Gift Cards Galore

Hi friends!  Happy Wednesday!  Today I've got a little gift packaging to share with you.  When I saw Alma's new Gift Card Envie CutUps, I immediately had to order one.  After all, it's the purrrrrfect size to fit a gift card, and the die both cuts and scores in one pass through the die cut machine, so they're a breeze to put together!  I love giving (and receiving... grin!) gift cards, as well as dressing them up a bit, so the recipient still knows I was thinking of them.

The front two envelopes are done with double-sided designer paper and the back two are done with regular cardstock.  All stamps are from the J*lly H*liday set by The Cat's Pajamas.  The sentiment flags are all hand cut to custom fit the stamps.

For this first envelope, I stamped the sentiment, added the ornament (colored with Copics), then used the Snowflake CutUps as a wreath.  The holly is cut with circle punches then layered onto the die cut and accented with a little Stickles and some Bubble Pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty.

The next envelope is pretty similar, but I used some rusty jingle bells and some chocolate toffee metallic dream string to accent the snowflake die and colored the jingle bell stamp to look a little rusty as well.  A little stardust stickles on the snowflake gives it just the right amount of sparkle.

Next up, I used some cherry cobbler cardstock for this one.  To dry emboss the envelope, I simply folded the two side flaps underneath to fit the envelope in my embossing folder, then ran it through the Cuttlebug.  This will end up with the two flaps de-bossed, but they are almost entirely covered up by the other flaps when you finish assembling your envelope, so it's not noticeable at all.  Here I layered two of the snowflake cutups together for a nice fluffy wreath, then accented with red flatback pearls and stardust stickles.

For this final envelope, I embossed the cream card stock with a Tim Holtz snowflake embossing folder, then lightly inked with Antique Linen distress ink.  The snowflake cutups is cut out in cream, then I swiped my Versamark pad over the whole die cut and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  The snowflake stamps are stamped in Early Espresso, and then stamped again with Versamark and embossed with Iridescent Ice.  I accented each with a smoked topaz Czech rhinestone for some extra sparkle.

Last, but not least, a few of my gift cards were generic and didn't have the amount on them, so I pulled out the Nightie alphabet set from The Cat's Pajamas and made some little tags for the gift cards.  I then just used circle punches to cut them out in coordinating colors and attached with mini paper clips from Tim Holtz.

Whew!  That was a long post.  I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed making these little gift card holders.  I know the recipients are going to love them!  Have a fantastic day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Enabler's List:

Stamps: J*lly H*liday, Nightie alphabet set (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper: DP from My Mind's Eye, Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi, Sage Shadow, Cherry Cobbler (SU!), Natural White Classic Crest (TCP)
Ink: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress), Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler (SU!), VersaMark, Copic markers
Accessories:  Gift Card Envie CutUps and Snowflake CutUps (TCP), rusty jingle bells (Frost It Pink), embossing folders (Sizzix), Stardust Stickles (Ranger), Bubble Pearls, smoked topaz Czech rhinestone, red flatback pearls, chocolate toffee metallic dream string (Pizzazz Aplenty), Iridescent Ice embossing powder (SU!)


  1. These are just stunning! Thanks for sharing them. :)

  2. This are fabulous!!! Love them all, especially that fabulous TCP snowflake :) I'm sure they willbe ooohed and aaaahed over when received.

  3. These are so pretty. Love them all. They would be fabulous gifts.

  4. Oh my gosh- I am always wanting what you use from TCP. I have wanted that darned snowflake forever- I might just have to break down- and that stamp set is so darned cute.

  5. These are amazing Julee!! LOVE them all! :)

  6. Stunning. Just Stunning. And so clever to add the amount to the gift card! You are so clever!

  7. Julee!!! These are 'head shaking' wonderful! Cannot wait to replicate! (I think I should make that into a t-shirt!).


  8. Darn it! I just ordered the snowflake die and didn't even look at the stamps, but now I have to add this set to my wish list. Thanks a lot, Julee ;)

    Gorgeous gift card holders!!

  9. So gorgeous Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  10. Beyond fabulous - just like you, Miss Julee! LOVE what you've done here (especially that snowflake wreath - Genius!).

  11. Gorgeous gift card holders! That snowflake cut up die is awesome and I'll need to order that after the

  12. This is amazing!!! I love them all

  13. At a loss for words....okay, that's a fib!!!! Wonderful!!! Love everything....the die was a must have for me tooo...and how you finished them..perfect!!! Hope you and Mark and the little ones are enjoying the new house....thinking you're in but, could be wrong!!!

  14. Gorgeous!!!! Had to have that die myself!!!


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