Friday, October 30, 2015

Warm Gift Wishes

Hi there everyone!  Today I'm sharing an easy fun fold card made with the Home for the Holidays KOTM bonus stamp set that also holds a little holiday gift giving surprise....a gift card holder.

Ok, looks simple on the outside, cause the cute is on the inside:

And better yet.....that hidden surprise:

Even tho' it looks a little complex, this card is super easy!!

Base:  To create the base, start with a full 8&1/2" by 11" sheet of red cardstock.  Trim down to 9&1/2", then score across the middle at 4", score down each side at 2&1/8", and you will cut out the top outer sides.  Here is a picture of the template I created:

Once all of that is complete, you will end up with a piece that looks like this:

To create the card base, fold the bottom of the card up:

Then fold the sides in:

Now it's time to decorate:

Side panels:  3&3/4" by 1&7/8" snowflake patterned paper.  Glue to front panels using Scrap Happy Glue.

Back panel/gift card tag slot:  Cut a 4" by 3" piece of snowman patterned paper.  Glue to the back panel.  Run glue along the sides to create the pocket:

Create the inside panel:  Cut a 4" by 3&3/4" piece of green patterned paper and glue to the inside of the card using Scrap Happy Glue.

Cut a 3&1/2" by 3&1/4" piece of white cardstock.  Stamp snowman using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink in bottom left corner.  Color with markers.

Stamp sentiment using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on white cardstock, trim down, and mat on red cardstock. Save to glue on later.  Also stamp trees on white cardstock--two sets of 4 trees, and one set of 6 trees (just stamp them right next to each other).  Add shading to the trees using a gray marker and fussy cut out.  Stamp, color, and fussy cut two cardinals.  Glue one each to the sets of 4 trees (one on the left, one on the right).

To assemble the trees, foam tape one of the 4 tree images to the center of the 6 tree image:

Then glue the second 4 tree image to the top of the 6 tree image....but slightly under the foam taped 4 tree image, you'll end up with this:

Next, I wanted a sparkling snowy look, so I brushed the tree image and the snowman with Scrap Happy Glue, and sprinkled, then buffed on You're So Fine Crystal Ice glitter.

To finish the inside, glue the trees and sentiment to the card:

The gift card tag in the pouch, is a 4" by 3" piece of red cardstock, with a 3&3/4" by 2&3/4" piece of green pattern paper glued on top.  The pocket that holds the gift card is a 2&3/4" by 2" piece of wood patterned paper glued only around the edges to allow for the gift card.  I added a decorative strip by stamping 3 snowflakes in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on a 2&3/4" by 3/4" strip of white cardstock then matting on a 2&3/4" by 1" strip of green patterned paper and gluing to the front of the pocket.

The pull tab is a 1&1/4" circle punched from silver paper (I used the back flat gray side and stamped a snowflake using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink), and mat on a 1&1/2" circle of red cardstock.  Glue to the top of the tag.

Lastly, to create a "latch" to hold the card closed, just cut a 1" by 2" strip of red cardstock for the tab, punch out a 1&1/4" silver cardstock circle, mat on a 1&1/2" red cardstock circle, and stamp two snowflakes on white cardstock, fussy cut out, then glue to the circle.  Glue the circle to one end of the tab, and the other end of the tab to the left flap of the card.  Add a small piece of velcro under the circle to secure the card closed.

Thanks for stoppin' by today!  Hope you are inspired to make those gift card gifts a little extra special this holiday season!


Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Creative Christmas
Christmas is Coming-bonus set
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Christmas
Ink/Color:  Memento Rich Cocoa Ink, Copic Marker-YR07, R46, YG63, C3
Adhesives: Foam tape; The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-You're So Fine Glitter: Crystal Ice
Tools:  1&1/4" and 1&1/2" circle punches 

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