Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gift Card Joy

The Stampin' Royalty Challenge #46 this week was to feature designer series paper (also called patterned paper).  I decided to make a gift card holder using Deck the Halls dsp.  The first place I saw the directions for this was on Dawn Griffith's blog quite a while ago.  For your viewing and creative pleasure (I hope), I am attempting my first tutorial on this holder today.

1.  Cut Soft Suede textured card stock at 4" x 12"; score at 3", 4-1/2" and 9".  At the 3" score line, add Sticky Strip to back of score line.  This will make the pocket that holds the gift card.  Using the Word Window punch, you will punch on the fold to make the opening wide enough to slide the gift card into.  With the 3/4" Circle punch, punch a half circle in the slot you just made, positioning punch in the middle of the slot.
2.  Cut one piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock at 2-7/8" x 3-7/8".  Cut two pieces of Deck the Halls designer series paper at 2-3/4" x 3-3/4".  I tried to cut the dsp for the front so I would have an open area for the ornament punch cut out.  First attach the Cherry Cobbler to the front of the holder.  Next attach the front piece of dsp on top of the Cherry Cobbler.  Adhere the second piece of dsp to the inside flap.

3.  On the front of the card, punch out the ornament opening with the Ornament Punch.  It was a difficult punching through the layers.  You might want to try punching the ornament shape out of the Cherry Cobbler and dsp layer before adhering it to the card front, then laying it over the Soft Suede card front, tracing a light outline on the Soft Suede, punching out the shape from the card stock front and then adhering the Cherry Cobbler and dsp layer to the card front.

4.  Stamp the ornament from Delightful Decorations stamp set on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock with Cherry Cobbler ink.  Punch it out with the ornament punch and spritz with Champagne Mist Shimmer paint mixed with alcohol for a little sparkle.  To get the ornament on the inside flap lined up correctly, I closed the card front, laid the ornament through the punch out on the front and adhered it with Snail Adhesive.

5.  The berries were enhanced with Crystal Effects.  I drew an ornament hook using the Soft Suede Marker and added a bow of Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding.  The ornament was blinged a little with rhinestones on the "O" in joy and the top of the ornament.

I hope you were able to understand my little tutorial.  Please feel to leave a comment if you didn't understand something.  Enjoy what's left of the weekend.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used 
Super Stamp Set:  Delightful Decorations (#116517)
Irresistible Ink:  Cherry Cobbler Ink Pad (#119669); Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker (#120973)
Paper Confections:  Soft Suede 12"x12" (#119948); Deck the Halls DSP (#120810); Very Vanilla (#101650); Cherry Cobbler (#119685)
Terrific Tools:  3/4" Circle Medium Punch (#119873); Ornament Extra-Large Punch (#119847); Word Window Large Punch (#119857)
Finish It Up:  Sticky Strip (#104294); Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (#116806); Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding (#120992); Crystal Effects (#101055); Basic Rhinestone Jewels (#119246); Mini Glue Dots (#103683); Snail Adhesive (#104332)

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Shari Winterstein said...

Nice job Patti both on the beautiful card and the tutorial. Thanks for blessing my day. :)

Dale Morin said...

Great job and a beautiful card. TFS

Ann Schach said...

This is so cool! Of course I love the DSP and the use of the Crystal Effects! So pretty!

Lisa Flynn said...

Love it! Thanks for the tutorial -- I'm casing this for sure!
~ Lisa ~

Hands On said...

Beautiful card. Love what you did to the berries on the dsp. Beautiful. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty!

Crystal said...

Ooooh, Patti this is gorgeous!! Love the use of crystal effects to spruce up the berries - great job on this, and the tutorial! :)

Sandra Farrell said...

Great job showcasing patterned paper. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week.

Susie said...

This is a gorgeous card Patti! Love this DSP to begin with...and you used it SO cleverly. The crystal effects make those holly berries just POP.
I guess I just love everything about this card!