Jul 26 2015

Garden in Bloom Gift Card Holder

Today’s the today!  Create with Connie and Mary July 2015 Session is NOW AVAILABLE!  For my project, I used the Garden in Bloom stamp set and Cherry on Top Washi Tape!  I loved how it turned out.  But sorry, only subscribers can see that project.  But, I decided to make a matching gift card holder for sharing on my blog!  Make the project and add this little gift card holder as a bonus.  Or…use it just as a card with a “hidden” note inside!  Fun, isn’t it?  Can you tell what I used for a base?


Garden in Bloom 3


Need a hint?  Maybe the second photo will help…


Garden in Bloom inside

Can you tell now?  If you guessed a regular card sized Whisper White envelope…ding, ding, ding…you are correct!


Here are the details:

  • Fold a regular sized card envelope in half.  Open and cut off the flap on the right side of the fold.  I also cut off the side flap piece so I had a squared off look.
  • Add a strip of Washi Tape along the edge for a little decoration.
  • Inside, I stamped the Garden in Bloom three-step blossom with Pink Pirouette, stamped off Watermelon Wonder and full strength outline Watermelon Wonder.  The leaves were stamped off Cucumber Crush and outlined in full strength Cucumber Crush.
  • A 2-1/2 x 4 piece of So Saffron was cut for the note card inside.  I stamped the bee with Tuxedo Black Ink and the body with Crushed Curry, then hand drew the dots for the pattern of his flight.  You could use a gift card in place of this card…or use both!
  • On the front of the outside envelope, I added some more Washi Tape along the edge.
  • I cut a 2-1/2 x 4 piece of Whisper White, rounded the corners, then stamped the trio of flowers and leaves in the same way as the inside.  I added some Perfect White Accents in the center of the flowers for some extra bling.  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I also filled in the background of the flowers with some Pink Pirouette solid flower images.
  • The butterfly was stamped with Crushed Curry Ink.
  • Huge Congrats from Watercolor Wishes Card Kit was stamped with Tuxedo Black ink.


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One Person has left comments on this post

Jul 26, 2015 - 07:07:18
libbystamps said:

This is a clever idea! And, the Washi Tape adds just the right details!