Hello and thanks for joining me today.
Today’s project was inspired my a swap I received at a Stampin’ Up! event, but unfortunately I don’t have the details of who made it so I can’t thank them for their idea and I can’t even remember when I received it. My memory really isn’t what it used to be, lol.
I used the super cute Let It Snow speciality designer series paper to make a Christmas version of their gift card holder…
The belly band slides down so you can lift up the top section to reveal the inside…
The insert pops up a little bit, which you can see better with a side view…
And the best thing of all is that this will fit into a standard C6 envelope ready to post or to conceal it until Christmas Day.
I used Real Red card for my base and insert. The main part measures 4 & 1/8 inches by 11 & 1/2 inches – this is scored at 2 inches and at 7 & 3/4 inches.
The insert measures 7 & 1/2 inches by 3 & 1/2 inches and is scored at 1/2 inch and at 5 inches.
The belly band measures 3/4 of an inch by 9 inches and I used Basic Black card for this.
The pieces of designer series paper for the front measure 3 & 7/8 inches by 3 & 1/2 inches for the top part and 3 & 7/8 inches by 1 & 3/4 inches for the bottom part.
Construction is really straight forward. Glue the 1/2 section of the insert to the top of the main piece with the edge lined up to the score line. I used my 2 inch circle punch to create a cut out on the bottom edge of the insert and then glued the 2 sides to the back to form the pocket. Nothing else needs glued, the belly band keeps it closed instead.
So simple but really effective.
All of the stamps I used come from the Snowman Season stamp set. I stamped the Merry Christmas on the belly band in Versamark ink, added White Stampin’ Emboss powder and heat set it.
The To & From and the sentiment inside are stamped in Memento ink.
I’ve listed all of the products used in today’s project below and you can click on any of the links to start your shopping. I would be honoured if you choose me to be your independent demonstrator. Please remember to use the Host Code if your order is under £150.
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