Bali Breeze DSP

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Eastern Blooms Birthday

My youngest daughter has a Disco Birthday Party to go to tonight and I had no idea what to get her friend as it seems like they all have everything these days.

I decided to get a gift card and the Birthday Girl can get something she wants and will use. Sounds too easy but I know how hard it is selecting Birthday and Christmas presents for my own 4 girls let alone someone else’s that you are not sure what they like.

So to jazz up the gift card and make it a little more personal I decided I would make one of Makeesha’s MIM projects from a little while back and that is the Envelope Gift Card Holder.

My daughter told me the Birthday Girl’s favourite colour was blue so we went through my dsp’s and she selected the Bali Breeze paper so I added the Eastern Blooms set as well.

Here’s what we ended up with.

Eastern Blooms Envelope Gift Card Holder


And here is the envelope open with the card.

Eastern Blooms Envelope Gift Card Holder open & Card

My daughter was happy with it so let’s hope the Birthday Girl likes it too.

Stamp sets: Eastern Blooms, It’s Your Birthday
Card: Old Olive, Taken with Teal, Very Vanilla, Bali Breeze DSP
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Taken with Teal Markers
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Square Scallop Punch, 1 3/8” Square Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8” Circle Punch, Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon, Ice Rhinestone brads.

Envelope Gift Card Holder


Eastern Blooms Envelope Gift Card Holder & Card


This week in our demonstrator group the wonderful Makeesha shared her tutorial for Envelope Gift Card Holders. You can see this tutorial and Makeesha’s samples here.

These are reasonably easy and quick to make once you have decided which beautiful Stampin’ Up Designer Series Paper Pack you are going to use along with a stamp set…..hehehe. I’m sure I’ll be making more of these.

Here’s a picture of the inside which fits the card in the back section and has room for the gift card (hence why they are called Envelope ‘Gift Card’ Holders).

Eastern Blooms Envelope Gift Card Holder

To make these holders you need to have the Stampin’ Up 5-in-1 card cover template. Not only can you use the template to create personalised matching envelopes for your card creations but you can use it to make great little creations like this one.

Stamp sets: Eastern Blooms, It’s Your Birthday
Card: Taken With Teal, Rose Red, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Bali Breeze DSP
Ink: Rose Red, Old Olive inkpads, Old Olive & Pumpkin Pies Markers
Accessories: 1 3/8” & 1 1/4” circle punches, Pumpkin Pie 1/4” grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Square punch,Earth Elements brads, 5-in-1 card cover template, stampin’ dimensionals, velcro dot

A quick Eastern Blooms card.

This card is one that you can almost whip up in no time.

I’ve started out with a Certainly Celery base card which I randomly stamp one of the small flower stamps from the Eastern Blooms stamp set using Certainly Celery ink. Eastern Blooms 1

Next step was to cut a piece of the lovely Bali Breeze Designer Series Paper and mount that to a slightly larger  piece of Taken With Teal card. This is then mounted directly to the base card as shown.

I have then inked the flower in Tempting Turquoise ink and stamped onto a piece of Whisper White card which I then cut out. This is mounted to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final step is to stamp your sentiment/words onto the card using Taken with Teal ink. I have used the Wonderful Favourites stamp set.

Stamp sets: Eastern Blooms, Wonderful Favourites
Card: Certainly Celery, Taken with Teal, Whisper White, Bali Breeze DSP
Ink: Taken with Teal, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals.