Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!
This month, the theme is Last Minute Gifts/Cards to inspire you with your holiday list. We really hope that you will enjoy all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
The best last minute gift is a gift card, and you can personalize it with an easy-to-make gift card holder. I make these every year, and it always feels fresh with new designer paper, stamps, and die-cuts.
This year, I chose two colors of cardstock, Real Red and Garden Green, to coordinate with Painted Christmas Designer Paper. This fabulous paper has been on sale, and the last time I checked, it was still available.
Cut 8 1/2″ X 11″ cardstock into one piece that is 7 3/4″ X 10″. With the 7 3/4 side at the top, score at 6″ and 2 1/2″, then cut in half at 5″, making two gift card holders.
It helps to have the right tools, and Stampin’ Up’s Paper Trimmer is my favorite for measuring, cutting, and scoring.
To decorate the gift card holders, 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 Basic White Cardstock for the sentiment on the inside, 4 3/4″ X 1 1/2″. “Merry Christmas” is from the Ringed With Nature Stamp Set.
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.
Cut the bands 7 3/4″ X 1″. Score 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.
Decorate the bands with cute gnomes, cut with Gnomes Dies from red, green and white cardstock, and Painted Christmas Designer Paper. The nose is Basic White Cardstock, colored with an Ivory Stampin’ Blend.
Glue the band with the raw edge in front, and cover with your glued gnome. This keeps the back looking smooth and pretty.
Thanks for stopping by. In honor of Mama, who always made sure a turkey picture was taken.
More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on January 11th when our theme will be Sale-A-Bration Time. The design team will showcase projects made from Sale-A-Bration items.
Until then, have fun in your craft space.
Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art***YOU ARE HERE***
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
- Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
- Lori Webb at Clever Copies
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
My December Host Code Gift
Type the current host code (found beneath my profile picture) in the box provided, on your order of $75.00 or more, before tax and shipping, and I will send you the Raindrops Embossing Folder in January. This is from the new January-April 2023 Mini Catalog.
Have fun shopping the Last Chance Items and Clearance!
And, don’t miss out on FREE SHIPPING day tomorrow. It’s Thursday, December 15, and one day only!