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