Sep 30 2009

Simple Seasonal Thanks Gift Card Holder


I knew immediately when I saw this Simple Seasonal Thanks stamp in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini what I wanted to do with it.  Every year, I make my Snowman gift tags for Christmas.  This stamp is a perfect size for a gift tag!  Of course, the greeting in the center wouldn’t work, so I just customized my stamp and cut the greeting out before I mounted it.  I saved the greeting in case I ever wanted to use it…but now I have the perfect snowman!

And I can’t believe I forgot to post this card!  It was my Control Freaks card for the Holiday Mini Catalog Swap I did back in August!  It has a surprise inside…it is a GIFT CARD HOLDER!

The Real Red base of the card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Then the Bermuda Bay cardstock is 4 x 11, scored at 2 3/4 and 8.  The top piece flips up and down…the bottom piece folds up and is adhered on each side, leaving it open for the gift card to slide in.  I decorated the top flap with Christmas Cocoa Designer Paper (I used the snowflake side for my swaps…this was my sample).  Then stamped and cut out 26 snowman (TV work!)  Each snowman I colored the hat and scarf with my Real Red and Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Markers and the AquaPainter and added some white stitching on the hat with my White Gel Pen.  Oops…forgot about his cheeks!  I used Stampin’ Pastels.  I added two Vintage Black Mini Brads for the charcoal "buttons" on the front and stamped the greeting from Sweet Season stamp set in the empty spot on his belly!  He is secured to the top flap only on the top half of his body.


I could not get a good picture of the inside with the snowman flipped up…my camera focus went crazy.  But this is the bottom inside of the card.  Right above the Merry Christmas sign is the pocket where you place your Gift Card (below my watermark).  I stamped Merry Christmas from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Basic Brown on Sahara Sand cardstock and punched it with the Modern Label Punch.  I cut a slice of Chocolate Chip cardstock for the post.  And tore a piece of Whisper White cardtock to make the snowpile…I added Crystal Effects along the top of the snow and added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  I had a lot of fun making these!

So…what do you think?  Like it? Leave me a comment!


Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370), Simple Seasonal Thanks (111548), Sweet Seasons (116471)

Cardstock:  Whisper White (100730), Bermuda Bay (115317), Real Red (102482), Sahara Sand (105328), Chocolate Chip (102128)

Inks:  Bermuda Bay Classic Ink pad (115655), In Colors Stampin’ Write Markers (116329), Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker (100053), Basic Brown Classic Ink (104315)

Accessories:  Vintage Mini Brads (109109), Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer paper (116770), Paper Snips (103579), Crystal Effects (101055), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023), White Gel Pen (105021), Stampin’ Pastels (105542)


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4 People have left comments on this post

Sep 30, 2009 - 11:09:59

This is adorable! Especially love the way you made his cheeks pink and the snow shimmery.

Sep 30, 2009 - 01:09:53
Julie A. said:


This is such an adorable card. I love every detail:)

Sep 30, 2009 - 10:09:47
Sharon said:

Very creative and cute card.

Sep 30, 2009 - 10:09:44
Kay Kalthoff said:

Connie – this is sooooo super cute! I LOVE what you did with that snowman and the little sign on the inside of the card is adorable!! I feel a case coming on . . . too bad I don’t have that snowman!!