Stampin’ Up! Encircled in Warmth Gift Card Holder

I arrived safely home yesterday from the Inkin’ Krew Stampin’ Retreat in Blue Ridge, GA with 11 wonderful projects from my team members to share with you. It was so much fun and a wonderful time of sharing and getting to know each other. We’ve already picked a date for next year! We would love to have you join our team and the event next year. I’d be glad to talk to you about it.

In the meantime, here is one of the projects. It was designed by my wonderful team member, Karen Ksenzakovic at Creative Stamping Designs. Enjoy!

The Paper Cuts

  • Basic White Cardstock:  1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (sentiment), 4″x 5-1/4″ (embossing), and 2″ x 4-1/4″ (bookmark)
  • Sahara Sand Cardstock:  4-1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card back) and 1-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ (sentiment layer)
  • Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper: 12″ x 5-1/4″ (card), 2-1/4″ x 6″ (env flap) and 1/2″ x 6″
  • Silver Foil Sheets: two smallest snowflake die cuts from Stitched Snowflake Dies

The Creating

With the Paper Trimmer, score the 12″ x 5-1/4″ Peaceful Prints DSP at 4″ and 8″. Cut from the top of the 4″ score line, diagonally to the bottom outside left corner. Add Multipurpose Liquid Glue along the bottom edge of the triangle panel and fold in to make the left pocket. Adhere the last panel to the Sahara Sand 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel.

Cut the 4″ x 5-1/4″ Basic White in half diagonally. Place the bottom right half in the Wintry 3D snowflake Embossing Folder and run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Save the other half for another project. Adhere to the right side of the DSP with liquid glue along the right and bottom edges to form the back pocket.

On the 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ Basic White, stamp the sentiment from Encircled in Warmth Stamp Set in Sahara Sand Ink. Cut using the 2nd largest narrow Stitched Rectangle Die. Adhere to the 1-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ Sahara Sand. Pop onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhere the snowflake die cuts with a few drops of liquid glue.

On the 2″ x 4-1/4″ Basic White, center and stamp the sentiment from Encircled in Warmth Stamp Set in Sahara Sand Ink. Cut the sentiment with the largest Tailored Made Tags Die and insert an 8 1/2″ piece of black Baker’s Twine, doubled…inserted in the hole…ends through the loop on the other side, to make the bookmark.

Adhere the DSP on the envelope flap and trim the excess with paper snips. Adhere the strip to decorate the front of the envelope. Add the gift card of your choice to the back, right pocket.

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