make! We made one on a Zoom class recently so I thought I'd share a tutorial here as well. YES! It fits in a regular envelope! The card pictured above uses the Coming Home bundle.
Here’s what you need:
Card Base: one sheet of card stock cut 8” x 8 1/4” (Whisper White in the photo)
Patterned paper #1: 1 7/8” x 3 7/8” cut 2 (red polka dot)
Patterned paper #2: 1 7/8” x 1 7/8” cut 6 (blue snowflake)
Patterned paper #3: 1 7/8” x 1 7/8” cut 4 (little people)
Pullout base 3 3/4” x 4 3/4”
Whisper white mat 3 1/2” x 4 1/4”
(These are shown in a photo below.)
Sentiment die cut/ punch 2 1/2” rectangle or oval
Die cuts for the top and pullout, optional
3/4 or 1” inch circles from whisper white scraps cut 6
As in the photo on the left, above, place the paper with the 8 1/4" side across the top of your trimmer/score. Score it at 2", 4", 6", and 8". You will have a 1/4" section on the very right. Then turn the paper 90 degrees and cut it at 4" and 2". You will now have 3 pieces like those in the photo on the right.
Next put the two longer pieces of patterned paper on the middle two sections of the 4" wide piece of card stock. Then put three "outside" pieces of patterned paper on the top three squares of each 2" section. Then flip the 2" pieces over and put two squares of patterned paper in the BOTTOM two sections. See the photos below.
Next you will glue the 4" piece that has just 2 pieces of paper adhered to it. Put the glue on the 1/4" section (first photo) and then fold each end in as pictured on the second photo below. The patterned paper is face down for this. Then you will do the same with the 2" pieces making sure that the side with 3 pieces of patterned paper is face down. See the photo in the middle for glue. Completed cube is on the right.
Now you should have three pieces that look like this:
The blank side of the cube is facing the large blue panels. Now put glue on the blank sides and glue them to the blue pieces. Fold them down and hold them in place for a minute or two. Be careful glue doesn't ooze out and glue your card shut! (Ask me how I know!!!)
Now decorate the tops of each cube with die cuts. Attach them with a scrap of card stock. Try to place them so they can fold forward or back ward when you close the card. This part can be a bit tricky. This card featured the Whale Done bundle and the Whale of a Time patterned paper pack.
Give this card a try....the basic cubes and tower are not too difficult. Just allow yourself time to play with the pop up die cuts.
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Lorraine is an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator who loves to cut paper (really, it's true), create cards, and help others to discover how much happiness comes from making cards and sending them!
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