Tuesday, December 3, 2013

'Absolutely No Peeking' Gift Card Holder


This rather simple card front hides the surprising inside.  It started with the Sister Stamp Minoru image, colored with Copic pens and a paper pieced kimono. Onto a simple striped card (cut with the card frame Sizzix die), a wreath (made from a  mini Xmas garland), a Anna Griffin dimensional sticker,  American Crafts white glitter tape, and some holiday ribbon were added.


When this card is opened up,  moving 'eye-candy' catches your eye.  The two peppermint  candies (miniature Xmas tree decorations from Ben Franklin Crafts) really do move as they swing from the golden pipe cleaner arch.

The Naughty or Nice oval was cut from an Authentique 6x6 sheet and inked with a Studio G stamp (only $1.25! at Ben Franklin Crafts).


The Absolutely NO Peeking stamp is also a Studio G product. From House Mart BFC, Xmas washi tape and American Crafts pom pom trim were added to the gift card pocket.  Can you guess what kind of gift card I'm slipping into the pocket?


This side view shows the four pop-out areas made with the multi-tier 3D Sizzix die. This die requires that it be used with the matching card die shown on the package.  The tiers allow for a multitude of design elements. I used Authentique stickers (from the 12x12 Xmas sheet) on two of the tiers. (Cornstarch was dusted on the back of the stickers after they were adhered to the tiers to prevent sticking when the card is closed.)  If you intend to mail this card via the U.S. postal service, add only flat pieces to your card so it will lay flat when closed or you will have to mail it in a pouch.  My card was a bit bulky...but festive...LOL! I plan to hand deliver the gift.


All of these fantastic supplies (and more not shown) were purchased at House Mart Ben Franklin Crafts.  I encourage you to check out all the holiday crafting goodies available now at BFC.  I know you will be as delighted as I am every time I shop there.  Thank you so much for visiting this blog site.  I am grateful for your support and encouraging comments.


8 comments:

Niki G said...

Ok, can we say WOW! That golden arch is so adorable with the little Christmas charms and that "no peeking" stamp is a must have! Gotta make a trip back to Ben Franklin...I was just there yesterday!

Creations by Shirl said...

I agree with Niki this is called a "WOW" factor. Love how you added all those fine details to this gift card holder. Lucky recipient!

Annette Allen said...

wow these are stunning and that wreath is gorgeous.. girl you are full of creativity.. totally love your designs..

Handmade Cuties said...

holy moly this is an entire Christmas scene in a card. Beautiful!!!

Shirley N said...

What a creation Lynn, you definitely made this card adorable and so very special!

Cheryl said...

What a great gift card holder!!! Love how you used so many elements on your card. That candy cane is the cutest!

yyam said...

Oh my! Just the exterior already wowed me....this is so beautifully executed!

Leanne said...

Oh wowzers Lynn! This is soo cool! Great texture and fun to this beautiful Christmas card.
^.^