Friday, November 9, 2012

Santa Gift Card holder

This is my final THO project we did last weekend.  It is an OLDIE but GOODY technique! I learned this 10 years ago when I was first starting out as a stamper.  Here's all it is....take an A2 size envelope(for this particular project-you can play around with any size envelope), score it down the middle, then snip the flap down to the opening of the envelope, so that you have to flaps.  Adhere the left side flap shut, leaving the right side open for the gift card/treat.  For the front, I cut a piece of Real Red cardstock down to leave a 1/4" edge of envelope showing, then a strip of Whisper White and ran it through the Big Shot using the Delicate Designs Folder and adhered it to the Real Red.  We then made the belt and buckle by cutting a strip of 3/4" Basic Black cardstock and adhering it to the front, punched out a 1 1/4" square of Silver Glimmer paper and layering it on top of the strip of black, then punched out a 3/4" Basic Black square to finish the belt.  Then we punched out black 1/2" circles for the buttons on his coat.  Finished it off by stamping Merry from Tiny Tags stamp set with Lucky Limeade ink and punched it out with the Jewelery Tag punch, gluing just under the belt.  Go ahead, go make some!