Candy Cane gift card holders

Gift cards are such an easy and popular gift. Everyone loves a gift card! Give that gift a little personal touch by creating a custom gift card holder. We hope this idea inspires you.

We created these sweet candy cane gift card holders using strips glitter cardstock. Cut 5 strips of red and white glitter cardstock approximately 6″ long by .25″ wide. The strips do not need to be the exact size, we used varying widths. Alternate the strips to created a red and white stripe pattern. Punch or cut out into a candy cane shape and add to kraft cardstock.

We used our Red Glitter Cardstock and White Glitter cardstock.

September, what’s your color?

Howdy September! The air is cooling a bit and the colors are beginning to change. Slowly. What colors do you think of when you think of September? A golden glow of rich jewel tones, perhaps with a pop of light blue?  We pulled out a few colors of our Glitter cardstock to represent September. Do you have a favorite? We are loving Copper, Bronze, Orange and Light blue together. These colors are feeling warm, fun, and a nice way to bring in a new month.

Our offices are closed today for Labor Day but we’ll be back tomorrow. Enjoy the day!

Hello! A Sparkly Copper Hello.

Hello friends! With the end of August nearing we are looking forward to a beautiful September and the start of Fall. Do you decorate for fall? We sure do. Adding Metallic Glitter Cardstock is a simple way to add a little glitz to your fall home decor.

Just like traditional paper, you can use our Glitter cardstock to cover just about anything. Our local craft store carries many words created from cardboard or thick chipboard. Here we have covered a large chipboard HELLO with Copper Glitter Cardstock. Our Glitter cardstock is available in 3 sizes; 6″x6″, 8.5″x11″ and 12″x12″.

All you need is a little time, Glitter cardstock, adhesive, scissors, sanding block and an x-acto knife.  Adhere the glitter cardstock to the Hello. We used a spray mounting adhesive. Roughly trim around the word with scissors. Clean up your cutting with an x-acto knife. Sand the edges with a sanding block and you are ready for display.

Have a Nice Day! Lilac Glitter cardstock

Hello and happy Monday! Let’s start this week off right with a cute card shouting HAVE A NICE DAY! We created this card using our Lilac Glitter cardstock. Our glitter cardstock is non-shedding making your crafting experience mess free. Our glitter cardstock comes in three usable sizes; 6″ x 6″, 12″ x 12″ and 8.5″ x 11″. You can see our full offering of non-shed Glitter cardstocks here.

Do you like this card and want to make it? Below is a quick list of supplies and simple instructions. Have a nice day!

Supplies:

  • non-shed Lilac Glitter cardstock – ETC Papers
  • Have a Nice Day stamp and cut bundle – The Stamp Market
  • Stazon Black Ink
  • Stamp alignment tool
  • Light Purple, Black, and White cardstock
  • Basic polka dot embossing folder
  • Big Shot die cutting machine – Sizzix
  • Adhesive
  • Foam tape

Instructions:

  1. Cut light purple cardstock for card base to 4.25″ x 11″. Score and fold in half.
  2. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 4″ x 5.25″. Emboss using basic polka dot embossing folder and a Big Shot die-cutting machine. Adhere to purple card base.
  3. Stamp ‘have a nice day’ greeting in black Stazon ink on non-shed Lilac Glitter cardstock. TIP: Use a stamp alignment tool to stamp the greeting multiple times to make the black ink darker.
  4. Die cut the the stamped ‘have a nice day’ greeting using the coordinating cutting die and a Big Shot die-cutting machine.
  5. Cut a piece of black cardstock to .5″ x 3.5″. Snip in half and arrange behind the word ‘NICE’. Hand cut and flag the ends of the black card stock.
  6. Mount greeting to front of white cardstock using foam tape.

Color Us Happy – Glitter swatches sparkle!

Shades of pink? Shades of purple? Shades of blue? Do you have a favorite color?  Chances are we have your favorite color in a shade of our non-shed glitter cardstock. So many options to help your projects sparkle! Check out our full color assortment in various sizes here.

Product shout out: We love this Color Me Happy paint swatch stamp set from The Stamp Market. So cute and it made it super easy for us to showcase some of our glittery favorites.

You Rock – Black Glitter Cardstock

Summertime is concert season. It’s a great time to see your favorite music artists in action. If you are a music fan this project is for you. We created this super fun birthday card for a friend who is a big fan of live music and are pairing the card with an invite to a local concert. This gift should make for a memorable birthday.

This card features our black glitter paper. Black might not be your first choice when you think about glitter but it happens to be the perfect choice for this mixed tape music cassette. Look how it sparkles and adds that little needed texture to this card. The mixed tape cassette die, you rock letters and coordinating stamp set are products available from Concord & 9th. A full list of card supplies can be found below. You can find a full list of our Glitter cardstock colors here.

Supplies: