Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Tartan Foil Specialty DSP for New at SU

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Welcome to our November NEW AT SU! Blog Hop! We love to share creative ideas from Stampin' Up! with you. Today we have projects featuring a ways to dress up Gift Cards and Gift Certificates for the holidays. I'm planning on using the Tartan Foil Specialty DSP from the Online Exclusives Collection and the Joy of Noel bundle from the 2023 Sept./Dec. Mini Catalogue.

I'm old school, I guess. I just feel so wrong giving a naked, lonely gift card. It seems like I didn't put any effort into the gift at all. I know it may be the best option in a lot of cases, but it doesn't sit well with me for some reason. That's why I like to add a little something to the gift when I give someone a gift card. I think it eases my guilt!

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The Tartan Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper comes in Copper Clay, Lost Lagoon, and Pebbled Path with two designs of each colour. I used the Copper Clay and Lost Lagoon designs. What you see here is a box with four drawers. Each drawer has enough room for 4 Ferrero Rochers and on top, if you lift the flap of the card, there is room to hold a gift card. See the photo below:

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  • First off, I got directions for the box, (which I think is genius) from Jo Blackman, a UK demonstrator. Thanks, Jo, for your great directions. Because we are showcasing ideas for Gift Card upgrades, I added the gift card holder idea on top.
  • The top and bottom of the box have chip board pieces covered with both the Copper Clay and the Lost Lagoon, solid colour tartan designs. I made those first.
  • I made the 4 double walled drawers next from Lost Lagoon cardstock. You can get the instructions from Jo's tutorial video.
  • Each drawer has a wrap made from Copper Clay cardstock, which is a nice snug casing that goes around the four sides, and has a finished edge on the front.
  • With the four drawers in the wraps, they are oriented on the bottom base so that each side has one of the drawers opening on that side. Making sure that they are located equidistant from the edges, they are adhered to the bottom base. Then the top cover is glued on over them.
  • I added DSP and gold foil to the non-opening drawer end on each side, alternating the colours Copper Clay and Lost Lagoon, and using the design with more white in the plaid. The gold foil acts as a matte.

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  • The directions for the top cover decor and gift card holder are my added design. The first layer of gold foil is s 5" square and the layer of Copper Clay Tartan Foil DSP is a 4 3/4" square. Then comes a 4 1/4" Gold Foil square.
  • After that you want to cut a piece of Basic White Thick card stock 4" x 8" and score it at 4". Fold it on the score line and center the folded card base on the gold foil and adhere it. Then take a piece of Lost Lagoon Tartan Foil DSP (the white tartan design) that is 4" square and adhere it to the top.
  • Inside, attach a piece of the other design of Lost Lagoon tartan that measures 4" x 1 3/4" at the bottom of the inside as shown, running either adhesive or Tear 'n Tape along the sides and bottom only. Before adhering, use the 3/4" Circle Punch to punch out a half circle finger grip along the top of the paper.
  • I used the Christmas Classics dies to die cut the label and some of the foliage you see. I stamped the Noel from the Joy of Noel bundle in Versamark ink and embossed it in gold embossing powder. I die cut the word using the inside label piece from the Christmas Classics dies and adhered it with dimensionals.
  • The Gold Simply Elegant trim was doubled before tying a bow which is attached with Glue Dots.
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I hope you enjoyed this project made with the Joy of Christmas bundle available in the 2023 Sept/Dec Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogue, pages 28 - 31 and the Tartan Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper, found online with the Online Exclusive products.
Please take a moment to comment at the bottom of this post and let me know how you liked my project or ask me a question about the technique used. Don’t forget to scroll back up and keep hoppin’ with us! – Thank you!

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Keep Creating!
Heather Cooper

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  1. Wow, this is fabulous!I love making boxes. Thank's for sharing this!💕

  2. Thanks, Jan! I do too, especially when I find one that's especially clever, such as this!

  3. What a spectacular gift packaging Heather! I'd be happy sliding the drawers open and shut and remembering that you must love me so much to make me this!

    1. I was going to make something simpler, but when I saw this, I was so intrigued, I had to make it. Now I'm going to make them as Christmas presents for my team.

  4. What a beautiful way to present a gift card. I ♥♥♥ it and I'm definitely going to make these.
    Thank you for sharing!


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