Friday, December 30, 2011

Cherry Scented

When I first saw that there would be scented embossing powders in the Occassions Mini, well I was just so super excited.  So I couldn't wait to try it.  Now a month later here I am trying it.....finally.  It's very cool and it really does smell like cherries.  It's very cool.  I embossed the En Francais with the Cherry embossing powder.  This is an Anniversary card for my parents whose anniversary is today.   

The cherry is also new in the mini catalog.  I really like the way it stamped and it was a complete accident!  I used my Garden Green, Soft Sued and Cherry Cobbler markers to color it and then set it aside (I was making chex mix and the timer went off) :)  So when I returned I lightly went over the cherries again with the marker but very lightly.  Then I huffed and stamped.  I ended up with a fun marble look.  I'm sure I'll NEVER be able to recreate it but it's really cool this time :) 
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mark My Place

I'm a little late this morning, I know. I had planned to do my post yesterday but blogger wouldn't let me upload any pictures.  So I tried again today and success!!!  As a demonstrator we get monthly issues of Stampin' Success a demonstrator only magazine. Well it's full of great ideas.  A few months ago this bookmark was one of the ideas in it.  I've created a few of them but this one is my favorite.  I'm not going to go into too many details, I found that Dawn made a wonderful video of it here.  Dawn makes it look so easy!  If I tried to explain it here I think I'd just confuse you :)  I attached it to the journal I told you about in this post.

I'm completely obsessed with making these flowers!!!  They're my favorite flowers to make of all time and they're sooooo easy!!!  I thought of a project just this morning that I can add another flower too.  Seriously it's an addiction!  This one is for me I still need to make a bookmark for my Mom's journal.  I put some pearls on the antique brad, then to make sure the pearls don't go anywhere I brushed the top with Crystal Effects.  Not only will that ensure that the pearls will stay put but it gives it a nice glossy finish.

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Can't Stand The Excitement!

Now that we're through with Christmas, I am working like a mad woman to get my Leadership to do list done!  I haven't been to a big Stampin' Up! event since convention of 2009.  I'm so stinkin' excited to go to Leadership in just a couple of weeks!!!!!  The excitement hit an all time high when I received this in the mail, just a couple days before Christmas.  What a great gift!!  It's pretty huh?  But what's inside?!

Are you kidding?  This whole fan came out of that little pouch!?!  So cool!  The fan is actually my invitation for Manager's Reception at Leadership.  This will be my first Managers Reception and Stampin' Up! is promising big things so I can't wait!  So while my posts might be short I have BIG things coming!  I'm working on gifts, swaps and more!  I'll be posting them all soon!!! 

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A My Digital Studio Christmas!

Yep we defiantly had a My Digital Studio Christmas!  As I was going to bed on Christmas Day and reflecting on what had happened that day, it occurred to me that next to the Disney Store :) most of our Christmas gifts that we gave were from My Digital Studio!  Yay!!!  Here's a few gifts that I gave.  My Mom and I both received a journal (Dan gave it to me after I handed it to him and said 'please wrap for me for Christmas') :)  I love this journal.  First of all it's pink!  It's so pretty in person.  I plan on taking mine to Leadership in January.  I'm hoping to get some fun bookmarks made by then too. 
Lots of our family received a wall calendar with Logan and Megan's pictures. Here's the cover.  Every month I'll share the picture for that month.  This calendar is so nice and with the new calendar feature in My Digital Studio it's so easy to make your own personalized calendar.  Dan also got a desktop calendar (so did a couple other friends).  He's going to take it to work for his desk there.  All in all I think the final count of MDS gifts given from us this year is 8 calendars and journals.  What a great gift!
Finally here's some pictures of Christmas Eve and Christmas morning at our house.  This page was super quick.  I used one of the templates that SU has for scrapbook pages, so I literally just added pictures, background paper and a few accessories.  EASY!!!!  I added stitching around each picture and a little banner on the bottom of the page.  My favorite picture is the one of Megan on the bottom right.  She had just opened a brand new Cinderella doll from her stocking.  It's such a cute picture!

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

A Pretty Box

I hope you had a great Christmas. We had a lovely quiet little Christmas.  I'm hoping to have some My Digital Studio pages done in the next few days.  We did get some pretty cute pictures of the kids.  They seemed to have a good time.  I'm going to hit some after Christmas sales today, what about you?  Anyway on to the project.  I'm so excited to show you this project for 2 reasons.  1) It's super cute and shows some new fabric and 2) I think I'm finally on the right track to permanent organization!  Yay!!!!!!  First the box, this is the card keeper box from the mini catalog.  It's super easy to put together and super easy to decorate.  I used some of the new fabric from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog.  I kept the decorating really simple.  I only decorated the top!  Simple and EASY!

For the lid I just covered the top in the adorable Twiterpated fabric!  LOVE IT!!!!  I added a flower and a knob that I got at a home improvement store.  It's super cute! Now for the organization part.  I spent a good majority of last week (when I wasn't baking) cleaning my stamp room from top to bottom.  The closet, the shelves the cabinets, EVERYTHING!  It was long overdue!  BUT I think I have everything super organized and I'm hoping this will help with more stamp time, more productive stamp time and of course more projects to show you!  I WILL do more videos, I promise. After my last one I ran into a couple of problems.  1) I need a new memory card.  The one I have isn't large enough and will only take videos that are a couple minutes long and 2) Finding quiet time to do it now that Logan is off from school for another 10 days is complicated!  Once Logan goes back to school I'll be able to get the videos going again :)  It's a stamping resolution for the new year!

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Last Day...

We're on the final day of my look back, and it's Christmas Eve Eve.  Today is the day that Logan, Megan and I will bake and decorate cookies for Santa!  Should be a yummy day in the kitchen!  Here's the last 3 cards of my top 12.  This one was from September 14.  I love the shadowed look and the sewing on this card.  It's so simple but just a few stitches can change the look of a card dramatically. 
I'm not sure why this card from September 27 made my top 12.  Other than the fact that it's so pretty, I'm not sure if it's the color combo, the DSP, the embossed dots or something else.  But I do know that when I saw this card while looking back I KNEW it would be included in my look back.
And finally, how could I do a look back at my favorite cards and NOT include the card that was published in Stampin' Success (a demonstrator only magazine). This post is from October 13.  It is one of my favorite cards and I'm still shocked that I won!  I hope you've enjoyed the look back.  I know I enjoyed going through the past year.  I wish you and your family a happy, safe and joyous Christmas!!!!  From my family to yours have a very Merry Christmas!!!! 
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Day 3...

Yesterday I said that Dan's birthday card made my top 12, here it is.  From my June 7 post.  I still love this card and it makes me so happy to look at it.  Make sure you click back to the original post for this card to see all the pictures.  When the card is closed you only see the 'Daddy' bear.  It isn't until you open it that you get the two cute kid and baby bear!  SO CUTE!!!!!!  I think this one is my FAVORITE of the whole year!!! 
This one from August 18 is another one that simple but stunning!!!!    I love this stamp set and the Poppy Parade and Calypso Coral color combo is still a favorite of mine. Poppy Parade has made it to my favorite red.  I don't use red a whole lot, but when I do I usually grab for Poppy Parade. 

The last one for today is the perfect fall card.  I love this card from August 10.   I love the colors on the leaves,  I love the speckled background from the color spritzer I love the rough edges, I just love it all!!!  Only one day left of my top 12 cards of 2011.  Join me tomorrow as we finish it up!   
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Day 2...

So what did you think of day 1?  Today's cards were EASY choices for some of my favorite this year.  They're ALL probably some of my favorite that I've ever made.  The first one is for sure an all time favorite.  If you know me, you know I LOVE punches.  Our punches are so fantastic it's all you need for a beautiful card!  This post from May 25 proves that.  I think that's all I'm going to say about this card :)

When we could preorder the hostess sets for the 2011-2012 catalog this one was first on my list.  This, from June 8, is one of my favorite cards ever!!  So much so that I STILL have it displayed in my stamp room.  I don't have room to display a lot of cards and usually I'm pretty good at mailing or giving them away but this one I loved so much that I had to keep it. 

2011 was a good card year for Dan, he received some of my best cards!  His Father's Day card from June 20 is no exception (check back for another favorite that I gave Dan tomorrow-his birthday card!).  I love this set, and I know it's been in the catalog forever but I sure hope that Lovely As A Tree stays alot longer!!! 
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Best of 2011...Day 1

I've search through my blog for the past year and I've picked my top 12.  For the next 4 days we'll take a look back at them.  They're in no particular order and I'll provide links to the original posts so that, if you want to, you can check back for all the details on each one. So here we go.  This one from February 24 hit my favorite list only for the reason that it's so simple it's just so beautiful.  There's no accessories used, except dimensionals, but it just doesn't need them.  I love this card!!! 

The next one from April 22 was an obvious choice.  The layers on this flower are so fun!  Plus the flower is embossed with the Melon Mambo embossing powder.  No matter how long you've been stamping, you have to agree that embossing is one of the coolest techniques out there!   

The last card for today, from May 27, uses the same set.  Hmmm you think I like this set???  I also embossed the flowers, but in white this time.  The other card was bright and fun, this one is soft and sweet.  Two completely different looks, two completely different cards, ONE fantastic set!  One of the other things I love about this card is the bow.  It's perfect, and so simple to do!!!  I do LOVE this card! 
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Party Pictures!!!

Our downline Christmas party was last week.  We've had it for years and this year was one of the best.  EVERYONE had fantastic gifts.  I was so amazed and inspired by what everyone did!  I can't wait to reproduce some of them myself!!!  Here's the highlights from the party!!!

 Here we all are before the gift opening! 

 Look at all those wonderful gifts!!!!  I'll show the pictures of the person with the gift they made. 

 Nichole made these mugs and this fantastic box.  The box was so fantastic! Decorated with our fabric.  The mugs were decorated with the decor elements and each mug had a special tag and tea in it.  So cute!!!

 Michelle C made this adorable frame.  It would look great in any craft or sewing room.  She used the fabric to make a small quilt, put it in the back of the shadow box and then filled up the rest of the shadow box with thread and scissors and other cute little things.  Soooo cute!!!

 Martha made this wonderful table runner.   I was fortunate enough to be able to take it home with me!!!It's so beautiful and there's so much detail that the picture doesn't show.  I'm so lucky!!!!!

 Amber made these beautiful earings and necklace.  I did have a picture with Amber too, but I wanted to show the jewelry so I thought I'd just show a close up.  She used some of our DSP (yep that's new DSP in the new mini).  They're so pretty!!!!

 This is Stephanie's gift and it was a huge hit!!!  It's a stamping advent calendar for the 12 days of Christmas!!!  In each box is a stamping accessory; twine, buttons, sticky strip, etc.  AMAZING!!!! 

Mindy did this menu board, which I think is such a fantastic idea-especially for me- I need to work on my organizational skills.  On her board is a place to put the menu for every day, plus store extra favorite meals, plus a shopping list!!!  Great idea!!!

 Liz L made this wonderful collection of items.  There was an apron, coasters, and a wallet all stamped with the Inspired by Nature stamp.  I LOVE that stamp!!!  It was so beautiful!!! 

 Michelle G made this over the top adorable little piggy.  I forgot what he was filled with by you can put him in the microwave and warm him up then use him to keep warm.  He's so so so so so cute!!!  Amber got to keep him, I did lean over and tell Amber that if I had gone after her I would have stolen this gift!  I love it!!!

 Kay made this prayer box.  It's such a wonderful and inspirational gift!  Inside the box are verses and other inspirational sayings and quotes.  And with the gift is a promise from Kay to pray for the recipient of this gift everyday, good days and bad.  Such an inspiring gift! 

Finally, Angela's gift.  She couldn't be at the meeting but sent her gift anyway.  I LOVE IT!!!!  They're little travel bags made with our fabric and some black mesh!  They're beautiful.  The flower on top is a pin that you can remove and wear or put on a purse or bag.  So cute and creative!!!

Great job ladies!!!  I'm so excited to be part of this group.  Don't you agree they're some of the most creative ladies around!?!!?  The next few days I'm going to share with you my favorite post/projects from the past year.  I'm really excited to look back over the year and share my top 12!  I hope you join me!!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Party Present

Last night was our downline/demonstrator meeting.  This is the best meeting or party of the year.  It's so much fun!!!  I'll have lots of highlights on Monday.  We do a gift exchange and the gifts are great!!!  For this meeting I think about my gift all year, and EVERY year, I change it the week before the meeting.  This year I'm so glad I changed it because I LOVE my gift.  I had to make 2 of them because I knew that I wouldn't be able to part with it if I only had 1 :)  I saw this post from Mandy Grant's blog.  I knew instantly I was going to be making them.  I'm not sure if I did it the same way Mandy did but I love my result!  I think I'm going to make them in multiple sizes like Mandy did.  This one is hanging in my bedroom right now, this one is mine :)  I love that fabric!

This one is the one that I gave away, though I LOVE that little flower at the bottom and JUST might have to make one of my own :)  By the way this is new fabric.  It will be in the new Occasions Mini catalog.  Pretty huh?  You should be able to click on the picture for a larger view.  I used a pearl in the center too.  This flower was soooooo easy and so quick.  Leave me a comment and let me know if you'd like me to do a video on it.  I'm sure I'll be making more flowers ;)   Anyway, how'd I make this?  Well it's really easy actually.  Start with an embroidery hoop, attach cork on the inside of the inner hoop.  I hot glued around the back to hold the cork in.  Then on the front, hot glue (just around the edges) some batting.  This makes it soft and easy to pin into, and gives it more dimension :)  Then you'll lay your fabric over that and put on your outer hoop, tighten it really good and then hot glue the fabric down in the back.  Oh and can you see that ribbon, that's also new in the mini catalog, Ruffled Satin Ribbon so pretty!!!!!!  Embellish your front however you want, on mine I added my initial and a flower on the one I gave away.  So sweet and pretty!!!!  Highlights from the party coming on Monday. 

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Now What?

This month is flying by, we're so close to Christmas I can't believe it.  Logan is practically bursting at the seams with excitement.  I spent 2 hours yesterday wrapping presents and I only got halfway through-you think I over bought?  I really have to keep track of what I buy for Christmas is July so that when November and December come around I don't keep shopping!  We'll have some happy kiddos this year.  This week I've spent more time in the kitchen baking then in the stamp room.  It's a little sad, but I do enjoy the baking.  The pictures on this page is from Tuesday night at our church's cookie bake off.  We bake, the cookies are judged, prizes are given and the rest of the cookies go to our Angel Tree families.  I'm happy to say that in the kids candy category Logan took FIRST place for his Oreo Truffles.  They are yummy!!!  I won second in the adult candy category and second in the adult bar cookie category.  Yay me! 
But back to the page.  It's so cute!  Megan is a little dare devil in every way.....that is except for walking.  She'll stand up on her own, note the pictures, but she's too afraid to fall and too afraid to walk so she'll just stand there, most of the time crying.  She's getting better at not crying, maybe she's close to letting go of that fear.  Anyway these pictures were taken before the cookie bake off started.  She's just so cute!  The page is very simple.  I let the pictures speak for themselves.  Tonight I'm so excited it's our downline meeting!  I LOVE this party.  Every year I have soooooooo much fun!!!!!  I'm taking my camera.   Hopefully I'll have lots of great pictures!  To see what I made for my gift check back first thing tomorrow morning.  I LOVE my gift and had to make two of them so that I could keep one of them :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Santa Pouch

How cute are these little Christmas gifts!  I made about 20 of these for Logan's classmates at school.  I need to get the candy or treat that goes in them but at least all the gluing and assembling is done!  Cute as they are, I can't take credit for them, I saw the idea on Heather Summers blog.  She made utensil holders-ps I'm gonna do that too :)  But I thought these would be super cute gifts for 5 and 6 year olds.  There's a video on Heather's blog so please check it out.  
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

More Sneak Peaks!

If it weren't for the cloudy, rainy day yesterday I would have had some natural light and these pictures would be better, but they're still pretty good and show a bunch of new products.  I'm not sure where to start so we'll work from the bottom up.  See that new embossing folder-CUTE!  It's a little border folder. My paper was wider than the folder so I had to run it through 2 times. The little hearts are so cute though!!!  Check out that new Calypso Coral Ribbon, it's one of the new Sale a Bration choices. 

Does that stamp set look new?  If you said yes you're right!  That's another Sale a Bration choice!!  The entire stamp set is so pretty and probably my favorite set!  Lastly the pearls, they're huge and new!  They're from the new Occasions mini catalog!  So now you're probably asking when can you get these items, well the Occasions Mini starts January 4 and Sale a Bration begins on January 24.  If you like to earn all these products for free plus a get a FREE tote bag call me to set up a Sale a Bration workshop! 
Thanks for looking see you soon!!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

New Stuff!

I'm posting early on Sunday night to make up for hardly any posts last week, but since it's going out on Sunday there may not be a Monday post, but we'll see how the tomorrow goes.  It's another quick post.  I think I'm almost caught up on everything here.  I should get my regular 'morning nap stamp time back'  I have no clue what I'm going to do or when I'll get a chance to stamp when Megan gives up her morning nap.  Though Monday will be an interesting morning nap anyway, she hasn't had a morning nap in her bed since LAST Monday!  It's been a week!  That's how crazy busy we've been.  But I'm hoping she remembers how wonderful those naps are and it gives me a chance to work/play!  I did make sure I carved out sometime this weekend to clean my desk once and for all, well not really but now I have room to stamp.  So tonight I wanted something simple, pretty and FAST!  I'm so excited to show you some of the new stuff from the Occasions Mini catalog.  These little note cards are just the prettiest cards ever.  They're already die cut and scored, all you need to do is stamp and/or embellish them.  They're beautiful by themselves and really don't need much more.  This one is very simple.  I sponged it in Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant (who says Valentine's cards have to be pink and red?), then I used my pearls and went all around the edge of the heart.  A simple greeting stamped on the bottom and that's really it!  Seriously!  This greeting is also from the new Occasions mini catalog.  I can't remember the name of it, but I'll get back to you.  Here's hoping I can get back on track this week.  I have SOOOOOO many projects to get done, just this week alone!!  I hope to be able to show them all to you, and with a few videos too, but don't hold me to that :)  It figures once I get a decent camera I have no time to stamp :) 
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

One Card, Two Ways

Thanks everyone for all your comments on my first video.  I hope to do more.  I've been so busy this week trying to clean up the house, and my stamp room in addition to helping hang a new art show at our church and taking a chocolate candy making class-YUM!!!  Just today I finally got around to putting away my class materials from Saturday.  Normally I do it the day of.  Then getting SU orders 2 days in a row (Not that I'm complaining) creates a lot of new stuff to put away :)  I can't wait to show you some of the new products from the Occasions Mini and Sale A Bration catalogs!  But not today :)  I'm such a tease, I'm sorry.  Also I'm still adjusting to my camera, still working on perfecting the pictures and videos. On that topic, I had a question about what kind of camera I bought.  I got a Nikon Colorpix L105.  It was a Black Friday sale at Target :)  But like I said, still learning, it's very different from my last camera. So today's picture's aren't true to color, the Pink Pirouette is a little washed out.  That's my fault completely.  I had the camera on a setting that it probably shouldn't have been on-still practicing.  They looked ok on the camera, but when loaded on the computer I saw they were a little lighter, but by then the cards were already sealed in envelopes. 

The cards are still adorable and I hope you can tell that even if the Pink Pirouette looks a little wonky.  I used my Every Little Bit stamp set, I got it on sale during the Online Extravaganza.  It was such a good deal and I've always wanted this set so I had to have it.  These card are inspired from this card on splitcoast.  They're so cute!  I just love them!!!!  I think I love the holiday one the best.  I added some glitter with the Dazzling Details to the bear and ornament.  It's hard to tell from the pictures.  Good news/Bad news time.  Good news: my next post should be with some new products for a fun sneak peak.  Bad news: It probably won't be until next week, sorry!  I'm hoping to be back to my regular post schedule next week.  The crazy, busy week is almost over!  But it's been a fun week and I've enjoyed it.  Just crazy busy and COLD!  BRRRRR New Mexico is cold this week!  Thanks for hanging in there with me!!!
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

My First Video!

Why are there not enough hours in the day?  I seem to be running low on time that I need to get stuff done.  I've been spending time stamping and doing fun stuff that I've fallen so far behind on the things that I need to do around the house.  So this week I'm playing catch up.  My blog posts this week might be sporadic and short, but I really need to spend this week getting ready for the next couple weeks that are going to be packed with decorating, baking, shopping, etc.  BUT I did get a new camera last week and with this one I'll be able to make stamping videos!!!  Yay!!  I've been wanting to do videos for a while but my old camera just wasn't going to work for good videos anyway.  I'm really excited about my new camera, but it's taking some getting used to, another reason why my posts my be limited.  My plan is to spend all day Monday (assuming the child home from school because of the snow day stays out of the way) and Tuesday doing what needs to be done around the house.  By then my box of brand new stuff from the Occasions Mini catalog and SAB should be here and I can play!  But I hope you understand and enjoy my first video.  I promise I'll get better.  I'm still working on where's the best place for the tripod and trying not to sound like a dork on camera :) 

In the video, I'll show you how to make this gift card holder.  My guests at my Christmas Gift Card class got to make this one and 3 other gift card holders.  This one I think was the easiest and one of the cutest. 

Well enjoy the video, I'll be back later this week with some new stuff hopefully. 
Thanks for looking see you soon!!!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

A Quick Calendar

Hello blog land!  If you're in New Mexico I hope you're still there and the wind didn't take you away.  We had horrible winds yesterday-so crazy!!!!  It began as a strange day anyway, when I got to Logan's school to drop him off, we were greeting with the school evacuating to the field next to the school.  Then fire trucks showed up and we waited for about 45 minutes in the field in the wind and cold.  BRRRRRR!!!  But the fire department cleared the school, I guess something just got a little 'over done' in the cafeteria.  Everything was fine and Logan went to school.  Then we got his school pictures back in the afternoon, only to find that we were missing 2 pages of pictures, GRRRRRR!  Hopefully the school can find them or reorder them for us.  They're expensive and we did pay for them, so I want them all.  But in the meantime, it's the weekend.  We're expecting snow, but I'm not a snow girl, so while everyone else is expecting it I'm secretly hoping it doesn't snow.  Plus I have a Christmas Gift Card Class tomorrow, I'm really looking forward to it!  Anyway I have a couple quick pages to show you from the desktop calendar I made for Dan for Christmas.  The calendar is to Dan from the kids. 

It's just a little something that he can take to work and keep on his desk and every month there's different pictures of the kids.  The pages are all the same, pictures on the bottom and calendar on the top.  This calendar came together in about an hour on Saturday.  MDS is so quick and easy!!!  There's no special tricks or techniques on the pages, but they're cute and I hope Dan enjoys it come Christmas Day.  Here's hoping the school can find our missing pictures and that we don't get snow :)  
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sweet Cake

I'm super excited today.  Today is December 1, not only is it 24 days until Christmas BUT it's the beginning of the demo preorder from the Occasions mini.  One of the many perks of being a SU demonstrator is getting to order products before others do.  Yay!!!  This year is even better, because we get to earn free Sale a Bration products too!!!  Oh golly that's awesome!!!  This is one of the sets that will be in the mini catalog, I earned it free from recruiting right after the Albuquerque Regionals last month.  It's so cute!  I made this adorable little gift card holder.  I stamped the image 4 times, once in each color then cut out and layered with dimensionals.  I used Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip and Real Red. 

After it was all layered I put on some sparkle with the Dazzling Details. So cute.  I love the layers and dimension to it.  The gift card holder is really simple.  I actually copied a little envelope that one of my receipts were put in after my trip to the mall a couple days ago.  It was a cute little envelope and I thought, well that's about the size of a gift card and sure enough, with a little modification it was perfect!

This is the back of the gift card holder, where you'd actually get the gift card out.  This holder is fantastic because there's no adhesive, nothing, nada!  All you need is a slit to slip the top in and it holds it shut.  Isn't that just the cutest!?!  Next time I'll have to jazz up my back a little more, it really does look very plain doesn't it?

Here's how it opens.  You close the two side tabs first, then the bottom, then slip the top into the bottom piece.  The dimensions for this one is, 5 1/2 x 5 3/4.  On the 5 1/2 side score at 3/4 on both sides.  On the 5 3/4 side score at 2 and 4 3/8.  There's no real measurement for the slit, I just eyeballed it on my paper cutter.  Cute huh.  I'm pleased with it.  Now on to place my order for more new stuff!   
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!