Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winter Post Set Sampler- Gift Card Holder

Last year I saw this project on several blogs, so when I got my own Big Shot you can bet it was one of the first things I made! It's so simple - just cut two Top Note pieces from card stock for the front and back covers. Lay them together and punch a hole near the top center with the large oval punch. Stamp as desired. Trim a miniature lunch bag so that it's just shorter than the Top Note pieces. Use Sticky Strip to attach to the inside faces of the covers. Punch again to remove the bag that shows through the original holes (doing it this way reduces the number of the layers you have to punch at once, which is much easier on your hands!). Tie closed with wide striped ribbon. (Confession: I bought extra of the red stripe last year, ha ha, so you may want to vary the color scheme for the project to match this year's options - although I think it would be cute stamped in red with the chocolate chip ribbon. So, thinking ahead to when the mini catalog expires on January 4... do you have plenty of silver and gold elastic cord? 'Cause you're gonna see it throughout the year in other contexts and YOU WILL WISH YOU DID.) Finally, stamp the "December 25" element onto Naturals Vanilla and punch out. Add a 1/16" hole and thread gold elastic cord through, then tie onto striped ribbon.

There you have it!


All supplies Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Winter Post
Ink: Real Red classic
Paper: Kraft and Naturals Vanilla CS
Large Oval and Designer Label punches, Gold Elastic Cord, 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Sticky Strip (miniature paper bags purchased locally)


Roben-Marie said...

Cool idea! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

So cute. The ribbon is perfect.