Sunday, October 21, 2007

Pocket gift card holder

We did the ghosting technique at stamp club last night and I promised the ladies that I would post the measurements to the card we made today. So here are the steps and measurements.

Supplies Need:
Glossy Cardstock (4" x 2-3/4")
Neutral Cardstock (4-1/2"x3-3/4") Whisper White Used
Insert Cardstock (4-3/4"x4") Soft Sky Used
Main Cardstock (5-1/2"x8-1/2") Purely Pomegranate Used
Classic Ink Pad-Soft Sky Used
Ribbon or cord --silver cord used
Stamp set --"Merry, Merry" & "Warm Words" Used
2 way glue pen
Glitter-Dazzling Diamonds
Slit Punch
Sticky Strip
Word window punch

1.) Using a versamark ink pad, stamp images onto the glossy cardstock.
2.) Coat your brayer well with classic ink. Starting off the paper roll ink onto the glossy cardstock. Wherever you stamped in Versamark the colored ink will not appear. Your versamark image will appear white like the paper. (sorry the picture doesn't show this well) You can rub a tissue over the images to take off any ink you may have on them.
3.) Using the 2 way glue pen, put glitter where desired on your images. I placed a little glitter in the center of each snowflake.
4.) Stamp any desired images on the neutral cardstock for the insert panel.
5.) If you wish to make this a gift card holder like shown.....push your slit punch onto the paper as far as it will go from the top. Do this again on the bottom.
6.) Adhere the neutral piece to the insert piece with snail adhesive.
7.) Score your card base in half at 4-1/4". Turn the paper over and score at 1" for one end to make the flap.
8.) Adhere the glossy paper onto the card front. The top edge will be partially under the flap.
9.) Tie ribbon or cord around the flap.
10.) Place sticky strip on both sides inside the card pocket and underneath the flap. Be sure to place the sticky strip as close to the edges as possible or the card insert won't fit.
11.) Peal back red tape and adhere card together. Slip insert into slot.
12.) On a piece of scratch cardstock stamp the words "be merry" and punch out with word window punch. Adhere to front of card.

Here is another version I made. All of the steps are the same. I used the blue frost spectrum pad for the glossy panel. The main card is Ballet Blue and the insert is Brilliant Blue.

1 comment :

Grace said...

I really like how you make those gift card holders. There really creative and fun!