Holiday gift card holders

Hello Stampers!  Do you still need gift card holders for your Holiday gift giving?  Then maybe these will give you some great ideas!  These were the gift card holders from my team party this last weekend.















The way we work our exchange is that everybody brings a gift card with a pretty handmade holder.  We play a game and then everybody picks and walks away with a different gift card!  So fun!

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Weekend projects

Hello Stampers!  Thanks for coming back today to check out my fun projects that I made over the weekend!  I got together with a good friend of mine that I actually met through Stampin' Up!  She lives a couple of hours away and we used to get to see each other every year at Convention and again at Leadership.  Now that Stampin' Up! has changed the way they hold Convention, and the locations, we don't get to see each other very often!  So we decided we just needed to make an effort, and this weekend was it!  We met in the middle on Sunday.  Got a hotel room and stamped and talked for hours!  We had so much fun!  Here are the projects that we made:

Twist & pop card, Inkin With Dink This was the first project that I brought.  I wanted to figure out how to make a twist and pop card!

Twist n' pop card, Inkin With Dink We did it!  So easy and such a WOW card!

Gift card wallet, Inkin With Dink I also wanted to make a gift card wallet using our gift bag punch board!

Gift card wallet, Inkin With Dink They turned out really cute too!  Be watching for a video on how to make these!

pop up card, Inkin With Dink Sue brought this pop up card for us to make!

pop up card, Inkin With Dink This is how it opens up!  Such a fun card!

Inkin With Dink We also made this more elaborate one:

pop up card, Inkin With Dink Here it is opened up.  The right side is it's own card!

pop up card, Inkin With Dink Here is the inside of it!  Such super fun projects! Thanks for stopping by to take a look at them!

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Team meeting and gift card holders

Hello Stampers!  This last Sunday was my team Christmas party!  We had a fantastic time!  We gathered at my house, ordered in food, and had a hot chocolate bar!  One of our activities for the evening was a What Would Dina Do card making!  I will show you  the creations for everybody soon!  We also held a gift card exchange.  Everybody brought a gift card from their favorite place, and placed it in a handmade gift card holder!  Here are the creations:











Aren't they super cute?  Love them!  Hope these give you some ideas for creating some gift card holders!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Gift Card Holders

Hello Stampers!  At our team Christmas party, we also hold a gift card exchange.  Each person purchases a gift card and make a cute gift card holder for it.  We then play a game and exchange the holders.  People are so clever and creative!  Here are the holders:










IMG_5696-001 This is the one I made!


Hope these gave you some cute ideas!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Christmas Candy/Gift Card Holder

Hello Stampers!  A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you a candy/gift card holder that we made at a team meeting.  I thought that it was so cute that I made some for Christmas.  Then I decided that I would do a video so that you could make some too!  First, the samples that I made:



And here is my video:


Have fun making these!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Masculine team swaps

Hello Stampers!  At our April team meeting, we held our monthly swap.  Our theme was masculine cards with the thought of Father's Day or birthdays.  Here are some of the swaps that I received:

01-IMG_3992 This is a cute billfold that Debbie H. made.

02-IMG_3993 This is the inside of the billfold!

03-IMG_3994 This card was made by Karen.

04-IMG_3995 This card was made by Lynn.

05-IMG_3996 This card was made by Laura.

06-IMG_3997 This card was made by Pat B.

07-IMG_3998 This card was made by Pat V.

Thanks for stopping by to check out some of the swaps that I received!  If you would like to see some more masculine swaps, come back tomorrow!

I'm going to start showcasing some of the retiring products in the next few days so keep checking back for that too!



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Stamping event

Hello Stampers!  Earlier this month I was able to attend a special stamping event for Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  It was a full day event and it was a lot of fun!  There were freebies, make n' takes, display boards, demonstrations, and a service project!  Here are some pictures:

IMG_3636 This is all of my goodies that I came home with!  The berry basket was full of samples from the Occasions catalog, including ribbon, buttons, designer series paper samples, bakers twine, and of course some chocolate!  The curvy keepsake box is a gift I received from another demonstrator.  The heart below it is my nametag!  Super cute with the Bow Builder punch!

The two tags on the left side were demonstration examples that I made showing the Bokah technique and using the new chalkboard ink.

Finally, in front are the make n' takes from the day.  Here they are up close:

  IMG_3632 This butterfly was cut out of the Irresistably Yours designer series paper that we colored with sponge daubers and a stamp pad.

IMG_3633 This card used the Love is Kindness stamp, which we received at the event.  The beautiful tulips were colored with Blendabilities.

IMG_3634 This fun card uses the Cheerful Critters stamp set, one of my favorites!  To get the bunny's pink outfit, we simply stamped the stamp on pink cardstock and cut out the dress part only.

IMG_3635 This fun step card was made using the Painted Petals stamp set and the Painted Blooms designer series paper.  Such a fun card!

IMG_3630 This is the gift card holder that we made using the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits die which was carried over from the Holiday catalog.

IMG_3631 Love the idea of putting some designer series paper inside!!!

IMG_3629 This is the gift bag card we made using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits die.  I was going to hold out and not purchase this die, but finally broke down and ordered it!  It's on it's way now and I can't wait to get it and start playing!  Be watching for some creations!

Thanks for checking out the fun stuff that we made at this event!  Can't wait for the next one!

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Gift card holders

Hello Stampers!  A while back I participated in a gift card holder exchange with my team.  The card holders could be any theme, because we figured we could adapt them to whatever occasion we needed them for.  We received some amazing gift card holders!  Want to see them?  Here are some...


IMG_1813 This gift card holder was made by Laura.  She used the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlit Die from the Holiday catalog.  And of course she used washi tape on the front, because Laura loves her washi tape!!


IMG_1815 I don't remember who made this holder, but I think it is adorable!  But of course I love anything with cupcakes on top of it!!! 


IMG_1817 Isn't this a fun holder?  It was made using the Gift Card Enclosures from the catalog.  You get 10 enclosures for only $5.95! 

And remind me in the future to not wait so long after I receive my swaps before posting them.  I tend to forget who I received all of these from!!  So if you made any of these gift card holders, and you are reading this, leave me a comment so I can give you credit!  Sorry!


IMG_1819 This holder was made by Lynn.  She used the Cheerful Christmas stamp set from the Holiday catalog.


IMG_1821 Love the way this holder opens!  I believe this holder was made using the envelope punch board!


IMG_1823 This holder was made by Karen.  It is the size of a greeting card so it will fit inside a regular envelope.


IMG_1825 Finally, this is the gift card holder that I made.  I also used the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlit with the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine.  I love this framelit!  So easy to use! 

The flower on the front of my holder was made using the Simply Pressed Clay with the Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay molds.  After the clay sat over night, I was able to color it with my markers.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you enjoyed seeing the different styles of gift card holders.

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Weekly Deals & Gift Card Holder

Hello Stampers!  I wanted to share with you this week's Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals!

Buttons & blossoms

Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Molds Item # 131272
Regular Price: $7.95
Discounted Price: $5.96

White simply

White Simply Pressed Clay Item # 130685
Regular Price: $6.95
Discounted Price: $5.21


Strawberry Slush Classic In Color Stampin' Ink Refill Item # 131167
Regular Price: $2.95
Discounted Price: $2.21

Soft sky

Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Item # 131161
Regular Price: $2.95
Discounted Price: $2.21

Pool party

Pool Party Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Item # 122933
Regular Price: $2.95
Discounted Price: $2.21

Island indigo

Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Item # 122932
Regular Price: $2.95
Discounted Price: $2.21

Back to school

Back To School Ensemble - Digital Download Item # 130980
Regular Price: $17.95
Discounted Price: $10.77


I recently used the Simply Pressed Clay when I made these flower embelishments for my gift card holders. 

I was in a swap with my team where we made gift card holders!  I simply pressed the clay into the Blossom SImply Pressed Mold and then carefully popped them out.  Once they had dried overnight, I colored them with my Stampin' Write Markers!  So easy!  But such a WOW effect!

When you are ready, hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and place your order before 9/9.  These are great deals, so take advantage of them! 

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Wedding car gift card holder

Hello Stampers!  Do you remember the wedding I was talking back back in May?  It was a really good friend of mine's daughter.  I wanted to make her some super cute gifts because she is crafty also, and I knew that she would appreciate all of the time and energy put into her gifts!  I have to show you this super cute Wedding gift card holder that I recently made!  It is a convertible wedding car!  Super cute!

IMG_0580 This is a picture of the side of the car.

IMG_0581 This is the front of the car.

IMG_0582 This is the back of the car with the cans hanging off!  If you pull open the trunk holding on to the trailer hitch, it opens up and the gift card fits snuggly inside!  The cans were made using our silver foil paper.  Perfect!

IMG_0583 This is the inside of the car!  Don't you just love it!!! 

I made the car in the wedding colors which were yellow and gray.  I got the tutorial for this from Lorri's site!  I can't wait for another wedding to come up so that I can make another one of these fun projects!  It did take me quite awhile to do, but Lorri's directions were very clear and easy to follow!

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Christmas Eve gift card holders

Hello Stampers!  It's Christmas Eve!  I wanted to show you the gift card holders from our gift card exchange with my team.








Aren't they wonderful?  Maybe I'll try to do some tutorials coming up for making some of these!  Let me know if you would like that and I will see what I can do!

Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!  And just remember that Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

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October Team Meeting

Hello Stampers!  Today was my team meeting!  I love these days!  We have such a good time and I love all of the great ideas I get from my team! 

We always have a show n' tell table for everybody to bring in projects that they have been working on. 










Thanks for the wonferful fun day gals!  Would you like to join our team?  Stampin' Up! is having a special now through Monday only where you can join my team for only $25!  Contact me and ask me how today!!!

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When you place your order between now and October 31st in my Inkin With Dink online store, be sure to enter Hostess Code PHBA7JY9 I will be giving away FREE goodies at the end of the month and selecting a Mystery Hostess once the total hits $150!

Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack!  You can save up to 80% off of retired items!

Check out all of the October  Promotions going on right now!


Team meeting make n' takes

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to share with you the make n' takes that we did at our team meeting. 

My gals take turns bringing the make n' takes if they want to.  This month, Julie was in charge! 

IMG_0319-001 The card on top was the one that we made, and then she gave us directions for doing the sample on the bottom.  Too fun!

IMG_0320-001 Julie even brought a bonus make n' take for us!  This cute gift card holder!  Super easy and cute!

Thanks Julie for the great make n' takes!
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When you place your order between now and September 30th in my Inkin With Dink online store, be sure to enter Hostess Code KD6TVDEC I will be giving away FREE goodies at the end of the month and selecting a Mystery Hostess once the total hits $150!

Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack!  You can save up to 80% off of retired items!

Check out all of the September Promotions going on right now!

Dink It Up! team meeting

Hello Stampers!  Today was our September meeting, and I have to say it was a great meeting!  These talented women never cease to amaze me!  And we all have such a great time together!  Thank you to all that were able to attend!

We always do a show n' tell table at our meetings and today I wanted to show you some of the projects they brought to share:

IMG_0309-001 This is a beautiful ornament that Pat made!  She used the new Festive Flurry stamp set (w-131778 c-131781) and the Festive Flurry Framelits (132193) from the Holiday catalog.  Remember that if you order these two together that you can bundle them and save 15%!

IMG_0310-001 This is a view from the side.  Beautiful job Pat!

IMG_0311-001 This is a fun  gift card holder that Karen made using the new Envelope Punch Board (133774)!

IMG_0312-001 This is how it opens up.  Too cute!  Thanks for sharing Karen!

IMG_0313-001 Cute cards from Karen.

IMG_0314-001 Super cute pumpkin basket from Pat.

IMG_0315-001 Fun Halloween card!

IMG_0316-001 This is a beautiful bracelet that Lynn made!

IMG_0317-001 Lynn's class last month got Julie in the mode to make bracelets!  This is one she made!

IMG_0318-001 And here are three more bracelets that Julie made!  Beautiful job!

There were a couple more items that I will show later!

Thanks to these ladies for sharing their talents with us!  If you would like to join our team and come to our meetings, just ask me how!

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