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SUPER EASY Holiday Gift Card Holder

SUPER EASY Holiday Gift Card Holder is what we have for you today. Can you believe Christmas is only 48 days until Christmas? Me either! I don’t know about you but more and more I end up buying gift cards for people because I really want them to get what they want. Between distance and different tastes it is hard to know if someone will truly enjoy what you have in mind so gift cards to the rescue. Although it can be a bit easier to give a gift card for a gift, why not add a little bit of personal touch to it and create a gift card holder? This project is not only really cute and versatile for any gift card need but it is a SUPER EASY Holiday Gift Card Holder!

Supplies Needed for the SUPER EASY Holiday Gift Card Holder Project

A Creative Journey with Melissa Snowflake Beauty Stamp Set

Acrylic Stamp Block

3 complimentary Ink Pads

Card Base

Paper to Stamp On

Scissors

Hole Punch

Corner Rounder

Adhesive

Twine

Fold your white card stock in half.

Trim one inch down from the top.

Cut into the crease of the paper as shown.

This is what the paper will look like once it is laying flat.

Pick out one of your snowflake stamps and place on your acrylic stamp block. Ink your snowflake stamp with the first color.

Stamp your snowflake on your paper. Repeat inking and stamping a few more times on your paper.

This is what the SUPER EASY Holiday Gift Card Holder looks like with it done with the first color.

Clean off your stamp. Ink your stamp with the second color and stamp on your paper. Be sure to leave some space for the third color.

Remove your snowflake stamp and replace it with a smaller one from the set onto your acrylic block.

Ink your snowflake with the third color.

Stamp your third color on your paper and fill in any areas needed.

Using the corner rounder, round the corners of the SUPER EASY Holiday Gift Card Holder.

This is the SUPER EASY Holiday Gift Card Holder stamped with the three colors.

Take out your adhesive and place adhesive on the bottom and side of the gift card holder. Only two sides will have adhesive added to it otherwise the holder will be glued shut. Yes, speaking from experience LOL!

Take out your hold punch and punch two holes at the top of your card base for your bow.

Apply adhesive to the back of the gift card holder and place on the card base.

Take out your twine and put it into the hole to the right and pull out from the left. Tie your bow on the top of the card base.

Trim the excess twine from your bow.

For an additional creative design, stamp your envelope with one of the images to compliment your gift card.

This is what it will look like! Clean and Simple!

 Now for this weeks GIVEAWAY we are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa Snowflake Beauty Stamp Set!

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A public follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! Winners will be announced next week on our Mondays with Melissa blog post!

If you do not contact me within two weeks of the announcement of winning, you will forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

Subscribe to BOTH with MATCHING NAMES to be eligible. If I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the email list and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber (if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.

Now for last weeks winners of our 6 prize giveaway!

Our first giveaway is the A Creative Journey with Melissa Sign Language Sentiments 2 Stamp Set and the winner is Cheryl Gould.

For my second giveaway for the Six Giveaways Chase My Blues Away is the A Creative Journey with Melissa Sign Language Sentiments Stamp Set and the winner is Kim Miller.

The third giveaway for the Six Giveaways Chase My Blues Away is this awesome textured embossing folder by Tim Holtz and the winner is Janis.

This giveaway is for the planners. You are going to LOVE this set!

It is not only filled with goodies, it is quite lovely too and the winner is Janice Ogata.

This awesome embossing folder is so much fun to work with an the winner is Sue P.

The last of the awesome 6 giveaways is this awesome wood grain embossing folder and the winner is Ava G.

Winners,  please send me your contact information via contact page on our website, which post you are a winner from and I will get your prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

Thank you for joining us for the SUPER EASY Holiday Gift Card Holder Project. I hope I have inspired you to create your own gift card holders and please be sure to share what you come up with!

Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

 

Color Designs – Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink and an Embossing Folder

Color Designs – Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink and an Embossing Folder is what we have for you today. How would you like to create your own backgrounds with color and adding texture? That is exactly what we are going to do today!

First, I want to ask for your help. Tracy Zahm who was on our Creative Crew has asked for help. Her best friends nephew had a life altering accident. She has asked if everyone could send a card. He really enjoys getting cards and thought it would be a great way to cheer him up. If you could do this and feel free to share, that would  be AWESOME!

Please send the cards to:

Chad Mason

C/O Shirley Ryan Ability Rehab

Room # 2522

355 E Erie Chicago, IL, 60610

Are you ready? You can use the Color Designs – Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink and an Embossing Folder technique on a card for Chad! Let’s get Creative!

Supplies Needed for Color Designs – Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink and an Embossing Folder

Isopropyl Alcohol

Aqua Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink

Sandal Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink

Red pepper Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink

Paper Towel ( I also used a Clorox wipe with the alcohol)

White Paper

Oxford Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

To begin your Color Designs – Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink and an Embossing Folder technique take out your embossing folder, inks and paper.

NOTE: On all embossing folders they have two sides to them that you then sandwich your paper in between them. The Embossed side will have the creation poking out toward you when it is done with the ink on that side. The Debossed side will have the indented side toward you when it is done with the ink on that side. Make sure you put your ink on the side you want the type of embossing/debossing done.

Uncap your Aqua Ink and put various spots of ink on the side of the embossing folder you want to use for your creation. You can make it in a pattern or just a random look is nice too. Be sure to recap it once you are done.

Uncap your Sand ink and put various spots of ink on the side of the embossing folder you want to use for your creation as you did with the previous color and recap it.

Take out your Red Pepper ink, uncap it and put various spots of ink on the side of the embossing folder you want to use for your creation as you did with the previous colors and recap it.

Place your white paper on top of the inked area. Press down with your hand so the paper is in place and starts to make it’s design.

Close the embossing folder. Get out your manual die cut machine and the proper platforms.

Place all but the clear platform down on your sizzix manual die cut machine (or a like machine.) Put your embossing folder on top of the main platform as shown.

Place your clear platform on top of the embossing folder.

Run your embossing folder and appropriate platforms through your manual die cut machine.

The ink has soaked through the back of the paper of your Color Designs – Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink and an Embossing Folder technique. This is the BACK of the design.

This is the front of the design for the Color Designs – Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink and an Embossing Folder technique. Both look equally as great! The only difference is the texture.

Here is a close up of the texture and color.

Here are both of my examples. On the one to my right, I used more ink and less on the left one.

You are probably thinking to yourself GREAT Color Designs – Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink and an Embossing Folder technique Melissa but now what do I do with this multi colored embossing folder?

Don’t worry! I have you covered! This is where the Isopropyl Alcohol comes in. You are going to pour a small amount on your embossing folder. Using a sturdy rag (I used a clorox wipe with the alcohol. The paper towels will shred from the texture of the embossing folder) wipe off both sides of the embossing folder.

One cleaned with alcohol, use a paper towel to pat dry the inside. If you still see some ink on your embossing folder, repeat. ALL of the ink will come off.

You are all set with your Color Designs – Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink and an Embossing Folder technique and have already cleaned up!

Now, for the GIVEAWAY!

This week for our Giveaway, we are giving away the Oxford Cuttlebug Embossing Folder as used in the video and tutorial above.

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A public follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win!

If you do not contact me within two weeks of the announcement of winning, you will forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: Be sure you are subscribed with matching names. If I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the email list and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber (if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.

 For last weeks giveaway of the

A Creative Journey with Melissa Coffee is my Liquid Therapy Stamp Set.

Margaret D is the winner!

Margaret D, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website, which post you are a winner from and I will get your certificate prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

We hope you enjoyed our Color Designs – Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink and an Embossing Folder technique! Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.