Tuesday, December 11, 2012



We're so glad you could join us for the final Pals Blog Hop of 2012! Today the Stampin' Pretty Pals are excited to celebrate all of our favorite occasions of the year! And what's a little celebration without some sparkle?!

You've probably hopped over from Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness, I'm stop number 6 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for Stampin' Up! products from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track. 

My December Celebrations project is a Holiday Gift Card Holder. Just untie the ribbon and reveal the special gift card inside...I got the instructions for making this project from a YouTube tutorial by Dawn Griffith.

For my project, I started with Cherry Cobbler card stock which was cut and folded to make the card holder.  I then embossed the front with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder adding a band Champagne Glimmer Paper to add a bit of sparkle.  One more time through the Big Shot using the Top Note Bigz Die to get the final shape.

I embossed the sentiment using Stampin' Emboss Powder in gold and tied the ribbon up with 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon in Very Vanilla.

Here's what it looks like inside. Just tuck your gift card inside the slot and wait for the big reveal.

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Stamp Sets:  
Greetings of the Season (Wood-Mount 128030, Clear-Mount 128033)
Champagne Glimmer Paper (127885)
Card stock in Cherry Cobbler (119685), Old Olive (100702) and Early Espresso (119686)
Designer Series Paper: Festival of Prints (126904)
1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon in Very Vanilla (120999)
Stampin' Emboss Powder in gold (109129)
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (120175)
Top Note Bigz Die (113463)
Decorative Label Punch (120907)

Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs & blessings, Angela 

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter,, stop number 7 on the Pals Celebrations Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!
  1. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  2. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  3. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
  4. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  5. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  6. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  7. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  8. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  9. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  10. Naki Rager at ...notes from Naki
  11. Claire Crotteau-Hutt at Stamp Paper Scissors
  12. Shannon Hokanson at My Stampin Blog
  13. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  14. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  15. Susan Lankford at stampandscrapwithsusan
  16. Liz Hughes at DIY Paper Creations
  17. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  19. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  20. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  21. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine


  1. Fabulous creation Angela - Love it :)

  2. Very Nice. I like the way you used the Top Note-perfect for the gift card.

  3. Love the way you put the gift card holder on the front, Angela! Beautiful card!

  4. Oh sweet Gift Card Holing Stars Angela!!! THis is the coolest gift card holder I have seen!! I love it. It is possible, even for me! I thank you for sharing with us on this fun final 2012 blog hop! Happy Holidays!

  5. So pretty - and tied up with a wonderul bow!

  6. elegant and clever way to tuck in a gift card!


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