I’m going to admit something here. I am terrible at buying gifts for people. That’s why I was so excited to see this month’s Paper Pumpkin made gift-card holders. It’s like they know me. But of course, I know not everyone needs fifteen gift-card holders, so I have some options for you to use this super cute gingerbread house themed kit.
First some tips on the holders. Use a bone folder to crease your seams. Before you seal the side, add a glue dot to the inside at the base so your card doesn’t slide out the bottom. You can line up the top stamp with the framing stamp by looking at the lowest leaves in the top stamp and aligning them over the circles of the framing stamp.
This alternate is a bit of a cheat since it was included as an option in the instructions. But I have a couple of tips for you on these as well. Besides following the instructions to cut them on the seams and discard the flap, remember that you can stamp both sides. The kit includes a useful “to:/from:” stamp for this purpose. I used a hole punch so that I could add some fun baker’s twine to the tags. If you made the entire kit into tags you could make thirty.
Tag Card Alternate
While you’re cutting those holders in half, save one for this quick card. I used a base of Cinnamon Cider. Then I layered on a piece of Pretty Peacock and a strip of matching DSP. I love how the gingham check works with this theme. If you don’t have this paper from last years In-Color stack, the dots from this year would be a super cute option.
Add the half holder, a sentiment and some of the adorable candy embellishments from the kit and it’s done. Super simple and ready to send.
Gingerbread House Card
For the second card, I left the holders behind and used the stamp set and one of the envelopes. I used a base of Crumb Cake but Whisper White would work just as well. Cut apart one of the envelopes and trim it to 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″. For the house, I stamped it in Cinnamon Cider and colored it in with the coordinating colors using Stampin’ Write markers. The house is almost a perfect square except for the chimney and a cinch to cut out. Before I added it to the card with Dimensionals, I stamped the little flourish stamp to be the “smoke” using Crumb Cake ink. The addition of the sentiment and the candy embellishments and this card is done.
I loved this kit. I hope you’re enjoying crafting a homemade holiday. If you need anything to create your crafts, let me know, I’m here to help you. Happy crafting!