Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy H{ippity} Hop!!

Good Monday Morning Everyone!
 
If you are an {ippity} fan then you are in the right place for today's Hippity Hop!  If you aren't an {ippity} fan, then I bet if you hop around some of the blogs today that are featuring {ippity} stamps you surely will be!!

{ippity} is a division of the Unity Stamp company and is a line of deeply etched, high quality red rubber stamps designed by some of the most talented and trendy artists out there!  Plus {ippity} stamps are special because they can't be purchased at any retail stores. They must be purchased from an {ippity} chick.  It just so happens that I sell {ippity} so if you are interested in purchasing any of the stamps you see throughout the day today, please visit my sales blog for more details on how you can get some {ippity} sales of your own!

Today, Eva is hosting our Hippity Hop and she is issuing a challenge! She would like us to make a Gift Card Holder using {ippity} stamps!  What a perfect challenge for this time of year, and in fact I needed one, so I was more than happy to participate in today's challenge.  Everyone on the {ippity} DT will be sharing a Gift Card Holder that they made for today as well!  We would love for you to participate too, and if you do, please use the keyword IHHC3 when uploading your gift card holders.



For this card holder.  I created my own template.  The finished size is 4 x 3.5in.  I used the Christmas Tree stamps and Merry Kissmas sentiment from the Kissmas & Mistletoe set from {ippity}. The DP is from DCWV.  The hardest part of  making this was finding some Christmas papers to coordinate with the deep blue Dillards Gift card that needed to go inside!  LOL!

To make my gift card holder I started with solid light blue CS from DCWV.  I cut it to a size of 4 x 10.  Then I scored the piece at 3.5 in, 7 in. and 9in. 


To create the flap to insert the gift card in, I turned the 7 inch fold up and tucked in the last inch so that there were no raw edges where the card slips in.  I place a magnetic strip just under where the card rests and also a small magnetic circle hidden under the ribbon on the inside flap. This way the holder stays closed more easily.

If you are interested, I will type up a tutorial for you so you can try this easy gift card holder yourself.  I think it is so much nicer than the generic ones that you get from the Department stores!

Want to see more Gift Card Holder ideas, and lots more {ippity}?  Then click HERE to start at the beginning of the blog hop. If you don't see the list there yet, it should be live by 10 am CST!

Have a great Monday!! Only 4 shopping days left til Christmas and I am getting ready to hit the stores right now! I will be back a little later in the day to visit your blogs and leave comments!!  Have fun!

May your bucket overflow with warm fuzzies on this chilly first day of Winter!!

25 comments:

Maria Gurnsey said...

too cute Kelly!! i love the stitching :)

Becky Carafa said...

So cute, love the soft colors!

Jen said...

Kelly, this gift card holder is sooo cute...luv the color scheme you used and you stitching looks perfect too! Merry Christmas!

Karen said...

Such a cute gift card! Love it, and have fun shopping today!

Eva said...

Kelly, this is awesome!!!! Love the colors on this....very cool! Hugs, Eva

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Kelly--this is sooooo cute:) I love giving gift cards...and what better way....than in a card holder made with Ippity stamps:) THANKS for sharing and inspiring!

Lisa H. said...

fabulous! love the stitched up pocket!

Stephanie said...

So beautiful Kelly! I love all of your stitching! Wow!

Christi Snow said...

This is so beautiful, Kelly! smiles...

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

How cute! I love the paper you used for this card holder. The stitching is a perfect accent!
~ky

the whimsical butterfly said...

Oh is this CUUUUUUTE! LOVE the color combo you used and that awesome stitching and bling! The ribbon is the perfect touch too! SUPER adorable Kelly!!!

Rona said...

very cute- I am doing a lot more gift cards since my kiddos are older! TFS

Carolina said...

Darlin' gift card holder and love the color combo and the eyelet in the middle of the swirl on the tree is such a nice touch!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I just love the non traditional colors you used, Kelly! This is fabulous! :)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is awesome Kelly! Super cute gift!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Love this Kelly!!!

Martha said...

adorable!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi kelly! wow!! this is so pretty!!

Just Me said...

Too cute! Love the blue and green...I bought a gc for my niece today so I'm hoping to participate in this week's challenge.

shirley henry said...

Love the stitching and the colors!

Robynccgirl said...

Pretty gift card holder Kelly!

PaperCrafty said...

Too cute!!

Jeannie said...

Great gift card holder and the ribbon is just perfect for it!

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

mulberry station said...

How fun!!! Love the stitching and this is a great gift card holder! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful Christmas Kelly!!

Jessy said...

LOVE this!! what a super cute gift cards holder!! Merry Christmas to you and your family. :-)