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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Dasher Gift Card Holder

Dasher is one of my all time favourite Christmas Stamps manufactured by Stampin' Up!  Its simple, versatile and for me epitomizes Christmas mystery and spirit.   So it was only natural when I decided to make a gift card holder that I would choose my favourite stamp.

This gift card holder is made using Kraft cardstock, and a beautiful scripted designer paper from the Deck the Halls DSP featured on page 18 of the Holiday Mini (#120810).  I laid the card stock and the DSP together and then cut them out using the Big Shot Top Note Die cut (#113463 pg. 207 IB&C).  I didn't have any Always Artichoke ribbon, which would have been the perfect shade of green to go with this paper, so chose to use Old Olive #117292 5/8" Satin Ribbon featured on pg. 191 of the IB&C 2010/11. I love the antique brads on page 187 of the cattie and this little silver snowflake brad is the perfect embellisment, allowing the card to swing open and reveal the surprise gift inside.  

This photo shows another angle of the card when it is opened.

This shows the backside of the card with the little easel stand I made.  In retrospect I should have covered this side with the DSP too as I really hate seeing hardward on the reverse or inside of a card............it's like it's unfinished or unprofessional.  Okay back to the drawing board.

Here's a last look at the front of the Dasher Gift Card Holder.  I kind of like it, how about you?  I'd appreciate your comments.


Amy Parker said...

So cute, Penny! I love the glitter on the reindeer's antlers! I'm sure whoever receives this will love the holder just as much as the gift card that goes in it!

Shari Winterstein said...

This is such a great idea and so pretty. Thanks for blessing my day. :)

Debbie said...

Oh how cute Penny! I love it.

I've been a follower from Stampin'Connection.

Happy stampin'


Melissa said...

Penny this is a gorgeous gift card holder, and I too just love Dasher, his antlers are so versatile too. You have done a fab job!

Pam said...

Hi Penny, I'm your newest follower from SC! I LOVE the GC holder, in fact I may just CASE it :)

Julie Gearinger said...

Great job Penny! Love the gift card holder and Dasher is so cute! Thanks for sharing this idea- I may need to use this one in my upcoming workshop this weekend:-)

Chanda Stehlik said...

Penny, how cute is that!? Love it! You did a really great job!


Michelle said...

Yep! I Love it! Great idea and so easy to recreate, Penny. Thanks! And, I totally agree with the 'hardware' showing - I avoid it when I can.

CRYSTAL said...

This is very cool, Penny! Love the DSP! I have some...but haven't used it yet (paper hoarder!!), lol. tfs :)

Marsha E said...

Great giftcard holder. Dasher is my favorite reindeer stamp also. Casing this to use for the long distance grandkids. TFS

Cindy said...

What a fun design! Your gift card is awesome. A fellow Canadian following you from Stampin Connection

Cindy said...

What a fun gift card holder! I love Dasher too, but have not been as successful using him! A fellow Canadian following via Stampin Connection