Stampin’ Up! Z-Fold Holiday Gift Certificate

Stampin up stampinup stamp it punch catalog holiday gift card certificate big shot window frame framelits diesSometimes I have to keep my holiday cards a secret . . . at least until after Christmas if they contain a Stampin’ Up! gift certificate from a customer’s husband!  Sweet guy, no?  Now that the holiday has passed, I can share the pix and details!

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I began this Z-Fold Card with a 5 1/2″ x 12 piece of card stock.  Stampin’ Up! Very Vanilla comes in 12 x 12.  Perfect!

Score the short distance of the card stock with a Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool at 2″, 4″ 8″ and 10″.  The Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper for the left and right panels was cut to 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ and the center to 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″.  Here’s a helpful video based on a mini Z-Fold Card but is a good visual.

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Merry Mini Punches and the Window Frames Framelits Dies from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog really put the pizzazz in the sentiment.  I used the Festive Paper Piercing Pack that coordinates with the Window Frames Dies.  Could any technique with this much WOW! be easier?

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Stampin up stampinup stamp it punch catalog holiday gift card certificate big shot window frames framelits dies

Stamp Set:  Greetings of the Season (Wood-Mount 128030, Clear-Mount 128033)
Paper:  Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (126904), Very Vanilla 12 x 12 Card Stock (124301), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Crumb Cake (120953), Lucky Limeade (122926)
Ink:  Lucky Limeade (126984)
Cool Tools:  Merry Minis Punch Pack (126882), Window Frames Framelits Dies (129021), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Festive Paper Piercing Pack (127857), Paper Piercing Tool (126189), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)
The Perfect Touch:  Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon (120992), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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  1. This is just so beyond beautiful — words fail me!

  2. Cathy from Illinois

    Great husband!! and she gets to be the hostess too!! Love your gift certificate holder!

  3. Carol Carriveau

    wow-wee!!! Beautiful and yes, what a sweetheart husband! Loving the design and of course colors you used…..the belly band is fabulous!

  4. What a fabulous gift to receive and such a wonderful looking gift card to present it in. You do such a great job on everything you make. Hugs, Becky

  5. Mary This card and gift certificate is so adorable. I love it. Merry Christmas.
    You are amazing. Love the card and love your talent. You make stamping so much fun.

  6. I love this, Mary. You are SO very talented. I’d love to get together with you sometime and pick your brain for ideas! Thanks for sharing your lovely ideas for all of us to see!

  7. No, she does not have me turn in the card. She has made several gift certificates for my husband to give me at Christmas over the last few years and they are amazing!!!!!

  8. Beautiful idea! A great idea for a wonderful gift.

  9. Love the card! What a great way to present a gift.

  10. Love all the hard work you put into this… Beautuful!!!

  11. I want a card like that – I’m tell my husband this year for next year!!! LOL I just received a check this year – but that’s the next best thing!!

  12. Susan Mac Donald

    thank you for sharing such an elegant card; another case in the works!!

  13. Love this.

  14. Patti Collins

    How lucky you are! Very special gift. 🙂

  15. Beautiful card!! What a SWEET husband!! I hope Mary doesn’t make you turn in the card when you redeem the certificate! 🙂

  16. I’m tickled and pleased that you hopped in here, Barb. You have a wonderful husband and I’m so happy you enjoyed the card!

  17. Wow, this is awesome! You’ve given me an idea for next Christmas!!! I just love your cards and your designs; please keep them coming.

  18. I love the way this looks. The band makes it look like a present. Thanks for the great idea!

  19. Can I borrow your hubby next year? Just kidding. Have fun!!

  20. What a nice card and the gift shows you go above and beyond what anther Stamp’n Up demonstrator would do!!!!

  21. I love this card. Can’t wait to try it. What a great giveaway. Have a
    Happy new year

  22. Very pretty card Mary. i will indeed be making one like it for next years gift cards.

  23. I am the lucky wife who received this gift certificate and I want everyone to know the card is gorgeous!!!!!

  24. Fabulous gift and a clever way to share it.

  25. HOLY MAN do I feel bad handing over that gift certificate to my customers husband this session without making a beautiful card like this. You packaging is SO PRETTY. Maybe we can get together some day and you can give me a private lesson on to make this. SIMPLY GORGEOUS Mary. I’m sure this customer SCREAMED when she opened her husbands gift – WOW!

  26. Wow, Mary! This is really a very special card! Absolutely stunning! TFS!

  27. WOW, did someone order that for ME?? This is beautiful!

  28. WOW!! what a fantastic gift!!! and the card is gorgeous. I love this type of fold, it’s always a conversation piece, specially if it contains this great gift.

  29. kathy/NorthCarolina

    This is such a great design, and I love the belly band!

  30. What a great gift!

  31. Awesome technique!

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