2014novhop_badgeWelcome to the November Pals Blog Hop, we are thankful you stopped by.  This month we are showcasing projects that show our thanks, including both thank you and Thanksgiving themed projects.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Beth Beard at My little craft blog stop #21 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing projects.

I just love this time of year, not for the hustle and bustle of all the holiday shopping etc.  I like this time of year more for the chance to reflect back over the year and to be thankful for all the blessings we have and express our appreciation for loved ones in our life.  I am a mom of two young adult children (23 year old son and 19 year old daughter) – gift cards come in very handy!  I saw several gift card holders online and really liked this style.
Stampin' Up! Gift Card Holder by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B CreationsToday I’m showing you a gift card holder.  It starts out with a piece of card stock 4″ x 10″.  It was then scored at 3″, 4″, 5″ and 8″.  The 3-4″ and 4-5″ sections get folded into a mountain fold and I used a piece of sticky strip at the very bottom to adhered those two bottoms of the mountain fold together and then used my Stampin’ Trimmer to trim off the very tip of the mountain fold.  (Sticky strip was important to use here because it has a stronger hold.) This will be the section that hold the gift card – between those two pieced of card stock that were the mountain fold (see next photo).
gift-card-holder-2aFor the outside of the gift card holder, I cut two pieces of designer series paper (I used the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack) one at 1.75″ x 3.75″ and one at 2.75″ x 3.75″.  Two of the corners on the long side of each of these pieces gets corner rounded (I used the project life corner rounder for this).

For the inside of the gift card holder, I cut four pieces of designer series paper one at 1.75″ x 3.75″, one at 2.75″ x 3.75″ and two at 3.75″ x .75″.  On the 1.75″ x 3.75″ piece of DSP gets corner rounded on the long side.

I then used a 2.75″ x 3.75″ piece of Very Vanilla card stock and rounded two corners on the long side.  This will be where I write my message.

I adhered the DSP (and the Very Vanilla piece) to the gift card holder with snail adhesive.

I finished it off with a belly band.  It is a strip of Early Espresso cardstock 7″ x .5″. When wrapping this around and adhering it, I made sure the band was a little bit roomy, so that it will slide off and on easily – even when the gift card is included (which will make it thicker). I finished that off with a piece of Early Espresso card stock punched out with the 1.25″ scallop circle punch and a piece of Very Vanilla card stock punched out with the 1″ circle punch.  In the middle of that circle I stamped “Sending Many Thanks” from the Stampin’ Up! Petite Pairs stamp set in Early Espresso ink.

If this is all just clear as mud.  You will want to subscribe to my YouTube channel.  I will be posting a video on how to do this soon.

Hopefully, this all makes some sense (with the help of the photos) and you can make one yourself.  Share you pics with me on my Facebook page – I’d love to see what you create!

The next stop is Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti stop number 23 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.2014novhop_back2014novhop_nextHappy Stamping,
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Final Line-Up: 

  1. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  2. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  3. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  6. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
  7. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy
  8. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  9. September Gray at septembergray.com
  10. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  11. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  12. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  13. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  14. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  15. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  16. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  17. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  19. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  20. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  21. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  24. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  25. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  26. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  27. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  28. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  29. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  30. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  31. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  32. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  33. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space