Monday, December 5, 2011


I finally remembered that I promised you a tutorial on the gift card my ladies did at my Stamp-A-Stack.  The idea for this card came from a RubberQueen make'n take (I just designed differently and changed measurements so it fit in a Stampin' Up Open End Envelope).  I would have had this posted yesterday, but no juice in my camera!  Because this is so lengthy, I’m getting right down to business (pick yourself up!). You can use the card to insert a gift card or picture(s), or both!!  That is why I love the design.  This is what you will be making (doesn’t look like much, but so cute in person).   

STAMPS:  Jolly Jingles Jumbo Wheel and Snow Much Fun
      6" x 8" Crumb Cake (card base)
      1 ½" x 6" Cherry Cobbler (punched with Scallop Edge Border)
      1" x 7" Cherry Cobbler (belly band)
      Two pieces of 2 ½" x 4" Crumb Cake (inside note cards)
      Whisper White (1 ¾" circle punch) and Cherry Cobbler (2 Round Tabs) scraps.
INK:  Black StazOn and Night of Navy

Markers (Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, & Marina Mist; Punches (Scallop Edge Border, 1 ¾" Circle, Round Tab, & 2 3/8" Scallop); Medium and Open-End (#107286) envelopes; Sticky Strip; Dazzling Details; and Dimensional.

Instructions 1 and 2
1. Score 6" x 8" Crumb Cake at 2 ¾" and 5 ¾". 
2. Fold so the long end (2 ¾") folds inside and the short end (2 ¼") folds down on top for front of card.

Instructions 3 & 4
3. Unfold and turn card stock to the front, with short end at bottom, to decorate.
4. On the short end (2 ¼") wheel the Jolly Jingles Jumbo Wheel in Night of Navy.
Instructions 5 & 6
5.   Punch the 1 ½” x 6” Cherry Cobbler Card Stock, using Scallop Edge Border Punch & adhere to front panel (short end).
6.   Stamp the long end top-fold (2 ¾") with Snow Much Fun Stamp Set and color with markers.

Instruction #7
7.   Seal a Medium Envelop and fold it in half. With the fold at the bottom, cut ¼" off from the top (gives you 2 pockets).
Instruction #8
 8.   Apply 3 pieces of Sticky Strip (approx. 2 ½") long to the front, center, and back of envelop – making sure each strip is centered in the middle (see picture). If you tape around the edges it will be too tight. Adhere to inside of the card.

This is what the inside will look like after attaching the pocket.
Instruction #9
9.   Assemble belly band using 1" x 7" Cherry Cobbler (I used small piece of Sticky Strip to tape together); punch a scrap of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock with the 2 3/8" Scallop Punch; and stamp the snowman on Whisper White scrap, punch with1 ¾" Circle Punch, and color with markers. I used a dimensional to adhere to belly band and used a drop of Dazzling Details on each scallop.

Instruction #10
10.   Stamp one of the 2 ½" x 4" Crumb Cake note cards and leave the other note card blank to adhere the gift card. You can use these note cards to attach pictures also. For class purposes, I had them stamp one of the note cards so they could adhere a picture over the top when they got home if they wanted. Punch 2 Round Tabs from scrap Cherry Cobbler Card Stock and adhere to tops.
Finished card on outside and inside.

Wow, there must be an easier way to add instructions than the way I just did.  I sure hope with all these pictures that I didn't leave anything out -- if nothing else, I think these are over-kill!!  However, if for some reason I did, please let me know so I can edit this post.  Thanks for hanging in there!!

Until next time,
"Most people don't realize that writing is a craft.  You have to take your apprenticeship in it like anything else."  --  Katherine Anne Porter


  1. Wow! Great job on the card and tutorial. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Rose Reynolds
    Burleson, Tx

  2. This is a very cute gift card holder. Thanks for the multi-step set of directions.

  3. Great Tutorial, Sandi. I am going to case this for my girls Xmas Gifts and son-in-law. I will have to get of my butt and start it tomorrow. Great Job. TFS