Today’s gift card holder is made using the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits and the Cool Treats Bundle. I find most teenagers hard to buy for. They usually just want/need money. I prefer to give a gift certificate or gift card and enjoy making fun cards to go with them. After a ballgame the kids like to go to the local Friendly’s for a bite to eat and/or ice cream. I chose the colors for my card from the gift card and Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper.
People often ask me how I choose my color combinations. I get inspiration everywhere…clothes, bedding, home decor, catalogs, and even gift cards. When I looked at this gift card, Watermelon Wonder and Peekaboo Peach popped out at me. I pulled out cardstock in those 2 colors to start and made my gift card holder with a piece of 6 x 6 Peekaboo Peach.
Then I needed a belly band so I flipped through my designer series paper swatches (which I purchase from my upline, Susan Itell at simplestampin.com). I keep them in a basket in my craft area and refer to them all the time!!
I thought the sprinkles pattern from the Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper would be perfect for this card. The belly band measures 1 1/4 x 9. I wrapped it loosely around the gift card holder and secured it with Fast Fuse adhesive. (You want to make sure you have room for the gift card and can move it easily on and off.)
Next, I chose colors from the DSP to cut my ice cream scoops using the Frozen Treats Framelits. I cut the dish from another piece of DSP and popped it all up with Stampin’ Dimensionals on a Whisper White circle I cut from the Layering Circles Framelits.
My projects seem to evolve as I work. I decided to emboss the inside of the card holder using the Confetti Embossing Folder to tie in the sentiment I wanted to use and the sprinkles on the DSP. My Whisper White measures 2 1/2 x 3 3/4. I layered it on a piece of 2 5/8 x 3 7/8 Watermelon Wonder and adhered it to the inside of the card.
I hope today’s project inspires you to look for inspiration all around you. I often sit down with an idea of what I want to make and half the time the project I end up with isn’t at all what I originally planned. Don’t be afraid to use what you have and let your project evolve as you go. I’m usually happy with the end result and the recipient doesn’t know I didn’t make what I originally planned.
Stamp Set: Cool Treats Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Early Espresso, White Craft Paper: Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper Tools & Accessories: Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits (retiring), Frozen Treats Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Confetti Embossing Folder (retiring), Stampin’ Dimensionals
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