Quick and Easy

Thursday, December 22, 2016
Hi friends!  I'm popping in with some quick and easy little gift card holders I made.  The only stamping is the Christmas Joy sentiment on a couple of them (from Beyond Measure).  I dug deep in my Christmas drawer and found these lovely Jolly by Golly papers from Cosmo Cricket from Christmases long long ago.

The Technique Lovers challenge over on Splitcoaststampers this week is the Easiest Ever Gift Card Holder tutorial by KellyJean Gettelfinger. She has an alternate version on her YouTube channel and I made mine from memory after viewing both, so mine are kind of a hybrid between the two styles, with a diagonal pocket for the gift card and then the 1/2" tab folds over the back with a glue dot to keep the whole thing closed and secret until opened. I wanted to use my slot punch for the closure, but couldn't find it.  Must be time for a thorough re-org in the stamp room!

I didn't take any photos of the inside, since my little loves were under foot and I'd already pushed their patience enough taking these photos.  So here are the individual photos. For this top one, I stamped the Christmas Joy sentiment in the corner with early espresso.  I sponged the outer edges of the designer paper with frayed burlap and also the stitched circle, which is part of the Springtime Stitches Die Set.  It is layered over an early espresso snowflake cut with a Darice die.  The reindeer woodcut was a find in the Target Dollar Spot this year. Love these sweet little reindeer and they seemed like the perfect accent for either masculine of feminine gift giving.

I wanted the golden tones of the paper in this one to shine, so simply added the sentiment and cut the snowflake from cream and added a bit of sponging and a vintage brad.

 For this one, I used the same reindeer ensemble as the first one, but tucked in a little tag as the sentiment, cut from the strip on the paper that tells the paper's name.  I made quite a few of these little holders, they're so quick and easy.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you were inspired. :)

Enabler's List
Stamps: Beyond Measure (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Jolly by Golly (Cosmo Cricket), early espresso (SU!), cream (Neenah)
Ink: early espresso (SU!), frayed burlap (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Springtime Stitches Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), snowflake die (Darice), reindeer woodcuts (Target), vintage brad


  1. These are wonderful! I pinned the tutorial video for next year and am restraining myself from digging under the tree and re-doing the presentation for my gift cards!

  2. These are really beautiful. Love the papers and those BIG snowflakes.

  3. Ah, someone else who has that old paper still around! I used quite a bit of mine this year at my card classes. It was time to get it "out of my drawer"! Your cards are cute!!

  4. Love them all, they are so pretty. TFS

  5. Perfect!! I know what it's like to "lose" something :-) just don't tell hubs!! Wonderful pic of you and the boys below! Merry Christmas!!

  6. Julee, these are beautiful, and I love the simplicity to really show off the sentiment and this great DP! Somehow it looks familiar, and I may have some somewhere in my room! Wishing you and all the fellas in your house a blessed and joyous Christmas! You have blessed me so this year! Hugs and love! xoxo


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