Monday, July 11, 2011

Blog Candy Winner from Hop #3

Congratulations lucky #11, you win the prize. 
Jackie L Watson said...
Gorgeous tree by the way, I just these, and your tutorial was as easy to follow as your card holders where to make. Thank you for sharing. I would use mine to send my awesome sister something special(can't tell she is a rocker too)! Jackie, I will be mailing out your very own gift card holder.  The Christmas tree will be your responsibility.  I have had a number of people ask if I put the tree up just for this post.  No, this was from last Christmas.  It was covered with about 15 different gift card holders.  Thanks to everyone that came and looked at my blog for the hop.  I am going to participate in the next VC_Rocker blog hop too. I am off to Salt Lake City tomorrow for the Stampin' Up! convention.  I will be coming home with lots of fun and new ideas.  Have a great week everyone.  Roscoe will be dogging the email if you have any questions.

Friday, July 8, 2011

VC_Rocker Blog Hop #3

Shari Dudek's blog

Welcome to the VC_Rocker Blog Hop #3.  If you are doing the hop you have just come from my great roomie at convention Shari Dudek's blog.  If you want to go back and take a look click on the button above that says previous.  Isn't she great?

I have had so much fun this year with the Rockers.  They are a great and very talented bunch of women.  I learn so much from them.  This month the theme for the blog hop is ABC which means Anything But a Card.  That leaves it pretty wide open.  When I was trying to figure out what to do I came across some pics I took of gift card holders from last Christmas.  I have nieces and nephews that are teenagers and they are very difficult to buy for Christmas.  I started giving gift cards a few years back and they don't seem to mind them.  This year I decorated our little tree with all of the cards that I made.  I took pics.

This one has our beautiful material that was offered in the Occasions Mini from 2010 and is available in the new catty!

I had a few others but I will save those for another time.  I decided to make a different kind for the blog hop.  I got the inspiration from the very talented Connie Babbert. It really is super easy to make and you can do it quickly.  Please forgive the pics- I am working on getting better with them.

Materials needed:
CS:  Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler
DSP: Paisley Petals- this is so special IRL
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy 
Stamp set: Fabulous Florets
Punches: (have I told you how much I love my punches) 1" circle, 1 1/4" circle, 1 3/8" circle, 1 1/2" circle, Scallop circle
Various Accessories: Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, Mr. Big Shot (my favorite), Two Tags Die, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals, stapler

Cut CS in following sizes
Outside piece (aka sleeve) measurements: 4 X 5 1/2, score at 2 1/2 and 5
Designer Paper (aka DSP): 2 1/4 X 3 3/4
Inside piece measurement:  2 1/4 X 11

Step 1 Cut outside piece of CS and score.  Add Sticky Strip along the edge.  You have just made the sleeve.

Step 2 cut the DSP to the appropriate size.  Use the 1 1/4" circle punch halfway on one end.

Step 3 Adhere the DSP to front of sleeve, punch 1" circle in area of the DSP circle to layer.  Go ahead and tape the sleeve together with your sticky strip at this part.

Step 4 Fold the 2 1/4 X 11 in half and place the folded edge JUST above the perforations on the top of the Two Tags die.  The fold is going to be right below the end of the die so it won't be cut.  Use Mr. Big Shot to cut what will be the inside piece. 
Step 4 end product

Step 5 and Step 6

Staple the folded tag closed along the top of the scallop.  I did mine also along the bottom since my gift card kept falling out and I was afraid my nephews would lose their cards.

Step 6 decorate the front in the beautiful way you want.  I stamped the flower using the Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White, adhered it to a Old Olive circle then adhered it to a Not Quite Navy Scallop Circle. 

Make sure when you adhere the scallop circle to the folded tag to use Stampin' Dimensionals along the right side of the scallop.  You want the left side of the scallop to side over the sleeve.

Finish decorating the sleeve and the inner part.  I used a piece of Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon on the sleeve to make a pretty bow but you could put anything you want.  After you finish decorating the folded tag slide the folded tag inside of the sleeve with the Scallop overlapping.
Closed and completed gift card holder
Shown open with gift card DS gave me for my birthday added inside folded tag piece.
I had so much fun making this and will have to use it for a present for some special person.  I hope you had as much fun as I did. 

BLOG CANDY-  Yes, I decided after seeing what other people were doing that I have to post some.  How about one of these darling gift card holders?  Now I am leaving on Monday for my dad's to get to the airport for convention so I won't be sending it till next week  but if you want one of these leave a post telling me what you would put in it.  Be sure to leave your email addy or I can't get in touch with the winner.  No, you don't get the Christmas tree with it.

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