Hi Stampers! Happy October! Hope you're enjoying the fall season as much as I am. I was told recently that the month of October begins the downward slope toward Christmas--yup! I said it--Christmas! Like my momma always tells me--it will be Christmas before we know it. Can't I just really enjoy Fall for a while?! This month's project we created a Halloween Gift Card Holder and a Pocket Card for fall. Here's how...
For the Trick or Treat Gift Card Holder, start with a 12 x 5 1/2 sheet of card stock.
I've seen scoring boards/tools on the market, and have been tempted to buy one. However, I knew if I waited long enough, Stampin' Up! would come out with one of their own. I'm very excited they've added this to their product line. I"m glad I waited. Here's why...
Score at 4 1/4, 6 1/4 and 7 3/4.
Fold card in half. Using the "eye-ball" method, punch a divet with 1 1/4" Circle Punch.
With Word Window, punch along side of the half circle.
This is want you want it to look like.
Place adhesive ONLY along ONE side!!! If you place adhesive on both sides of your punch-outs, you will not be able to insert your gift card. I speak from experience--lol!
Add a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 piece of DSP from Pick Your Posion.
Insert your gift card.
Decorate the front with another piece of Pick Your Posion DSP (4 x 5 1/4). Add "Trick or Treat" in Basic Black and the really scary spider stamped with Pumpkin Pie from Piece of Poison stamp set on a scrap of Whisper White. Pumpkin Pie cardstock was used for the card base.
Start with your standard size card (Soft Suede, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, folded in half). For the pocket, you will need an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Spice Cake DSP. Fold it in half, and open. Then, fold in both sides like you are making a paper air plane.
Fold it in half.
Cut off 1/4" from the short end and bottom like the photo below...
Open it back up and add adhesive to same spots where you cut.
Fold up again and attach to the inside of your card.
Add gift card, money, tea bag, hot cocoa or soup packets.
One sheet of DSP will yield two pockets. Save the left over piece to embellish the front of your card.
Stamp "Thinking of You" in Soft Suede from You Are Loved stamped set, and the leaf from Gently Falling in Pool Party on Very Vanilla cardstock.
Here's a girlie version...
Here's what the Rubber Duckies were busy stamping this month...
Above is another use for the 1x8 Cell Bags from the Holiday Mini--LIP GLOSS!!!
Happy Fall! Happy Stamping! Bye for now, Maria