Gift Card Holder Tutorials x2

Stampin up gift card tutorial delightful decorations

Whoa!  These colors are about as
unconventional as it gets for the holidays.  However, I was determined
to stick with the palette of Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black and Crushed
Curry to satisfy the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge (CC237). 
Nothing spurs my imagination better than a good challenge.  All
Splitcoaststampers daily challenges are linked on my left side bar.

Stampin up top note gift card holder

My virtual stamping buddy, Sandy, brought this seriously slick Top Note Gift Card Tutorial
to my attention from Canadian Stamper Deanna Tam.  I had to give it a
try pronto.  A second gift card idea inspired by my Stampin’ Up!
demonstrator magazine is listed below.  In an age where gift cards
“rule” for birthdays and holidays (just ask my teenage daughter,
Caroline), having lots of pretty ways to dress up the “plastic” is


  • The Delightful Decorations stamp set and the Ornament Punch I used (both from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini Catalog) coordinate perfectly.
  • Stampin up gift card merry and bright rubonsThe
    Merry and Bright Rub-Ons further coordinate with the Ornament Punch. 
    The rub-ons include a sheet of white and silver (woo hoo) rub-ons.  The
    white really sings when layered over Basic Black.

  • I ran a snippet of Rich Razzleberry card stock thru the Big Shot
    and dolled it up with the Eyelet Border Punch.  It breaks up the
    Crushed Curry background and fits the curves perfectly.
  • My Crop-A-Dile got a little action today when I needed to set the
    Jumbo Eyelet.  This handy dandy power horse makes me understand the
    historically male fascination with tools.  I dig it.
  • The gift card tucks inside (under the punched slit) and runs vertically.

Stampin up rich razzleberry ornament punch

Stamp Set:  Delightful Decorations (116517)
Crushed Curry Textured Card Stock (115538), Crushed Curry (115319),
Basic Black (102851), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Whisper White (100730)

Ink:  Rich Razzleberry (115658), Jet Black Stazon (101406)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Bigz Top Note Die (113463),
Ornament Punch (116794), Eyelet Border Punch (113692), Slit Punch
(104388), 3/4″ (107217) and 1″ (109046) Circle Punches, Crop-A-Dile

Perfect Touch:  Merry and Bright Rub-Ons (116801), Basic Black 1/4″
Grosgrain Ribbon (109027), Jumbo Eyelets (108432, Pewter), Circle
Rhinestones (109110, Fire), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

This gift certificate is quick and easy and can be decorated for any occasion.

Stampin up delightful decorations gift card


  • Stampin up razzleberry lemonade designer series paper

    Create the gift card holder using textured card stock by scoring a 4″ x 7 7/8″ piece horizontally at 2 3/8″ and 5 1/8″.

  • Create a 2 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ wide belly band.  Score at 2 1/2″ and 4 1/4″. 
  • Punch a scallop border.  Note:  I
    tried running the border the distance of the belly band (7 1/4″) and
    score. Oops!  The scallops don’t line up in back.  So I cut it down to
    just run along the side in front.

Stamp Set:  Delightful Decorations (116517)
Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper (115675), Rich Razzleberry
Textured Card Stock (115538), Crushed Curry (115319), Whisper White
Ink:  Crushed Curry (115659), Rich Razzleberry (115658), Jet Black Stazon (101406)
Cool Tools:  Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Ornament Punch (116794), 3/4″ Circle Punch (107217)
Perfect Touch:  Basic Black 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon (109027), Circle
Rhinestone Brads (109110, Fire), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


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