Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps Christmas In July Blog Hop


Welcome to the Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps Christmas In July Blog Hop!  Today the Design Team along with some of our Affiliate Friends have teamed up to bring you this fun hop!

Before we get started I wanted to mention that we have an AWESOME prize up for grabs!!  Make sure to comment as you hop for a chance to WIN a $50 gift code to the Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps shop.  The winner will be announced on the SNSS blog on August 1, 2019.

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To change things up a bit I created something other than a card to share. One of my favorite gifts to give during the holidays are gift cards!  I don't know about you but I'm always looking for ways to package them up other than the plain envelope that they tend to come in or a plain store bought gift bag!

Here are two versions of a decorated sleeve I came up with. They are super easy and can be altered in many ways.  

The first one uses a simple bow to close it up. (For today's sample I didn't tie it closed but just around the front of the holder). I also created my own background paper but you could easily use pattern paper.


Here's a peek at the inside where I created a pocket to insert the gift card.  I decorated the inside but that is totally optional.

 Gift Card Holder Instructions:
  • Cut White Card Stock 4" x 8 1/2" (Score on the 8 1/2" side at 1 1/2" & 5", place thin piece of strong adhesive on outer edges of both sides of the 1 1/2" section to create the pocket for the gift card.
  • Cut Red Card Stock Layer 3 1/4" X 3 3/4" & 1 1/4" x 4"
  • Cut White Card Stock Layer 3 1/8" x 3 5/8" & 1" x 4" (Randomly stamp as shown or you can also use a piece of pattern paper)
  • Cut 2 1/4" Circle (Die Cut or Punch)
  • Stamp, Color & Fussy Cut Images from Winter Birds stamp set
  • Wrap gift card with ribbon and tie bow to create closure. 
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 As promised I have a second version with a little more detail.  For this one I created a belly band measuring 1" x 8" (I find it easiest to wrap around and then create my score lines and add a bit of adhesive to secure it.  Make sure not to wrap it to tight so it can easily be slipped on and off.)  
 
 

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Make sure to hop along to each of the blogs below and leave a comment at each stop for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop.  Good Luck!!
 
Sheri Gilson (You are HERE)

Happy Stamping!!

30 comments:

  1. I agree....gift cards need a little something special, and you have created such beautiful ways to present them. I love the stamped background and that round, crimson cardinal. So very sweet!

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  2. Wow, those cards are beautiful! I love your decorative sleeve ideas. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Such a pretty creation! And thanks for including the dimensions.

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  4. I love that you give a gift card a little face lift. :)

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  5. I especially like the second one. The leaves and berries, the bird...love

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  6. These are both just gorgeous!! I'm a birdie addict and the Cardinal is my favorite.

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  7. wow. Amazing card. This has been a super fun Christmas hop!

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  8. I love the vibrant colors you used on your gorgeous card!

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  9. You certainly made this gift card even more special!

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  10. Love the details on your cards and that cute red bird. TFS

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  11. Marisela Delgado said: AWESOME cards! We have succulents in the backyard and I couldn't figure out who or what was gnawing them up. Well, I finally saw the culprits......the Cardinals. They are so pretty that it's hard to get mad at them. =) mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  12. Great idea for the gift cards!! Love your designs.

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  13. I love the idea of the gift card I believe I will be using it this year thanks for sharing it. ❤

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  14. These gift card holders
    are so pretty and lovely
    coloring.
    Carla from Utah

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  15. These cards are fantastic!! I love the colorful, festive look and the creative way the gift card is included! Great idea that is both pretty and practical!!

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  16. This is so sweet. It’s gorgeous and functional. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Cute as can be! Love it...thanks for sharing!

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  18. Cute as can be! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  19. stunning ideas for gifting cards - thanks for the inspiraiton

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  20. Oh my gosh, those cute little cardinals are so cheerful and adorable!

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  21. Super cute project! Love it!

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  22. Pretty presentation ideas for the gift cards! Love the sweet cardinals!

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  23. Lovely cards Sherri. Both card are amazing... great backgrounds... the red cardinal looks very pretty as the focal point. The belly band is awesome!

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  24. I love this gift card holder! Beautiful holiday colors!

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  25. Wonderful way to give gift cards.

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