Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Gift Card Fun
I’m sure I can’t be the only one who sometimes sees part of a framelit set and has absolutely no idea what it’s for! There are a couple of small speed bump shaped pieces in the Lots to Love Box Framelits and there were suggestions that they were to cut thumb notches in the box – which was a strange way to do it, a punch would be quicker and easier. Turns out, they’re to create notches to hold a gift card, a much better idea and one that I was thrilled to discover 🙂
I’m guessing they’re meant to be used with the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes that fit inside the box, but really they could be used on anything you wanted to attach a gift card to – so I’ve created a little set of all-purpose, ready-to-go cards just waiting for an occasion and a gift card 🙂
I did use the new narrow note cards and teamed them up with the fun Bubbles & Fizz DSP ( a FREE Sale-A-Bration choice) and the Tabs for Everything stamp set which has sentiments and images just the right size for these little cards.
A strip of Bubbles & Fizz DSP ( 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ ) was attached to the front of each note card and a small greeting was popped up using dimensionals on top. I mixed and matched a few images and sentiments from the Tabs for Everything stamp set to create my greetings and cut them out using the second smallest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
A smattering of shapes from the Metallic Enamel Shapes added a little sparkle and are the only embellishment on these simple cards.
I used the same DSP pattern as the front (cut to 4-3/8″ x 2-3/8″) on the inside and used the Lots to Love Box Framelits to create my gift card holder piece. I did think about cutting just the back of the card, but liked the extra pattern inside and if I messed up it was only a piece of paper and not the whole card.
To make it quicker to cut each gift card holder piece I made a template from cardstock where I worked out how far apart to position the dies, made them even and cut off the extra from the ends afterwards.
Then, when I wanted to cut a new gift card holder I simple centred my template on the DSP, put my dies into the die cut areas and attached them with some washi tape to the paper only, removed the template and they were ready to run through the Big Shot and I was guaranteed that they’d be perfect every time.
Tip: Washi tape is quite sticky initially and can tear your paper after it’s gone through the pressure of the Big Shot. Make sure to remove some of the stickiness each time you use a new piece.
I decided to line inside the envelope flap with a circle of the same DSP to dress them up a little as well. I know that the 2-1/4″ Circle Punch is the perfect size for these, but as I don’t have that one yet I used my Circles Layering Framelits instead and the 5th largest one was a perfect fit 🙂
Stampin’ Up! have made a short video demonstrating the Sure Do Love You Bundle and towards the end show how to use those little pieces to create a gift card holder. I made my template the same way as they did, I just cut the ends off so I could put the dies in the same spot each time without measuring and I can use it over and over again.
I hope you liked my little card set today, I’ll definitely be making more of these for my husband to use at work, as they give gift cards regularly and am thinking of using them for some team/customer rewards as well 🙂
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