Healing Hugs Birthday Gift Card Holders

I’ve got two important birthdays this week. Courtney’s birthday (our DIL) was yesterday. This is the gift card holder I made for her.  Jen’s birthday is today (our daughter).

I recently received a gift card and thought I should make these for class. But they turned out to be perfect for Courtney & Jen. I might still do one for class.  Forgot to add that when you turn it so the short side is at the top, you need to score it at 1/2″ and 4 3/4″.

So the Healing Hugs stamp set was in my 10 ten of must haves. This flower uses a new kind of stamp for Stampin’ Up! Its called Distinktive. You might remember we had a set in Sale-a-bration that had this type of stamp. Now its beautiful just stamping it, you get a awesome image every time, but I wanted to kick it up a notch. I stamped it three times with Calypso Coral onto Whisper White cardstock. I cut one with the whole stamped image, and the other two I cut off a bit more, so it had the layers of a flower. Then I curled the layers and put each one on with Dimensionals. Turned out pretty, don’t you think?

I added that decorative piece on both sides of the gift holder. Its from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. You can see it on page 189 of the new catalog. I only used the piece on the end. The belly band is 2″ x 9 1/2″. I stamped the leaf image in Calypso Coral Ink onto Calypso Coral cardstock. Then I just put it over the gift card holder so the two ends meet in the front. The flower covers it up. Courtney’s card I needed to mail and I forgot to put the leaves I had stamped and cut out. So mad at myself……I finished it off with the Happy Birthday banner, stamp from the Detailed With Love stamp set and tucked it under the flower. I added a few of the Faceted Dots (page 197) & a double linen Thread bow. Don’t forget to stamp on your envelope. This is the gift card holder I made for Jen. I used Blushing Bride for the holder, and the belly band and flower are Flirty Flamingo. I remembered the leaves for this one and later added some Glitter Enamel Dots (Granny Apple Green, page 197). I also did the flap ends a bit different. I just received the Delicate Lace Edgelits (page 217) and thought they would be perfect. I like it. They die cut so perfectly and all the little bits fell out. Score!

I winked each layer of the flower with Wink of Stella. For Jen’s insert I used the retired Stylized Birthday and stamped another flower. The card slips right inside.Happy Birthday Courtney & Jen! Sorry we are not here to celebrate with you. (We are in Maui). We will catch up when we get home.

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Abstract Impressions Birthday Card

This is a card I gave Patty for her birthday last month. I always give her a couple of scones from Panera’s too. I decorated the box to match her card. Do you think I took a photo of the box? Nope, completely forgot. So here is the card. Kind of a different way to make a card. I started with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base and scored it at 5 1/2″. I cut a 2″ opening, so you end up with 4 1/4″ x 7 1/2″ for the top & 1 1/2″ on the bottom. I then used the Stitched Labels Framelits to attach the bottom to the card base. I told you I would be using this die a LOT. LOL

Make sure to add your Garden Impressions DSP before you add the die. I just used snail to add the die cut. The leaves were stamped in Shaded Spruce and stamped off and then stamped onto the die cut. The flowers are stamped with Calypso Coral, first stamped off for the solid image and full strength with the highlights. I added the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls to each flower.

I’m going to confess…….I stamped the sentiment crooked…..So I had to re stamp and cover up my boo boo…..the sentiment comes from the Perennial Birthday stamp set. Its actually on the inside of the card. Finished it off with a double Linen Thread bow.

Cutting Guide:

4 1/4″ x 11″ Calypso Coral, scored at 5 1/2″

2-1 3/4″ x 4″ Garden Impressions DSP

Scrap of Thick Whisper White cardstock for the die cut

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2018-2020 In Color Meets Abstract Impressions

This was another make n take at my Open House last week. Which is your favorite new In Color? Mine is Lovely Lipstick. Its kind of a pinky red. I’m going to show you a fun technique. Did you notice the new Big Shot Embossing Mats that are on page 221 of the new catalog? Look what you can do with them. Use your Dies to Emboss. How cool is that.  Make sure you save the packaging in case you forget how to make your sandwich.

I absolutely  LOVE these dies. You can get them in a bundle with the Abstract Impressions and save 10%.

You can see how beautiful the die embosses.  I just added a 2″ x 4″ strip of In Color DSP, half a Pearlized Doily and stamped the flowers from Abstract Impressions another favorite bundle. Make sure when you stamp the solid flower image you stamp off first, then stamp on the circle. Use the highlights full strength. It makes it look like you have two different ink colors. The final touch was a matching bow.

Thank you to Patty Bennett who showed us this technique at my Team Meeting last month. This is the make n take she brought for everyone to do.  She also used the Stitched Labels Thinlits. This is fast becoming a die that I’m using a lot. TIP: When you’re die cutting, put the die face up, then your cardstock, then a clear plate. Roll it back and forth a couple of times. Most all those little pieces come out easily. Also be careful when you separate the die from the paper. The pieces around where it cuts are really thin and tear easily.

Stampin’ Up! posted this video using the Embossing Mats.

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Patty’s card uses Grapefruit Grove as the card base, cut at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. The flower is from the Share What You Love DSP. We just cut a flower out and attached it to the die with a Dimensional. We also added a few of the black Rhinestones from the Faceted Dots.The sentiment comes from the Rooted in Nature stamp set. Its stamped with Mint Macaron.Please use this Hostess Code ZR3CS7C only if your order is under $150. Then you will receive the Stampin’ Rewards. You will also get a FREE gift with your thank you card from me when your order is over $150.