Gold & Plaid Gift Card Holder With Video Tutorial!

Christmas Gift Card Holder by Peggy Noe

More gift card holders! We always need them, right? Today’s is a fancy version of one I made last week. It has a gorgeous Gold Foil Detailed Band to hold it closed, with a sentiment on top.

Christmas Gift Card Holder Plaid Pretty Paper Cards

The gift card holder is made using the basic pattern in the video tutorial below:

For today’s project, use Night of Navy card stock for the base and Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper. Here are the measurements for cutting the paper. Night of Navy card stock: cut one piece 8-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ and score at 2″ and 6″; Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper: cut 3 pieces (all 3-1/4″ wide): piece (1) 3-1/4″ x 1-3/4″; piece (2) 3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″; piece (3) 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4.”

Pretty Pointer: when using a plaid paper. be careful as you cut your pieces to be sure the plaid lines all line up when the project is finished 🙂

Christmas Gift Card Holder Plaid Peggy Noe

The Gold Foil was cut using the largest of the Detailed Bands dies. The left band edge was secured to the top flap with Tear & Tape. Put a few dots of Multipurpose Glue under the left 1/3rd of the oval to secure it to the top flap. The right edge of the band simply folds over the base.

To make the sentiment, use the stamp from the Cup of Christmas stamp set (being discontinued on January 2nd ~ get it while you can) in Night of Navy ink on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla card stock; cut out with the oval die in the Detailed Bands Dies set.

Christmas Gift Card Holder Cup of Christmas Peggy Noe

The Detailed Bands Dies are really beautiful. I recently got them myself and LOVE them!


 

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Darling Christmas Bookmarks!

Stampin' Up! Christmastime Bookmarks by Peggy Noe

Have you ever thought of making bookmarks as small Christmas gifts? They are fun and easy to make, and work really well to mark pages in catalogs ~ especially Stampin’ Up! catalogs! 🙂 My customers received these little cuties in the mail with their new Mini Catalogs!

Christmas Book Marks by Peggy Noe - Stampin' Up!

I don’t know about you, but I’m always needing a bookmark. I use them in my paper planner, and in various books I’m reading. It’s nice to have one handy. And I’m sure others would like to have a little bookmark handy also!

For these I’ve used the Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper, but you can use any designer series paper you have on hand, holiday themed or not. The sentiment is one I just love from the Cup of Christmas stamp set. Again, use any sentiment you like. These bookmarks can be given as gifts any time of the year!

Stampin' Up! Book Marks Peggy Noe

The bookmarks are so quick to make. Using the Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer, cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 2″ x 8″ and score at 4.” Cut a piece of the designer series paper 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4.” Fold the bookmark in half using a Bone Folder and adhere the dsp to the front of the base using multipurpose glue.

Christmastime is Here Book Marks Stampin' Up! Pretty Paper Cards

Stamp the sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White card stock in Lovely Lipstick ink. Cut out with a circle die from the Stitched Shapes dies. Adhere to the front of the bookmark with a Stampin’ Dimensional, and you’re done!

These would be great to give to your book club, your reading friends and family, and to slip into a card or a Christmas stocking!

Stampin' Up! Bookmarks - Peggy Noe

If you would like a new Stampin’ Up! 2020 Mini Catalog, please email me at peggy@prettypapercards.com.

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Pals Blog Hop: Retirement Fun Fold Party!

Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for our Retirement Fun Fold Party  – showcasing our favorite products from the Holiday Catalog that will be leaving us forever. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Stampin' Up! Cup of Christmas Fancy Fold - Peggy Noe

My favorite retiring item is the Cup of Christmas Bundle (the stamp set and the Cup of Cheer Dies). A cup of warm coffee, tea or hot chocolate with whipped cream makes me feel like the holidays, especially when there’s a candy cane in it! Today’s card is a fun z-fold card that shows off this bundle. 

The colors used on today’s card are Mint Macaron, Lovely Lipstick and Whisper White. I really LOVE these colors together!

 
The Whisper White card base is cut at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and scored at 2-1/8″ and 4-1/4.” Cut 2 strips of Subtles Designer Series Paper (a Mint Macaron piece), one at 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″ and the other at 4″ x 5-1/4.” Adhere them as shown. Cut 2 Whisper White pieces at 3″ x 4.” and one Lovely Lipstick piece at 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4.” Adhere the Lovely Lipstick piece to the front of one of the Whisper White pieces, then adhere both to the right half of the front fold of the card as shown.
 
Stampin' Up! Cup of Christmas Z Fold - Peggy Noe
 
Using Lovely Lipstick ink, stamp the cup outline stamp on a scrap of Shimmery White card stock. Take an Aqua Painter, mix a few drops of water with a small bit of Lovely Lipstick ink, and very lightly watercolor the cup, being careful to stay well within the lines. Let dry and then cut out with the coordinating die.
 
Cut a Pearlized Doily in half and adhere it to the lower portion of the Lovely Lipstick piece with tiny dots of Multipurpose Glue. Adhere the cup over the doily using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
 
Stampin' Up! Cup of Christmas Card - Peggy Noe
 
Apply White Embossing Paste to a scrap of Whisper White card stock in a manner that looks like frosting or whipped cream. While the paste is still soft, cover with Ice Stampin’ Glitter. Lightly press the glitter into the paste and shake off the excess. Set aside to dry. Trim the card stock very close to the dried paste, creating a little piece of whipped cream 🙂 Slip the lower edge under the top of the cup and adhere the piece with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Cup of Christmas Card - Pretty Paper Cards

Using the two candy cane dies in the Cup of Cheer Die Set, cut the base of the candy cane from Whisper White card stock and cut the stripes from Lovely Lipstick card stock. Adhere the stripes to the base using dots of Multipurpose Glue. Slide the bottom portion of the candy cane under the whipped cream piece and adhere with a few dots of Multipurpose Glue.

Stamp the sentiment on a scrap of Lovely Lipstick card stock using Versamark ink; cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set with a heat gun. Snip the sentiment out with Paper Snips and adhere partially over the cup (use a Stampin’ Dimensional on the left side and Multipurpose Glue to adhere it to the cup).

Stampin' Up! Cup of Christmas - Peggy Noe

Tie a tiny bow out of 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon in Call Me Clover. Adhere to the handle of the cup with a Mini Glue Dot.

Adhere the remaining piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside of the card as shown. Stamp a sentiment of your choice from the set (I like them all) in Lovely Lipstick on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock. Punch with a 1″ Circle Punch and adhere at the top portion of the Whisper White piece.

Download my FREE Step-by-Step PDF Tutorial for this card by clicking the box below!

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 8th, for our Time to Sale-A-Brate blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects using brand new products from the new mini catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  7. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  8. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  9. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards  <<<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!
  12. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’

 

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NEW VIDEO: Easy Holiday Gift Card Holder!

Stampin' Up! Holiday Gift Card Holder created by Peggy Noe
At this time of year we always need cute gift card holders. Today’s project is an easy gift card holder and the measurements and a video tutorial are included 🙂

The main elements for this project are card stock and designer series paper. I’ve used Very Vanilla card stock and the pretty Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper. 

You will need two pieces of Very Vanilla card stock: one 8-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ scored at 2″ and 6″; and the other, a scrap piece measuring approximately 4″ x 2.” You’ll need three pieces of designer series paper: (1) 3-1/4″ x 1-3/4″; (2) 3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″; and (3) 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4.” Round the top two corners of the 2″ top flap of card stock using the Detailed Trio Punch. Also round two corners of one side of the smallest piece of dsp Adhere the pieces of designer series paper to the back side of the Very Vanilla card stock using Multipurpose Glue.

Stampin' Up! Gift Card Holder created by Peggy Noe

Holding the card stock with the dsp to the back and the small 2″ flap at the top, fold up the lower section to create the pocket for the gift card. Apply Tear & Tape to the inside left and right sides of the lower section to adhere it in place (see video).

Stampin' Up! Holiday Gift Card Holder created by Pretty Paper Cards

The hole for the ribbon was punched with the Detailed Trio Punch, and the 1/8″ Lovely Lipstick ribbon was run through the hole and around the gift card holder to be tied in a little bow.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Gift Card Holder created by Peggy Noe

The Merry Christmas sentiment from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set was stamped on a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock using Lovely Lipstick ink. (NOTE: the Perfectly Plaid stamp set is carrying over into the spring! It’s such a great set.) It was then punched out with the Everyday Label Punch and attached to the front flap on each edge with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The ribbon was threaded under the label and tied in bow as shown above. A Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dot was added to the label for a bit of bling!!

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Welcome December With a Fun Christmas Banner!

Stampin' Up! Christmas Wreath - Peggy Noe - stampinup

I’m welcoming December with a handmade Christmas banner! I’ve hung the banner on a wreath that is on the barn door entrance to my craft room. I like to display how the pretty Stampin’ Up! papers and ribbons and stamps can be used for seasonal home decor. Today’s banner is made with the gorgeous Christmastime is Here Suite.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Wreath - Pretty Paper Cards - stampinup

The banner (or what is sometimes called a bunting) is created with five tags tied onto a piece of Real Red Curly Ribbon. You can hang your little banner any place, on a mirror, on the Christmas tree, over your kitchen sink…the possibilities are endless! Let it bring you a bit of holiday cheer!

Stampin' Up! Christmas Tags - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Here is one of the tags. The backing for each tag is a 4-1/4″ x 2″ piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock punched on the top with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Each tag has a 4″ x 1-3/4′ piece of the Christmastime is Here Designer Series Paper adhered to the card stock. Also, at the top of each tag is a die-cut piece of Gold Foil. The die used is a swirly corner die from the Roses Dies. This piece was glued to the top of the tag with tiny dots of Multipurpose glue, making sure that the top center opening of the die-cut piece goes over the top hole on the tag. This allows you to run some Linen Thread through the hole and tie it onto the Real Red Curly Ribbon.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Banner - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Each tag is decorated with items from the Christmastime is Here Suite. The tag on the left above has a rose which was fussy cut from a piece of the dsp. The rose is attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals over a few pieces of Gold Foil punched with the Sprig Punch. The tag on the right has a piece of Gold Foil cut with the lattice-looking die that is part of the Roses Die set.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Tags - Pretty Paper Cards - stampinup

The tag on the left above is the one I put in the center of the banner. The backing on this one is different – to make it stand out. It was cut from a piece of Gold Foil to highlight the gorgeous piece of Designer Series Paper (another sheet of the Christmastime is Here dsp). A sentiment from the Christmas Rose stamp set was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink and punched with the Timeless Label Punch. The tag on the right has a little rose bud which was fussy cut from another piece of the dsp. It’s sitting on some leaves punched from Gold Foil and some of the dsp using the Leaf Punch. A sweet bow tied from Garden Green Double-Stitched Ribbon was attached with a few Mini Glue Dots and some Gold Glitter Enamel Dots were added for bling!!

Stampin' Up! Christmas Wreath - Pretty Paper Cards - stampinup

I’d love to hear what you think. Would you use a little banner like this? Where would you hang it?

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