Good Monday Morning Ladies,
As Sunday this week will be Christmas day I thought it a bit too big of an ask to have you all Checking in to view Challenge cards and to be perfectly honest my Christmas Eve is usually pretty busy so I would struggle to get the challenge card post done, it is the longest one of the week, I like to make sure I show my appreciation to each of you that takes part.
So with that in mind I thought I would look at some 'gift giving' ideas, ways to pretty up the dull packaging that gift cards can be presented in.
Today's gift card works well with Gift cards or cash, so I'll run you through how I made it.
I started with a piece of card that measures 11 inches x 4 1\2 Inches, I then scored the card at 4 1/4 and 8 1/2, this leaves a 2 1/2 inch flap. (Which will be the front of your card)
I decided to make the front flap of the card a wavy shape for interest, so I used a Spellbinder Curved Border die to cut the edge, I lined my decorative paper up too, I simply half it in place with removable tape, cutting them together ensures that they will line up perfectly after cutting.
You will need to cut a small sliver of card off of the straight edge of your decorative paper, you will then have a little white border on you curved edge when you stick the two pieces together as shown in the photo above.
Next we need to cut an opening in the bottom panel to make a pocket for the gift card, I used a Spellbinder die that was about the size needed to fit a card, you could use a craft knife or a paper trimmer.
We now need to stick our decorative paper over the outside of this panel, to create the pocket, be careful were you put your adhesive, there needs to be enough room to slide your gift card in. Now my decorative paper was quite thin so I added another panel of white card, then covered that with my decorative paper.
Here is the outside of that panel with the pocket, covered with paper.
You can see from this photo where the gift card slips into the pocket.
This is how the card looks when folded up, that bottom panel flips up to fit neatly under the flap, we now need to add something to hold it closed.
I created a flower using the same paper as the card is made with.
I then added the flower onto a die cut circle topper, I then added
Foam pads to the bottom half of the circle only.
The flower is placed so that the top flap of the card just sits behind it.
The flower topper holds the card closed, I did add wet glue to those
Foam pads to make sure they stayed put.
I added a few pearls to decorate.
Then stamped a greeting!
I will be making a few of these as all of Paul's Nieces and Nephews have asked for a voucher, they can be decorated to suit anyone, you could even have a Potting shed image for a Garden centre voucher!
Have a lovely day ladies,
Love and hugs