Christmas Gift Card Holder Bag | Spellbinders Past Club Kits

Hey guys! Spellbinders is having a promotion right now on some of the past club kits so I thought I would use some of them to make this really cute Christmas gift card holder.

The kits that I am using are the For You Gift Card Holder (from April 2019) and the Festive Wreaths Slider Card (from June 2019) Click here to check out the promotion! Be sure to log in if you are a club member to see even bigger discounts! (Promo ends 10/20/19)


I cut the front and back of the holder out of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and folded along the score lines. I then added double sided tape to the flaps that the folding created and stuck the two halves together. I cut the handle out of a lighter weight white cardstock and glued it on with liquid adhesive. I used tweezers to hold it in place while the glue dried.


Next I die cut the insert for the holder out of red cardstock and fan folded some white wax tissue paper. There is a die in the kit to cut paper to look like tissue paper, but I thought it would be fun to use real tissue paper. The insert has a little slot that you put the wax paper through and a flap that folds down to secure it (see video). I then die cut the slots for holding the gift card into the insert.


There is a cute little tag in the gift holder kit and I cut that out of red cardstock and glued a snowflake on it. The snowflake comes from the Festive Wreaths kit. I then tied the tag to the handle on the holder with red and white twine.

The Festive Wreaths kit comes with three little snowflake dies and I cut a bunch of them out of white and glitter white cardstock. I drew a circle onto the holder using a die as a template. I then used that circle as a guide for gluing down all the snowflakes.


For the sentiment I picked out a stamp from the Tiny Words Christmas stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I embossed it in white onto some slate cardstock, cut it down into a strip, and popped it up in the center of the wreath with foam tape. I glued a bunch of raindrop embellishments to the wreath to kind of look like ornaments. The last thing I did was go over the sentiment with my Wink of Stella glitter brush to get the project even more sparkle!

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Using a Stencil Two Ways | Simon Says Stamp Snowflakes Stencil

Hey guys! I am back with a really quick card today using the Snowflakes stencil from Simon Says Stamp.


I used the stencil on a piece of Neenah white cardstock and blended over it with Fog ink from Simon Says Stamp. I then turned the stencil and blended over it again with Gina K Designs Barely There ink.


I used some post-it tape to mask off one of the snowflakes on the stencil and placed in on the panel. I then went over that one snowflake with Black Diamond glimmer paste. Once the paste was dry I picked out a sentiment from the Tiny Words Christmas set and stamped in with VersaFine Onyx Black ink on the panel.


I used foam tape to pop the panel up onto an A2 size card base. I then took the Joyful die from CZ Design and cut the word out of black cardstock and the outline out of white cardstock. I popped that up on the card with foam tape.


For the finishing touches on the card I added Moonshine sequins and went over the letters on the word Joyful with Wink of Stella glitter.

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Clean and Simple Cards | Spellbinders' Merry Little Everything Limited Edition Kit


Hello friends! Today I am sharing some cards that I made using Spellbinders' brand Merry Little Everything limited edition card kit. This kit is jam packed with Christmas themed goodies, enough to easily make 25+ cards! Check out the image below to see everything that comes in the kit.


Kit Includes:

  • 40 Pack of Memory Cards

  • 3 Sheet Sticker Pack

  • Red & White Striped Twine

  • Glitter Chipboard Stickers

  • Epoxy Stickers

  • 120 Piece Adhesive Diamante Embellishments

  • Letters to Santa Embellishments

  • Red Glitter Foam Alphabet

  • Tag & Twine Set

  • 25 Cards & 25 Envelopes

  • Adhesives

  • Set of 9 Dies

  • Die Cut Shapes

  • Clear Stamp Set

  • 6x6 - 40 Sheet Paper Pad

  • 14 Pieces of Cardstock

  • 1 Gold & 1 Silver foil Cardstock Sheets

  • 2 Sheets Foiled Velum

  • 2 Sheets Glitter Paper


For my first card I cut a piece of the white cardstock to 4 x 5.25 and popped it up onto one of the white card bases. I picked out one of the memory cards from the kit and tied the red and white twine around it. I then popped that up on the card.


The kit comes with a bunch of die cut shapes so I grabbed a Christmas tree from them and added that to the memory card. I decided not to add a sentiment to this card, I really liked the clean look.


For this next card I took the striped foiled velum and but it to 4.25x5.5 and then adhered it to a card base. I grabbed the red piece of cardstock and cut it down to 3.75x5. I repeatedly stamped one of the sentiments from the stamp set with Versamark ink across the cardstock to make a subtle pattern.


I popped the red cardstock up on my card base and then added one of the Letters to Santa Embellishments to the card. The sentiment that I chose came from the die cut shapes included in the kit.


This last card has to be my favorite! I really love the way this one came out. I chose a piece of the patterned paper, cut it down, and popped it up on a card base. I then took two of the tags, tied some twine around the top of the white one, and glued them together. I added the tags to the center of the card with foam squares.


One of the dies in the kit is of a Christmas tree. I cut that die out of the black cardstock and glued the tree to the white tag. The “Joy” sentiment is a sticker from the Letters to Santa Embellishments.

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Hanging Ornaments | Brutus Monroe Christmas Hop

Hey friends! I have a one last Christmas card to share with you all today for the Brutus Monroe blog hop! For this card I used the stamp set that came in Brutus Monroe’s stamp of the month club. The stamp is intended to be a light bulb but when I was looking at it it reminded me of ornaments that I have seen created with the old chunky Christmas lights. So I did a little stamp surgery and cut the wire off the stamp (I can easily put it back together for future cards) and I used that to do my stamping.


So I stamped with bulb onto some vellum (which I had treated with a powder tool) with an embossing ink and then embossed them with Alabaster embossing powder. Next I took the Snow Friends stamp set and pulled out the snowflake stamps and arranged them on each of the bulbs. I stamped the snowflakes with embossing ink and used Gilded Sparkle embossing powder. Before setting the powder with my heat tool I took a paintbrush and brushed away any stamping that went outside the bulbs. I fussy cut the bulbs out with scissors and moved on to the background.


For the background I started with a really dark gray piece of cardstock cut to 3.5 x 8.5. I prepped it with a powder tool and took out my Snowflake stencil. I added a few of the snowflakes from the stencil to the edges of the cardstock by pressing my embossing ink into the stencil. I embossed them with Icicle embossing powder. Using a blending tool I blended Raven Detail ink along the edges of the paper and Alabaster white pigment ink in the center, creating a spotlight effect. The final touch for the background was splattering some Pearl Aqua Pigment ink for a snowy effect.


I used foam tape to pop up my bulb ornaments on the card. I used some silvery twine for the strings, adhering them under the foam tape on the bulbs. I used a silver paint marker on the top of the ornaments and also glued a little bow on each. I popped the panel up onto a 4 x 9 white cardstock base. For the sentiment I heat embossed the “Merry & Bright” from the lightbulb set onto some with cardstock with Gilded embossing powder. I popped that up on the side of the card. Finally I went over the ornaments with Wink of Stella glitter.

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Easy Pop-Up Gift Card Holder | Brutus Monroe

Hey everyone! Today I created a really special card. When you open it up it has a pop-up area where you can place a giftcard! And do you want to know the best part? It is so easy to make!


So when you are making this pop-up giftcard holding card you want to start with a piece of 8.5 x 11 cardstock. I used a piece of Speckled Egg cardstock from Brutus Monroe for mine. First you cut your cardstock in half so that you have two pieces of 5.5 x 8.5 cardstock. Next you take one of those two pieces and cut it down so that it is 5.5 x 5.25. Now you want to score the two pieces. For the longer piece of cardstock you want to make a score line at 1.25 and at 5.5. For the shorter piece you only need one score line at 1.25. The last thing you want to do to create your card is adhere the two pieces of cardstock together. Add some adhesive to one of the 1.25in flaps and glue it to the other 1.25in flap. I used my ATG gun for adhesive, making sure to only add the tape along three of the edges forming a U. I highly recommend watching the video to see more clearly how this is done!


Once you have the card created you can decorate it however you want! I added a piece of white cardstock to the inside of my card so that I have a nice area to write a message. Using a ruler and a red pen I added a border around the white piece of cardstock.


Next I started decorating the outside of the card. I went over the top flap with my powder tool. I placed a mask over the back of the card to protect it. Then I took the Snowflake stencil from Brutus Monroe and taped it over the flap. Using my Brutus Monroe embossing ink I added ink to the flap by pressing the ink pad into the stencil. I carefully removed the stencil and I was left with the snowflake design on the flap with embossing ink. I embossed with design with Icicle embossing powder, which is a nice clear embossing powder.


For the sentiment I pulled out the Jingle all the Way stamp set and picked out a stamp. I prepped a piece of Alabaster white cardstock with my powder tool and then stamped the sentiment with Candied Apple Distess Oxide ink. I embossed with sentiment with Rainbow Sparkle embossing powder, which is a clear embossing powder with colorful sparkles. Next I used my Big Shot to cut the sentiment out with a circle die. I used a slightly bigger circle die to cut a piece of red glitter paper. I glued the sentiment circle to the glitter circle using Gina K Connect glue.


To finish the card I took two pieces of red and white bakers twine and taped them to the front of the card. Next I added some foam tape over the top of that tape and placed my sentiment circle. The twine can then be used to tie the card closed.

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