Monday, December 7, 2009

Birthday Bliss Gift Card Holder/Featured Stamper



Good Morning Everybody--12-8-09--I just had to come back here and do a quick Yippee! Riley at The Color Dare has chosen me for the Featured Stamper for this challenge, Wow! featured stamper at her blog and guest designer on Colour Q , this is a red letter day for me!
I have been looking for an unusual gift card holder. I know there are a lot of patterns out there. It came to me in a flash tonight-why not look on YouTube
and low and behold there was Dawn Griffith. She was one of the first blogs I started lurking on when I was deciding whether to start a blog of my own. I'm putting her blog address here because this gal is talented and has some wonderful tutorials and videos, she gives really precise easy instructions. Check her out: http://dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com
I'll try to give a mini tutorial here:
  • Start with a 4" X 5 1/2" envelope , fold in half, cut off the right side of the flap, seal the left side of the flap. This is essentially your gift card holder, the rest is embellishing.
  • Cut a 2" X 2" square, stamp or embellish to your preference. Attach a pop dot to the top and bottom of the square. The space in the middle of the pop dots is where your ribbon will thread through to tie the bow for closure. Attach to front of holder.
  • Embellish the inside of holder to your preference.
  • Cut a piece of ribbon 15" long, thread under the square on front, bring around the back and tie a bow. Pretty easy--I think I got all that correct, good luck if you attempt this project. Don't forget, check out Dawn's blog, or YouTube for the video version of this project.
2 Challenges:
Supplies: Kraft Envelope 4" X 5 1/2", Papers: Stampin Up-Dusty Durango, Very Vanilla, small scrap my stash, Stamps: Stampin Up-Birthday Bliss, Studio G-VS4911 Series 17, Autumn Leaves Stampology-AL2745 Light The Candles, Ink: Stampin Up-Dusty Durango, ribbon-American Crafts Haute, pop dots.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G

8 comments:

Liz said...

Beautiful work

liz xx

Lori said...

Very cool Beverley! Thanks for the link to the instructions. Glad you joined us for the Color Dare, hope to see you again!
Lori

StampOwl said...

fabulous creation

Davi said...

Very nice. Love those colors and all the great detail!!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Very clever and inspirational. Love the colour combinations too.
Thankyou very much for your kind comments over on the Crafty Cardmakers challenge last week re my easel card :0)

Riley said...

This is adorable! Thanks for playing along in the Color Dare!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Fabulous card! Congrats on being chosen for the Featured Stamper on the Color Dare blog!

babar said...

color combination of your card holder is good looking.
Plastic Card Holders