Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Merry Giftmas!

I'm sorry to report that there was trouble in blog land last night, and due to circumstances beyond my control I was unable to get this project posted. Thankfully all is well tonight, so here we go!
This is another project that my stamp club made last week. I don't really know how to classify this one: it's a card with unique folds that holds a gift card, so I guess I'll call it a Giftmas card!

Stamps: Four the Holidays, Many Merry Messages
Paper: Old Olive, Early Espresso, Marina Mist & Whisper White CS; Letters to Santa DS paper
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Northern Frost decorative strip die & Big Shot; 5/16" Jumbo Brads Neutrals; 3/4" circle punch; paper piercing tool

You will need:
  1. Old Olive CS cut to 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"
  2. Early Espresso CS cut to 7-1/4" x 4", score at 2"
  3. Whisper White CS cut to 8-1/2" x 3-3/4", score at 3-1/2"
  4. Designer Series paper (RHR diagonal stripes) cut to 3-3/4" x 1-3/4" for left front
  5. Designer Series paper (postage stamp images) cut to 3-3/4" x 3-1/2" for right front
  6. Early Espresso strip cut to 3-1/2" x 1-3/4" for front greeting layer
  7. Designer Series strip (Crumb Cake stripes) cut to 3-1/4" x 1-1/2" for front greeting
  8. Designer Series paper (Old Olive diagonal stripes) cut to 3-3/8" x 2-1/2" to hold gift card
To assemble:
  • Adhere Early Espresso piece to Old Olive base with fold at left.
  • Adhere Whisper White piece to Early Espresso piece with fold at right.
  • Adhere RHR rectangle to left front Early Espresso piece.
  • Adhere postage stamp images piece to front fold of Whisper White piece.
  • Punch a half circle out of the top of the Old Olive diagonal stripes piece and adhere to inside right of the Whisper White CS.
  • Stamp greeting on Crumb Cake stripes DS paper with Riding Hood Red.
  • Adhere greeting to strip of Early Espresso and adhere EE strip to left fold of card front.
  • Use the Northern Frost die with Marina Mist CS in the Big Shot to cut a variety of snowflakes.
  • Punch a hole in the upper right corner of the greeting strip and add your choice of snowflake to front using a brad.
  • Stamp a greeting inside your card, and you have a unique way to give a gift card! I did use Velcro dots on the back side of the greeting strip to hold the card closed.
These make great little gifts for teachers and other special people, and you can vary the Designer Series paper you use to make them appropriate for any occasion. Now go and create your own Giftmas card - well, not right this minute...unless you're an insomniac!

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