Friday, November 16, 2007

H As In Holidays

This is a money holder/gift card/photo insert card. I really liked making this one. It used the same paper from this and this called Tsumugi-and it's no longer available locally. BUT I found some really cool ripple like paper at Paula's and she said it was from the trade show this summer. It is 1.25 a sheet but so many card fronts from a 12 x 12 sheet! It does not have a company name on it but it's like a handmade paper.

The base card is the red and I cut a layer of green which I then stamped Circles from Hero Arts with a Colorbox Cat's Eye White Chalk from Clearsnap. I love these small sizes. Most retail for 1.99 or so. Then attach to the front from the top because you are going to fold the bottom up inside to make a pocket. Measure evenly from both sides to place punched holes on both sides inside and punch thru both layers. You can add eyelets if you want. Thread a ribbon thru from the back for the front bow. Thread a ribbon thru from the inside for the back bow. Tie neatly.
I then stamped a chipboard H for the outside using a word stamp that also will stamp a greeting for the upper right. This was layered and then pop dotted. Pop dot the H too.
For the inside, use a tree stamp and overlay with an acetate message tree (these stamps were all from Hero Arts and have been retired). Cut two pieces of textured paper like the front and layer on a white scrap cut to fit inside the ribbon pocket. Stamp Happy Holidays below it and slip in a pocket on either side. Then add your cash, check, gift card or photo on the other side and close. This card is about 4 inches square but is adaptable for any size or design. This would be fun for kids to make for teachers with a Starbucks GC or something fun for down time for the educators.

1 comment:

  1. Great card, love the "h" with the ribbon.


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