Gift Card Season

Today’s card isn’t really a card, but a card holder.  A gift card that is.  Between my husband and I (second marriages for both of us) we have 6 adult children, 3 sons-in-law and a soon to be daughter-in-law.  Needless to say, we give a lot of Gift Cards for birthdays and Christmas.  I decided to get a jump on the season for today’s post.

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About the card

1. I love this particular gift card holder style as its finished size is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2, standard card size, which means envelopes are easy to make, using the Envelope Punch Board, or lining one of the fabulous envelopes from Stampin Up.  The really great thing is that it can be made with any style of DSP to fit your fancy.

2. To make the ‘holder’ I used the Top Note die.  Using a piece of cardstock 5″x11″, score at 3 1/2, 5 1/2, and 7 1/2.  Fold the 5 1/2 as a mountain fold, and the others as Valley folds.  Run through the Big Shot with the Top Note die, leaving the folded edge inside the die cut. I also ran the decorative strip through the Top Note die so it would fit perfectly in the center.

3.  To make the slit for the gift card, I used the Word Window punch twice, enough to fit the width of the card.  Finish it off with ribbon running behind and around the Top Note.  

What I used
Stamps: Best of Birthday’s. Inks: Island Indigo, Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Festival of Prints DSP Stack (retired).  Accessories: Top Note Bigz die, Word Window punch, Curly Label, Ribbon.

I hope you like the gift card, and thanks for stopping by the Owlery today!



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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. This is a great way to gift-give! Festival of Prints DSP was my favorite!

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