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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:

Stampin_up_how_to_tie_ a_knot_bow_2


    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!




All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013

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!

All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013

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!


All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013

Stampin' Up! Be Merry Gift Card Holder, the 12th Project!

Hey there! Last night I went to see the Disney movie, Frozen, with my son, Ben. He invited me to go with him, and even though I am deep in the prep for my Christmas Catch Up Class next week and the Ina Craft Fair this Saturday, I couldn't let an opportunity to go out with my son go by, so I went! It was a FUN movie! I loved the story, the characters, and especially the music! We both laughed a lot, and thoroughly enjoyed the time! Now I need to make a project with all the beautiful snowflake-y inspiration! But.Must.Stay.Focused.

I just keep finding more cute ideas I want to share with everyone at the Christmas Catch Up Class, but I need to stop! Before I do stop, though, I'm adding JUST ONE MORE project to make it an even dozen, and I think you will see why this one just HAS to be included:

I received this from Ruth Bingle in the monthly swap I participate in. Isn't it gorgeous? I love how rich and elegant this color combo is! This project combines the Be Merry and Dictionary single stamps with Season of Style Designer Paper, Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding, and Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Baked Brown Sugar colors. Yay!


Inside is a simple pocket to hold a gift card, money, or anything you want to tuck in! "Oh what fun!" as this saying from Christmas Messages goes!

That's all for now! It's back to cutting paper, writing up directions, putting together packets, and making up craft fair goodies as I go! Maybe I'll find a few minutes to get the snowflake-y inspiration down on paper today, especially since we are supposed to get a few inches of white stuff this evening!

You can always shop in my Online Store for your Stampin' Up! crafting supplies:

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013

Stampin' Up! Wishing You File Folder Gift Card!

Hey there! I just spent the day with Liam and Jaxon again! Good times! They are so fun! At one point they were both dancing to the music of a Curious George movie I had playing for them and Jaxon pulled on my hand and said "up!" because he wanted me to dance with them! It's hard to dance with tears streaming down your face, but I managed, then thanked God for these precious little fellows I get to love!

Today's project is another made with the Envelope Punch Board, this time a "file folder" gift card holder:


I used the Wishing You stamp set (#131748 wood-mount $14.95, #131751 clear-mount $11.95) for the greeting and on the Notecard Envelopes (#131528 $5.50 for 40 Crumb Cake envelopes measuring 5 1/8" x 3 5/8") Did you even KNOW these existed in the catalog? They are on page 162 of the Annual Catalog. They are so cute!

I made the gift card holder to fit inside the envelope. I adhered the Season of Style Designer Paper (#132340 $10.95) to the front flap and the Season of Style Designer Washi Tape ( #132155 $4.95) to the Crumb Cake base before punching with the Envelope Punch Board (#133744 $19.95) and then cutting off the excess with my Stampin' Trimmer (#126889 $29.95).

I wrapped a piece of Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (#132135 $8.95) around both card flaps to create the pouch for the gift card. After stamping the greeting from Wishing You with Cherry cobbler ink, I punched it out with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch (#119850 $16.95) and adhered over the ribbon with Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430 $3.95)

You can shop for all the supplies to make these little babies in my Online Store:

As long as you get your order placed by December 17th you should receive your order before Christmas!

This little gift card holder is the final project we will be making at my Christmas Catch-up and Customer Appreciation Open House on December 13th! Now to just get busy and prep all the packets!

That's all for now! I'm really excited for Wednesday. Not only do I have the whole day to be at home with no where to go (it's amazing how seldom that happens!), but my Spring Occasions Catalog pre-order arrives tomorrow too! Yippee! I ordered a BUNCH of fun new stuff that we will be playing with starting in January!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013

Stampin' Up! Tags 4 You is Holly Jolly!

Hello! I've been trying to get another video edited to post on YouTube, but it's not going very well, so I decided to share this gift card holder with you, inspired by Janet Baker:

Holly jolly giftcard holder 1

Isn't he just the cutest thing? I will have measurements and supply list at the end of this post!

Holly jolly giftcard holder 2

The original I found wasn't a gift card holder (at least not yet), but I thought the fold just screamed gift card! I love how his beard tucks in under his mustache to hold the card closed!

Here's the info!

Santa face, body, & beard:

Real Red card base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Whisper White body: 11" x 4 1/4", scored at 4", 5 3/4", 7 1/2".


Deco Labels Collection Framelits #130102 $24.95 - I used the largest label with Whisper White for Santas' face

1 3/8" Circle Punch #119860 $15.95 - I punched two with Blushing Bride for face around his eyes

1/2" Circle Punch # 119869 $5.95 - I punched two with Basic Black for his eyes

3/4" Circle Punch # 119873 $12.95 - I punched one Real Red for his nose

1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch #127811 $15.95 - I punched three for hat tassel and eyebrows

Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Folder #127751 $7.95

Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Folder #127023 $8.95

Giftcard slot:

Word Window Punch #119857 $15.95

Santa's Belt & Buckle:

4 1/4" x 1/2 Basic Black for the belt

Little Labels Punch Pack #126881 $16.95

Small Oval Punch #120908 $12.95

Holly Jolly Tag:

Tags 4 You Stamp Set #131820 $19.95 Wood-mount #131823 $15.95 Clear-mount 

Label Bracket Punch #132153 $15.95

1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch #119854 $16.95


Real Red Classic ink #126949 $5.95

SNAIL Adhesive #100432 $6.95

Tombow Liquid Glue #110755 $3.95

Stampin' Dimensionals #104430 $3.95

White Stampin' Chalk Marker #132133 $3.50

You can order any of these supplies from my Online Store, just click on the "shop now" button in the upper right of my blog.

That's all for now! I'm off to prep for a fun stamp class tomorrow night!

Unti tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013

My 500th Blog Post! Stampin' Up! Secret Garden Fancy Fold!

Good morning! I am especially excited today to be writing my 500th blog post! So excited that I am offering a Stampin' Up! Stampin' Trimmer as a gift to one lucky person who leaves a comment here on my blog today! I started this promotion yesterday in anticipation of my 500th post, but so far only ONE person has left a comment! I can hardly BELIEVE it! Everyone who comments today will get a chance in the drawing, so COME ON STAMPERS, leave me some comments!

In honor of this MOMENTOUS occasion (at least for me!) I created this card:
Secret garden 1

I used the card I showed you here back on the first of March as my template, then got busy changing the color scheme! I used Daffodil Delight cardstock for my base, Floral District Designer Paper, and the Secret Garden Bundle from the Occasions catalog.

Sometimes when I am creating from "scratch" it takes me a long time and sacrifices several pieces of cardstock before I am happy with the result, but this time the creative juices flowed freely and I had my sample to my pleasing in a very short amount of time!

I had been thinking that this type of fold would lend itself nicely as a gift-card holder, and I was right!

Secret garden 3

I used the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Folder, "Happiness" from Loving Thoughts,  and the "just for you" from the Pop-up Posies Designer Kit to finish things off.

Well, how's that for a 500th blog post? I am so pleased to have reached the 500 mark, now it's on to 1000!

Don't forget to leave me a comment to get your name in the drawing for the Stampin' Trimmer!

I need to close for now, my son, Logan is coming home this evening for a long weekend from school, and my sister-in-law, Debbie is coming this weekend, so I have lots to prepare!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All products used in this project can be purchased at my Online Store:

Some products used:


Floral District Designer Series Paper #126919
Price: $10.95

12 sheets: 2 ea. of 6 double-sided designs. 12" x 12". Acid- and lignin- free. Coordinates with the Floral District suite. Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White.



Secret Garden Bundle Wood #131100
Price: $42.95 Also available in a Clear-Mount Bundle

Coordinating Secret Garden Stamp Set + Secret Garden Framelits = two products at a 15% savings!



Loving Thoughts - Clear-Mount Stamp #125845
Price: $23.95 also available in Wood-Mount

Show someone that you care with a hand-stamped card created using sentiments from this classic eleven-piece set. Or make a stack of cards to give away as a gift for a special friend! Just enclose them in a Cellophane Bag and tie with 5/8" Satin Ribbon.

Set Quantity: 11



Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit #131395
Price: $12.95

Everything for bright, flowery tags—just add attitude.
* 9 embossed paper tags (ea. 2-3/4" x 3-1/2").
* 9 fabric covered brads: 6 Very Vanilla (3/8"); 3 Summer Starfruit (5/8").
* Precut paper flower pieces layer into 9 flowers; 6 layers of one style in 2 colors and 3 layers of one style in 1 color
* 9 pieces of thick Vanilla Baker's Twine (ea. 8")
* Just for You wood-mount stamp (1 stamp: exclusive to this kit)
* Adhesive and ink not included







A Pop-Up Card!

Good Evening Stampers!

Sale-a-bration is in full-swing! I have been out a couple of nights this week already with Sale-a-bration workshops, and I have another one tomorrow night! I can't wait!

The past few days I have been spending ALOT of time creating some fun new projects for my workshops and classes, and I have been having a BLAST! One of the challenges I put on myself was to figure out how to make this card. One of my friends at Leadership received a swap similar to this card last week, and since I don't live with her I took some pictures of it, thinking it would be EASY TO FIGURE OUT! WRONG! I even asked my aspiring engineer-son, Logan, to help me figure it out as I didn't take any measurements, just pictures. He, however, was apparently too busy with his online computer game to help, so I just kept at it till I figured it out myself! I am very proud! (Maybe there's a little bit of an engineer in me too!)

Without further ado, here it is:

Cupcake pop-up

Okay, you say? What's the big deal? It's an okay card, but nothing particularly special, nothing you haven't already seen before?




Wait for it . . .







Wait for it . . .






Lift the flap . .









I am absolutely IN LOVE with this card, and once I figured it out and wrote down all of my measurements, it is EASY! I immediately made another one using the "Just My Type" stamp set from the Occasions Mini, but that one will have to wait for another day as it is for my husband's birthday, which is a month away. Although he NEVER looks at my blog, it hardly seems fair to share it with the world before he gets to see it, right?

Anyhoo, I used the Create a Cupcake stamp set, matching Build a Cupcake Punch and Big Top Birthday Designer Paper. If you want to know more, you will have to ask!

So here's the deal. I'm going to give this card away! YES I AM! Don't believe me? Just leave me a comment in the comment section. Please be nice, please be clean, and please don't comment if you don't like my card. The FIRST nice, clean, complimentary comment left on my blog about this card will receive it in the mail from me! Just leave your comment along with your email so I can contact you for your address and it's YOURS! I will include a matching stamped envelope so it will be all ready for you to give away to your favorite birthday friend!

But I'm not going to stop there! Keep an eye on my blog and you will find out what else is coming in the future!

Until tomorrow, have a "StampingRox!" day!

Tropical Party Birthday!

Here's the card I promised to show you yesterday. I merged the giftcard layout from yesterday's post with elements from this cruise swap by Mary Robinson:

Tropical party cruise swap ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2010

I LOVED how the Square Lattice embossing folder gives a "grass thatch" look to the kraft cardstock, especially when it is sponged with a little Soft Suede! I took this concept and merged it with the giftcardholder card layout and came up with this:

Tropical gift card ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2010

Pretty neat, huh! I am pretty pleased with the result. I change up the focal point a bit by using the Scalloped Circle #2 Bigz Die for the Garden Green scalloped circle (a color that is retiring but will be replaced by the return of past In-Color "Wild Wasabi" in the new IB&C on July 1st!) and used the Circles Die for the Whisper White stamping piece.

Here's the inside:

Tropical giftcard 2 ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2010

Pretty neat! In the past I've done lots of almost exact CASEing of cards I've received in swaps and from my web surfing, but lately I've been challenging myself to stamp more originally, and even though this card does have elements of the original inspiration, I feel I've changed it up enough to make it my own, what do you think?

Let's try something, shall we? Everyone who leaves a comment on this card from now until Friday May 21st  will have their name put in a drawing to receive this card, including a coordinating envelope ready for you to use! I would love to hear from more of you, I know you're out there!

Until tomorrow, have a STAMPIN' ROX DAY!

Holiday Treasures-Winter Post Tag/Giftcard Holder!

I just now finished this adorable Tag/Giftcard Holder and couldn't wait another day to show it to you! If you want to see the directions to make it, go to: May 22, 2008 Gift Pocket Book. It uses one full sheet of 12x12 Holiday Treasures Designer Series Paper, the Curly Label Punch Bundle, and Winter Post from the Holiday Mini !

We will be making this project at a Technique Class tomorrow night. Here are the tags we will be making to go in it:


and these:


I love the vintage-ey look of this paper and stamps. The Classic ink colors used are Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, and Creamy Caramel to "age" the edges of the Very Vanilla Cardstock.

Contact me if you would like to make this project at YOUR next party!