Thursday, November 18, 2010

Gift Card Holders day 3

This is the third and final type of gift card holder that we made at November stamp clubs. The design is an adaptation of one made by Glenda Travelstead demonstrated at Regionals.

 Stamp set is Tags Till Christmas, colors are Pacific Pointe, Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White. The two important things to remember if you make this card are: 2. Only put your adhesive on the red layer around the bottom and side edges if you want to slide a gift card in, and 2) Put the glitter on AFTER you stick the red on the blue. 


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Color Challenge

Yesterday's SCS color challenge was to use Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze and Pear Pizazz. The color combination was pretty close to one of the cards I posted yesterday and I had some leftover pieces from my stamp club last week, so voila.  Artistic Etchings and the Vintage wallpaper embossing folder are perfect together.
The ribbon is actually Old Olive, rather than Pear Pizazz. I really wanted to use a Vintage Brad instead of the filigree one, but I can't find them.  As much as I'd like to blame the mess in my craft room on the fact that there's extra stuff here due to painting other areas of the house, the reality is that my craft room is usually messy.

Gift Card Holders day 2

Here's another type of gift card holder that's easy to make.

The cardstock is 8" x 3.5" and scored at 3.5" and 7".  The finished size is 3.5" x 3.5".  You simply punch a half circle out of the longer section and put adhesive up the sides.  Decorate however you want to.  Super duper easy, and you can get three out of a single piece of cardstock.  If you're mass producing, do your scoring before you cut for increased efficiency. The gold and silver waffle paper makes a nice bow or knot, and makes it quite festive.
 Same design with different stamps and the awesome Northern Flurry embossing folder instead of designer paper.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gift Card Holders day 1

Over the next few days I'll post some ideas for gift card holders.

This first one is super easy.  You can easily convert any card into a gift card holder by using the Small Open Ended envelopes (#107286, p. 171, $7.50 for 20) and cut them in half. I punched a half circle from the open end and then glued it to the inside of the card. 

This next one uses the same idea.  The stamp set is Welcome Christmas and the colors are Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.  That food combination sounds as good as the color combination looks.  Do you think that was the intent when they chose the new color names?  Notice the shadowed square behind the main image? It's not a traditional shadow stamp.  I inked up a clear block and stamped that directly on the paper. That's right, just the block with no actual rubber on it. Too cool!

Here's the same layout with Ornate Blossom instead of  Welcome Christmas.  The first one uses Cajun Craze and More Mustard. 

The final card is the same as the one above, but with Baja Breeze, Perfect Plum and Crumb Cake as the shadow. 
Can you guess how I got the shape on the sides of the sentiment? Post your answer in the comments and I'll post the answer in a couple of days.