STAMPtember 2021 Party

Hello, crafty friends. Happy STAMPtember! I’m excited to be part of THIS party celebrating THIS new STAMPtember release from Simon Says Stamp. I have three Holiday Gift Card Holders to share today…

I give a lot of gift cards out during the Holiday Season and always try to make them a little more personal by incorporating the gift card into the design of the card. Today, I’m sharing three different ways to do that using dies…

#1 REVEAL WINDOW

To create this card, I die-cut the Surprise Reveal Window die from a panel stamped with the Hand-Lettered Holiday Background Stamp. I added images from the Gift Wrap Stamp Set as well as a gold heat embossed sentiment from the Merry Christmas Trees Stamp Set. I finished the design with a gold frame die-cut using the A2 Thin Frames Die.

When the recipient lifts the flap, a gift card is revealed…

You don’t have to put a gift card on the inside. A stamped sentiment or even a photo would work too.

#2 SLIDING WINDOW

For this card, I used my all time favorite interactive die (Sliding Window die) and die-cut it from a panel stamped with the O Christmas Tree Background Stamp. I adhered a black piece behind the sliding window along the bottom edge. I white heat embossed trees from the Merry Christmas Trees Stamp Set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I adhered them along the bottom portion of the sliding window. Make sure to not apply glue above the center line of the sliding window. I stamped a sentiment on a strip along the bottom of the window from the same stamp set. I white heat embossed the “PULL” from the Push Here Stamp set along the top of the black piece. I adhered the entire panel down to a top folding white note card using foam tape along the sides. This gives a bit more room for the gift card inside.

When the recipient lifts the flap, a gift card is revealed and the images stand up…

#3 POCKET

I started by die-cutting the Gift Card Pocket Die from kraft card stock. I stamped it using the Ornamental Background Stamp and Versamark ink. I stamped the same background using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on Sea Glass Cardstock. I die-cut it using the Stitched Rectangles Die and adhered it to a top folding white note card. I adhered the pocket on top and added the die-cut Peace Love Hope Joy word on top using Red Holographic cardstock. I finished off the design with some snowflakes cut from the Sparkling Snowflakes Breeze Die.

The recipient can pull out the gift card easily from the pocket…

You can always add something to the top of the gift card that tells the recipient to “pull here” but I like to just add a note to the inside of the card as a reminder.

I hope that inspires you to create some interactive gift card holders and make those gift card a bit more special.

MORE INSPIRATION
There is so much inspiration using this new release. Be sure to check out the amazing artist list HERE.

I also have more projects I shared on my blog yesterday….

More information on this Thankful For You card can be found HERE.

More information on this Halloween Gnomies card can be found HERE.

More information on this Love That Student card can be found HERE.

More information on this Furry Friends card can be found HERE.

More information on this Printmaking Florals card can be found HERE.

More information about this Gnome Treehouse card HERE.

Wait, there’s more…

Use the code 3HP222P to receive a FREE Suzy’s Sweater Weather Watercolor Cards with any purchase. Valid while supplies last or until 9/2 at 11:59 EST.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I’ve linked to the entire STAMPtember Release below as well as products used on today’s cards.

LINKS TO ENTIRE STAMPTEMBER RELEASE: 
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LINKS TO SUPPLIES USED ON TODAY’S CARDS:
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20 Comments

  1. Barb Deichl
    September 2, 2021

    These projects are awesome. I love the colors and the inspiration! Thanks for sharing–off to shop SSS!

    Reply
  2. Donna
    September 2, 2021

    So many cute cards! The gift card holder is really great!

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  3. Wendy Jean
    September 2, 2021

    Love the gift card holder idea!! Very nice!

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  4. Phyllis Freese
    September 2, 2021

    So much inspiration packed into one blog post. Well done!

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  5. Maureen Reiss
    September 2, 2021

    Wow!!!! I love all of your Fabulous cards!!! Sooo many great ideas!!

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  6. Daria Zender
    September 2, 2021

    Heather, you definitely have been busy!! LOVE all three of your gift card cards!!

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  7. Maureen Ibanez
    September 2, 2021

    Wonderful cards! You saved the best for last – the gnome tree house! Just too cute.

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  8. Bunny Hoyle
    September 2, 2021

    I was happy to see you use the new Hand Lettered Holiday Background and the Etched Daisy. Everything looks great.

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  9. Melissa SunshineHoneyBee
    September 2, 2021

    Wonderful surprise inside type creations. Definitely cannot go wrong with gift cards inside; especially Starbucks where I have been enjoying the Pumpkin Spice Lattes & Frappes.
    Melissa
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

    Reply
  10. Sam Burnett
    September 2, 2021

    Wow – you really went to town with projects and they are all wonderful! Can’t choose which I like the best! TFS!

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  11. Denise Gutshall
    September 2, 2021

    Wow! What a wonderful collection of cards! I especially love the gift card holder cards and the gorgeous backgrounds you created. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Michele W
    September 2, 2021

    WOW! So many great projects. You did a fantastic job showcasing this new release. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  13. Darcy Edl
    September 2, 2021

    Wonderful gift card cards!! You have been a busy lady! Thank you for sharing your talents!

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  14. Kay Furnish
    September 2, 2021

    Great ideas for the gift card cards! Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
  15. Joanne Travis
    September 2, 2021

    You have been busy!! Love all of the cards and just adore the gnome treehouse. 🙂

    Reply

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