Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Gift Cards

Hi everyone, today I'm substituting for Laury from Just Laury for the Card A Day Blog. The theme this week is Gift Cards and I have a cute one for you.  My card is sized at 4 1/4'x5 1/2" when it's closed as I wanted it to fit into a regular envelop. 
This is what my card looks like with the gift card inside it.  I made a shaped card using my From My Kitchen and George to make my card base.  You can easily recreate with a tabbed punch if you don't have a Cricut.

I decorated the inside of the card and then used score tape on the shortest edges of the card.  I like the score tape as it is narrower than my adhesive. 

The "Gift Card" part measures 4" x 4 7/8"  I cut the green pattern paper just a little bit smaller so that I have a white border around it.  I then marked where I wanted my gift card to go and used the slot punch to punch on either side of my marks.  I like to punch one side then slide the card back in and adjust my markings if needed then punch that side. 

I like to cover up where the punch is on the back by covering the back of the gift card.  I also like to add a mat that I can then add a note to.
To attach the mitten I put the gift card holder into the card then glue the mitten top to the top of the gift card holder.  This way I can make sure that everything is lined up on the front of the card.  I added a small bow and button with red ribbon threaded through it to each mitten.  I also stamped and embossed each mitten.

This is what the card looks like with the gift card removed. I added one the sentiments from the paper collection by matting it to red card stock and cutting the edges into a banner shape. 

Card Base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"; scored on the 8 1/2" side at 4 1/4" then Punch your tabbed top.
Gift Card holder: 4 7/8" x 4"
Mittens: Designer's Calendar cut two out at 2 3/8"

Cardstock: Recollections - White and red; Designer Paper - Recollections- Bright and Jolly Christmas Pack
Stamp: Stampin' Up Snow Swirled - medium snowflake
Ink: Versamark Ink; Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Embossing Powder - White
Punch: Stampin' Up - Slot Punch
Ribbon: Stampin' Up - 1/2" Very Vanilla Seam Binding; Offray 1/8" red ribbon
Cricut Cartridges: George and the Basic Shapes, Designer's Calendar and From My Kitchen
Misc.: Adhesive, Score-tape, hot glue, buttons, Design Studio


Tina Campbell said...

Love this card it's so colorful. Thanks for stepping up and helping out Cindy

Creative Genie said...

Really cute card, Cindy. So good that you could make it up so quickly, too.