With Remembrance Day over it’s time to really start thinking about Christmas celebrations. Today I’ll be attending the first of a number of craft fairs to sell the things I’ve made throughout the year. I really look forward to these events as it allows me to reconnect with past customers and meet new ones. Before they open to the public I also like to wander around and check out the other stalls. This is a great source of inspiration and I love to see all the hand crafted goods on sale.
CELEBRATIONS TAG DIES
One of the popular items I sell are gift card holders and I’ve been busy making some extras. I love how easy it is to cut a basic gift card holder from a 3″ x 7-3/4″ piece of card or paper using the largest die from the Celebrations Tag Dies.
Today I chose a snowflake pattern from the Storybook Gnomes 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. After die-cutting the piece, I folded in the side tabs before folding it along the centre scored line. Then I fixed the tabs into place using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). Now I had a pocket into which a gift card fits perfectly. Once it’s in place the gift card is kept secure with some twine or ribbon tied through the holes cut at the top.
Next from the Celebrations Tag Dies I found the snowflake die and used it to cut two snowflakes from Vellum Cardstock.
For the “Merry Christmas” sentiment I turned to the Celebrate With Tags Stamp Set. Using Night of Navy ink I stamped the sentiment onto some Thick Basic White Card. Then I cut out out using the rectangle die also included in the Celebrations Tag Dies set.
Decorating the giftcard holder was quite quick and easy. Using liquid glue I fixed one snowflake onto the top right corner of the sentiment, with the other one behind the bottom left edge. I also added a single Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the first snowflake for a little sparkle. With that done I attached the sentiment to the giftcard holder using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To finish I went back to the Storybook Gnomes DSP and cut out one of the cute deer images using Paper Snips. After putting Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the deer I added it to the giftcard holder and my project was complete.
As well as being cute, this giftcard holder can double up as a gift tag, or simply hung from the Christmas tree. I think my next one may well feature a fussy-cut gnome from the same DSP…
For another Christmas giftcard holder created using the Celebrations Tag Dies see my earlier blog post Gift tag surprise.
UPDATE 2023: Sadly the Celebrations Tag Dies have retired and are no longer available from Stampin’ Up!