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Stampin' Up! Gift Card Holder Inspiration Day #5!

Hey there! Today is the final installment of gift card holders I have to share with you for awhile. Are you glad? Are you tired of them? I'm not, but I do have a few other Christmas projects to share with you before the big day gets here, so I think it's a good idea to be done for now.

Are you ready for Christmas? I'm getting closer, almost all of my shopping is done, thanks to online free shipping and a marathon shopping trip yesterday afternoon! Now to just get the rest of my wrapping done and to finish readying the house for the kids to come home!

The gift card holders I'm sharing today are not Christmas themed, so they can be used for anyone anytime of the year!

First, an anonymous creator used the Coffee Cafe' stamp set and Coffee Cups Framelits Dies with Sahara Sand, Garden Green, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla:


A belly-band keeps this wallet-style gift card holder together.


This batch of gift card holders seems to be without their creators' names, because this one using the Merry Little Labels stamp set, Layering Circle Framelits, Starburst Punch, and Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper is also nameless:


This adorable little pocket/pouch is secured by a miniature Velcro dot!


Finally a card with a name! Laura Milligan used the Wood Words stamp set with Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and Smoky Slate 1/2" Gingham Ribbon  to create her versatile holder.


Laura's extra touches of Delicate White Doily, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, and a 1" Circle-punched greeting are all simple but effective.


To make any of these projects, use the December hostess code SRHVXBN9  to receive a thank you card (un-signed so YOU can send it to someone else!) and a little embellishment gift from me when you place your order in my online store:

 If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code, because YOU become the hostess and get the free Stampin’ Rewards. You will still receive your thank you card and embellishment gift from me!

Now through January 2nd, Stampin' Up! Is having a Year-End Sale! Discounts on select retiring Holiday Catalog items, as well as surplus items! But don’t delay, these items are only available while supplies last!


Here’s the link to the Retiring and Surplus List:

If you prefer to not use my online store but would still like to place an order, you can always give me a call or a text:  618-237-6281

Or send me an email:

That's all for now. until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Merry Cafe' Gift Card Holder!

Hey there! Yesterday afternoon the clouds finally broke, the sun came out, and the wind died down, so I was able to get outside to take pics of new cards. I LOVE using natural light! The colors come out more true. I try to do this before sundown, when the light is soft but not too dusky. Of course, I have to have freshly fed our 9 barn cats or they will mob me, but an extra-large can of pate' and a big cup of dry cat food patted on top usually buys me enough time!

The card I want to share with you today is similar to a couple of others I've shared over the past few months, but I used the Merry Cafe' set and the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper to dress this one up!


Did you know the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper is part of the Buy3Get1Free Special Stampin' Up! is offering this month? You can check out the whole line-up of paper packs when you visit my online store to shop:

This sale only lasts through October 31st, so don't delay!

I've always loved plaid, so this card came together really quickly once I decided to use this print! Here are my dimensions for cutting and scoring:

Old Olive card base: 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 2" and 5 1/2"

Basic Black for front: 4" x  31/4"   and for inside layer: 4" x 5 1/4"

Christmas Around the World Designer Paper for front: 3 3/4" x 3"   and 4" x 3/4" strip for inside right side

Whisper White for inside layer: 4" x 3 5/8"

Old Olive, Real Red, and Crumb Cake scraps for coffee cups

After stamping and cutting the cups (there's a tiny one on the inside coming up in the next pic) with the Coffee Cups Framelits, I assembled with liquid glue and adhered to the card with dimensionals. I added a heart from the Corrugated Elements pack.



To create the gift card pocket, I partially punched the 4 1/4" end of the base with the Pretty Label Punch, and adhered the 2" scored end to the inside with Tear & Tape Adhesive. I added the tiny "perk up" cup with a dimensional.


I finished the inside with a greeting from Merry Cafe' and snowflakes from the same set, stamped in Basic Black. I know black snowflakes might seem weird, but I liked them for my color scheme. Snowflakes are actually colorless, and snow reflects many colors, which just means you can stamp your snowflakes any color you want!


Want to hear a confession? I love smell of freshly ground coffee, love the smell of coffee perking, but can't really drink it because it gives me terrible heartburn, even when I load it with lots of creamer! I love stamping with both the Coffee Cafe' and Merry Cafe' stamp sets anyway!

If you enjoyed this project, please use the October hostess code HMT67FU2 to receive a gift from me when you place your order in my online store:

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 If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code, because YOU become the hostess and get the free Stampin’ Rewards!

Don't forget, the B3G1F Designer Paper Sale ends October 31st!


That's all for now. until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Sprinkles of Life Mini-Treat Bag!

Hey there! I had a super-busy weekend with my New Catalog Open House on Saturday. LOTS of stamping friends came by to pick up their spiral-bound catalog, do a little Make & Take, sign up for classes, and shop my BOGO sale!

Today I have a new project for you using the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and the Mini Treat Bag Thinlets Die. This project is part of the June Online Class:

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I decided to use the Cherry On Top Designer Paper to help me decide my color choices for the ice cream scoops: Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, and Watermelon Wonder. It's so easy to punch out the scoops with the Tree Builder Punch!

Three scoops on the front, then when you pull the fourth  scoop out of the bag you find an easy gift card holder:

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The die cuts two separate sections for the bag, so I used two different prints from the stack:

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See this copyright stamp on the back? It's from the Better Than E-mail photopolymer set that is only available for a little while longer. All the stamps in the set have the Stampin' Up! copyright symbols on them so you can stamp them on the back of the cards and creations you want to sell. Check out this set in my online store:

Here's today's full supply list:

Three things to remember when placing your order:

1. All orders of any amount will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail from me.

2. Be sure to check out the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack while you are shopping for savings ranging from 25% to 80% off:

Weekly Deals Link  

Clearance Rack Link

3. When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at 10% of the total.With new Stampin’ Rewards you get credit for every dollar you spend!


That’s all for now, until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!


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Stampin'Up! Yes, Mam's Downline Meeting Swaps!

Hey there! I had a fun but busy Sunday! First, I helped in the nursery at church during the morning service. I do this once a month, partnering with my daughter, Jessica. It's always fun, but right now there's a bunch of little guys in there, including two of my grandsons, Jaxon and Liam, that make it even better!

After Sunday dinner at my house with 4 of my kids in attendance, I went back to my church to set up for the quarterly meeting of my Yes, Mam! Stampers!

I set up my display of my Leadership Board and more samples:


Our main activity was a Shoebox Swap:



Everyone is concentrating (and enjoying!) making each other's cards!

Here's a few of our creations of the day:


Michelle Daschka's "By the Seashore" creation, complete with a real sea shell!


Michelle also brought these little treat cup favors for everyone! She found the cups in the grocery store, then used her Owl Builder Punch to create coordinating little tags for a festive look!


Angie Lisk used the Chalk Talk stamp set and Framelits Bundle, Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Folder, and the colors of Crumb Cake, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, and Whisper White!


Inside she used the Envelope Liner Framelit Die to create a gift card holder with more stamps from the Chalk Talk set.


Martha Swift created a card with two options using the Regarding Dahlias stamp set, Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Folder, 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch, Encore Gold Metallic ink, and Gold Foil Paper. You could make this portrait version using the Starburst Framelits to cut the flower layers.


Or you could make the card landscape, hand-cutting the dahlia with Paper Snips, then punching Basic Black flower layer with the Blossom Punch, the next dahlia layer with the Pansy Punch, the next Basic Black layer with the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, and the final dahlia layer with the scallop circle Itty Bitty Shapes Punch.


Linda Reaney's creation uses a bunch of stamps with Rich Razzleberry and Always Artichoke ink: Flower Shop, Petite Petals (Occasions), En Francais background, and Thoughts and Prayers! The "happy Birthday wishes" is from Petite Pairs. All the stamping is on Naturals Ivory, then layered on Always Artichoke and finally a Rich Razzleberry card base. She added a bit of Victoria Crochet Trim for the perfect final touch!

That's all I have for you today. There are a few more swaps to share, but I'm saving them for tomorrow! Oh, and in case you are wondering, the Tangerine Tango Stampin' Up!  Inspire, Create, Share bag is from the Make & Take Session at Leadership. All attendees received one! Stampin' Up! is so good at giving little perks like these!

You can go to my Online Store to shop for the supplies to make these cards by clicking HERE.

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day! Giftcards Galore!

Hey there! Hope you are enjoying the time between Christmas and New Year's. We have our nephew, Nathan, and his sweet wife, Laura Beth, with us from Murfreesboro, TN, for a few days, so we are enjoying their visit!

After showing you all of the Christmas gift card holders, I still have a few non-Christmas ones left. Today's post is all about gift card holders!

This first one was created with the Monstermaniacs stamp set( #134972 $14.95):


Monstermaniacs is not shown in any catalog, but you can download the flyer with all of the zany images here:

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The Pop 'n Cuts Bigz L Die was also used to create the gift card holder, along with Bermuda Bay cardstock and Birthday Basics Designer Paper. "Happy Birthday" is from the Remembering Your Birthday stamp set.


This masculine gift card holder was made with the Remembering Christmas stamp set from the Holiday Catalog (and only available for a few more days! After January 2nd, it is gone, maybe forever.)


The Woodgrain Textured Impressions folder was used on the Early Espresso cardstock, and the "thinking of you" is from the Wetlands stamp set. Susie Wood is the creator of this card. She used the Envelope Punch Board in a different way to create a card instead of an envelope!


Speaking of Wetlands, this card is a beautiful example of the use of that set!

Marina Mist, Baked Brown Sugar, and Very Vanilla come together with  Midnight Muse and Baked Brown Sugar ink to create a masculine but very attractive card.


The Painter's Tape technique was used for the background behind the goose.


Inside the slot for the gift card was punched with the Word Window Punch.

Here's another gift card holder using the Remembering Your Birthday stamps and Birthday Basics Designer Paper again:


The bow was created with the Gift Bow Bigz Die from the Holiday Catalog. If you were waiting to order this die later, DON'T WAIT! As far as I know, this die will no longer be available after January 2nd! It might come back in the new catalog in June, but there's no guarantee!


The Word Window Punch was used again for the gift card slot.

Here's a couple more that are not gift card holders, but I just couldn't resist including them for you today:


Lots of punches used to create the clown, along with Chalk Talk stamps and framelits, Polka Dot Parade Designer Paper, and the Stripes Textured Impressions Folder!

Lastly, this cute card was created using the Zoo Review stamp set, Soft Sky, Whisper White, and Basic Black cardstock, Circle Collection Framelits, and Soft Sky 1/2" Seam Binding.


The penguin stamp in Zoo Review is actually just one single penguin. The creator of this card stamped the center bird first, then covered it with a mask before stamping the same stamp on either side of it. "You Can Never Have Too Much Happy" is from the Yippee-Skippee! stamp set.

There you go! SIX cards for today! How do you like that?

To order any of the products used, including the soon-to-be-retired ones, click HERE

to go to my Online Store!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin' Up! One Last Christmas Giftcard Holder with Perfect Blend!

Hey there! Christmas is almost here! Merry Christmas Eve eve! My kids are all coming in this afternoon/evening and I am in a flurry of last-minute preparations. I still have to get out and grocery shop, with a few last minute additions to the gift list, so this post has to be quick!

I found I one last Christmas Gift Card Holder to show you, this time made with Perfect Blend, Beautifully Barouque Textured Impressions Folder, and the Christmas Ornament punch!


Very sweet and simple. The Small Heart was punched first, then the Christmas Ornament punched around it, then both were used to accent the front.


The slot for the gift card was punched with the Word Window Punch! Genius!

That's all for now! I will be sharing more of my projects for the Stampin' In the New Year Stamp-a-Stack over the next few days, so check in when you can!

Only 11 days left to order your favs from the Holiday Catalog, then the Occasions Catalog starts on January 3rd!

Shop my Online Store anytime:

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!



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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day! Perfect Blend!

Hey there! Yesterday was a crazy day! My three daughters and I went shopping for our annual Christmas Shopping Day! It was fun, but because of all the snow and ice we've been having, we had almost ALL of our shopping still to do. We hit Babies R Us, then Toys R Us, then lunch, then  the Mall, and then Target! I think I am almost all done, but still have to take inventory and then probably make one more short trip to finish up, then wrap! Does that sound like your Christmas shopping? I do a bit of it all year long as I see things, mostly for the grandchildren, but my three sons usually shop what they call "mom-mart" and wipe out my stash before we take the big shopping trip. Yesterday we started at 8:30 a.m and didn't get home until 12:30 a.m.! Whew!

Today I just have a quick swap to share:


Perfect Blend, Season of Style Designer Paper, Itty Bitty Banners, and Merry Minis Punch Pack!


That's all for now. Sorry I don't have time to share more, but I'm helping out with my grandkids this morning, getting them to church and Sunday School, while Jessica & Johnny take Maddie Kate to her Cheer Competition!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!



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Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board File Folder Giftcardholder Tutorial and How to Tie a "Knot Bow"!

Hey there! I'm a little late posting today, but I'm finishing up the final projects for my Christmas-Catch-Up Class and Customer Appreciation and wanted to share this tutorial with you for how to make this file folder gift card holder using the Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board:


·         Stamps – Wishing You #131748 wood-mount $14.95 #131751 clear-mount $11.95

·         Card Stock –  Crumb Cake, Season of Style Designer Paper, Whisper White

·         Ink: Cherry Cobbler

·         Misc. – SNAIL Adhesive,  Envelope Punch Board #133774 $19.95, 1 ¾” Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Glue Dots, Season of Style Designer Washi Tape, Crumb Cake Notecard Envelopes #131528 $5.50 (40 per pkg), Cherry Cobbler 1” Stitched Edge Ribbon

        Envelope Punch Board File Folder Gift Card Holder Tutorial

C    Crumb Cake dimensions: 4 3/4" x 5", scored at 2 1/4 along the 5" side. This will make the front flap of your file folder narrower than the back flap.

       Adhere 2 1/4" x 4 3/4" piece of Season of Style Designer Paper on corresponding flap with SNAIL.

       Adhere Season of Style Designer Washi tape to the opposite flap.

       1. Line up the left corner of the paper with the left edge of the Envelope Punch Board punch as shown.

            Punch once to start the curve of the folder tab.


      2. Slide paper over to the 2 inch mark and punch again.


      3. Line up the center of the punched "valley" with the trimmer blade track. Cut up from the center to the

          top of the paper as shown.


      4. Smooth out any rough edges with your fingernail or Paper Snips.


      5. Repeat these steps for the back flap of folder, turning the paper over so you will be punching the

          opposite end.


      6. Round remaining corners of the file folder with the corner-rounder punch of the outside edge of

          the punch board.


      7. This is your file folder card open and flat;




     1. Wrap right end of ribbon over left end. Pull left end up and right end down tightly (this is the beginning of the phrase you have probably hear before " right over left, left over right ...")


    2. Bring top ribbon end down over bottom ribbon end as shown:

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    3. Wrap top end down and around bottom end as shown. Pull top end through

         the loop you created. Pull ends tightly.


      4. Trim ends at an angle with Craft Scissors.


     That's all for now! Later than normal, but hopefully worth the wait!

      Click HERE to go to my Online Store to order your Envelope Punch Board or other stampin' supplies! There's still time to receive your order before Christmas!

      Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!




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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day! More Giftcardholder Ideas!

Hey there! Last night my husband surprised me with tickets to see "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" at the Marion Civic Center! yay! I've been reading the book every Christmas to my family since my kids were little, and even though they are big kids now, they still love it! I do to! It was a sweet production. I always tear up when Gladys says "hey! Unto YOU a child is born!" Gives me goosebumps just writing it! It was nice to get out after being snowbound since Thursday. Roads, sidewalks, and parking lots are still treacherous, and we are supposed to get "snow showers" again today, so church was cancelled for today. Oh well, one more day to stay in my jammies and stamp!

Since I have that new bunch of swaps, I think I will share a few more of them with you today:


Rene Watson used the Envelope Liner Framelit Dies to put together her holder (it could also be a card with the greeting page pulling out of the top!). She used Old Olive cardstock, Season of Style Designer Paper, Festive Flurry stamps and Framelit Dies, Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edged Ribbon, and "just because" from the A Dozen Thoughts stamp set.


This design is the first giftcardholder style I learned to make! Katy Simecka used the Festive Flurry stamps & framelits bundle with Pool Party, Whisper White, the Northern Flurry folder and Silver 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon!


The unique feature of this one is the Whisper White Medium Envelope that is the working part of the holder. Just fold the envelope in half, cut the flap in half at the fold, stick down the left side of the flap, then leave the right side open to slip the gift card in!


Barb Dykhouse used the Pop n' Cuts Card Base Die, A Gift For You Single Stamp, Crumb Cake cardstock, Season of Style Designer Paper, Oval punches, adn the Label Bracket Punch for her gift card holder.


Simple and easy with the Pop 'n Cuts Card Base Die, just cut out, score a couple of times, and decorate!


Ruth Anne Lilley used  Warmth & Wishes Hostess and More Merry Messages stamps, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, and Old Olive cardstock, Season of Style Designer Paper, Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Folder, and the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle and 1 3/4" Circle punches for this cute little pop-up gift card holder!


Inside she used the Word Window Punch, punching a couple of time side-by-side to create the slot of the gift card!


And last-but-definitely-not-least, Tamie Ackerson used the Pop 'n Cuts Card Base Die again for her adorable Snowman holder! Punches, markers, and sponging were used to create his perky little face, and the Bird Builder Punch does a great job looking like "holly"! Doesn't the Silver Glimmer Paper cut with the smallest Festive Flurry Framelit look a little bit like a sheriff's badge?


The inside features a pull-up greeting, in addtion to the gift card pocket!


Tamie used Teeny Tiny Wishes for the outside greeting, and Wishing You for the pull-up greeting!

Well, that's all for today! Even though we aren't going to church today, I still want to make a Sunday-dinner-worthy meal! Most of my kids are staying snug in their homes today, but Troy is coming over for lunch! yay!

To shop for the stamps, dies, papers, punches, and accessories to make these projects, click HERE to shop in my Online Store!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Another Be Merry Gift Card Holder From the Swap!

Hey there! WOW! We have about 18 inches of snow here in Southern Illinois! It started with freezing rain on Thursday around noon, turned to snow by the evening, and didn't stop until late Friday! Everything around here came to a screeching halt, including the craft fair I was participating in today, so I'm snug at home with my laptop! (and my stamps!)

This morning it is bright and shiny with the sun out and a blanket of snow everywhere! My husband is helping Ben get his car out right now so he can go to work. He works part-time doing appliance delivery and yesterday was one of his usual full days of work, but even that got called off. Guess it's not a good idea to be handling large appliances in the snow! Today he works the whole day too, although I can't imagine what they can do with all this snow. The main roads in Mt Vernon will be pretty clear by now, but all the residential and sidewalks? Ben should have quite a day!

I'm still working on prepping the packets for my Christmas Catch-Up & Customer Appreciation Event next Friday. I've already shown you all 12 projects, so I don't have any new creations to share, but I do still have quite a few of this month's swaps you haven't seen, so for the next few days I will share some of those until I get a chance to stamp something new. Today's sample was created by Carla Starry:


Carla used the Pop 'n Cut Card Base Die for her creation, along with the Be Merry Single Stamp, Gumball Green & Whisper White cardstock, Polka Dot Parade Designer Paper, In Color Patterns Designer Paper Stack, Chery Cobbler ink, Gumball Green Marker, Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, and the Small Oval Punch.


The full length of the die is 11", so there is room to score & fold to create the holding section for a gift card. This die even cuts the little slits for the built-in tabs to insert into, so it goes together in a snap!

That's all for now! The craft fair has been postponed for another week, so I just might have time to make a few of these to sell! We shall see. I have quite a list of "to do's" in front of me right now, including getting out my family & church Christmas Cards, so this item will have to go to the bottom of my list. In case you haven't noticed, I have  problem with saying "no", even to myself! I just want to do it all! I'm working on prioritizing, and sometimes I do a good job, but other times I just love all these cute projects so much I just HAVE to make them!

To order the supplies for the projects you just HAVE to make, click this link to go to my Online Store:

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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