Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Crafts: Die-Cut Stocking Gift Card Holders

Die Cut Christmas Stocking Gift Card Holder

Giving gift cards for the holidays this year? Check out these adorable gift card holders you can whip up in a flash using the Holiday Stocking Bigz Die from Stampin' Up!  These were actually little gifts I received from my Stampin' Up! team-mates at our annual Christmas party this year. Such cute and easy-to-create ideas.

The Holiday Stocking Die (and the Big Shot) does most of the work for you, then just add on a few embellishments and they are good to go. The stocking above features the Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Designer Series Paper with a Very Vanilla cuff, toe, and heel embossed using the Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The Red Glimmer Paper accents really add some sparkle, topped off with a Glimmer Brad.

Christmas Crafts Gift Card Holder Stocking

Inside, there is a slot for the gift card created using the Word Window punch. (Please ignore the fake gift card I inserted - it's just for demonstration purposes!) This stocking was created using a folded piece of card stock placed just below the cut line at the top of the stocking. Additional single stocking layers were cut - one from card stock and one from designer series paper. The card stock layer was folded over and punched, then smoothed flat again.

Big Shot Christmas Crafts Project Ideas

This darling stocking is embossed using the Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, with Old Olive heel and toe, and a cute pink plaid cuff adorned with Pirouette Pink Taffeta Ribbon.

Gift Card Holder Stampin' Up! Die Cut Christmas Stocking

This sweet version uses a slightly different technique for presenting the gift card. The stocking is just one layer, but the cuff folds open and reveals the gift card. (I didn't attach the gift card on this one so you could see the construction of the project.)

Aren't these the cutest?  Many thanks to my awesome stampin' buddies!

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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Card Stock: Very Vanilla (101650), Wild Wasabi (108641), Old Olive (100702), Early Espresso (119686)
Paper: Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Designer Series Paper (124004), Red Glimmer Paper (121790)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Holiday Stocking Bigz Die (124098), Northern Frost Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die (120901), Snow Burst (124096) and Elegant Lines (119277) Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Word Window Punch (119857), Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)
Accessories: Glimmer Brads-Subtles Collection (121004), Pink Pirouette 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon (122981)

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