With December 25th less than 7 weeks away, Christmas planning is really getting into full swing. Sometimes, though despite all the preparations, it’s easy to get surprised with the need for a last minute gift. When this happens a gift card in a nice holder could be the perfect solution. So for today’s project I created a gift card envelope with a North Pole theme
GIFT CARD ENVELOPE
I began by making the gift card envelope using a 5-12” x 5-1/2” piece of Real Red Card and the Envelope Punch Board. To make the envelope I started with the card lined up at the 2-3/8” mark to make the first punch and scored line. Then lining up the scored line with the pointer I continued to punch and score the remaining sides.
Once the envelope was prepared I assembled it using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
In case you’re not familiar with the Envelope Punch Board or would like a reminder of how to use it, here’s a video I created last year.
On the front of the envelope I used liquid glue to attach a piece of Whisper White Card. Then onto that I fixed a piece from the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.
Next I cut a piece of Whisper White Card the same width as the DSP and then using Paper Snips cut horizontally through the middle in a series of soft curves. This was to be my snowbanks, but they needed some definition. I achieved this by using a Sponge Dauber to add a little Balmy Blue ink along the cut edges. Then I layered the two pieces onto the DSP with liquid glue.
Now I needed the pieces for my North Pole embellishment.
I started with some StazOn Jet Black ink, and the north pole and both signs from the Signs of Santa Stamp Set stamped onto Whisper White Card. Then I stamped the ‘to’ and ‘from’ sentiments onto the separate sign images. Next I squeezed the closed lids of my Real Red, Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake ink pads to transfer some ink on the inside. Then using a barely-damp Aqua Painter I could pick up the ink and colour the images.
Once coloured, I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies from the Santa’s Signpost Framelits.
Finally I attached the pole to the front of the gift card envelope and added the signs with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
In next to no time my project was complete. Quick and easy but without that ‘oops I forgot to get you a gift’ vibe you wanted to avoid. What’s your solution for those last minute gift dilemmas?
UPDATED 2020: Sadly the following products have retired and are no longer available from Stampin’ Up!
- Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper
- Signs Of Santa Stamp Set
- Santa’s Signpost Dies
- Envelope Punch Board