Friday, November 6, 2009

Directions as promised!

Happy Friday again! This morning we awoke to about 1/2" of snow covering everything! The kids were excited (not realizing it would be gone by the time they got out of school!). I still think it is too early but apparently Mother Nature didn't take my opinion into consideration! :)

I said I would share the directions on how I made the gift card holders I posted earlier. So - here we go!

I cut my bazzill cardstock at 4 1/2" x 12". Be sure to use a heavy cardstock that will not tear when you score it! Score the cardstock at 1 1/4", 6 1/2", and 6 3/4". Fold and crease each score line. I cut about 1/2" off the inside section with deckle edged scissors to make a decorative edge. I also cut just a smidge off the front edge as well.

I cut a piece of patterned paper at 4" x 3 5/8" and adhered it to the front of the holder. The white piece is cut at 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". I stamped my image onto the white (Greetings Galore stamp set from SU) with stazon ink, sponged the edges, colored with markers and adhered onto patterned paper.

I used the small double rectangle punch from SU to make my slots for the ribbon. Remember to punch these holes through only the top and back, so when you close it - you just tuck it under the top flap.

I took a regular legal sized envelope, sealed it and cut it at 4". I added a strip of sticky strip to the middle of both the back and the front. I also added a couple of small pieces on either side of the top for added protection! Peel off the backing of the back setion (I put the sealed side down) and place just above the scored line, centered on either side. Peel off the sticky strip on the front and lay the top part of the holder down onto the envelope, being sure to line up edges.

Add some ribbon and embellishments as desired and you have a gift card holder!!!!! Please let me know if you have any questions!

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I live right down the road and we didn't have that much snow!!! :) Nice directions!