Friday, March 25, 2016

Let's Celebrate!

Hi everyone!  Do you like giving a gift card as a gift, but want to make it extra special?  Sometimes a gift card can seem a little impersonal, but when you create a fun homemade card to put it into, then it's appreciated all the more!

This month's KOTM Special Celebration is perfect for birthday, thank you, anniversary, almost any occasion.  This card could work for so many celebrations:

Here it is with the tag all tucked in: 

It's a simple fun fold card, that has a cute tag either for fun, or it could be a bookmark, or better yet, you could attach a gift card to the back of the tag tucked inside.

To create this card:

Base:  Start with a 8&1/2" by 11" piece of green mint pearl cardstock, cut off 3" from the 11" to leave you with a 8&1/2" by 8" piece.  Next score across the 8&1/2" length at 2&1/2", and then score down the 8" length at 4&1/4" (in half).  You will then cut out the bottom right corner and be left with a 5&1/2" by 4&1/4" base card with a 2&1/4" by 4&1/4" flap you will fold up to make the pocket on the front.  Here is a picture of the template:

First Layer:  Cut a 5" by 3&3/4" piece of confetti dot patterned paper and mat it on a 5&1/4" by 4" piece of navy cardstock.  Glue to card face using Scrap Happy Glue:

Add double stick tape to very edges of the flap and fold up to adhere to card front and create pocket.

To decorate outside of pocket, cut 4&1/4" by 1&1/2" piece of peach dot paper, and mat on a 4&1/4" by 2" piece of navy cardstock.  Tie seam binding around this piece and tie a bow.  Glue to pocket front using Scrap Happy Glue.  Cut out 2 banners (one out of green mint pearl and one out of confetti dot) and glue under ribbon.

To create the tag, cut a 4" by 3" piece of white cardstock, and mat it onto a 4&1/4" by 3&1/4" piece of navy cardstock.  Stamp sentiment at bottom edge using Memento Black Tuxedo ink.  Trim triangle from patterned paper, trim to fit 3" wide card at top and glue.  Cut hooray gold dot piece out and mat on navy cardstock, glue to the top of the tag (it stick up over the top about 1/2").

Stamp balloons using Iced Spruce and Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink and Black Memento for the strings.  Fussy cut these out.  Glue to the tag, use foam tape under the peach balloon.  Stamp "sprinkle dots" in coordinating ink (I stamped off here to give a lighter look).  Add pearls.

Thanks for stoppin' by today!  This kit is so amazing, it's easy to get creative!

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Special Celebration
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM--MME On Trend 2, Green Mint Pearl, Confetti Dot, Peach Dot, white, and navy cardstock
Ink:  Black Tuxedo Memento ink, Distress Ink-Iced Spruce, Ripe Persimmon
Adhesives: Foam tape; The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  Navy seam binding ribbon, Queen & Co gray pearls

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