Another turkey has come and gone. Well, not quite all of it. Today we’re having turkey sandwiches for lunch. Then dinner will be turkey pot pie. And I’m sure tomorrow will bring more turkey. Anyway, on to something not turkey related.
Today’s project is a gift cardholder from this scrapbook retreat I worked a couple weeks back. This was my second make and take that I offered and it was really popular. Here is the outside.
The center portion is a band that wraps around the outside of the card. It slides off so the recipient doesn’t have to tear it open. When you make a band or a wrap like this, be sure to have the seam meet on the front side so that the back side looks neat. The seam on the front will be covered up by the oval. I used some of the Metallic Copper Thread to tie on the little pinecone. I’ve found the easiest way to add these is to tie the bow or knot first. Then using a needle, thread the Metallic Thread through the knot. The Metallic Thread is so fine, you can hardly see it on the card.
Once you slide off the band, the card itself opens up. The card in the center is adhered to the inside. You could leave it loose, but I choose to glue it down. This is sized to fit a credit card sized gift card. This card base is made using the Envelope Punch Board. Every time I get my Envelope Punch Board out, I have to do a quick refresher on how it works. If you’re new to the Punch Board, make sure to test it out on an inexpensive piece of paper first. My first try resembled a quilt with all the score lines going every which way. Here’s a quick hint, that first measurement that you use for the score line is the only time you need to use that measurement. Each time you rotate the card, you want to line it up on the marker instead of the measurement. And this is what I forget every time I play with the Punch Board.
Do you have the Punch Board? What has been your favorite thing to make with it? I’d love to hear from you on what you think about this product.
Don’t forget to take advantage of Stampin Up’s Online Extravaganza! The sale is from 11/21-11/28. The sale is 10-40% off select items.
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Don’t forget the other November Specials. Here’s the good news: November’s Special is still available. Here’s the bad news: Stampin Up just announced the Stitched Shapes Dies have been so popular, that they are not orderable at this time. They won’t be available until another shipment is received, likely several weeks. The stamp sets that are on sale are only for this month.
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