Friday, November 20, 2020

Pinkfresh Studio November 2020 Essentials Die Release Blog Hop


Hi Friends! I'm so excited to be a part of the Pinkfresh November release blog hop, and can't wait to share five different ways to use the new Fillable Gift Card Holder die!! It's truly a must-have from this release!

But first, you may have come from the blog of Keia Shipp-Smith, if not feel free to start at the beginning with the Pinkfresh blog.  

Fillable Gift Card Holder

I was anxious to get the Fillable Gift Card Die because I knew there were going to be a large amount of different uses for it. This die cuts the tabs to hold your gift card in place, with an adorable border of holes framing your gift card. It also scores and cuts an additional piece to fold over and cover your gift card. There are three "bonus" dies that allow you to add some details.

 Let's take a look at no less than FIVE ways you can use this easy die:

1. Gift Card Holder

We might as well start with the obvious (and potentially main) use for this die - giving gift cards! The iTunes gift card fits perfectly in the tabs and within the dotted frame. Pure happiness! The gold sparkle leaf detail under the "Bravo!" (from Scripted Bold Sentiments 2) is one of three adorable detail dies that come with this set. I think it adds a lot of personality. Did you notice how the die cut shape matches the leaf on the iTunes gift card?! It was meant to be!!


The front of this card is decorated with another new die in this release, the smallest frame from the Stitched Scalloped Rectangles set. It's one of four frames that will get so much use for all types of cards, and I'm thrilled to have it in my toolbox. The middles of the stamped flowers from
Pop Out Hexagons are the Essentials Crystals which are new to me. So in love with the brilliance of these!

Hot Tip: If you'd like to create a custom envelope for your gift card holder, and have an envelope punch board, I have the exact measurements you're going to want to use. These allow for a bit of thickness from the gift card. You'll want to cut a 6 3/16" square piece of paper, and score at the 2 9/16" mark. It's a perfect fit! You can also stamp the paper before making your custom envelope, like I did with the Rubber Stamp Enchanted Blooms.

2. Gift Card Holder Inside a Greeting Card

Many times when I'm giving a gift card I'm also giving a standard-sized A2 greeting card. A gift card holder like the one I just shared would be a little bulky and over kill to put inside the greeting card, plus it would slide all over. So I have a solution! 

Cut the top flap off of the die cut, and adhere the tabbed half of the die directly to the inside of your card. Your card stays put and is immediately viewable when your recipient opens the card!


If you want to go for a little extra credit, be sure to stamp a surprise message under where the gift card will be. When they remove the card, they will get another little message. 

Did you notice the scallop frames on the bottom portion of the inside of this card? These are two larger frames from the Stitched Scalloped Rectangles set.

Here's the front of this card. You guys are going to think I just love everything, but I have to say this die is going to be another staple very near to my desk. The Essentials: Stitches die gives a TON of texture to your cards and I can't wait to explore this one further. For now, I cut out a section of the Rubber Stamp Lemon Lush and adhered that on top.

3. Ticket

Another fun idea doesn't even involve the die cut holding anything. If you take the tabbed half of the die and cut straight through the border of holes, you get a ticket!

 

What a great thing to do for Valentine's Day - make your own tickets for a night out, a home cooked meal, or in this case some good old fashioned hugs and kisses!

The background on this card is from multiple impressions (3) of the
Rubber Stamp Diamond Tiles that I explored in this post when it was released.

4. Desktop Frame for School Photos

Eeep! I'm so excited about this one, as I'm always giving loose school photos to grandparents and relatives. Now, with one easy pass of the gift card die, you have a perfectly sized frame for your kids' school wallet photos! All grandma needs to do it open it and set it right on the counter. You can decorate the inside like I did here with the Rubber Stamp Abstract Cube, and even write the school year dates on the two tabs.

For your convenience, the measurements for the photo to fit in this holder is 2 1/8" x 3 3/8". If you're on the receiving end of these photos now you'll have somewhere to display them. So quick, easy, and inexpensive! 

5. Reusable and Recyclable Greetings

Another idea I'm going to be using on all my cards going forward is this gift card holder to insert my greetings on the inside of the card. Then, when the recipient is done displaying the card for awhile, she can remove my greeting, and send the card to someone else!! The gift that keeps on giving!

The background on this card is also from multiple impressions (four) of the
Rubber Stamp Diamond Tiles that I explored in this post when it was released.

 


If you want you can even stamp an extra insert and slide it behind your greeting so all your recipient needs to do is grab a pen. Your recipient will most likely really appreciate being able to use your card for one of their needs.

Well, there you have it ... FIVE different reasons why you need the new
Fillable Gift Card Holder. Have I convinced you?! : )
I'm sure there are even more uses (how fun would this be in a scrapbook page?!) Let me know in the comments if you can think of any and I'll add them to my list! [Edited to add: Nicki B has a fantastic idea, use these for your holiday cards and put your family/pet/holiday photo here!]

Another thing I appreciate about this die is that it measures exactly 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" so you get 4 gift card holders from a single sheet of paper, with no wasted paper! It really is an awesome supply worth taking a serious look at. 

Shopping Promotion!
Pinkfresh is offering free US or discounted international shipping on all orders 
$50+ from November 20th to November 25th. You can find the codes
above based on your location. 

There will also be a free Hey Gorgeous die for all orders over $50!

Prizes!
Excited to say you can win a $25 gift card to Pinkfresh just by following my blog,
and leaving a comment below! You can be entered for more chances by commenting
on the other wonderful posts in this hop. All winners will be posted
on
November 30, 2020
on the Pinkfresh GIVEAWAY PAGE. Be sure to check that
page & claim your prize within 2 weeks. Good luck!

I'm now happy to send you to the wonderful blog of Kelly Lunceford who has some beautiful projects to share with you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Kelly


  Supplies Used (affiliate links, thanks for your support!)

Fillable Gift Card Holder

Essentials: Stitches

Stitched Scalloped Rectangles

Rubber Stamp Enchanted Blooms
Rubber Stamp Lemon Lush
Rubber Stamp Diamond Tiles
Pop Out Hexagons
Rubber Stamp Abstract Cube

 

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68 comments:

  1. Wow sooo much inspiration and great ideas ❤️

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  2. Ahh your ideas are brilliant - love the school photo frame, so clever!

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  3. Wow, fabulous projects and great ideas. TFS

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  4. Love the idea of the gift card holder - holding a picture! That's a great idea for holiday cards

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    1. OMG, YES! The perfect Holiday card! I am adding this to my post ... thanks Nicki!

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  5. Beautiful cards and love your innovative ways to use the gift card die!

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  6. So many beautiful cards and projects! Love them all!

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  7. Way to make the gift card holder a must have - beautiful!

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  8. I thought I didn't need a gift card holder die but you just proved me wrong. I never thought of using it in so many different ways - so cool!

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  9. Absolutely fabulous cards! These dies were already on my faves list...but now MUST-HAVES!

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  10. The flowers on the gift card holder look wonderful. These are so versatile and fun.

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  11. Great ideas! Lobe the stitches die as it reminds me of a warm cozy weather. TFS

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  12. Thank you for sharing your inspiration. I was already thinking of different ways to use the gift card holder set but you showed me ways I hadn't thought of. Very creative!

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  13. I especially liked the use of the gift card holder as a way to insert a photo! Love multiple uses!

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  14. Great ideas!! The hugs in a gift card format and the photo too!! Very clever!!

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  15. I love how you used the gift card holder die for a school picture holder. Very clever!
    Elizabeth P

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  16. Awesome inspirations! Love the picture holder and recycle card ideas.

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  17. I don’t give many gift cards but you’ve given me a whole new view of those dies and all their possibilities! Beautiful!

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  19. I really enjoy seeing your projects. All of them are not just card or gift holder... they are perfect gifts themselves!

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  20. Wonderful new die sets! Awesome creations, I especially love the idea to use the gift card holder for a desktop frame for a picture!

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  21. Fantastic ideas. Love the
    tabs for pictures or gift card.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. So many wonderful cards (and that frame, too)! Thank you so much for sharing

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  23. All of your gift card holders and cards are fabulous. The gift card holder with the picture in it, is just gorgeous.

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  24. The gift card holder is so perfect. Love how you used it for pictures also. Great new slim line dies, and I love the new circle die also.

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  25. Your projects are so neat! Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  26. Love all your creations! All the different ideas are so inspiring!

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  27. So many beautiful dies ini this release but it was love at first sight when I saw the Essential: Stitches die. It has that Wow factor, even for white card stock.

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  28. I am in awe. I can’t thank you enough for your idea of using the gift holder as a frame for school pictures. What a fantastic idea! And so useful. H

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  29. Gorgeous cards! Love the ways you used the gift card die.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Thanks for sharing new ways to use the gift card die!

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  31. What a great idea for gift cards! I LOVE that die!

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  32. Well, Kelly... I gotta say: you killed it!! I mean, just absolutely nailed it. If someone could show how to use that gift card holder better, lemme see !! WOW. I loved every card. The idea to hold a photo instead of a gift card is GENIUS. PURE GENIUS. I love the plaid background and abstract cube stamps. I don't have either and am now seriously considering both. Loved the way you used the abstract cube stamp... and I am nuts about that bday card. It is clean and simple but the colors are perfect together.
    Love, love, love it all.
    Blessings on your for your ability to inspire others and your selflessness in doing so!
    Lori S in PA

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  33. Wow Kelly, so many great ideas! These are all fantastic!

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  34. beautiful gift card holder!!! love the card withthestitches so gorgeous!!!

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  35. Wowza... so many fantastic ideas!

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  36. Who doesn't love a gift card?! And what a lovely way to package it!

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  37. How cool is that desktop frame!! Its gorgeous!

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  38. Beautiful projects! Such great ideas and inspiration!

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  39. I enjoyed your creative uses for the gift card die. I never would have thought of anything but the obvious so 5 stars for you! I too love that stitched die and you really show how beautiful and textured it is in creating a background. I belong to a quilting group and cards with that background would be so appreciated!

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  40. LOVE how you have used these products - so creative and inspirational

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  41. I don't buy a lot of gift cards, but this is a very clever and versatile die set, and you definitely proved it in your post!

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  42. The gift card dies are on my list! It’s wonderful! Love how you’ve used them!

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  43. Thanks for all these ideas! Great ways to use the gift card die. I think I really really need it now :)

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  44. You are SO clever, Kelly! Love seeing how versatile that die is! The photo card idea is brilliant!

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  45. Oh my! Such great ideas for uses of this gift card die. You are genius for creating these. I was on the fence as to whether or not I needed this die. Well yes, you have now enabled me. Thanks!

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  46. Awesome creations. You have inspired me with your creative ideas. Each one is amazing.

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  47. Fabulous ideas for the gift card die! Love the idea of the reusable card!

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  48. Wow! So many awesome ideas using this simple die! I didn't have it in my card until I saw all the ways you used it! And thank you for the dimensions to cut an envelope for it when using it alone. Although I also like the way you incorporated it into cards. With teen grandkids, GCs are a staple present for me now! This will help make them special!

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  49. Great ideas for this die! Just added it to my wish list. Love the way you stamped a sentiment behind the gift card.

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  50. Fabulous cards and gift cards!! This release is awesome!!

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  51. Such wonderful projects, Kelly! It's always a treat to visit your blog and see how you stretch the use of each product. Just amazing!

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  52. Wonderful gift cards and great ideas Kelly! I love the ticket idea. The decorative elements could also be used to frame a sentiment on a card - one right way up and one flipped upside down with a space in between. xo

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  53. So many cards Kelly and I enjoyed all of them. Thank you for giving us so much to be inspired from! ❤️

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  54. So many great ideas! They are all beautiful!

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  55. Absolutely love this release! Your creations are beautiful!!

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  56. Wow you did a fabulous job. Thanks for showing us so many ways to use this die! My favourite was the school photos one!

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  57. Love the different ways you used the gift card holder dies! Beautiful creations! Also loving the design and texture with the Stitches die! Awesome look!

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  58. Fantastic use of the gC holder, brilliant! Thanks for all the inspiration

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  59. These are so cool! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

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  60. Lovely designs, the Stitched die is my fave. I love your technique of multi stamping to create your fab backgrounds. Thank you for sharing this lovely inspiration!

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  61. I'm always convinced by your creative ideas, Kelly, even when my wallet isn't quite so keen! Such clever ideas, as always, so beautifully presented! Me too on the Stitches die ... it's beyond luscious! Hugs, Anita :)

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  62. Wonderful projects. I really need (want?) that gift card holder die set. What a great idea for not only gift cards but, as you've shown, for framing a photo -- genius idea, I wouldn't havethought of it!

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  63. Just when I thought I never needed a gift card holder die ha ha! I love all of your ideas! So creative.

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly