Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Nifty Gift Giving: Happy Birthday Gift Card Envelope & A TUTORIAL

Hi Crafty Friends!  I'm so excited to share the first of four fun nifty gift giving projects with you!  I hosted my 1st Stampin' Up! class this past Saturday called "Nifty Gifties," and everyone who attended had a blast!  It was all about nifty gift giving ideas, and we created a variety of Stampin' Up! projects using the Big Shot.

For our first project, we made this adorable Happy Birthday Gift Card Envelope using the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies (page 49 of the Occasions Catalog in the "Returning Favorites" section).  

This die was first introduced in our 2014 Holiday Catalog, and thankfully Stampin' Up! carried it over into the 2015 Occasions Catalog!  

I don't know about you, but whenever I have to buy a gift, 99.9% of the time I buy a gift card.  It's hard enough for me to shop for my son and fiancé, let alone try to figure out what someone else might like for a gift.  So I like to give gift cards to my friends and family, so they can get what they want.

As you may have noticed, I borrowed my design from the Occasions Catalog on page 45.  I couldn't top that design, so I borrowed certain elements and changed a few.  

Although the Big Day Stamp Set is no longer available (it was a Sale-a-Bration free product), you could easily use one of our many other "Happy Birthday" stamps for your sentiment.  Just top it off with a swoosh from the Work of Art Stamp Set like they did in the Catalog.

  1. Die cut the Gift Card Envelope Thinlits Die from Crumb Cake Cardstock using the Big Shot.  Score and fold, but no adhesive is required.
  2. Cut a 1-1/4" x 6-1/2" strip of Whisper White Cardstock and emboss it with the Lucky Stars Textured Embossing Folder using the Texture Boutique Machine.
  3. Cut a 3/4" x 6-1/2" strip of Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper and adhere it onto the Whisper White embossed strip.  Use a strong adhesive such as Fast Fuse.
  4. Wrap the layered strip (the two pieces you adhered together in steps 2 & 3) around the gift card envelope and adhere onto itself, not the envelope.  Allow the strip to be snug but also slide on and off the envelope.
  5. Die cut a tag from the Chalk Talk Framelits Dies punching a hole at the end using the 1/8" Circle Handheld Punch.  Thread some Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine through and tie into a bow.
  6. Using a Mini Glue Dot, adhere the tag onto the belly band.  Punch some stars from Crushed Curry Cardstock using the Itty Bitty Accent star punch and adhere them with Mini Glue Dots as well.  You're done!

The belly band you see around the envelope slides off easily, so you can insert the gift card of your choosing once you are ready to give this little diddy to the lucky birthday girl or boy.  It's also perfect for graduations, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16's, Quinceaneras, weddings...and the list goes on!  It is so easy to make and will make a great gift in addition to the gift card inside!

Here's a video from Stampin' Up! showing you how to use your Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies.

You will find all of the products I used to create this gift card envelope below.  Order what you need by going to my Online Store or click any of the links to go right to that item.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Until next time, happy crafting!


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