Thursday 30 October 2014

Ideas for using the Gift Card thinlits die - Stampin' Up Artisan blog hop

Hooray! it's Thursday and the whole Stampin' Up Artisan design team is back together for another fabulous blog hop!! So sit back with a nice cuppa and enjoy a whopping dose of inspiration with us!

I can't tell you how excited I get when my free box of Stampin' Up goodies turns up at my door each month - it's amazing! November's box contained the Gift Card Thinlits die and when the lovely  Yvonne, a member of my team, promoted I thought I'd use it in two different ways to make a celebratory card and gift wrap for her. Come and see:

First the card: I used the Gift Card die with one of the gorgeous papers from the Color Me Autumn pack and cut one side off to make a pocket for the front. It was lined with card stock and the front decorated with gold accents. The sentiments were cut out with one of the extra dies that come with the Gift Card.

I made a tag to pop in the pocket using the gorgeous vintage telephone from Timeless Talk. Yvonne doesn't live locally to me but we chat often on the phone and on Facebook and I am very definitely here for her!

Would you like to see her present?

Members of my team get a special charm bracelet when they promote and a little hand-made charm each time they reach a milestone. I wrapped Yvonne's bracelet in tissue paper and used the Gift Card die to make a wrap to fold around it.

The gift was finished with a little tag and some gold ribbon wound several times round the package and tied up with a flourish!

Here's the gift and the card posing together! And there we go - two ways to use the Gift Card thinlits die which I know will become a often-used friend in the Craft Square Metre!

I hope you enjoyed this project. Now, are you ready for more inspiration? Then click the button below to hop over to visit the fabulous Allison Okamitsu:

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We're enjoying half term here but just because my youngest son is off school doesn't mean he's not continuing his education. Yesterday, for example, he learned to haggle in fractions!
Me: Eat up your salad sweetheart
Him: Hmmm, I'll have half of it...
Me: Three quarters!
Him (beginning to laugh): Two thirds!
Me (giving him a stern look)
Him: Oh all right then! (and then eating half of it!)

See you tomorrow for more crafting fun!


  1. Fantastic ideas, Vicky, and awesome execution!! I know it's close to tomorrow over there, so this is late, but I wanted to wish you two a Happy Anniversary and many, many more!! I've been away and am still trying to get back to normal; I've only just now looked at my calendar for today! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Hi Vicky

    Fantastic ideas, as ever.

    Everyone in your team is very lucky indeed.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  3. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous card.... Love the bracelet.... Stunning....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  4. I love this idea! Super pretty set!

  5. It's absolutely gorgeous! Yvonne and all of us teamies are SOOO lucky to have you. Hugs :) xxx

  6. What a lovely gift!! You are so thoughtful and sweet. Your team is lucky to have you :)

  7. Such a sweet gift, gorgeous set Vicky!

  8. Gorgeous! You sound like such an inspirational and motivaled person to work for!!!

    1. What a lovely thing to say Mo - but it's definitely 'work with' rather than 'work for'! x


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