Happy New Year!
I think I have finally knocked out some kinks in my blog facelift and can now post my first entry for my first challenge for 2010! I still have some things to add back and have a list of things I want to add on to the blog, but that will wait until another day.
Gift Card Holders/Cards
As I was thinking about how to make a card/giftcard holder together, I was perusing through CPS' past sketches and found #84 and it was perfect for what I wanted to do. I needed two masculine cards for giftcards and so this is what evolved. It took me a bit to decide how to close the flap, button with ribbon and in the end I decided on velcro. I had the iron on kind and it worked out better than I first thought. It did take some time and care so that I didn't burn the paper even with covering the card with a pillow case before applying the iron heat.
Stamps: Penguin - Inkadinkadoo; Reindeer face- Recollections; Sentiments-Recollections.
Paper: Cardstock from stash; DP for penguin: Meadow Grass Strip by Max's Backyard; Reindeer - snow DP from basicgrey.
Ink: Versamark dazzle in champagne; green, black, gold tinsel, and burgundy emboss powder.
Extras: Ribbons: red velvet (penguin card); green plaid and red plaid (reindeer card); green tinsel ribbon for giftcard holders inside flap; green button (penguin), candy cane accent (reindeer); oval scallop border die cut; square punch; velcro.
For the ornament card holders I used the Sizzix ornament die and coordinated paper. On the ornament, I cut two dies per holder, one in solid cardstock, the other in dp paper to match the card. Then, I cut the DP ornament on top to make the pocket for the gift card and glued it onto the solid ornament, leaving a pocket in the middle. Then, I added holly dies as a front border, made the ornament top in the same dp paper and added the green tinsel ribbon.
Happy New Year!
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