More Gift Card Holders with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies

Yesterday I shared the second project I designed and showcased for Louise Sharp’s annual Stamping by the Sea Retreat in Australia. Today I want to share some more gift card holders I’ve made with the same dies and some pictures from Louise’s incredible retreat.

Let’s start with the fun pictures. Here’s the whole lot of them:

Louise Sharp's Stamping by the Sea Retreat, Stampin' Up!And here are some smiling faces with the projects I prepared and demonstrated (via video) for the event:

Attendee at Louise Sharp's Stamping by the Sea Retreat, Stampin' Up! Attendee at Louise Sharp's Stamping by the Sea Retreat, Stampin' Up! Attendee at Louise Sharp's Stamping by the Sea Retreat, Stampin' Up! Attendee at Louise Sharp's Stamping by the Sea Retreat, Stampin' Up!Here’s the placard that showcased the projects I designed (with another smiling face):

Attendee at Louise Sharp's Stamping by the Sea Retreat, Stampin' Up!How awesome are they?! If you’d like to see my post for each of these projects, click on the links below:

In late July I made gift card holders (using this same concept) with my local stamp club to show off this wonderful idea and amazing dies. I didn’t show the projects here so that I wouldn’t ruin the surprise for Louise’s group. Here are the projects I made with my local group:

Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Above the Clouds Bundle, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, pocket for gift card or business cardI oriented this gift card holder horizontally – the gift card fits in the pocket all the same. I showcased the Above the Clouds Bundle, stamping the the balloon in Grapefruit Grove and cropping it with the Balloon Builder Punch. The bottom half of the pocket is a beautiful pattern from Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper. I popped up the balloon with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Quick Tip: Make sure the Dimensionals are only adhered to the bottom of the balloon and the bottom panel. Otherwise, your card won’t slip in behind the balloon. Please don’t ask how I know that. ♥

Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Free as a Bird, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, pocket for gift card or business cardI can’t help myself around this beautiful, striped paper from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. I cropped the paper and then cut it at an angle. With the addition of a simple strip (also at an angle), it’s perfect, don’t you think? I added a Petal Pink Frosted Flowers Embellishment for an additional element on the card holder.

Aren’t these pockets a special way to give a gift card or share your business card? I adore them – and the possibilities are ENDLESS.

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  1. Suzie Patt Cullen

    AWESOME, Brian!!!

  2. Brian, I am loving these gift card holders with the nestled dies. They are great alone, as well as attached inside a card. Thank you for these wonderful idea. I also have to mention your fun diagonal banner for the sentiment, nice touch!

    • Thanks so much, Katrina! These are such fun – you will love making them. Wish I could take credit for the idea. I can only take credit for dolling them up. 🙂 Thanks for noticing the diagonal banner. ♥

  3. love those smiles and the sweet gift card concept!

  4. Loving these card holder designs. How clever! Louise’s retreat looks like so much fun. Have a great day!

  5. Great ideas and creations and how fun you did this by video!!! I am so impressed. Love your before and after SU! pictures too – very fun. You are so creative!

    • 🙂 Thanks so much, Nancy! It was fun to share with this group. I’m so glad you like my before/after pictures. I giggled a lot when creating that comparison.

  6. Oh and I have an order ready the minute the holiday catalog goes live!

  7. Love all 3 styles of the gift card holders, especially the 2 with an edging strip. Such fun! Lucky retreat goers to have shared your sunny presentation style and kudos to Louise for snagging you to “attend” !

  8. Your two additional gift card holders are FANTASTIC. Love the idea of using this die to create a holder.

    • Thanks so much, Kadie! I wish I could take credit for the concept – I can only take credit for the design elements. 🙂 Always appreciate your comments. ♥

  9. You’re creativity is in demand all over the world! How about that! You can travel to Australia without ever leaving Atlanta. My, you keep proving what I’ve said all along…………you ARE amazing. Love these gift card holders and plan on making a bunch of them. Thanks Brian – I so look forward to your blog every day.

    • Thank you so much, Grace! I always love to hear from you and am so grateful for your friendship. Thank you for being such an amazing support for me. Much appreciated! ♥

  10. Your gift card holders just keep getting better and better! Pretty amazing!

  11. Brian you always share fun ideas! My friend will love this idea as she wore out her top note die making gift card holders 😀

    • There’s something really fun and wonderful about gift card holders – gift cards are great but are wonderful when included in a gorgeous pocket. I hope your friend loves it!

  12. Stephanie Atterbury

    Sooo cute! What a great idea!

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