Monday, 22 December 2014

Merry Everything - a bit more than a gift card holder


Having a son with Autism makes me appreciate teachers and their helpers (Educational Assistants) even more! Not to mention that my Mother-in-law is a teacher and I know that teaching is not a 9-3 job with 3 or 4 holidays in a year - it is HARD WORK being a teacher. That is why I love to thank them in a special way at the end of the school year. This year I made up a little gift card holder that included a 100g Lindt Chocolate bar. 

These are the products I used:
135825 Under the Tree DSP ( see photos for instructions) HC, p5
133704 Typeset DSP, AC, p184
135839 Cherry Cobbler 1" Sheer linen Ribbon, HC, p7
135071 Merry Everything Clear stamps set, HC, p13
135860 Note Tag Punch, HC, p13
106549 Whisper White A4 cardstock, AC, p183
121681 Cherry Cobbler A4 cardstock, AC, p182
126973 Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad, AC, p182


This is the chocolate I used. I removed the wrapper to make a new wrapper with the DSP.

Cut the DSP to 8 1/4" x 7 5/8"
With the long side to the top  of your Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), AC, p214 score at 5/8", 1", 7 1/4", 7 5/8"
On the short side score at 1", 1 3/8", 4 3/8", 4 6/8"
Enforce folds.

Cut as follows. I used my 1"Square punch (124094) to take a 2 "nicks" from the thin flap.

Round corners with Project Life Corner Rounder (135346), AC, p222

Place the chocolate bar inside and adhere the box. I used temorary adhesive, 2-way Glue pen (100425) is temporary when you let it dry for a bit.

Cut Typeset DSP to 7 1/2 x 7 1/2" and with the bottom of the writing on your left hand side on your score board score at 1 1/2"and 3 1/2".

Fold as follows and wrap around and decorate with the ribbon and tags. Insert your gift card into the pocket!

I think this will make a nice gift for the pickiest of persons! 

Well this is it for the year from me! I had fun sharing my projects with you and wish you and yours a wonderful, peaceful Christmas Season! My you be Blessed in the New Year!

Mel xx


  1. Thankyou for sharing your your creativeness Mel, I love your ideas and cards. Wishing you a Merry Xmas and a safe New Year. Cheers Julie :-)

  2. Better late than never they say Julie! Thank you! I hope you had a wonderful Festive Season! Happy 2015!