Tuesday, December 11, 2012

12/11 Sweet Original Design Gift Card Holder Template, Stampin' Up! ~ 25 Days of Christmas Day 23

Good Morning!

Do not adjust your monitors!  I'm back!  I know that I have been MIA and I've started getting emails, lots of emails, {wow} asking where I am!  Well, I'm here!  (Thanks for writing!)

I have been working like a mad person with the holiday crunch, a workshop for my friend Kelci this past Sunday.  An ornament class, 10 handmade ornaments and 25 original gift card holders for the local florist who needed some things for her holiday stroll this past weekend.  I'm here, but I'm working like crazy!

Did I mention that I made over 100 Christmas cards last week for my clients and friends and I'm working on getting them in the mail this week.  For some of the cards, I even made the envelopes!  :)

Alas, but no partridge in a pear tree, thank goodness!  {chuckle here}  I wouldn't know how to take care of one!  :)

I have been busy, and I know my blog was a little neglected.  Rest assured I have SO much left to share with you!  This little prized project was one of the projects from my workshop this weekend.   All the ladies at the private class will be getting the pattern in their inbox for taking the private class/workshop.

For this simple gift card holder, I got a picture in my head, drew it out on cardstock, scanned it, redrew it in adobe illustrator, then saved it as a PDF.  Then I was able to print it out on cardstock and cut and score where I put the specific lines.  Now, it's VERY easy to put together.  Just cut on the solid lines and score on the dotted lines.

You'll need a piece of velcro to keep the box shut, or you can just make a belly band out of paper, or tie a ribbon on to keep it closed.  Super duper easy peasy!

When we assembled it this weekend at the workshop, we used the new trimmer from Stampin Up.  In some cases we could cut, then score without even moving the paper, the way the holder is designed.  This project went very quick in class even though I only have one paper trimmer.  Click here to shop in my store for this cutter and for a short video to show how it works

Now ~ I can show some more examples when I get down to the florist and snap a photo, BUT, if you want, you can substitute some of the tags from SU and they fit across the top of the gift card holder perfectly and can become the top of the box.  You would THINK I planned it, but it just worked out to be the exact same size.  Isn't that funny?  I will get you some pictures of that.

This designer paper is just gorgeous!  I had a bunch left over from the breast cancer event, and now, I'm almost out!  :)  In fact, I'm almost out of every ounce of designer paper!  I've been a busy little crafter I guess. 

The ornament was cut from a different pattern of the DSP, It's called Natural Composition Specialty DSP.  It comes already embossed.  I just added some ink with a sponge dauber and wiped the excess with a paper towel.  I cut the ornaments out with my framelits, and I was off to the races!  :)

Would you like to get this gift card pattern?  Well, I'm giving it for free with every $25 purchase this month.  So you get the pattern AND you get to shop!  Love that!  :)  For those of you who already made a purchase with me this month (minimum $25), check your email for the pattern!  I've already emailed you the PDF.  {I also send a thank you card in the mail for every online purchase, so you should look for those as well, they've all been sent}.  For the template, just print it out using your printer, cut on the solid lines and score on the dotted lines.  I put mine together with tombo liquid glue, but you could use red line sticky tape if you have that on hand too.  You can print this onto any card stock you happen to have laying around.

For those who choose me as your Stampin' Up! demonstrator, a big thank you to you!  I'm working on getting my cards in the mail over this week and next week so please watch for them and I'll see you very soon.  I've been a very busy stamper so I have LOTS to share!

Tonight is my monthly team gathering and swap.  We are swapping cards and scratch tickets!  Maybe we will all get some extra stamps for Christmas! :)  

I hope to see you again here tomorrow!  Same bat time, same bat channel!  :)  I WILL finish the 25 Christmas projects (even though I've started playing with my preorder stuff for January already! :)

Big hugs to you all,
Selene Kempton, Creative Coach

Sr. Manager
My Stampin' Up! Store / 25 Days of Christmas Projects!