Friday, 28 April 2017

Gift Card Holder Card for Craftie Cafe

Hi folks! It's my first post as part of the Craftie Cafe design team, and I'm excited to bring you an idea for Mother's Day that's coming up in a couple of weeks:

That's a gift card holder I made using a Lawn Fawn die and some funky watercolour patterned paper I made using Distress Oxide inks stuck to the front of a card - great for the mum who likes to make her own choices for gifts, or for those of us who have their subtle-as-a-sledgehammer hints ignored and have to go out and buy their own gifts.

I have included a complete supplies list at the end. Here are the steps:

Step 1
Here's the Small Stitched Envelope die set together with a selection of Distress Oxide inks.

Step 2
Apply a little ink from each pad to a craft sheet, spritz with water then press some white cardstock into it. Dry each colour before applying the next:

Step 3
Once the cardstock is dry, cut out the envelope using the die. It cuts cute little stitching around the edge as well as scoring along the lines that need to be folded to create the envelope.

Step 4
Apply some double sided tape to the inner tabs to create the envelope:

Step 5
Insert the gift card, special note or cash into the envelope before tying it shut. You can see here what I will be getting for Mother's Day from me:

Step 6
I wanted to add a watercolour patterned layer to the card, so I watercoloured just the edges of a 10 x 14.3 cm piece of cardstock. This not only saves ink but also time as I have less of an area to dry off.

Step 7
Die cut some of the words and hearts from a scrap of watercoloured cardstock, and adhere in place on a 9.5 x 13.8 cm piece of white card using a glue pen.

Step 8
Layer the 9.5 x 13.8 cm piece to the watercoloured edge piece, then onto the front of a white card. Apply some foam mounting tape to the back of the assembled envelope and adhere to the card front.

Here's a close up of the envelope in place on the card:

 and here's the finished card again. Surely I won't have to write it and address it to myself?

Craftie Cafe supplies:
Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts Dies - Small Stitched Envelope LF1284
Ranger Distress Oxide ink pads - Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Broken China
Couture Creations - Double sided tape 3mm
Couture Creations - Turbo Precision Glue Pen 
Couture Creations - Foam Mounting tape

Other materials:
Craft sheet 
Water spray bottle

Thanks for looking! Don't forget to check out the Craftie Cafe Facebook page where you can find links to some amazing projects from the design team as well as other project ideas, shop information and notifications of sales and special discounts.

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