Let's get the holidays POPPING!

Hi friends!

Today's fun-day post featuring The Project Bin stamps is really corny ...
POP-corny, that is! :)

The holidays are coming up and that means a lot of teacher's gifts,
stocking stuffers, birthday gifts, etc.
Sometimes it's just plain (not buttered - ha ha!) easier to give a gift card!
Today, I'm going to show you another way you can use your stamps and dies
and really stretch their versatility.

My friend, Vickie, recently hostessed a challenge in the
 Challenge Your Stash group on Splitcoaststampers to create a gift card holder.

I absolutely LOVE the Just Poppin' stamp set from The Project Bin,
and had an idea in mind on just what to make.
Nothing's butter than a fun idea! :) 

Here's what I did :)
I stamped out the popcorn stamp onto yellow gingham paper
and the bucket stamp onto brightly colored paper.
Then I used the matching dies from the set 
to cut out the popcorn and bucket by using the die and cuttlebug.
Once done, I used the ATG tape to glue them to a small cardstock base,
 measuring 4" x 3" and rounding the corners with a corner punch. 
Finally, I stamped out the fun sentiment and used another die 
in the same set to create the sentiment shape after it was stamped,
and the smaller popcorn piece and propped both on 3d foam.

 For the inside, I needed a way to secure the gift card
 so I went with a classic belly band system.
The band measures 5½" and is scored and 1 ½" and 4¼  marks.
I folded the band at both of those score marks inward
and secured it with ATG tape and tucked the gift card inside.
Since I didn't have any envelopes small enough to fit these
(a regular A2 size is about twice as big as these gift card holders),
I made my own!
With #65 pound lighter weight cardstock, I created a simple envelope
following a free template and matched the envelope lid to the gift holder.  

And does it come in other colors?
Why, yes ... it does! :)
I made several of these using several of the sentiments in the set,
like just poppin' by and no one's butter than you!
Super festive, fun and easy to hold gift cards!

 You can find these projects on The Project Bin blog
along with many paper craft inspirations.
And, if you click on any of the stamp sets in the store, 
it will take you to a gallery to see how each stamp/die set looks on a card!

Thanks for poppin' by my blog today :)
Big hugs, bigger blessings!


  1. I just love these gift card holders! And, I love the stamps as well! I love popcorn- grew up with my dad eating it almost every single day!

  2. What wonderful fun cards Kelly, I love the papers you've used to stamp onto.

    Sue xx

  3. Kelly, I love your popcorn gift card holders... such a fun idea!

  4. Super fun! Love the bright colors with the fun sentiments.

  5. These are fabulous Kelly!! The sentiments are brilliant and the designs are fantastic. Great fun and would put a smile on any ones face! Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  6. These are so darn cute!! I love popcorn!! What a perfect way to gift a movie card, too!! Love these, my friend!! Yummy and fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Such fun little gift cards holders! Love the idea of the popcorn an it looks great, really pops out! :)

  8. Just a great idea on the stamping of the popcorn. NO ONE'S BUTTER THAN YOU! Love this!

  9. Well how cute are these?! I'm always looking for gift card ideas - and this one is perfect for the movie lover.

  10. OK I love this. I love that you made a gift card holder that is not Christmas Themed! What a cute stamp!

  11. I have not seen a more perfect gift card holder, Kelly!! Awesome work!!