Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2021 Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you this year, we hope to inspire you to create beautiful new projects. Each month we will have a different theme based on the next month’s celebrations using Stampin’ Up! products. Once you are done with each post, scroll down to the bottom and you will see a list of Blog Hop participants, you can click on their name to go to their post, or you can click the next button to go to the next post in line. Happy crafting! This month’s theme is Teacher Appreciation.

Teacher Appreciation Day is May 4th and now I’m ready to thank all of my little guy’s teachers! I like to gift them Gift Cards to places I know they go. Starbucks, Target and sometimes the local restaurant close to their site. My project for this month was an easy decision – a Gift Card holder!


Teacher Appreciation Gift Card Holder Pattern Party DSP _ stampwithkurstan _ full image


I am featuring some brand new items, available May 4th, for my Teacher gifts – Pattern Party Designer Series paper and the new Flowers of Friendship Bundle (which is one of my new faves!). These items will be available on May 4th, when the new 2021-2022 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog is live.

When I think of teachers, I think of bright, primary colors. I am drawn to this paper pack because of the amazing bright, cheerful patterns. One side of each pieces is a similar, fun pattern. However, side B of all of the papers are black and white! This pack of paper is amazing. Seriously – Amazing!

Fun Tip!

Ok, back to my project. All of my measurements will be listed below but I have a fun tip for you today! I used my Label Me Lovely punch and Vellum Cardstock to create a transparent layer for behind my sentiment. I wanted it to be a smidge smaller than the actual punch size, though – it’s quite large!

After punching my label from Vellum Cardstock, I used a post it to put the piece back into my punch so I could punch the same design but to make the piece smaller.




Using this technique, I was able to preserve the lovely style of the punch but have a much more proportionate sized label to stick behind my sentiment.



I added a pocket inside of my card to hold the Gift Cards. Because I plan to put more than one inside, I used a fairly large piece of Poppy Parade cardstock so that my multiple cards are secure and don’t compromise the stability of my card. If you love this layout but don’t need a Gift Card Holder, you can eliminate adding the pocket!



Can you see the accent on my pocket? I used the same punch to notch a little finger spot out of the cardstock!

I hope you enjoyed stopping by today! Don’t forget to keep hopping along to see all of the other amazing creators and their fun projects this month!


This month’s awesome line up:

Kurstan del Rosario – CA (you are here!)
Teri West – AK
Laurie Bradshaw – CA
Tammy Civello – CA
Jessye Chancey – NE
Christy Frank – CA
Danielle D. Diaz – NM
Sharon Lim – CA
Sandra Hernandez – GA
Lisa Rhine – CA


If you need any of these Stampin’ Up! supplies, or others, and you don’t have a demonstrator, I would love for you to  shop with me. In the month of April, please use the Host Code below. If your purchase is over $150, don’t use the code and you’ll get the Stampin’ Rewards PLUS a giftie from me as a Thank You!



Happy Crafting,

Kurstan Signature Image




Measurements for the pieces in this project:

  • Card Base – Poppy Parade: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ , scored on the long side at 4 1/4″
  • Cardstock Mat – Bermuda Bay: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Cardstock Mat – Basic White: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Cardstock Mat – Basic White: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside of card)
  • Cardstock – Poppy Parade: 2″ x 5 1/2″ (inside of card – pocket)
  • I used Stitched Rectangle Die for my DSP panels – you could also cut the paper with your trimmer. (The approximate size is 1 1/2″ x 3″)


Stampin’ Up! supplies used for this project:  (new items are not listed since they are not available until May 4th)