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Colour Creations: Gray Granite Pocket Card with a hidden surprise inside!

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Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Tonight we are featuring Gray Granite!!!

I have made a Pocket card, but it’s no ordinary Pocket card as it has a hidden surprise inside. Read on to find out more!

The Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper is the feature, along with the Dashing Deer bundle. You may recognise that deer from a recent card I made. I had stamped a few extra and it was perfect for this card too.

The full instructions are written below, but I used the Envelope Punch Board to make this and added the Circle Tab Punch pull tab to the card inside.

Pocket Gift Card for Christmas 2018 using Stampin Up Dashing Deer, Festive Farmhouse DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia.JPG

Can you see what may be inside?!! Yes a gift card.

Pocket Gift Card for Christmas 2018 using Stampin Up Dashing Deer, Festive Farmhouse DSP by Kate Morgan Australia.JPG

The belly band is created with the Scallop Tag Topper punch and held together with White Baker’s Twine. I stamped the sentiment in Gray Granite on white card and used the Everyday Label Punch to cut it out, but it was too big, so I cut it down at the top and bottom! A piece of Whisper White card is added to the back of the insert to add your message.

Pocket Gift Card for Christmas 2018 using Stampin Up Dashing Deer, Festive Farmhouse DSP by Kate Morgan Australia..JPG

I can see I will make quite a few of these for Christmas gifts this year!

Instructions on how to make your own Pocket card:
To make your own pocket card with secret gift card inside, use the envelope punch board and make an envelope using 7½” x 7½” card, scored at 3” on EPB.
Cut off the top flap. Do not glue it together until the card insert is made and inserted.
Card insert: 3½” x 7” score a 2”.
Place Tear & Tape along the side edges of the flap only and fold up to create the pocket for the gift card.
Using the Circle Tab Punch cut x 1 in the same cardstock colour.
Using the ¾” circle punch, cut 2 x DSP. Glue these to the circle tab punch piece.
Fold in half and glue it to the top, centre of the card insert.
Now that the card insert is inside the envelope, you can glue the flap to hold it together.
Cut a piece of DSP 7½” x 2” and punch both ends with the scallop tag topper punch.
Wrap it around the card and tie together with a piece of 11” baker’s twine.
Decorate as desired.
You can leave it loose like a belly band or glue it to the envelope to hold it in place!

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Christmas, Designer Series Paper, Gift Ideas, Occasions & Sale-a-bration, Stampin' Up!, Techniques & Tutorials

Merry Christmas! Impossible Gift Box

Dear Crafters,

Merry Christmas to everyone! It may not quite be Christmas Day where you are, but here in Australia it is Christmas morning, my kids are up and going through their Christmas stockings, waiting patiently (haha) for all the adults (we have my inlaws staying here too) to wake so they can open the rest of the presents under the tree! It’s such a magical time of the year ♥

Today I can finally share this little gift box idea inspired by Julie DiMatteo of The Paper Pixie. I made one following Julie’s video tutorial, but it wasn’t tall enough to fit in a gift card, so I played with the measurements and came up with one that was slightly taller, and you know what, I did it!!!

This box is called the Impossible gift box and when you see it, you think, how on earth do you make that? But, once you have made one, you will be quite surprise and fall in love with it too!

So, the one on the right is using Julie’s measurements, and the one on the left are my altered measurements!

Impossible Gift Box using Stampin Up Party Pandas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia 3D DIY.

I wrote the names of my niece’s on the letter held by the pandas, so no need for additional gift tags!!! Winning!!!!

Impossible Gift Box using Stampin Up Party Pandas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia 3D DIY

What I love most about these boxes, is that the lid isn’t a separate piece which can get lost. It is all in one and you lift the top of the box to open it and fill it up. See the pictures below as to the mechanism of how it opens, just so clever! I was able to fit a gift card, lip gloss and some Christmas chocolates into each one before closing it up again.

Impossible Gift Box using Stampin Up Party Pandas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia 3D DIY closed  Impossible Gift Box using Stampin Up Party Pandas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia 3D DIY half open  Impossible Gift Box using Stampin Up Party Pandas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia 3D DIY open

Unfortunately, I cannot supply a full list of product used, as many are retired and this is the perfect time to use them up when making Christmas gifts, however, the Panda stamp set is going to be available from 3rd January as one of the Sale-a-bration stamp sets, along with the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper used on that same project! The Lemon Lime Twist ribbon will also be available on 3rd January in the Occasions catalogue!

Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page on 3rd January 2018.

Click here to watch how Julie made her impossible gift box!

My measurements for the taller box are:
Base card 9” x 8¼”
Score on 9” side at 2”, 6”, 7”, 8”
Score on 8¼” side at 2”, 4”, 6”, 8”

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Gift Card Holder

Dear Crafters,

Gift Card Holder #stampinup

Today I share a couple of gift card holders (cased from Claire Daly) which are very simple to make.

You can create 3 of these from 1 x A4 sheet of cardstock by cutting it vertically at 7cm x 29.7cm!

I used the Lots of Labels Framelits to die cut the end of the card, then score it at 3-1/8″ and 7-3/4″.

Emboss the opposite end to the framelit cut end and adhere Stampin’ Up! Tear and Tape to create a pouch. (This tape can be cut vertically so you have a very thin strip, otherwise the gift card won’t fit in!)

Create a belly band that slips over to hold it shut and decorate however you like. I have used the 2-3/8″ Scallop circle punch and added some embellishments. The ice-cream is the Sprinkles of Life stamp set which can be found on the back page of the AC.

Gift Card Holder #stampinup

and here it is open with the gift card inside!

Gift Card Holder #stampinup

Please leave a comment below if you like my card today.

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Gift Card Holder with EPB

Dear Crafters,

Today I share with you some gift ideas created using the Envelope Punch Board (EPB)!

I am using Crisp Cantaloupe and Strawberry Slush cardstock as they are my favourite 2013-2015 In Colours and I will be so disappointed when they retire shortly.

Gift Card Holder EPB Mini Post It Note Holder

The base card is Crisp Cantaloupe with a layer of Strawberry Slush then some Designer Series Paper Stack called All Abloom.

Here is the Gift Card Holder in the closed position.

Gift Card Holder with EPB

Open it up and you get this!

EPB Gift Card Holder  EPB Gift Card Holder

I love the All Abloom DSP Stack and the little sentiment on the punched labels and the flower with the rhinestone finishes it off!

Gift Card Holder with EPB

I also made a Mini Post It Note Holder in the same colours!!!

EPB Mini Post It Note Holder

I would love you to comment below with your thoughts on these projects.

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JAI#202 ~ Just Add Stripes

Hello Crafters,

If you saw my blog post yesterday, it was of some gift card holders and so I thought I would create another one today for the Just Add Ink ~ Just Add Stripes Challenge!

I used the Envelope Punch Board to create the tabs for closing this gift card holder. I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to create the background stripes, stamping one way and then the other, giving it more of a tartan look. I stamped the Five Way Flower stamp in Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi ink on white card and punched out with the scallop circle punches. Then used dimensionals to give them a lift between the layers and a brad on the top. 

The ribbon is Whisper White Taffeta and I coloured it with the Wild Wasabi ink pad before adhering to the card and making a bow to stick on the front.

JAI#202

Here it is open!

JAI#202

Did you see the embossed stripes of the insert holding the gift card?!!!

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