I can’t believe that in just a couple of weeks Sale-A-Bration 2020 will be over! For the uninitiated, during Sale-A-Bration everyone can get free products from Stampin’ Up! simply by placing a qualifying order. The choices this year are amazing and include stamp sets, gorgeous paper, dies, a punch, an embossing folder/stamp set bundle and much more. Stocks are limited and a few things are already unavailable, but a second release earlier this month added more goodies to the list.
Today my simple Sunday project is a masculine gift card holder using the Well Dressed Stamp Set. This could be yours for free with a $60 order (before shipping and taxes),
I began with the Assorted Memories & More Cards and Envelopes Pack. This contains two sizes of card bases and envelopes to fit 3″ x 4″ and 4″ x 6″ cards from Memories & More packs. I’ve discovered though that the smaller card bases make great gift card holders.
To turn the 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ card base into a gift card holder all I needed was the scoring blade on my Paper Trimmer. I simply scored the front of the card 3/4″ from the open edge. Next I folded the 3/4″ strip to the inside of the card base and sharpened the crease with Bone Folder. Then I secured the folded section in place with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) just at the top and bottom edges. I now had a pocket perfectly sized to hold a gift card.
With that done I was ready to begin stamping, starting with the “You are simply the best!” sentiment from the Varied Vases Stamp Set. I closed the gift card holder and stamped the sentiment in the area not covered by the card front.
For my focal point I pulled out my free Well Dressed Stamp Set. This has a great collection of masculine images, and I chose the collar and tie for today’s project. So using Shaded Spruce ink once again, I stamped the image onto a piece of Whisper White Card. I also stamped it onto the front of the small Whisper White envelope.
While I liked the way the sentiment was always visible it seemed a little lost when the card was opened. So I glued a narrow strip of Shaded Spruce Card beside it, making sure that this strip was hidden when the card was closed.
To complete the project I mounted the stamped Whisper White Card onto a piece of Shaded Spruce Card using liquid glue. Then I added it to the front of the gift card holder. Job done.
I love this type of gift card holder as there’s space to write a message too. What do you think?
If you’ve got things on your Stampin’ Up! wishlist it makes sense to order them before March 31st. That way you can take advantage of Sale-A-Bration and get free products too.
Check out the Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release Brochure or the Sale-A-Bration section of my online store for all the details. Sadly the following items are already gone: Metallic Bakers Twine & Sequins Combo Pack , Kerchief Card Kit and Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper. Everything else, including the Well Dressed Stamp Set are still available, while stocks last.