had a leisurely time yesterday afternoon, bagging up the rest of my
customers' catalogues, which are now in the postal system waiting to be
delivered ......hopefully on 27th. December, 2017!
I'm looking forward to start playing
with new products, but I just can't get into them while I'm still
looking forward to Christmas!
This gave me a dilemma about what project I could do to
share with you, until my brain clicked into gear, and I decided on
gift card holders!
I have three to make, so I decided to share the first
two with you, and to give you precise instructions in case you're in
the same boat as me.
haven't signed the gift tag yet, nor shown the actual gift card, just
in case the intended recipient sees my blog. This is highly unlikely,
but better safe than sorry!
started with a piece of Pool Party Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the
Christmas Around the World DSP cut to 8" x 6".
I had to be careful
which way I cut this as the design on the reverse has a right way and a wrong
Using my Score Board, I scored on the horizontal side at 2 1/8" and
5 7/8"; then I turned to the vertical side and scored at 1/2" and 5
As far as the DSP design is concerned, it's at this point to make
sure the 1/2" score line is on the top of the gift card bag.
I cut off the four
scored corner rectangles, and slightly mitred both sides of the two remaining tabs.
folded on all the score lines, and used Tear and Tape, to adhere the
back seam, and also the bottom seam.
My plan for closing the top flap
was to use one of our Gold Binder Clips.
Using the Decorative Ribbon
Border Punch, I punched a total of approximately 18" of Whisper White
Cardstock (CS), so I could decorate top and bottom, back and front of the bag.
cut the ends so that they matched each other, which meant they didn't
quite reach the end of either side, but they were close enough and I was happy with the way they all looked!
the front of the Gift Card Bag - the side without the centre seam, I
adhered a Gold Foil Snowflake.
For the sentiment, I chose the A GIFT FOR
YOU stamp from the Add a Little Glitz Stamp Set, and heat embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder, on a
piece of Whisper White CS.
I die cut the sentiment using the oval no. 2 die from
the Stitched Oval Framelits Dies, and adhered it to a die cut scalloped oval I
made using the Layering Oval Framelits Dies no. 3.
Then I adhered the
sentiment in the centre of the Foil Snowflake using Tombow.
make the gift tag, I took a 2" x 4" piece of DSP to match the bag, and a
piece of Whisper White CS the same size.
After I'd adhered them together using Tombow, I
put them aside to allow the glue to dry while I created the reindeer.
I used the stamp
from the Seasonal Chums Stamp Set, and stamped it onto Crumb Cake CS
using Basic Black Archival Ink.
I coloured the reindeer with Marker
Pens: Crumb Cake for the horns, body spots, tails, hooves and inside
ears; Real Red for the Nose and Bow; Wink of Stella Gold Glitter Pen for the bell round his neck!
I used a fine tip black marker pen
to draw in the eyes and eyebrows.
It was at this stage I decided I didn't the red on the reindeer, so
I stamped another one on Crumb Cake CS, using Basic Black Archival Ink.
I coloured the ribbon in Pool Party, and
the nose in Crumb Cake, and after I'd fussy cut the three pieces, I used
Tombow to adhere them to cover up the red bits I didn't like! So very much nicer!
punched the top of the tag using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, and I
used my corner rounder for the bottom two corners.
After I had cut the
two reindeer apart from each other, I adhered the back-facing reindeer
in place in the top right-hand corner using Tombow, and then the front
facing reindeer in the bottom left-hand corner using Mini Dimensionals.
finish off, I put a length of the 3/8" Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon
through the tag and clipped it in place using the Binder Clip.
I took a
shorter length of the same ribbon, and tied a bow round the ribbon where
it goes through the tag.
I'm really pleased with how this bag turned
out, and I'm sure the recipient will like it, too. ☺
I'll be videoing this
for Sunday, because my thinking is that if doing this job so close to
Christmas, they'll be plenty of others in the same boat!
It will also be easy to change the tag so this idea is suitable for anytime of the year.
Please let me
know if you're just as happy for me to share 3D projects with you here as you are with cards,
or would you rather that I kept to cards only.
I'll be making two more gift card holders, one of which will be another
video, but that one will have to sit on the back burner until next
Until tomorrow, happy crafting.