Oct 25 2014

Dream Big Happy Birthday – by Sharon Johnson

QUICK NOTE: NEW November Release JustRite Stamps in stock – scroll to bottom to see.

Today I have a gift card holder to share. I made it for a special young lady who we had the pleasure of having dinner with last night on her 20th birthday. She loved the paper choice, so I was pleased! The combination of pink and kind of a peachy-orange is so pretty, and with seam binding and flowers to match perfectly† — well, you just can’t go wrong. I used a tried and true fold that is so quick and easy to put together. I swear I’ve made a hundred of these over the years, but they all look different as you can vary the front “flap”, paper designs and embellishments. Take a look:


LOVE this color combination!

Paper: Dream Big by Kaisercraft 6.5 x 6.5

Core’dinations ColorCore Signature Graphic 45 – Lights 12×12 (peachy color for card base)

Stamps: Graceful Sentiments by JustRite – NEW NOVEMBER RELEASEIN STOCK!!!

Dies: JustRite Custom Dies by Spellbinders: Vintage Filigree Layers, Vintage Labels Nine

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black

Ribbon: Seam Binding – Baby Pink, Tangerine

Embellishments: Petaloo Botanica Minis – Pink, Coral; Kaisercraft Rhinestones – Light Pink

Adhesives: Scor Tape, Tape Runner, Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue, Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares

Packaging: A6 Clear Box


Here’s the inside – a pocket for a gift card, check or cash.

The original template I got years ago from Splitcoast was to use a 1/2 sheet of paper (8.5 x 5.5) and score at 2″ and 6″. The 2″ flap folds up for the pocket, while the larger flap becomes the top.

Today’s card is larger – finished measurements are 6.5″ x 4.75″. The card is gone, but figuring this out, the paper was cut 6.5″ wide and must have been about 10.5″ long, or so. Score for a 2″ pocket, then in again 4.75. It was made this size so it would fit perfectly inside an A6 Clear Box for gifting.


I often put a Velcro closure under the flap to hold it closed.† I didn’t this time. There was enough weight in the design of the card to just hold it down pretty well.

The Happy Birthday was stamped onto one of the die cuts from the back of the paper pad. I’ve said it before but I have to say it again – LOVE all those die cuts at the back of the Kaisercraft pads. Makes for quick creations when you don’t have much time!


And here it is, all boxed up and ready to go!

Find Clear Boxes here – I used the A6 size for this project.

Dream Big 6x 500

Dream Big by Kaisercraft

A fun mix of papers – traditional patterns, woodgrain, stripes, florals, fun verbiage!

Good Seam Binding matches to this paper pad are:

Baby Pink, Tangerine, Soft Seafoam, Smoke Gray, Ivory, White


Vintage Filigree Layers custom JustRite Die

Love this die – it’s so beautiful and worked perfectly for today’s project.


Vintage Labels Nine JustRite Custom Die

I used the 2nd from largest die under my sentiment panel. Kind of hard to see, but it gives that extra layer under the sentiment.


Graceful Sentiments small clear stamp set by JustRite


We are fortunate to have the NEW release in stock and ready to ship to you!

It’s a small release of only 3 sets, but they are all FABULOUS.† Take a look at the other two:


Caring Thoughts Sentiments small clear stamp set by JustRite

Another keeper from the November Release.


Sentimental Flowers small clear stamp set by JustRite

I love the pretty new font in these sets.

And they’re a nice size to fit in just about anywhere.


All items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.


Organized links for your convenience in browsing:

SNEAK PEAK!!! † Find the NEW JustRite NOVEMBER release here† (in stock) Ė itís a small one, but FABULOUS !!!!!!!

Find Halloween items here, and Autumn items here.

Find all the NEW Christmas paper collections for 2014 on this blog post.

Find all the NEW 2014 Christmas stamps by JustRite here.

Find ALL Christmas stamps by JustRite here.

Find ALL the Christmas themed dies and embossing folders by Spellbinders here.

Find Christmas themed embossing folders by Darice here.

Find Christmas stamps by these manufacturers here:

IndigoBlu, LaBlanche, Penny Black, Wordsworth, Stampavie, Kaisercraft, Verses Rubber Stamps

Find ALL Christmas themed items in stock here.

We added a NEW CATEGORY to the store called RIBBON ON SALE Ė items will come and go, so keep your eyes opened!

We added another NEW CATEGORY under Ribbon called 1 ONLY LEFT. One left,when itís gone, itís gone for good!

All items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.


†Thank you SO MUCH for stopping in!

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  1. Bernice P says:

    This is so lovely. Love the colors…

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