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Add Sparkle and Joy This Year with Handmade Holidays

To say 2020 has been a year unlike any other is the understatement of, well, the year! We’ve had to regroup and adapt to a new way of doing things but perhaps the hardest has been social distancing. We are a social people by nature and at this point I think even introverts like me have had enough. We want to gather with our loved ones and celebrate the holidays but again 2020 has thrown us a curve ball! So, if we can’t be there in person to celebrate together, we can at least create handmade items to send and share with our loved ones to let them know how special they are to us.

Handmade doesn’t have to be fancy or elaborate – sometimes simple is best. And I’ve got a super easy gift box you can make from just a half sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ card stock. Just a few scored lines, some quick snips, fold and glue. Viola! you have an adorable little gift box to use for gift cards, cash, sweet treats, or any little trinket you want. Your family and friends will be impressed with your creativity and touched by your thoughtful kindness. And let’s face it – we could all use a little more kindness this year.

Quick and Easy Gift Box

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Learn how to make this easy gift card holder

As summer fades into fall, the holidays can’t be far behind! Get a jump on your holiday preparations by making a few of these easy gift card holders for everyone on your list.

Gift Card Holder featuring Snowflake Splendor Suite

The card shown above features the lovely new Snowflake Splendor Suite from Stampin’ Up! which you can purchase here. You can always change up the colors of the card stock and designer series paper to match what ever holiday or event you want. Measurements and directions are below. Be sure to check out my YouTube video tutorial here.

SNOWFLAKE SPLENDOR GIFT CARD HOLDER – SUPPLIES

  • Night of Navy card stock 11” x 4 ¼” scored at 2 ¼” & 5 ½”
  • Whisper White card stock 5 ¼” x 4” (for inside)
  • Purple Posy card stock 3” x 4”
  • Whisper White Label (Everyday Day Label Punch)
  • Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (DSP) 2 ¾” x 3 ¾”
  • Snowflake Splendor DSP 4” x 1”
  • Blue Adhesive Backed Gems (3)
  • Snowflake Spendor Ribbon– about 24”  
  • Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Stampin Dimensionals
  • Tear & Tape
  • Stampin’ Seal

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Stamp design on 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White and adhere to card base
  2. Adhere 4” x 1” DSP to right side of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White
  3. On left side of card, fold over at 2 ¼” score line so pocket is on the inside of the card
  4. Use Tear & Tape or liquid glue along each edge and press down, creating pocket for gift card
  5. Adhere Purple Posy card stock to front of card
  6. Adhere Snowflake Splendor DSP on top of Purple Posy layer.
  7. Stamp sentiment on Whisper White Label
  8. On DSP (on card front) lay down about a 1” strip of adhesive (centering top to bottom)– this will help hold the ribbon in place
  9. Fold ribbon in half and attach to card front along strip of adhesive you placed in Step 9
  10. Add Dimensionals to back of Whisper White label and center over Ribbon on card front
  11. Tie ribbon in a bow on right side
  12. Add Blue Adhesive Backed Gems to card front