Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator ~ Debbie Dutchess ~ ~

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Stocking Builder Punch

Often, some of the products in the mini catalogs are carried over into the following Idea Book & Catalog. This time, however, the Stocking Builder Punch (item #124095) featured in the Holiday Mini will not be carried over. If this is an item that's on your Wish List, be sure to get it before it's gone! This item will only be available while supplies last. Once the current inventory of this punch has been depleted, it will no longer be available.Don't forget to check out the great deals during the Clearance Blitz!

Hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Clearance Rack Blitz!

Just in time for Holiday shopping! Take advantage of some fabulous discounts. Nearly 200 new Clearance Rack items are being added to my Online Store at discounts up to 80% off ~ while supplies last! Only Online orders qualify for this promotion. Orders can include non-Clearance Rack items as well.

Some of the items include the old body style punches! There is no minimum purchase required to participate. Qualifying orders are eligible for Hostess Benefits/Stampin' Rewards. Clearance Rack items are only available while supplies last. There are no refunds or exchanges on these items.

You can view the entire Clearance Rack HERE!

Have fun shopping ~

Friday, December 9, 2011

Gift Card Tutorial

Oh my poor neglected Blog ~ and you ~ my followers!

I finally finished putting together what I thought would be a simple tutorial for this great little Gift Card Holder. I don't like giving too many gift cards, but every year at Christmas, it seems that there are some people who would either prefer one, or I just can't come up with another idea! So, when I do give one, I like to make it fun to receive. When going through some of my samples, I came across this one. It's fun & easy so I thought I would also share it with you here!

The base is 4-1/4" x 11". So you can get 2 out of one sheet of 8-1/2" x 11" card stock. I used Early Espresso. Score this at 2-1/4" and 6-3/4". Fold on the score lines.

Cut 2 pieces of coordinating Designer Series Paper 2" x 4". I've used Letters To Santa here. With the folded holder facing you, adhere DSP to "top" and "bottom" of the front of the holder.

Open holder. With the right side facing up, and top facing away from you, punch a slot for the Gift Card using the Word Window Punch. The gift card is slightly wider than the punch, so to make the slot long enough for the card, just move the punch over a little and punch again, elongating the first punch.

Cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock 4" x 4", stamp image & sentiment and adhere to the inside. I realized when doing this that I had chosen a retired stamp set ~ Jolly Old Saint Nick, but I love that Santa Face image.

The Belly Band is 1" x 10". Wrap it around holder, but not too tight. You want to be able to slide it up and down. I put the seam in the center front and cover it up with the Scallop Decoration.

I punched the 1-3/4" Scallop from Cherry Cobbler Card Stock, layered a 1-1/4" Early Espresso Circle Punch, and then the Santa image from the Jolly Bingo Bits Stamp Set punched out with the 1" Circle Punch.

Stamp a To/From on the front and you're done!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that you find it useful this Christmas or any time you have the need to give a Gift Card!