April 13, 2008

Wild Wasabi Promo = Gift Card Holder Tutorial

Since I still had my Wild Wasabi promo pack on my desk, I thought I'd see what else I could create with the already pre-scored card stock....Here's what I came up with, a perfect gift card holder for Mother's Day....I paper pieced the vase using my Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper. To add color to the flowers I used the Pencil Over Marker Technique (TJNL) using Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery Markers, and various colored pencils.

To create my gift card holder - I took my already cut and scored Wild Wasabi paper, cut it so it measured 4 1/4" x 11 1/2". I then added score marks at 6 1/4" and 6 7/8". This is what my piece looked like after I added my score marks







I used my corner rounder (remove the guard) to make the scallop edge on the flap. To create the holder for my gift card, I used my slit punch. To mark my spot for the gift card, I placed a business card (it's the size as a gift card) onto my card stock. Using my bone folder, I lightly made lines at the edge of my business card like this:











Remember, you'll need to match your punch as shown below so your gift card will fit properly -





<-----Can you see my line I drew with the bone folder? It needs to match with the centering lines I drew with the sharpie marker

Repeat punch on the other side



After punching, your gift card will fit nicely.

To finish my gift card holder, I made a notch on the one side with my rectangle punch, so my Chocolate Twill would stay in place when the recipient opens the card. By making the extra score marks (as indicated earlier), this folds nicely into a regular invitation size envelope for mailing. When removed it stands freely.

2 comments :

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Another beautiful card! You are killin' me with this set....wow!

Allie Gower, Close To My Heart said...

Great job Lisa, you make the most wonderful creations with these beautiful products!

 
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