Hi and welcome to Tap Tap Stamp. I bet you found me through my upline, Mary Fish. I am thrilled that she invited me to be her guest stamper on the day of my first blog post!
Let me start with a quick introduction. My name is Pam Morris and I have been a demonstrator with Stampin’Up! since 2001. In March of 2012 I made the decision to drop and sign back up under Mary. It was one of the best decisions I have made in all my years as a demo. Less than a week later I was contacted by a local stamper who was interested in getting back into stamping. I was thrilled to begin recruiting and couldn’t be happier to sign my first downline, Brian King. Weeeee…Let the fun begin, right? Little did I know that my business would put me smack dab in the middle of a Fish and a King! I feel that I have some pretty big shoes to fill but there is no place that I would rather be.
My project today is a long time favorite of mine. I have been making these envelope gift card holders for over 10 years. I keep them current by using Stampin’Up! products that are always on trend. I love the design and colors in the Seasons of Style Designer Series Paper that you can find in the 2013 Holiday Catalog. It pairs perfectly with the Very Merry Tags set. I have a picture tutorial to help you see how I made these cards that your friends and family would be thrilled to receive.
You first start with one of our standard envelopes. Score it at 4″ and then flip it and score again at 4″. I like to use my bone folder or stylus when scoring envelopes with my trimmer because it gives a deeper score through the layers. Once scored, open the envelope flap and fold in on the score lines as shown.
Add adhesive to the outside flap only and adhere a piece of 2 1/8 x 4 1/4 designer paper to the flap. When you open the envelope up you have a perfect sized pocket for a standard sized gift card or some cold hard cash if you wish.
You can tie it up with a ribbon or a belly band as i did. I took a piece of 1″ x 7″ card stock and loosely (so that you can easily slide it off) wrap it around and add your embellishment. I used stamped images and pop dotted them onto the belly band. You can also see that I glued the envelope onto a piece of 2 5/8 x 4 7/8 coordinating card stock to give it an extra layer of WOW.
I hope you learned a little something new today and will give these a try. It makes an impersonal gift card a gift from the heart!
Thank you for stopping by Tap Tap Stamp on my opening day. I hope you come back soon!
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Great idea, Pam! *So* cute!