Gift Card Holders with Simon Hurley

Today it’s our pleasure to welcome one very talented teen to the Hero Arts blog — he’s a cardmaker, stamper, blogger, and YouTuber! His enthusiasm is contagious and we know you’re going to love what he’s created today. Take it away, Simon…!

Hi there! It’s Simon Hurley and today I am excited to share a couple of ways to create colorful and unique gift card holders.

To cut out all of the gift card holders, I used the Envelope Fancy Die which makes it super easy to create them. I used regular white cardstock and vellum to get two fun and unique effects. For the white cardstock gift card holders, I used a variety of bright Hero Arts Bold Inks (hybrid inks) to get nice blended backgrounds. (Colors: Tangerine, Crimson, Rose Madder, Indigo, Aegean, Green Apple.) Then, I sprayed the background to get some subtle texture and color variation.

For the vellum gift card holders, I blended the Hero Arts hybrid inks to get a soft color overlay. These inks dry fast on vellum and give a really effortless color coverage.

Then, I folded in the edges on the score lines and glued the sides to the bottom of the gift card pocket.

To add fun and playful scenes onto the front, I used the Purr and Woof stamps sets with the cute little pets. After coloring in the images I added them onto the front of the gift card holders with a heat embossed sentiment on black cardstock.

Want to see an awesome video tutorial Simon created to go along with these gift card holders? Check it out right HERE! And be sure to visit his channel for more inspiration and tips.

Big thanks to Simon for being our guest today — you rock!!

Happy stamping,

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