Stampin’ Up!’s B.Y.O.P. for FMS168

The moment I saw this week’s design for Freshly Made Sketches’ Challenge, I knew I’d be combining my Gift Card Envelope & Trim Thinlits with my B.Y.O.P photopolymer stamp set to slap a fun gift card on the front of my card.  The design screamed “add a gift card enclosure here!”  Here’s my card:

B.Y.O.P., Gift Card Envelope & Trim Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS168

And here’s the challenge banner that inspired my card:

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • B.Y.O.P. I just love this stamp set – it’s all photopolymer and designed for givers of gift cards.  The big sayings are whimsical and fun – but they are also flexible enough to be used in non-gift card projects.  Take a look:B.Y.O.P Photopolymer Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!
  • Altered Expectations.  As I mentioned above, I immediately knew I’d be using the gift card dies for the front panel on this card.  What I didn’t consider when I solidified that decision was that this gift card enclosure is a bit bigger than I anticipated.  Don’t get me wrong – it’s an appropriate size – I just wrongly guessed at the size.  I suppose I could have created a GINORMOUS card to keep the aspect ratio, but I figured it would work to just flip this sketch on its side.
  • Building the Gift Card Envelope.  At first glance, the recipient of this card might not notice that this is a gift card envelope on the front of the card, so you might want to make a note inside the card that there’s a gift card on the front.  The Designer Series Paper Stack pages aren’t wide enough for the Gift Card Thinlit, so I let the top and bottom get cut off.  It’s all good, though!  I glued down the bottom flap and glued my B.Y.O.P panel to the top flap.  Here’s how it looks once it’s constructed:B.Y.O.P., Gift Card Envelope & Trim Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS168

I hope you like this project – and I know the recipient of the card will.  While many people would love a gift card, everyone loves a hand-made card that is constructed with a fun pocket to hold a gift card.  Am I right?

Stamp Sets:  B.Y.O.P.  Papers:  Basic Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack  Inks:  Tuxedo Black Memento Pad  Accessories:  Gift Card Envelope & Trim Thinlits

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  1. I like this! My great-nephew just was 10 and I needed something for a gift card for him – this will work…thanks!!

  2. Oh so clever… the envelope on the front to hold the gift card!

  3. That is so cute and clever. What an innovative use of these products.

  4. Love it, love it, love it Brian. Until I saw today’s card I never even considered this set but now it’s going on my wish list. What a great way to present a gift card and who doesn’t love gift cards!!!!!

  5. Adorbs!

  6. Really cute, I want all of this stuff !!

  7. Awwwww, I love that card , like when you give a gift card …… Perfect Brian
    Love how u put it together!!!
    Hugs Frenchie

  8. Of COURSE you are right…you’re the King! I love love love this, Brian! What a cool way to give a gift card. I haven’t purchased the gift card holder yet, but it sure would make life easier to make these, wouldn’t it? Thanks also for the explanation on how you made it work with smaller dsp. Beautiful inspiration! Thanks my friend! 🙂

  9. Really adorable, great job.

  10. What a brilliant idea, with the envelope opening up! Great sentiment too! Love it! Hazel x

  11. Very clever, indeed, Brian…but what else would I expect from the King? LOL! Great papers and you nailed the sketch! Love everything about it!
    Hugs and keep smilin’…
    Sunshine Sharon

  12. What a clever idea, Brian! I love how you’ve used the sketch — the two-part sentiment works perfectly with the sketch. And of course, the gift card envelope with the sketch is genius. It’s always so nice to see one of your cards in our gallery at Freshly Made Sketches.

  13. Really like this card Brian, I think this is such a clever idea! Super!

  14. What a fun card! Gotta get this set!

  15. Wow. Gift card holder. Never saw that. But that is totally fantastic and I’m so glad you shared that with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  16. This is adorable Brian, the perfect gift!

  17. So clever – love it!

  18. Yep – totally fabulous and soooooo very clever! Love how you’ve used the sketch and how you’ve created the gift card holder. Thanks for playing along with us at FMS!

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