Does anyone else find themselves running around the morning of a kids party looking for gifts and cards, they normally end up with whatever the Coop has in at the time. Now for a planner thats bad planning but time always has a way of creeping up on me and I find thatg If I am prepared with a gift the kids will do something super cute or some home with a school award and I end up giving it to them as a treat… leaving me giftless again!
I am also mindful of the amount of gifts that go uopened or are duplicates so lately I have taken to gifting some small trinket gifts, usually blind bags as anyone with small children will know these are very popular at the minute, and then some cash.
For todays tutorial for the Smash*ing facebook group I decided that I will show you how I prepare these little gift sets which contain money/gift card holder, envelope and then gift bag big enough for a couple of suprise eggs/blind bags! As always the video tutorial can be found at the bottom of this post.
I have broken them down into 3 tutorials and they will come out over the course of today, first up we have the card, I’m using the Myths and Magic DSP from Stampin’ Up! as its perfect for children and the texture on the paper gives an extra decadent look to the finished card.
I started by cutting the card stock to 6″ x 10.3/8″ and scored on the longside at 3.5″ and 7″
Cut 2 different DSP at:
- 5 6/8″ x 3 2/8″
- 5 4/8″ x 3″
The sentiment I stamped on an off cut of the Bermuda Bay card stock and stamped in the same colour ink.
When you fold you card you’ll notice that one side is slightly shorted that the other, thats the side you glue down to make the holder, being slightly shorted allows the card to still fold nicely.
Its this short side that you can take your everyday label punch and punch twice, over lapping each time. This makes the slit big enough to fit the gift card/money.
I prefer to use fast fuse to adhere my sides, it sticks quickly and with no mess so you can start layering the outside of the card without having to wait for the inside to dry. Be mindeful of where you are putting the adhesive, if you place it under the slot then you will not be able to slide anything into the pocket. I use it on the 3 outside edges.
Moving on to the front of the card you can start building your layers starting at the largest first, I use fast fuse and then dimentionals to make the sentiment pop from the page.
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