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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Snow Much Thanks Distress Oxide Background | Simon Says Stamp

Hey everyone, today I have a card that I made using the stamp set from Simon Says Stamps January card kit.

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I created the background by blending Distress Oxide inks onto Bristol Smooth paper. I used the colors Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, and Tumbled glass.

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I stamped the sentiment and snowflakes on the background with my MISTI tool in embossing ink. First I embossed with Alabaster white embossing powder and then I embossed more snowflakes with Rainbow Sparkle embossing powder.

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I stamped the snowman on Neenah Solar White cardstock with Gina K Amalgam ink and then colored it in with Copic markers. I cut him out using my Scan N Cut. I stamped the small thanks sentiment on Bazzill Licorice Twist cardstock and embossed it in white. I free-hand cut out the little snowy hill out of some white cardstock and blended a little Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink along the bottom edge to give it some shading.

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I adhered the background to an A2 size card base with my ATG gun. Next I glued down the snowy hill and the snowman on top of that. I popped up the tiny Thanks sentiment with some foam tape. I went over the sentiment strip and some of the snowman with my Wink of Stella glitter brush. I also added some highlights to the snowman with a white gel pen. To finish up the card I added some sequins.


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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Arteza Coloring Christmas Scene | Simon's December Card Kit

Hey everyone! Today I have a card featuring a Christmas scene created using Distress Oxide Inks and Arteza Watercolor Markers.

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I started out the card by stamping a few of the images from Simon Says Stamp’s Christmas Cheer stamp set onto Bristol Smooth paper with Gina K Amalgam ink. I then colored in the images with my Arteza Watercolor Markers. Check out the video to see the coloring process and the colors I used! Once the coloring was done I cut the images out with my Scan N Cut. I placed the colored in sign in my MISTI and lined up some of the words to stamp on the sign. I stamped them with Brutus Monroe Raven Detail Ink.

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Next I took out another piece of Bristol Smooth paper to do some ink blending with Distress Oxide ink. I used the colors Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, and Black Soot to create a sky. I cut this paper down to 9 x 3.5 and prepped it with my powder tool for embossing. I used my MISTI tool to stamp some of the snowflakes from the set onto the sky with Simon Says Stamp embossing ink. I embossed the snowflakes with Marshmallow Puff embossing powder from Brutus Monroe. This embossing powder is really cool because it is white and as you heat it it puffs up a little giving the snowflakes some texture. This embossing powder is the powder of the month for December in Brutus Monroe’s Embossing Powder of the Month club.

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I popped up the Distress Oxide panel onto a Neenah Desert Storm card base with foam tape. I cut some curves across a piece of Bristol Smooth paper to create some snowy hills. I glued this piece onto the Distress Oxide panel. Next I used the Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink to blend a shadow along to bottom edge of the snowy hills. Next I adhered the snowman and sign poll with foam tape and the Christmas tree with Gina K Connect Glue onto the card. I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set onto Gina K Cherry Red cardstock and embossed it with Alabaster embossing powder. I mounted the sentiment strip onto some vellum and then popped it up onto the card.

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For some finishing touches on the card I added some highlights and details with a white gel pen. I also used Glossy Accents on the tree’s ornaments, the star, and then top of the sign pole. I used my Wink of Stella glitter brush to add some sparkle. Finally, I used Unicorn glitter glaze along the top of the signs and on the Christmas tree to make them look frosty.


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