Friday, December 18, 2015

It's the MOST Wonderful Time!

Hi all! Are you in count-down to Christmas mode yet? I kind of am. I have blocked off the next few days for baking and have presents almost wrapped and ready. Yipppeeee! I hope you feel the joy in your neck of the woods! 

To get ready for the big day, I did have to make a few gift card holders and so, I decided to turn to one holder that I first created more than a decade ago. It's an idea that's been around the block more than a few times. But, because it is so easy to create, it is a stand by for me! 

So, here's what I am making today thanks to a kraft envelope, Power Poppy's Poinsettia stamp set, some ribbon, some gold embossing powder and my Copic markers.....

And, here's how to create this easy, peasy, lemon squeezy giftcard holder! First you start by folding an A2 sized envelope in half. Then, along the fold on the envelope's flap, cut down the middle. This is the foundation for your holder.

From here, I added a panel with a sentiment on one side to hide the sealed half flap. On the other side I stamped the poinsettia image in Love Note Memento Ink and blended the ink by running a blender pen over the stamped lines. I rounded the corner of the left side of the flap and as you can see, this half of your envelope creates the perfect pocket for your gift card!

 To seal it all up, I used a line of glue runner and attached some hug snug seam binding ribbon to the front. Once my front panel is on, I will use this ribbon and tie it in a bow to present to the giftcard's recipient.

I stamped the poinsettia image using Espresso Truffle Memento ink and then reached for these Copic markers. R30, R32, R35, R39, R24, R27, G20, G40, G48, Y21, Y26, Y28, and then E40 and E42 to accent around my image. You can see, I also added some white paint pen accents as well. The sentiment was heat embossed with gold detail powder. Ta da!!!!

And that, my friends is it! I could enter this one into the Power Poppy Power & Spark Rewind challenge for creating a gift from the heart! Not sure what I mean? Well click on over HERE and see all the official details!

And, while you're hopping, be sure to check in with my beloved Bloomie sistahs and see what they whipped up... just for you!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber >>> you are here!
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Hope you have a wonderful end to your week! Enjoy this season and all it has to offer! I will see you back here soon!


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Leslie Miller said...

Such a fabulous design and beautiful image for this. Gorgeous coloring as always, Julie. A stunner!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Julie, what a beautiful gift card holder, and I just love this poinsettia. Your coloring is so beautiful, and the white accents are perfect. What a beautiful way to give a gift! (And aren't we all going this direction these days?) Wishing you and your family a most blessed Christmas, sweet friend! Hugs!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Wowsers Jules!! What a gorgeous gift card holder! I LOVE how you used the poinsettia in the corner, and your coloring is outstanding! The image just jumps out at you! Wowsers!! (I know...I already said that, but it needed to be said again!)

ChristineCreations said...

Such a great gift card wrap. The image is just beautifully coloured too Julie! Elegant and classy!

Katie Sims said...

Oh, I am SO gonna try this darling gift card design. You smarty pants, you! And I am with Tosh here.....WOWSERS on that gorgeous poinsettia! I love your coloring on this image! What a beauty! :) Sending you warm Christmas wishes to you and your family! :)

Linda S. said...

What a beautiful and handy project at this time of year. This holder is new to me, so never assume everybody knows everything. :D Your coloring of the poinsettia is beyond beautiful. You really have that shading down.

Heather Rogers said...

This is gorgeous, Julie! What a clever idea, I'll have to remember that one the next time I need a gift card holder.