Welcome back to another monthly cross country CASEing adventure with Karen Hallam in CA and myself here in PA. Just in time for holiday gifting, this month our theme is gift card holders. I really enjoy making these and have a good supply for several occasions on hand. Gift cards are always a welcome present and a one of a kind, handmade gift card holder makes it all the more special.
Today’s gift card holders feature one of my all-time favorite holiday bundles from Stampin’ Up!: the Poinsettia Petals bundle. I paired it with the retired Plush Poinsettia Specialty paper.
Of the two, this is my favorite. I love these pretty, soft colors of Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam. The poinsettia is cut in Shimmery White card stock and is sponged with Petal Pink ink for some subtle color. The sentiment is heat embossed with silver embossing powder and hand cut.
The inside sentiment is also from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.
While the pink card is my favorite, I’m still so pleased with this more traditional card. The Plush Poinsettia paper is backed with gold foil to highlight the pretty pattern. The flower is cut from Red Velvet paper and the leaves are cut from Mossy Meadow card stock. The sentiment is heat embossed with gold embossing powder and hand cut.
I created matching envelopes for each. However, since the flower makes them pretty bulky, I will not be mailing them.
Materials & Measurements
- Basic White Thick card stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 3 1/2 x 9 and a 4 1/4″ x 1/4″ strip for the inside of the smaller front panel.
- Silver Foil: 4″ x 3 1/2″ and 4″ x 1 3/4″
- Petal Pink card stock: 3 7/8″ x 3 3/8″ and 3 7/8″ x 1 5/8″
- Plush Poinsettia DSP: 3 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ and 3 3/4″ x 1 1/2″
Inside Sentiment Panel
- Petal Pink card stock 5 1/4″ x 4″
- Basic White card stock: 5″ x 3 3/4″
Gift Card Pocket
- Silver Foil: 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″
- Petal Pink card stock: 3 1/8″ x 2 1/8″
- Plush Poinsettia DSP: 3″ x 2″
- Use a small circle punch to create an optional notch.
The measurements are exactly the same for the red card using Real Red card stock and gold foil.
If you’ve come from Karen’s blog, thanks very much for making the trip for travel East. If you’ve started here, please head West to check out Karen’s gift card idea HERE. I know you’ll love it!
Until next time…