Holiday Series with May Flaum! Part One


What happens when you sit me down with a box full of fun supplies, holiday music, and a nice hot latte?

It’s May Flaum here, and I’ll tell you it is going to be a whole lot of fun! Today I’m kicking off a holiday crafting series here at the Simon Says Stamp blog – and I could think of nothing better than to really dig into my Tim Holtz inspired card kit and play!


I dug into the inks, stamps, and those wonderful color mediums and turned the cup holder on my latte into a gift card holder ready to mail to someone very special.


I used stitching and the tissue tape from the kit to not only add a decorative touch, but also make this even more sturdy and travel-ready. I can’t wait to mail this off to someone special and add some holiday cheer to their day!

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One of my favorite things about this kit is how full of holiday detail it is. From the glitters to the rock candy stickles, tinsel trim, and glossy accents there is everything I need to make traditional Christmas cards, and also to play around with mini-books, tags, and other projects too.


Want to know even more about this simple little project? I’ve got a special bonus just for you! I have created a detailed tutorial to share with you – you can check that out here on my new website.

What could be even better? I’m going to give away two spots in my newest on-line class! If you want to join me for even more holiday crafting and fun – this is the class for you.


Two winners will be announced on the blog on Monday! Good luck!!

  1. Thank you for the link for such a super project! I love it!! Thanks for the lovely giveaway of a spot in your class too! Happy Friday!

  2. Such a great idea to turn the sleeve into a gc holder. Love all the sparkle and stitching and the fact that you left the Starbucks symbol uncovered…looks great! Would love a spot in your class so I can get my craft on with the holidays fast approaching!

  3. I totally want to give everyone Starbucks gift cards so I can make the card holder! Thanks for a chance to win your classes.

  4. Well this is a very
    creative card holder!
    How fun it will be receive.
    I’d love to win a spot in
    your class, love making
    Carla from Utah

  5. Spare not want not!! What a wonderful project!! I absolutely love it!!! It is amazing what you find to make your projects from!! Thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration!!

  6. Great gift card holder! So much fun detail on it! Love the kit you used to create it with!

  7. Great card holder! You always have the best ideas. I would love to win a spot in your class. Thanks for the chance.

  8. Love this idea – never thought about it, but the logo looks like an angel – perfect for Christmas! I’d love to win a spot in your fab class May!!

    Enjoy your creativity!


  9. I love watching all of the Simon says stamp videos on YouTube. I have learned a lot but would like to learn a lot more by taking your online classes. Thanks.

  10. Great idea on the gift card holder May! Yes, you are right, it would be even better with a class chalked full of ideas to keep me motivated!

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