Friday, 22 December 2017

Seasonal Chums Gift Card Holder

Hello, Crafters.

I had a leisurely time yesterday afternoon, bagging up the rest of my customers' catalogues, which are now in the postal system waiting to be delivered ......hopefully on 27th. December, 2017!

I'm looking forward to start playing with new products, but I just can't get into them while I'm still looking forward to Christmas!

This gave me a dilemma about what project I could do to share with you, until my brain clicked into gear, and I decided on gift card holders! 

I have three to make, so I decided to share the first two with you, and to give you precise instructions in case you're in the same boat as me. 

I haven't signed the gift tag yet, nor shown the actual gift card, just in case the intended recipient sees my blog. This is highly unlikely, but better safe than sorry!

I started with a piece of Pool Party Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Christmas Around the World DSP cut to 8" x 6".

I had to be careful which way I cut this as the design on the reverse has a right way and a wrong way!

Using my Score Board, I scored on the horizontal side at 2 1/8" and 5 7/8"; then I turned to the vertical side and scored at 1/2" and 5 5/8". 

As far as the DSP design is concerned, it's at this point to make sure the 1/2" score line is on the top of the gift card bag.
I cut off the four scored corner rectangles, and slightly mitred both sides of the two remaining tabs.

Next I folded on all the score lines, and used Tear and Tape, to adhere the back seam, and also the bottom seam. 

My plan for closing the top flap was to use one of our Gold Binder Clips. 

Using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, I punched a total of approximately 18" of Whisper White Cardstock (CS), so I could decorate top and bottom, back and front of the bag.

I cut the ends so that they matched each other, which meant they didn't quite reach the end of either side, but they were close enough and I was happy with the way they all looked! 

On the front of the Gift Card Bag - the side without the centre seam, I adhered a Gold Foil Snowflake. 

For the sentiment, I chose the A GIFT FOR YOU stamp from the Add a Little Glitz Stamp Set, and heat embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder, on a piece of Whisper White CS. 

I die cut the sentiment using the oval no. 2 die from the Stitched Oval Framelits Dies, and adhered it to a die cut scalloped oval I made using the Layering Oval Framelits Dies no. 3. 

Then I adhered the sentiment in the centre of the Foil Snowflake using Tombow.

To make the gift tag, I took a 2" x 4" piece of DSP to match the bag, and a piece of Whisper White CS the same size. 

After I'd adhered them together using Tombow, I put them aside to allow the glue to dry while I created the reindeer. 

I used the stamp from the Seasonal Chums Stamp Set, and stamped it onto Crumb Cake CS using Basic Black Archival Ink. 

I coloured the reindeer with Marker Pens: Crumb Cake for the horns, body spots, tails, hooves and inside ears; Real Red for the Nose and Bow; Wink of Stella Gold Glitter Pen for the bell round his neck!
I used a fine tip black marker pen to draw in the eyes and eyebrows.

It was at this stage I decided I didn't the red on the reindeer, so I stamped another one on Crumb Cake CS, using Basic Black Archival Ink. 

I coloured the ribbon in Pool Party, and the nose in Crumb Cake, and after I'd fussy cut the three pieces, I used Tombow to adhere them to cover up the red bits I didn't like! So very much nicer! 

I punched the top of the tag using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, and I used my corner rounder for the bottom two corners.
After I had cut the two reindeer apart from each other, I adhered the back-facing reindeer in place in the top right-hand corner using Tombow, and then the front facing reindeer in the bottom left-hand corner using Mini Dimensionals.

To finish off, I put a length of the 3/8" Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon through the tag and clipped it in place using the Binder Clip.

I took a  shorter length of the same ribbon, and tied a bow round the ribbon where it goes through the tag. 

I'm really pleased with how this bag turned out, and I'm sure the recipient will like it, too. ☺

I'll be videoing this for Sunday, because my thinking is that if doing this job so close to Christmas, they'll be plenty of others in the same boat! 

It will also be easy to change the tag so this idea is suitable for anytime of the year.

Please let me know if you're just as happy for me to share 3D projects with you here as you are with cards, or would you rather that I kept to cards only.

Today, I'll be making two more gift card holders, one of which will be another video, but that one will have to sit on the back burner until next Christmas! 

Until tomorrow, happy crafting. 



  1. Merry Christmas, love watching your videos. The 3D items are always so easy to grasp as I am a visual learner. Love the Poppin Box, have made so many of them. Thanks far sharing your time with your blog fans. Seletta

    1. Hi, Seletta. And thank you for being a blog fan, too! ☺ I'm so pleased you enjoy my 3D projects; like you, I'm a visual learner too! Merry Christmas to you and your family. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. I love your 3D projects Jan! Please keep them coming as well as your cards :) Thank you x

    1. Hi, Anonymous. I'm glad you enjoy the 3D projects as well as cards. It'll be my pleasure keeping them coming! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.