Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 5: Gift Card Holder (For You)

Welcome to another installment of the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop! This week we are taking another turn with Karen Burniston and taking a look at her incredibly useful Gift Card Holder with Phrase For You, 3D Pop-Up. This die is so much fun!

First, I created a 5" x 7" card. I used Shimmer cardstock in Silver and White from Papertrey Ink. For the background, I stamped Fancy Flourishes (also from PTI) and heat embossed them in silver (Zing from American Crafts - love this embossing powder! Seriously - best stuff ever!). Then I used the Ornate Flowers embossing folder from Sizzix on the white shimmer. I heat embossed the edges of this piece with silver EP, too.

The NOEL was cut from this die from Sizzix (and it's in the Sizzix Outlet for a BARGAIN!!!). I used the same flourish stamp for the embossing, too. Add a string of pearls and a few rhinestones for a touch of elegance and you're done with the card front.

Just take a look at this! Don't you just LOVE IT?! Karen Burniston is the Pop-Up Queen! Honestly, I left it unadorned so you can see just how brilliant this is. The details are so well thought out, from the way it adheres on both sides of the interior so nothing falls out of place to the handy-dandy slots for the bottom of the gift card. Brilliant. It goes together easily and you can make a bunch in no time flat (no pun intended!). I send bunches of gift cards to my nieces and nephew, so this die is a must have in my book! Karen supplied this piece of cardstock from Die Cuts With A View, but I can't wait to try it with some fun patterned paper for a different look!

Karen, I'm sitting in Virginia doing the Wayne & Garth "I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy!" bow towards you! ;) Thanks for such a useful, fun die!

Go take a look at all the great stuff everyone else has done with this brilliant die! The Triple Play Widget on my right margin can take you forward, back or right back to the beginning at the Sizzix Blog. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by. Be well!


Candice Windham said...

Jen, this is so elegant. I love the cover and the neutral inside really makes that gift card the star of the show.

Karen B said...

I love it! The thing I've discovered about this die is that the gift card provides the decoration. Keeping the GCH relatively simple and plain actually enhances the look. Thank you for showing it off!

Eileen Hull said...

Oh Jenn... so cute! Great project- thanks for hopping. Hope you had a great trip to NY :-) ttys

JGoode said...

I love the elegant simplicity of your project!

brendapinnick said...

Nice, I like the shimmer effect of your design!

Einat Kessler said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love the embossingand all the shimmer!