Now that Christmas is over, I can show you this project. It is a Gift Certificate Holder/Envelope with a custom made box. Each Christmas one of my dear friend/customer's hubby gets her a gift certificate and each year I try to come up with something worthy of such a gift. All stamps and Designer Paper were from the Holiday Mini Catalog and are no longer available. All supplies are © Stampin' Up! with the exception of the crochet thread and the business envelope.
I started with a business size envelope, 9-1/2" x 4-1/8". After sealing it, I trimmed off about 3-1/2". On this piece, I stamped the stockings from A Cute Christmas twice in Jet Black Stazon and colored using Garden Green, Real Red and Baja Breeze Stampin' Write Markers. I added a strip of the glittered striped Candy Cane Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper along the cut edge and then punched using the Scallop Edge Border Punch. Being careful not to cut through both layers, I used the Hobby Blade to cut two slits on either side of the stamped image and threaded Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon around and through the slits, tying a bow on the right side.
On the bottom portion, I attached a different pattern of the same Candy Cane Christmas paper that coordinates with the stamp I used. After adhering with SNAIL adhesive, I ran it through the Crimper, making it just small enough to fit inside the decorated top portion.
The tag is from the set Tags Til Christmas and is stamped in Baja Breeze Classic ink on a scrap of Whisper White card stock. It's punched using a 1-3/4" Circle Extra Large Punch. I used a 1/8" hand held circle punch and then, threaded Crochet Thread to attach to the ribbon. I colored the snowman's scarf using a Real Red Stampin' Write marker and a Basic Black Stampin Write marker for the hat.
For the box, I measured the envelop and added approximately 1-1/2" all around. I scored in 1/2" on each side for both top and bottom. The bottom uses Garden Green card stock and the top is the same paper from Candy Cane Christmas that I used on the envelope top.
This can be made using any stamp set, with or without the designer series paper. I'd like to point out that I did try and use designer paper on both the front and back of the envelope bottom and it did not crimp enough to fit into the top portion of the envelope. You can use the same basic directions using the Medium Envelopes, adjusting the measurements proportionally.
Stamps: A Cute Christmas; Tags til Christmas
Paper: Candy Cane Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper; Garden Green card stock (102584); Whisper White scrap (100730)
Ink: Jet Black Stazon Ink (101406); Stampin' Write Markers in Real Red (100052), Garden Green (100080), Baja Breeze (120965); Baja Breeze Classic Ink (111833); Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker (100082)
Accessories: Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882); Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109034); Hobby Blade (102449); 1-3/4" Circle Extra-Large Punch (119850); 1/8" Hand-held circle punch (Retired); Crimper (101618); Business-size Envelope, Crochet Thread (Non-SU)
If you have any questions regarding the construction of this project, please leave a comment below. Comments are always appreciated. Have a wonderful day and see you next time!