Monday, October 27, 2008

Gift card in-a-card

Here's another project we made at my workshops this month and one you might be able to use for the upcoming holidays. This first card features one of my favorite sets from the Holiday Mini.... Mr Twigster : ) ... I just can't resist a cute snowman! My Mr. Twigster card is a variation of a gift card that I saw Cami make....you can see that HERE (you might also want to check out her blog candy!) and then I found a great tutorial that Lana posted today...you can check it out right HERE! I changed the dimensions a bit & made mine 4 1/4 square, here's the inside ~ To make it 4 1/4 square, you follow the same directions that Lana gives, but rather than scoring then cutting that first piece, I cut (2) pieces, 4 1/4 x 7" and scored each at 4 1/4". You adhere those together with Sticky Strip (as shown in Lana's tutorial) and you have your cardbase. You can decorate it anyway you like from there :) ! Great way to send a greeting and a little gift! We also tried out a the Glitter Window technique with this card...here's how Mr. Twigster looks behind that Glitter Window ~ Beate has a great tutorial over at SCS on the Glitter Window technique, you can find that right HERE :) ! It's a fun & easy way to add a little sparkle to your projects!! Here's a smaller (standard) sized gift card holder I made using the Crazy for Cupcakes set ~

partially open ~
open to the first half ~
and open to the last half ~

This smaller/original (finished size 4 1/4 x 3") version of the gift card hold does want to pop open, so you'll need to use some method to hold it closed. I incorporated a ribbon and just tied mine closed. The larger 4 1/4 square stays closed pretty well without using any ribbon or bands, but on both projects, using a bone folder and get those score line folded nice and crisp is a must!
That's it for today :) ... BLOG candy coming up later this week along with one more workshop project! I'm getting ready for my daughter's baby shower and we've got the sweet treat department covered, but I'm still looking for clever, yummy ideas for finger food/snacks? We're doing pink, brown & white for our colors and it's a baby girl!! We'll be playing baby bunko (doesn't that sound like fun?!!) so I'm looking for simple finger foods. If you have a fun recipe or idea, I'd love to hear it! Thanks for stopping by!!!Blockquote
Supplies for Mr. Twigster card (4 1/4" square)~ Stamps: Mr. Twigster & Best Yet (SU hostess) Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, White & Ski Slopes DP Ink: Black Stazon, Real Red & Old Olive SU Markers: Real Red, Pumpkin & Old Olive Punches: Designer Label Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch Tools/Accessories: Packing tape, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 1/4" Real Red gg ribbon, Silver stretch cord, bone folder

Supplies for the Cupcake Card (4 1/4 x 3") ~ Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes Paper: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, White, Sweet Always DP Ink: Black Stazon, Regal Rose SU Markers: Real Red, Regal Rose, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip & Close to Cocoa Punches: Designer Lable Punch, Scallop Edge Punch Tools/Accessories: Crystal Effects, Chunky Sprinkles, Cropadile, 1/4" pretty in pink gg ribbon, bone folder

Have an AWESOME day :) !!!

10 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful, beautiful gift cards. I now know what my Dec. hostess party project is going to be :-) I really like your 4 1/4" sq. format too. TFS

Denise said...

Very beautiful gift card holders, love the color combos.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Super cute!! I love the square format of the card and that sparkly little snowman peeking out the window is so sweet!
hugs, Jami

Jody said...

Very cute gift card holders! Thanks for reminding me about the glitter window technique. It's such a cool, difficult looking effect that's so simple to do!

Kelley said...

These are really cool! I am going to have to try this!

Christina Fischer said...

Omgosh, Nancy -- these are fantastic! I love the way you used the images and papers! That glitter window looks great!

Rhonda Kelly said...

These are fabulous Nancy! I love the design on them both. And what a neat idea. thanks for sharing.

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Love these...you did a great job they are so cute!

Angel said...

I love this idea and will definitely be using it! Thank you, nancy!

Waseem said...

How you come up with this color combos...Can it be used for Custom gift cards?