Monday, April 21, 2008

Gift Card Holder

Today's technique lover's challenge was this super cute gift card holder. There were three different tutorials listed but I used the one from Claudia from Germany's blog. Now, the writing is completely in German, but the pictures are great. Basically, you start with a 12x12 piece of card stock and cut it to 51/2 x 12. Then you score it at 4 1/4 from both ends and then in half at 6, so that when you fold it, it looks like a W. Then you take your adhesive, I used red line tape, and close the outside edges of the W. So it looks like a normal card(or a V) with a fold inside the card.(Claudia's pictures will definitely make this more clear). You then take your word window punch and oval punch and use it to make the opening to hold the card. Pretty easy once you do it!! I then decorated the front with Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, and Whisper White. The white panel was ran through the Cuttlebug with my Spots and Dots folder. The second panel is in the same colors(Not Quite Navy is the base color) and stamped my sentiment. The main image was stamped three times, once in each color, and I cut out different pieces and paper pieced them together. My stars were stamped in my card stock colors and punched out using my SU stars punches. I used a bunch of Soft Subtle brads all over. This card is for my friend Selena who is having her shower this weekend, unfortunately I won't be able to go, but I wanted to make her something special!! Thanks for looking and have a great day!!!
stamps-Nursery Necessities
paper-Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
ink-Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue
tools-word window punch, oval punch, small and large star punches, ticket corner punch, soft subtles brads, Cuttlebug, spots and dots folder