Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Gift Card Folio + Watercolored Peaceful Poppies Elements

Yesterday on my weekly Happy Half Hour Facebook Live, I played with the Peaceful Poppies Elements.  This fun package of die-cut embellishments has so many possibilities!  And they are just $6.50 - a great add-on if you're trying to get to a next level for some Stampin' Rewards or Host Code gifts!  (Psst...make sure to also read about my first-ever free Mystery Stamping Event at the end of this post!)

gift card holder | gift card folio | peaceful poppies elements | stampin up | Nicole Steele The Joyful Stamper | painted poppies designer series paper

My first project was a gift card folio.  I used the black embossed Elements piece to stamp and heat emboss a greeting from Seriously The Best.  The Vellum embossed Elements piece was flipped over so I could add color to the back with a Dark Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends.  Because the Blends are alcohol ink, they dry quickly on the vellum, eliminating smearing.  That top die-cut is also from the Peaceful Poppies Elements pack - just punch and glue on!
gift card holder | gift card folio | peaceful poppies elements | stampin up | Nicole Steele The Joyful Stamper

It unties to open like a book and there are two pockets inside to tuck in a gift card and a message.  You could write a funny piece of life or marriage advice, if giving to a graduate or newlyweds!  I have the measurements and directions at the end of this post for this gift card folio.

watercolor | Peaceful Poppies Elements | stampin up | Nicole Steele The Joyful Stamper | thank you card | painted poppies designer series paper

My second project was this thank you card using the embossed watercolor Elements pieces.  The embossing resists the ink, leaving a very pretty variegated embellishment piece.  The three flowers and three leaves are all from the pack.  The labels were die-cut with the Painted Labels dies.  The card needed something more still, so I finished it off with Peaceful Poppies Sequins and splatters from a Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Write Marker (see a how-to for that technique in this post here).

You can watch the replay below for these two projects to see exactly how they were made.  

Gift Card Folio Instructions:

Old Olive cardstock - 10-1/4" x 4"; score on long side at 2-1/2", 5", 5-1/2", & 7-3/4"

Whisper White cardstock - 2" x 3-1/3" for message insert

You will also need for embellishing:

1-1/2" Circle Punch (to create notches)

Two Ways to Score Your Cardstock:

With the scoring blade of your Stampin' Trimmer

If you need any of the supplies to make these projects, I would so appreciate you shopping my store!  Every order gets a thank you and orders over $50 (before shipping & tax) that use the Reward Code JWD7M644 will get a free In Color Sampler Pack (the NEW colors)!

                                 Mystery Stamping Hour with The Joyful Stamper | Friday May 22, 2020 at 8 PM ET | Join the Facebook group Mystery Stamping With The Joyful Stamper
I played this with the team and it was so popular that I decided to create a special Facebook group for everyone to participate! It's free to join and to play.  Get the Mystery Stamping with The Joyful Stamper details here, then join the group!

May Reward Code = New In Color Sampler

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