Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “Layer It Up”  – showcasing our favorite Designer Series Paper and embellishments.  You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.


I can’t let a year go by without making my favorite gift card holder! And, every year it gets a fresh look with new Designer Paper.

By Su Mohr for Pals Nov Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Wrapped In Plaid DSP, Pine Tree Punch, Stampin' Trimmer, gift card holders; #christmasgifts #giftcardholders #christmasgiftcardholders #handmade #handcrafted #diy #plaidpaper #bloghops

Gift Card Holders


This year, I chose Wrapped In Plaid Designer Paper, which has 48 sheets, 4 each of 12 double-sided designs, 6″ X 6″. You can mix and match to your heart’s content!

To coordinate with the DSP, I used three colors of cardstock: Shaded Spruce, Cherry Cobbler, and Night of Navy.



Cut the 8 1/2″ X 11″ cardstock into two pieces that are 7 3/4″ X 5″.  Score at 6″ and 2 1/2″. 

I didn’t use the strip on the left, but the 7 3/4″ X 1″ strip at the bottom becomes the band around the gift card holder.

The band is scored at 6 1/8″ and 2 1/2″. You want that extra 1/8 inch on the scoring, so the band will slide off and on easily.



Cut two pieces of Designer Series Paper: The bottom front is 4 3/4″ X 2 1/4″. The top front is 4 3/4″ X 1 1/2″. 



Cut one piece of Whisper White cardstock for the sentiment on the inside, 4 3/4″ X 1 1/2″.

Use a circle punch to make a finger slot in the middle of the bottom front.

Attach a piece of Tear & Tape to each side of the bottom (inside), and close, sealing your pocket.


Since this Blog Hop is all about layering Designer Paper, I added strips of DSP to the bands, and topped them off with a tree. It was fun punching the trees with the Pine Tree Punch, which I layered for thickness.

TIP: Glue the band with the raw edge in front. This will be covered by the tree, which keeps the back looking smooth and pretty.


The Pine Tree Punch comes with the Wrapped In Plaid DSP in a Bundle. The order number for the Bundle is 151143, which gives you a 10% savings! One of my favorite papers in the pack is the design with the tree that matches the punch.


More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Please click to leave a COMMENT HERE.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 11th, for our Retirement Fun Fold Party when our Design Team showcase projects using retiring products from the Holiday Catalog with a fun fold card. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  3. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  4. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  5. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  6. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  7. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  8. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  9. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  10. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  13. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  14. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  19. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  20. Leah O’Brien at Ink, Paper, Stamps, Oh My!
  21. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  22. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  23. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  24. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink


I used Stampin’ Up’s new Paper Trimmer for measuring, cutting, and scoring. As a demonstrator, I purchased it in October. I’m excited to say, it’s now available for everyone! 


You can purchase the Paper Trimmer, as of Nov. 1, along with all the Gift Card Holder supplies. Clicking on the pictures in my Product List below will take you to my store for shopping. Thank you for visiting!

Product List



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