Fast & Easy Gift Card Holder

Today we're going to create a Fast & Easy Gift CArd Holder! Check it out Tree pillow box

It's base is the fold-together (no glue required) Pillow Boxes...this is such a simple design that you can crank out several in a few minutes...usually wrapping the gift cards takes longer than going to purchase then. This one takes only a couple of minutes using the pillow box. The boxes come in packs of ten for $5...so that's also a nice an inexpensive "wrap."  

You can also use these cuties for other small gifts, candy or homemade cookies (and still have room for a gift card).

I'll give you the simple directions below followed by the supply list--you can order your supplies now.

Remember if you place an online order and use this month's Host Code (3DPPNP6Q) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

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Directions:

1. Before opening the pillow box, use the smallest Layering Oval die (#151771) cut a "handle" through both layers near the end of the box Cutting oval

2. Punch a tree (Pine Tree punch) from your favorite Perfectly Plaid Designer paper; punch a 2" circle from Crumb Cake cardstock and a Starburst from Gold Glimmer paper.

3. Glue dot the 2 circles together; use dimensionals to adhere the tree to the crumb cake layer. Add a copper Star Element to the top of the tree. Tree medallion

4. Use liquid glue to adhere the medallion to the front middle of the pillow box.

5. Fold box bottom together following the pre-scored lines. Add your gift card to box.

6. Cut 18" Red Ruched ribbon, tuck through oval opening and tie in a bow.

Your box is ready for giving!

Supply List: Click on one of the images below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies today.


The Last Fast & Easy Treat #6

Today we're creating The Last Fast & Easy Treat #6.  And it makes sense we'd end with Santa! Our jolly little Santa treat holder can be stuffed with anything from Hershey Kisses to something more substantial like a $20 bill--imagine opening this little treat holder and finding some cash! Santa

By now you have an arsenal of designs that you can use to create some awesome treat holders...of course, Thanksgiving and Christmas are only the tip of the ice burg---the possibilities go on and on (maybe we'll explore some more ideas later). Santa angle

For right now I'll give you the directions for the tags followed by the Supply List. Remember if you place an online order & use this month's Host Code (KZ4ZW9AH) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you.

Note: The Closeout sale for the Holiday mini is now on--click here to check out the list and order now while supplies last Download Year End Closeout US

Directions:

1. From a piece of Real Red cardstock cut the Mini Curvy Keepsake box---note, since this has score lines do not use the Precision Base plate--use the Magnetic platform. Fold on the score lines.

2. Cut a 1/4 X approximately 2" piece of Basic Black cardstock; cut a small square of Silver Glimmer paper and adhere to middle of the black band.  Cut a 1/4 X 1/4" piece of black cardstock and adhere to the center of the Silver Glimmer with a glue dot. Adhere the black band to the middle of one non-handle side of the box with glue dots. Using paper snips trim band to the front flap.

 3. Add your treat - close the box folding the other 2 side over the handles.

4. Stamp "Merry Merry" in Call Me Clover ink on  Whisper White cardstock. Cut out with the square die (Mini curvy keepsake dies). Cut a sprig (die in Mini Curvy Keepsake dies) from Silver Glimmer paper; adhere to tag with a glue dot.  Add  3 Red  Rhinestones  to the bottom of the sprig. Santa tag

5. Cut  approximately  12"  Whisper White twine,  fold  in half and loop through top of tag, tie around the handle in a bow.

6. Add 3 large Rhinestones (one below and 2 above the belt) for buttons.

Your treat is ready for giving! Hope you enjoyed this series of treat holders that are Fast & Easy!

Supply List: Click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store.  Order your supplies today:


Fast & Easy Treat #5

Here we go with Fast & Easy Treat #5! Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer no less! This Sweet little sweet holder ---or any other small treat will fit inside -- like gold ear rings! Just Sayin.' Imagine opening this little sweetie on Christmas morning with a pair of lovely ear rings or bracelet...right? The possibilities are endless. Reindeer angle

Still using the Mini Curvy Keepsake box die means we don't need to purchase much else to re-create this one. Again, making this a really useful die or bundle from the Holiday Mini.

Note: the Closeout sale is on from the Holiday mini catalog....click here to download the brochure and check out the sales Download Year End Closeout US

I'll give you the directions for the tags followed by the Supply List. Remember if you place an online order & use this month's Host Code (KZ4ZW9AH) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. From a 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 piece of Crumb Cake cardstock cut the Mini Curvy Keepsake box---note, since this has score lines do not use the Precision Base plate--use the Magnetic platform. Fold on the score lines.

2. Punch 1/2" circle from Red Glimmer Paper; adhere to front non-handle flap with a dimensional. Adhere 2 large Googly eyes with glue dots. 

Reindeer

 3. Add your treat - close the box folding the other 2 side over the handles. Punch two sprigs (Spring punch) from Early Expresso  cardstock and trim off the bottom leaf of each side--adhere the 2 resulting sprigs to handle with glue dot (one on each side).

4. Cut approximately 10" red cotton ribbon, tie in a bow and adhere to bottom of handle with a glue dot.

Your treat is ready for giving! Don't miss our last blog posts to see the last treat box we'll be creating!

Supply List: Click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store.  Order your supplies today:


Fast & Easy Treat #4

Today we're creating Fast & Easy Treat #4! Now this little treat holder has CUTE written all over it. Those Christmas penguins have an awesome little cousin now. What a fun treat for your teachers and buddies..you'll get so many oooh and aahhhs! Penguin

This one too uses the Mini Curvy Keepsake die for the base (there's theme here, right). Another example that will make purchasing this die a real bargain! Penguin angle

I'll give you the directions for the tags followed by the Supply List. Remember if you place an online order & use this month's Host Code (KZ4ZW9AH) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. From a 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 piece of Basic Black cardstock cut the Mini Curvy Keepsake box---note, since this has score lines do not use the Precision Base plate--use the Magnetic platform. Fold on the score lines.

2. Using the small oval (Stiched Shapes dies) cut an oval from Whisper White cardstock. Adhere to front flap of box with about 1/3 extending off the box bottom--cut off that extension with paper snips. Cut a small triangle from Melody Mango cardstock and adhere at top of oval with a glue dot. Adhere 2 large Googly eyes with glue dots

 3. Add your treat - close the box folding the other 2 side over the handles.

4. Stamp "Holly Jolly" in Shaded Spruce ink on  Whisper White  cardstock. Cut out with the tear drop die (Mini curvy keepsake dies). Cut a sprig (die in Mini Curvy Keepsake dies) from Red Glimmer paper; adhere to tag with a glue dot. Add a green rhinestone (Holiday Rhinestones). Penguin tag

5. Cut  approximately  12"  Whisper White twine,  fold  in half and loop through top of tag, tie around the handle in a bow.

Your treat is ready for giving! Don't miss the next 2 blog posts to see what other treat's we'll be creating!

Supply List: Click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store.  Order your supplies today:


Fast & Easy Treat #3

Today we're creating Fast & Easy Treat #3! This little cutie will be a hit with your co-workers, teaches and kids...the little Elfie is quite simple and requires little more than the addition of the tag. Elf angle

We're still using the Mini Curvy Keepsake die for the base (there's theme here, right). This is a wonderful example of multiple uses of a single die. Many times I hear--I love it but I'm not sure I'd use it more than once. Well, when we finish the 6th post of how to use this cutie, you'll definitely want to add it to your stash. Elf

I'll give you the directions for the tags followed by the Supply List. Remember if you place an online order & use this month's Host Code (KZ4ZW9AH) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you
.

Sandi's Super Santa Sale has one more day....I will NOT be posting the sale here on my blog...so if you are not on my mailing list you need to sign up now--click on the button and sign up right now 

Directions:

1. From a piece of designer paper (Perfectly Plaid Designer series paper) cut the Mini Curvy Keepsake box---note, since this has score lines do not use the Precision Base plate--use the Magnetic platform. Fold on the score lines.

2. Cut a 1/4 X approximately 2" piece of Basic Black cardstock; cut a small square of Gold Glimmer paper and adhere to middle of the black band.  Cut a 1/4 X 1/4" piece of black cardstock and adhere to the center of the Gold Glimmer with a glue dot. Adhere the black band to the middle of one non-handle side of the box with glue dots. Using paper snips trim band to the front flap.

 3. Add your treat - close the box folding the other 2 side over the handles.

4. Stamp "Holly Jolly" in Stazon Jet Black ink on  Daffodil Delight cardstock. Cut out with the star die (Mini curvy keepsake dies). Cut a sprig (die in Mini Curvy Keepsake dies) from Gold Glimmer paper; adhere to tag with a glue dot. Elf tag

5. Cut  approximately  12"  Lovely  Lipstick  ribbon,  fold  in half and loop through top of tag, tie around the handle in a bow.

Your treat is ready for giving! Don't miss the next 3 blog posts to see what other treat's we'll be creating!

Supply List: Click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store.  Order your supplies today: