Welcome to Day 3 of my last minute Handmade Holiday 2015 Series!
I'm back with another year of last minute handmade ideas! Even with the craziness of the season I like to be able to add handmade touches to gifts for our friends and family. All this week I'll be sharing quick (an hour or less) Handmade Holiday ideas for cards, tags and gift wrapping sure to add that handmade touch we all love. Most ideas will include multiples (today I created a set of 4 gift card holder cards with matching envelopes)!
In addition to sharing Handmade Holiday projects all week, I am extending this year's series by two days for a total of seven days of inspiration! Plus, I am especially excited to share that after reaching out to several companies and online stores, there are amazing GIVEAWAYS each and every day plus a great coupon code from Ellen Hutson that you can use all week long at EllenHutson.com! Use coupon code handmadeholidays for 10% off all in-stock items between December 14-17.
CUTE GIFT CARD HOLDER CARDS W/ MATCHING ENVELOPES
On Monday, I shared a set of six small gift card envelopes perfect for gift giving. These work great when you can hand the recipient the gift. How about if you need to pop the gift card in the mail, though? Today I have a set of four small 4 bar sized gift cards with die cut gift card slots inside and matching envelopes. These cards make popping a quick holiday gift in the mail so very easy. When the recipient receives the mail they not only get a gift card to a favorite store but a cute handmade card!
To create the cards, I stamped the images from the Winter Friends Stamp Set on smooth white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored in the images with Copic Markers. I die cut the images with the coordinating Cold Weather Friends Dies. I added additional detail to the images with the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pens, Glossy Accents, the Sakura White Gel Pen, and the Sakura Black Glaze Pen.
I die cut frames for the 4 bar sized gift cards using two of the new Lawn Fawn 4 Bar Stitched Rectangle Dies. I kept both the frame and the inside solid rectangle and die cut snowy borders with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills Border Die. The frame is exactly the size to fit the entire front of a 4 bar card (4 7/8 inches x 3 1/2 inches).
I die cut another inside panel from watercolor cardstock and applied Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink to each rectangle. I spritzed each with water from a Distress Sprayer, let it sit for 30-60 seconds and then dabbed up the water with a dry paper towel.
Once the background was dry, I stamped greetings from the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Hellos Stamp Set with Lawn Fawn Black Licorice Ink. I adhered the snowy background to the center of a 4 bar sized gift card and adhered the snowy border along the bottom. I adhered one of the stamped, colored, and die cut images to the scene. I adhered the frame with foam adhesive for a lovely dimensional look. A scattering of Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear 4mm and 6mm sequins finish the outside of the cards.
For the inside of each card, I die cut smooth white cardstock with a Lawn Fawn 4 Bar Stitched Rectangle Dies and a Simon Says Stamp Gift Card Slots Die. I stamped an additional greeting from the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Hellos Stamp Set on the inside panel and then adhered the panel to the inside of the card.
For the matching Lawn Fawn 4 bar white envelopes I stamped a frame, bow, greeting, and snowflakes from the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Envelope Sentiments Stamp Set on the envelope using Lawn Fawn Lobster Red Ink and Black Licorice Ink.
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
To watch the creation of these gift card holder cards and matching envelopes from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:
S U P P L I E S
The letters below the thumbnails below link to stores where you can purchase the products shown in this post and video: SSS = to purchase from Simon Says Stamp, EH = to purchase from Ellen Hutson, SB.COM = to purchase from Scrapbook.com. Affiliate links used.
S I M I L A R P R O J E C T S
Looking for more gift tags, bags, and more ideas? Here are links to the 2015 Handmade Holiday Series projects:
- Day 1: North Pole Gift Card Envelopes with video (Don't forget to leave a comment on THIS blog post for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson Online Store.)
- Day 2: Vellum Gift Bags and Reindeer Tags with video (Don't forget to leave a comment on THIS blog post for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Lawn Fawn Online Store.)
Here are links to the 2014 Handmade Holiday Series:
- Gold Foil Monogram Gift Tags (video)
- Decorated Treat/Goodie Bags (video)
- Zipper Panel Gift Card Holder (video)
- Pretty Die Cut 3-dimensional packages (video)
- See Thru Santa Tags (video)
G I V E A W A Y
Please leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the Simon Says Stamp Store! Comment must be left by December 20, 2015, 11:59 CST.
Winners for the week will all be notified via email and posted on the blog on December 21, 2015.
A huge thank you to Simon Says Stamp for sponsoring the giveaway today!
Don't forget to use coupon code handmadeholidays for 10% off all in-stock items between December 14-17 at www.ellenhutson.com.