Category: Gift Card Holder

My Barrel Basket Card from the FREE E-Book by Karen Burniston

To celebrate Karen Burniston’s new release, she has create an E-Book with a card from each of her designers and one from herself!  The book features each of her new dies!  You can find this free book on her blog.  Today I’m sharing the card I made for her book using the Barrel Basket with Pop Up die.

PIU Basket 01

Pretty simple on the front 🙂

PIU Basket 01 inside

It’s a full basket inside!

PIU Basket 01 detail

PIU Basket 01 side

Make sure to grab your copy of this E-Book here and see all the other beautiful ideas!

Hugs, Fran


Karen Burniston November Design Team Challenge Day 2

Today I used Karen’s Confetti Tunnel card video to make my card!  This was fun!

PIU Confetti Tunnel 01 front

I started with the Gift Card Accordion die and the Flourishes frame.  Whiskers the Cat is celebrating with a hand cut cake that is spilling over into the confetti tunnel.

PIU Confetti Tunnel 01 open

Here’s the open card.  The paper is a retired (very retired) Stampin Up paper.

PIU Confetti Tunnel 01 left

PIU Confetti Tunnel 01

You just can’t help shaking this card! To coincide with the November Designer Challenge, every purchase made over $40 of Karen Burniston’s Pop It Ups will receive a FREE $10 Gift Card. You will receive your Gift Card with your order in the mail and your Gift Card can be used on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website. This offer only applies to purchases made on our website between Tuesday 17th November and Thursday 19th November.

Hop over to Karen’s Facebook page to enjoy all the other amazing creations for this challenge.

Deck the Halls Chilly Gift Card Holder

I’m excited to share with you a cute idea using Karen Burniston’s Gift Card Accordion with Chilly the Penguin.

Here is the card in the closed position:

PIU Gift Hard Holder 02 open

And here it is opened up:

PIU GHC 02 open


Use the Gift Card Accordion Die cut to cut the following pieces:
(2) full pages from sturdy red cardstock
(2) pieces from patterned paper, using the paper over the inner rectangle only. Trim to just the rectangles and glue the patterned paper rectangles over the red cardstock pages, taking care to line up the tuck slots on Page 2 perfectly to be able to add a gift card later.
Use the companion Flourish Gift Frame die set to die cut 3 white Flourish Frames. Adhere the frames to the pages, including one for the front of the album when closed.
Assemble the Gift Card Accordion according to the package directions or by watching Karen’s assembly video here: Gift Card Accordion
Die cut Chilly the Penguin using white, black and orange cardstock and assemble him. Make slits between his body and arms. Using gold thread, wrap Chilly as shown.


Die cut the string of Christmas lights from the Holiday House die set four times (1 set each in red, blue, green and yellow) and trim into individual bulbs. For the bulbs that are adhered to Chilly, simply glue them over the thread. For any bulbs that are hanging off of Chilly, sandwich the thread between two bulbs adhered back-to-back

PIU GCH 02 side
Die cut the largest decorator tree from the Evergreen Pivot Card set and sponge green ink through the die to create the swirl pattern, Adhere the tree to the page with a pop dot and add a glitter star.
Stamp “Santa Says” in green and “Shop!” in red using the Merry & Bright clear stamps. Die cut the circle and add to the page.
Die cut 4 presents and bows using the Evergreen Pivot Card set – one each in yellow, red, green and blue. Assemble the presents and adhere them to Page 2, being careful not to cover the tuck slots that will hold the gift card.
PIU GCH 02 detail

Add your gift card and make someone smile! Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project!



Peaceful Pines Gift Card Holder

Peaceful Pines 02

Silver and White – such a pretty color combination for a Christmas card, but SO hard to photograph!  This Gift Card Holder is made with Karen Burniston’s Gift Card Holder die and Stampin Up’s Peaceful Pine stamp set.  The trees are stamped in Versamark and silver embossing powder.  The dotted stamp is the medium tree, but I used the small tree die to cut them out.  The little packages are embossed in silver and the ribbon in colored with a Real Red Stampin Write Marker.  The star on top is Red Glimmer paper.  The sentiment is from Versatile Christmas and is also embossed in silver.

The Gift Card Holder was cut out of Heavy White card stock and then again in Silver Foil with the center trimmed away.  The frame was cut in Whisper White.

Peaceful Pines 02 open

On the  inside I reversed the order and cut the frame and a solid from Silver Foil.  It’s so shiny!  And that’s one of the best parts of the holidays 🙂  Hugs, Fran

Bunny Business


Lucky the Rabbit sending thanks!  This cute little Karen Burniston character with his basket of carrots is just too cute!  Again, I’ve paired Stampin Up’s B.Y.O.P. with Karen’s Pop It Ups Gift Card Holder.  It’s just too perfect 🙂  The Designer Series Paper is Farmer’s Market and (again) is perfect for Lucky!

BYOP 05 open

I did this one with 3 panels.

BYOP 05 detail

Love it when everything comes together!  Hugs, Fran


Karen Burniston Designer Challenge Costume Characters Day 1


This month’s Karen Burniston Designer challenge is to dressed up some characters!  I’m starting out with Poppy the Owl dressed up for graduation.  I just love how the Pop It Ups Gift Card Holder goes with Stampin Up’s B.Y.O.P stamp set.

BYOP 03 open

I chose a combo of red, white and blue to match one of our local high schools.  Working backwards – I’ll now have to find a matching gift card!  The border on the card comes with the Gift Card Holder die!  That’s easy 🙂

BYOP 03 detail

Poppy’s graduation cap is a small square with a Basic Black Candy dot in the center.  The tassel cord was cut free-hand and the the red tassel is a small piece of Real Red with some slits cut into it, rolled up.  The diploma is a scrap of Whisper White, rolled and tied with Baker’s Twine.

BYOP 03 right

To make the star, punch 3 star.  Hold 2 of them together and cut a sliver out of the center of both at the same time.  Remove the center and alternate the colors.

Hope over to Karen’s Facebook page to see the other characters decked out in their finest!  Hugs, Fran


A Gift for for Baby


A gift card holder for a baby! This uses the fun set B.Y.O.P. (Buy your own present) and Karen Burniston’s new Pop It Ups Gift Card Holder die (coming soon) – with cute, little Snowball the Sheep.  The paper is Watermelon Wonder from the Designer Series Paper Stack with a matching In Color Blossom Accent.

BYOP 04 open

I just mixed and matched the patterns of the DSP and used the matching Watermelon Wonder ink.

BYOP 04 detail

This set goes so well with this die!  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston Design Challenge Day Two

PIU GCH Accordion 01 open


Let’s Celebrate!  I used the Sleigh Gift Card die flat on the front of the soon-to-be-released Gift Card Holder Acordion die.  The beautiful frame fits as one piece on the front.  The sleigh is done in Stampin Up’s Silver Foil and Red Glimmer paper.  It really shines.

PIU GCH Accodion 01


The inside holds a gift card!  The tabs to hold the card are built in so there’s no guess work involved.  I love to give gift cards!  Pop over to Karen’s Facebook page to see the rest of the designs for this month.  Hugs, Fran

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