I chose the cardstock and the ink colours based on the Designer paper I wanted to use. As the Designer Paper features Daffodil Delight, and Melon Mambo I gravitated towards these to make sure it all co-ordinated. That's the great thing about Stampin' Up! products, they all co-ordinate and make getting on with the job so much easier than trying to work out what goes with what!
First you need to choose some cardstock, an A4 sheet is ample, some Designer paper and a small amount of white cardstock.
For the base: Choose a coloured cardstock of your choice. I have chosen Daffodil Delight from the Brights Range by Stampin' Up!. You will need to cut 3 pieces from an A4 size sheet of cardstock. The largest is cut at 7 3/4" x 5". You then need to score this piece at 2 1/2" and 6"
The strip to hold the gift card closed is cut at 1" x 7 3/4" and scored at 1 5/8" and 5 1/4".
The final piece in this colour is the scalloped circle. This is cut using the second size scallop circle in the Stampin' Up! Layering Circles Framelits. It measures 1 3/4" diameter.
The next step is to cut the Designer Paper to cover the cardstock
- again you need 3 pieces. I chose to use It's My Party Designer Paper (retired stock). If your paper has a pattern on it, make
sure you cut it to ensure the pattern will be the right way up
- the width to cut is around 4 3/4".
The first piece is for the back of the gift card and needs to be cut at
4 3/4" x 3 1/4".
The piece for the top flap is cut at 4 3/4" x 2 1/4".
The bottom piece is cut at 4 3/4" x 1 1/2".
The next thing you need to do is cut out from white cardstock a 1 1/2" circle - I used the Stampin' Up! 1 1/2" punch with Whisper White Cardstock. Also I cut out a piece of 4 3/4" x 2 1/4" Whisper White to attach to the inside with the greeting. Stamp on these pieces as you like. I used the Hugs Stamp and the Monster from the same set I used for the card - Yummy In My Tummy, from the Occasions Catalogue. The To and From are from the Tin of Tags Stamp Set, from the previous Holiday Catalogue that has since retired.
section of your base cardstock - this is the smallest area.
You only want to stick down the sides as this is where the gift card will slot in.
Then take the strip of card stock that makes the band. Again on the smallest tab add some tear and tape and join the two ends together. This will then easily slide over your gift card to keep it together.
Adhere the circle to the scalloped
circle and then attach
it to the band at the join. This
covers the join and makes
it look really cool.
Adhere the white greeting piece of cardstock to the top of the inside.
Turn the gift card over and adhere
the designer piece onto the back
as well as the top flap.
Pay attention to the direction of your
pattern to make sure it matches up.
It should now look like this when it is closed.
Insert the gift card, slide the band on and you have made an awesome little pouch to jazz up your gift card!
Stamp Sets - Yummy In My Tummy and Tin of Tags.
Dies - Layered Circles (1 3/4" diameter - scalloped circle).
Punch - 1 1/2" Circle Punch
Cardstock - A4 Sheet Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Designer Paper - It's My Party (retired)
Ink - Archival Black and Melon Mambo
Adhesive - tear and tape and Tombow Mulitpurpose Liquid Glue.
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