12 Days of Christmas – Day Two – Comment to Win!

Welcome to Day Two of the 12 Days of Christmas!

On each of the 12 days, the team and guests are sharing inspiration to get you ready for the holidays.  Cassie Tezak is taking over the blog today and filling it with snow!

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Hi everyone! I’m back today to share my project for the 12 days of gifts series that Your Next Stamp is having.
For my project today I made a card with a built in gift card holder. I know a lot of people are giving gift cards at the holidays-it’s such an easy way to say you care-and this just amps it up a little!
Today’s card is a fun and interactive card. I created it by making a shaker that looked like a snow globe. I cut a half of an oval from this stitched rectangle piece with the Stitched Ovals die. I only did half, and then trimmed the piece away with my scissors. To create the base I die cut three of the stitched rectangles from the Stitched Stripe Panel die from some brown card stock. I layered them and glued them at the base of the half oval. I also wanted a little snow mound for the gingerbread house to sit on, so I grabbed a scrap of white card stock and die cut a partial circle for that. Once my shaker and snow globe portion was put together and attached to the card base I added some more little touches.
I die cut the Snowflake Panel die from white card stock and added some glitter paste to make them really sparkle. The were attached to the card with a liquid adhesive. I also added some stickles dots, and heat embossed the sentiment from Holiday Mice. Then, I stamped out the gingerbread image to color with my Copics. The outside of my card was complete and it was time to create the gift card holder!
To create the gift card holder for the inside, I took one of my pre cut pieces of card stock. I have 4 1/4 by 11 pieces of white card stock on hand for card bases. It was also scored in the middle already, at 5 1/2. I folded it, and trimmed off about 4 inches. Then I used my score board to create a crease 1 1/2 inches from the center fold. I used the Stitched Oval again to die cut a partial oval from the folded piece, making sure not to over lap the second fold. It makes a little more sense when you see the picture!
Then I added some strong adhesive to the parts that would be touching the card base, and my gift card holder was complete! I just love how when the recipient of this card opens this a gift card will be waiting for them, popped up and pretty!
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you enjoyed my gift card creation. This is such a fun way to jazz up a gift card for the holidays.

Happy Stamping!

We will see you back here tomorrow for Day Three with Kerri Michaud.



  1. 1

    What a wonderful winter scene! Beautiful gift card holder too 🙂

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    Jackie P. says:

    What a fun card. I don’t think I have any nice stamps. Perfect for a gift card. Tfs

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    Carla Hundley says:

    Lovely scene on the front
    with the shaker. Then inside
    is the nice surprise! Looks fun.
    Carla from Utah

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    Alma Cacciandra says:

    Nice little mouse waiting for Christmas!

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    KT Fit Kitty says:

    OMGoodness, this is so cute – and such a clever idea to hold a gift card! Love the shaker aspect too! Thank you for inspiring!

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    Marilyn says:

    Cute shaker card/gift card holder! Love the scene in the snowglobe
    Have a great day!

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    Deirdre Marsden says:

    Ingenious! I love when you talented designers show us other ideas for our supplies. It’s a beautiful card. Thank you for the inspiration!!

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    Laura Stevenson says:

    So pretty! A great way to you use the different dies too 🙂

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    Bunny Dobbie says:

    Love that house stamp with the tiny mouse! Super gift card holder inside. What a great idea. thank you!

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    Isabelle says:

    This card is beautiful ! I love the soft colors and all the little details.

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    Sue D says:

    Cute shaker snow globe gift card holder!

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    Nancy Ward says:

    Oh this is adorable! Such a sweet card and special surprise! Love it!

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    Joyce C Frank says:

    What a delightful card, love it.
    Thanks for the give a way

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    Joyce C Frank says:

    You have created a sweet and pretty card.
    Thanks for the give a way

  15. 15

    Adorable! 🙂 Love the little shaker window behind the house. So cute.

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    Meghan Kennihan says:

    This is soooo cute! I love that it’s a surprise gift card holder!

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    Andrea Hastilow says:

    This is so cute. Lovely wintry colours & so adorable to look at & on Top of just that it’s a shaker too. Great idea to pop a gift card inside it, thank you for sharing.

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    Helen says:

    This is such a sweet shaker card. The sequins in the shaker are perfect for this snow design. The gift card holder is a bonus to this design…a hot drink for a snowy day! tfs

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    carol says:

    A sweet house + a cute mouse + shaker element + gift card = one awesome card in every way!

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    Cynthia Cole says:

    Wonderful shaker card and love how you created it and the gift card insert without having any of the dies!

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    Dee Earnshaw says:

    gorgeous scene and great way of gifting:)

  22. 22

    Such a pretty shaker and love the gift card pop up insert — LOVE that!

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    Rose Mary Smalley says:

    I just love this adorable card holder….first it being a shaker is just wonderful….and that stamp set with all of the cute mice is just so sweet….loved the card very much…..thank you so much for sharing…..

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    Jeanie L says:

    Such a pretty scene on the outside. Great tutorial!

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    Lindarub says:

    Cute card!

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    Tammy Lever says:

    This is a really cute scene card and then surprise! it’s a gift card inside. I love it.

    Thanks for sharing it with us!

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    NanaConnie says:

    Darling little critter in the house and I love the snowflakes. What a great die that is! Brilliant idea to make the gift card holder into a shaker card. 😀

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    Leanne S says:

    Lovely card! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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    Rena says:

    a good idea with the built-in card holder and the mouse is so cute

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    karenladd says:

    That gingerbread house is already adorable but when you add a teeny mouse peeking out of the window, it’s a whole new level of cute!

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    Mary Holshouser says:

    Snowglobes are wonderful any time of year.
    Love this one with the little mouse looking
    out the window. I’ve seen this pattern
    for the gift card and have used it already.
    It’s a fun way to present a boring present.
    thanks for sharing

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    Debbie Siddle says:

    Oh I do love a gingerbread house. xx

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    Becca Yahrling says:

    What an adorable mouse house! I wish my house was that pretty! lol

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    mel cogburn says:

    How adorable, and love the die!

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    Marisela Delgado says:

    What a super cute card! I love how cute the deer looks.

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    Sharon Gullikson says:

    Oh my gosh, the mouse is just adorable!!! And in a little house? SO CUTE

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    Brian Poteraj says:

    I like the shaker aspect. This is just great for kids and adults alike.

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    Natascha says:

    Cute mouse shaker card
    Realy love the way u jused all the dies

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    Beverly Perdue says:

    I give a lot of gift cards and I’m always looking for new ideas. Love the snowflake background.

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    shartl says:

    Eeek!! Cutest card ever..and the gingerbread house looks so yummy

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    Monia Lisa says:

    This is so cute! Beautiful shaker-card with fab gift card holder inside :))

  42. 42

    Wow.. Such a fun card…Love it totally… and it’s so creative for a gift card..

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    Mary-Anne V says:

    Awesome shaker snowglobe. Love the pop up feature for the gift card.

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    Fikreta says:

    its so wonderful shaker!

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    sharon c says:

    Very cute snowglobe . Loaded with cuteness.

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    AJ says:

    How cute. Love the details to make this card extra special.

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    Valerija says:

    This is exquisite!

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    ionabunny says:

    Lovely card. I like how you made the gift card holder. Hugz

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    Cindy Vernon says:

    I love how the giftcard holder pops out.

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    Carrie Erickson says:

    What a beautiful gift card holder!

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    Denise Bryant says:

    What a darling card! I love everything about it! Sweet winter scene!

  52. 52
    Rhonda Miller says:

    Beautiful shaker card.

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    Laura R says:

    Beautiful! What a great way to give a card.

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    Andrea Shell says:

    What a gorgeous card! I love how you created the snow globe – ingenious!

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    Amy Cooley says:

    This is such a beautiful card! I love all the snowflakes and shaker. The pop- up gift card holder is so neat.

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    Arianna Barbara says:

    Beautiful shaker card! Love that on inside is a gift card holder!!!

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    Jean Marmo says:

    What a lovely shaker!

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    Pam Sebring says:

    Oh my gosh adorable! I love shaker cards

  59. 59
    Cindy Vernon says:

    This is an adorable shaker.

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    Raga Senthil says:

    Such a sweet shaker card. Love your adorable gingerbread 🏠!!

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    Raga Senthil says:

    Such a sweet shaker card.. love your adorable gingerbread 🏠. So creative!! 😘😘😍

  62. 62

    Lovely colors and very festive! Maria

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    Stacey Kowbel says:

    Sweet card! I love the gift card holder on the inside!

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    Debbie Siddle says:

    Lovely gingerbread house. Warm and cosy. xxx

  65. 65

    What a fab shaker card! Thanks for all the tips 🙂

  66. 66

    Pure genius! These are so pretty.

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    Heather Mills says:

    This is super cute!! The shaker element makes it so fun and then you open it for a great surprise inside!!

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    Beverly Sizemore says:

    You had your thinking cap on with this creative card/gift card holder. Love the snow globe shaker portion especially.

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    Danielle Vincent says:

    This is really just so fantastic. I need to save this so I can try it later! Wonderful little snow globe scene. Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration.

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    Scrappypainter says:

    Will definitely have to try this one. Thanks for sharing.

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    Sarah Biswabic says:

    Your shaker gift card holder card is super adorable! Love it!!

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    Karina Lovett says:

    Lovett!!!!!!! Must do creation!

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    Theresa says:

    I love your shaker! It’s so pretty with the blue background and sparkly snowflakes!!!

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    Super Stick Chick says:

    Adorable card/gift card holder. So clever.

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    Kimberly says:

    Lovely card…. the snowflakes are adorable

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