Thursday, December 17, 2009
The blue card stock was 11" x 5.5", scored at 3.5", 5.5", and 7.5". I folded this into an M shape. Using my Cuttlebug and my Sizzix Ornate Frame die, I put the folded edges below the scalloped edge of the die (so I would not cut the folded edge). I taped the folded edges together so the gift card would not fall out. I decorated the front with a punched scallop and circle on dimensionals, a stamped "Merry Christmas", and a ribbon to keep the holder closed. The inside has a stamped image and room for a written message.
I used the Stampin' Up word window punch along the folded edge to create the "pocket" for the gift card. The punch has a half-way mark on its side; that made the line up much easier.
This idea is not an original idea of mine. I watched a video on YouTube with Stamping With Heather (www.stampwithheather.ca) and adapted it to this similar card.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Another birthday for a friend. I used an ecru card stock for the card base and an orange card stock for embossing the Numbers folder from Cuttlebug. I used the Stampin' Up punch for the greeting on the front; I used dimensionals for the scallop. Ribbon and jewels completed the front.