Saturday, April 30, 2011

Grunge Rock birthday

Here is the gift I made from my son's friend. We did the usual candy and video rental gift card. The colors are Poppy Parade, Whisper White and Basic Black. I used the stamps in matching Poppy Parade ink. The inner layers were done separately with Poppy Parade and Jet Black Staz-On. I used the black smooch spritz, but it is really heavy...all that came from one squirt! Oh well. I layered the scalloped circle with 1 1/2 and 1 3/8 circles. I do have both the inset and the scalloped circle with dimensionals.

The gift card is made the same way as the directions in the previous post. Thanks for looking! April

Monday, April 25, 2011

gift card holder

Sorry it has taken me so long to update, but my laptop has been off for repairs for more than 2 weeks - monitor blew, DVD drive wouldn't work, power cord shot, was just sad. (moment of silence) Okay, I am working on end of the year teacher's gifts, so here is part one!

This is one of SU's current "In Color" Poppy Parade. I took an 8.5x9" piece of cardstock and scored it at 2 3/4 and 6 3/8 allong the 9" side. Then cut them into three sections along the 8.5" side. (Because I wanted to fit them inside a pop top can, I cut them at 2.5 instead of evenly splitting.) Next, I used the word window punch to make the slot. (Hint, the card is bigger, so use your gift card as a template, punch once, then slide your punch over and punch the extra.) Next, I embossed the opposite end with the polka dot embossing plate just up to the score line. Then I used a little bit of snail adhesive along the edge of the slot to close the slotted tab. Next, punch a scalloped circle and 1 3/8" circle in Whisper White and a 1 1/2" circle in a left over piece of Poppy Parade. The sentiment is from the Sale a Bration flyer and is stamped in Staz-On Jet Black. Layer all pieces as shown and used one or two dimensionals on the left side (under the "t"). Close up the card and place the scalloped circle piece. Your embossed flap should be able to slide out from under the scallop. There you have it! Look for the matching cans coming soon! Thanks for looking! April