I love seeing cardinals flitting around the trees outside! We have a male and female that love our big tree right outside our family room! So, when I saw Stampin’ Up!’s Beauty of the Season stamp set, I knew I had to have it! I think I have all their cardinal sets! lol!
I made this up early last month to hold the gift certificate for my downline, Jane, who had Top Sales for the 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! year! She lives in another state and couldn’t make the downline recognition meeting last month! I love how easy this gift certificate holder is to make…use it all the time! I played around a little with my Blendabilities when making this, too!
Here are the details:
- The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 3/4″ and 4 1/4″. I rounded the corners of the flap and back with the Corner Rounder Punch and added a 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ strip of Nordic Noel Designer Paper across the flap. I used Sticky Strip on the sides to form the pocket.
- I cut a 3 1/4 x 5 1/4 piece of Whisper White and stamped the cardinal image with Tuxedo Black Memento Pad. I used the Real Red and Crumb Cake Blendabilities to color the bird. I also used the White Gel Pen to highlight the eye a little more. I used Daffodil Delight on the beak. I outlined the branch with Crumb Cake to give it a little more definition, too.
- I stamped the greeting with Tuxedo Black Ink on Crumb Cake and tore around it, then added it to the front.
- Inside I cut down the gift certificate slightly so it would fit in the pocket. It fits in a regular sized medium envelope.
It came together pretty quickly! I have some other ideas using this set that I need to work on!
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