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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #226: Pull-Up Gift Card Holder

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a "Product Spotlight" challenge with Stampin' Up! Bundles.  I chose the Banners For You Bundle.

DOSstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #226-Product Spotlight #dostamping

If you like Fun Fold Cards, then you're in for a treat today.  This card idea came from fellow demonstrator, Colleen Magness.  I received it in a swap we both were in and I was immediately drawn to the Pull-up Gift Card Holder fold.  I also knew my Stampin' Club Members would enjoy it too.  With school graduations right around the corner I switched it to a Congratulations themed card.  As you open this fun card - the "gift" will reveal itself.  Take a look...

Pull-up Gift Card Holder with Party Animal Designer Series Paper by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping
Pull-up Gift Card Holder measurements
  • Card Base = 4-1/4" x 11" (Emerald Envy cardstock)
    • score at 2" and  7-1/4"
    • fold top down (towards you)
    • fold bottom up (away from  you)
  • Inside panel = 6-3/4" x 3-5/8" (Party Animal Designer Series Paper)
    • score at 1-5/8 and 6"
    • fold like a "Z" fold...small scored area away from you, to behind panel
    • fold bottom upwards (away from you)
Pull-up Gift Card Holder:
  1. Once you've folded your card base (as listed above), the front is the two folded edges.  Stamp confetti image (Balloon Adventure stamp set) with Emerald Envy ink all over the larger top panel.
  2. Stamp greeting (Suite Sentiments) to the right side of 1" x 4-1/4" strip of Whisper White cardstock. To adhere to lower panel...fold large stamped card front over lower panel and position the greeting strip just below the larger stamped piece.  
  3. With lower "greeting" panel folded up, staple front and back of card together to create pocket.  (NOTE: keep staples close to the outside edges)
  4. Use Balloon Bouquet Punch to cut two balloons...large from Party Animal Designer Series Paper and small from Crushed Curry cardstock.  Adhere as follows:
    1. Small Balloon on the lower panel near greeting with Stampin' Dimensional at the bottom of the balloon (do not adhere to the top panel)
    2. Large Balloon on the bottom of the large panel overlapping small balloon (put Stampin' Dimensionals at the top of the balloon (do not adhere to the bottom panel.


  1.  With the inside panel folded into a "Z", have the small "panel farthest away from you..."at the top".  Add Tear & Tape to this area (I used two strips).  Then adhere that portion to inside the card base - above the score line (see photo below).
  2. The bottom of the "Z" fold will fold up (insert cash or gift card), then slide down into the card base pocket.  (you may have to help it move down into the pocket.
  3. On scrap of white, stamp banner out (Banners For You) and greeting (Balloon Adventure) with Pacific Point ink.  Die cut with matching image from Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies.  Adhere to inside with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Pull-up Gift Card Holder with Party Animal Designer Series Paper by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping
I can see this style of card working for birthdays, weddings, Christmas and more!  Give it a try.
This fun-fold card with a huge hit at my Stamping Club last month.  Don't live near me (Plymouth/Maple Grove, MN)?  I have a TO GO Club option too.  Check it out HERE.   You can start anytime!  Let me know if you're interested or have any questions.

Enjoy~Dawn O 

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Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

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  Pull-up Gift Card Holder with Party Animal Designer Series Paper by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping


Stampin' Up! color combo Emerald Envy, Pacific Point & Crushed Curry, Dawn Olchefske #dostamping



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