How to Make a Gift Card Holder with the Snowman Season Bundle – A Club and Free Card Kit Project!

How to Make a Gift Card Holder with the Snowman Season Bundle – A Club and Free Card Kit Project!


Hi stamping friends! Melissa Kerman here
with Melissa’s Crafting Treehouse. Today’s project is a gift card holder
made with the snowman season stamp set and the coordinating punch. I’ll also be
using the let it snow specialty designer series paper. On my blog you’ll find
dimensions and a complete supply list with links to my online store. There’s a
link to that post in the video description below. So this was one of my
three Club and free card kit projects for November/December 2019. Now this gift
card holder is really simple and easy to put together. It’s essentially a piece of
cardstock that measures four and a quarter by eleven and then it’s scored
at four and a quarter inches from both ends and five and a half in the middle.
We’ll fold on the score lines to create the little pocket in the center. So let’s
go ahead and get started. So I’m gonna start with preparing some of the pieces
that go on the front of my card. So I’m punching out a starburst with my
starburst punch out of real red cardstock and then I’m going to use
memento black ink to stamp the Hat for the snowman or the snowman hat. Now this
is a very important little detail here. You will need to stamp the Hat upside
down so at the top of the Hat is close to the edge of your cardstock and that’s
specifically so that you can actually reach that part of the punch, most easily,
when you go to punch it out. So here’s my punch I’m just going to quickly show you
how it fits in. So you can see this is the easiest way to do it. If I had
punched on the side of the cardstock or punched it right-side up it wouldn’t fit
quite properly. So now I’m gonna start with my coloring. I didn’t punch out that
hat quite yet because it’s a whole lot easier to color it and be able to hold
on to the cardstock with your finger. So I’m just coloring in that whole, the
outside of the Hat with my dark smoky slate blends alcohol marker. And I’m
doing a little bit of shading but this is a very small element so it’s subtle.
And then I’m going to use a couple of my Stampin write markers starting
with my real red for the berries on the Hat and then I’m gonna use my coastal
Cabana marker for the band across the front, and then last but not least I’m
gonna use my shaded spruce marker for the little leaves on the Hat. And here I
am punching it out you can see it up close. Now I’m gonna set those two pieces
aside and start by working on my sentiment piece. And I’m going to use my
memento blacking for that as well. I’ve got a strip of cardstock here that’s
measured so that I can stamp it and then punch off the ends using my triple
banner punch. Now I went ahead and stamped my sentiment in what I thought
was the center. And then as you can see I’m pushing up the edge in the inside of
that banner punch, punching it out. And what I found was that it wasn’t quite
exactly centered when I stamped it so I decided to go ahead and stamp on the
back side so that it would be more centered. Now all the elements are
finished for the front of my card so I’m gonna start working on the card base and
constructing the gift card holder pocket. So first of all I’m just going to fold
my cardstock in half and make sure the corners meet up and burnish that middle
fold. And now I’m taking my classic label punch and I’m using my finger along the
right hand side to hold and brace the positioning of the punch so that it ends
up being even on both sides. And when I’m doing that second punch I’m trying to
make sure that the line of the punch on the right, lines up with the previously
punched line. So now I’m just folding on the other two score lines, making sure the
corners line up again, and then burnishing those two folds. Now I’m going
to attach my piece of designer series paper to my real red panel. Now this
is a specialty designer series paper so it has glittery elements on some of the
patterns. And I’m going to be attaching this real red piece of cardstock to my
gift card holder front using stampin dimensionals. Now as soon as this is
attached to the front of the card I’ll begin the actual construction and
assembly of the inside pocket and I’m going to be using multi-purpose liquid
glue and I’m going to use it quite sparingly. As you can see here I’m just
putting a little bit of glue on two of the smaller sides of one side and then
one of the long sides. I’ve used my multi-purpose liquid glue sparingly for
two reasons. One, I don’t want it to ooze out and make a mess and I also don’t
want to use so much that I seal the pocket shut. I want to make sure that
there’s enough room in there to get the gift card in there and the glue doesn’t
come in too close to the center. So now all I need to do is assemble the front
of the card. So I’ve started with putting stampin dimensionals on the back side of
my red starburst punched piece, and on the back of the sentiment piece. Now I’m
going to put two layers of dimensionals on my hat because I want it to stand up
a little bit higher than the sentiment. So now I’m just gonna fiddle a little bit
with the placement of my pieces and I’m going to go ahead and attach my sentiment piece to the red starburst punch piece, and then attach my hat just above
the sentiment. And then I’m just going to bring in some rhinestones to place a few
strategically on my little focal piece there. Now I’ve got a little stamping to
do on the inside of the gift card holder. I’m gonna start with my memento black
ink and stamp the sentiment, and then I’m gonna come in with my coastal Cabana ink
and stamp a few snowflakes as well. And last but not least, I just need to attach
my little focal element to the front of the card and I’m all done. I hope you’ve
enjoyed my project today and will be inspired to go make your own
gift cards at home. To learn more about my clubs and free card kit program click
on the link in the video description below. If you enjoyed this video please
give it a thumbs up, share it with friends, and subscribe to my You Tube
channel. Thanks so much for spending some time with me today and happy crafting!

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