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Monday, November 21, 2011

How to Gift Card Holder with Treat

To make the Gift Card Holder you will need the following supplies.
Card stock 4in. x 12 in. base
Card stock  3 1/4in. x 2in   for inside  for outside 3in x 3 3/4in
Wide Oval PunchSimply Score
Sticky Strip
Stamp set and ink to decorate
test tube
mini m&m's

Score 4 x 12 card stock length way at 3 1/2 in, 4 1/4 in. 4 3/4 in and 8 3/8 in

Step 2
Between the 3 1/2in  and 4 3/4 in score marks go down from top of card stock 1 1/2 in and cut a slit. Do the same from the bottom going up 1 1/2 in. This is to be the slots that the test tube will go through to be held in place.

Step 3
Fold card stock at 8 3/8 score mark in towards 4 3/4 in  score. 

Step 4
Go from bottom of card stock of what you just folded in step 3 and make a mark 2 1/8 in up. Also at the 8 3/8 in fold make a mark 3/4 in from fold that hits the 2 1/8 in mark. See photo.

Step 5
Cut the square out that was made in step 4.

Step 6
Use the wide oval punch to make a half circle in the middle of where you just cut.

Step 7
Use sticky tape and tape the 3/4 in flap down and the card stock that is up against the 4 3/4 in score mark.

Step 8
Stamp and decorate the card stock for the outside and inside.

Step 9
Tape the inside card stock above the oval cut out, to decorate the top.

Step 10
Use sticky strip to go around the outside of card and place ribbon on top of this. Then mount the decorated card stock to the front.

Step 11
Fill test tube with m & m's and put gift card in.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Stampin' Up! Stars Gift Giving Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Gift Giving Blog Hop, if you are following the Holiday Gift Giving Blog Hop you should have come from Carey Rogers Blog Pedstamper's Stamping Tree House. If you did not come from Carey's Blog and would like to start from the beginning here is the Stampin'Up! Stars Holiday Blog Hop . This month we are focusing on ways to give gifts.

I have an adorable gift card holder that also gives a little gift of candy. 

This is what the outside looks like. I used Real Red and Always Artichoke colors before I knew that they are actually making red and green mini m&m's. The last time I used the little test tubes, they didn't make them. Now for the inside.

Without gift card.

With a card, sorry I don't have any gift cards.

I got this idea from another blog, I think. I found the directions when I was looking around for ideas for a gift card class. Thanks to the creator.

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Now for one more little treat that you can give out to co-workers, especially when there are quite a few. I will be giving these out at the school I work at since there is about 60 people.

I am so glad that Stampin'Up! now carries these cellophane bags!! Can you believe it for $2.50 you get 50 cello bags, what a deal. I decorated the top with scallop punch, dsp paper, sorry retired, but great use for scraps, and the pumpkins came from the standard size roller "Fall Harvest " and the stamp set "Always Thankful" from the Holiday Mini. It is the little pumpkin on the ground by the wheel barrow. The coloring was done with Stampin'Up! Markers.

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Now it is time for you to continue on to the next SU' Stars Holiday Gift Giving Blog Hop, You are heading to Deborah's blog Thoughts of a Grasshopper. Have a great time blog hopping.