Tuesday, February 26, 2013

By The Tide Envelope Gift Card Holder

Happy Tuesday!

Thanks for coming back to check out my second project from the Stampin' Success article :)

I just LOVE these gift card holders.  I decided to make one for the magazine because when I reviewed the statistics of the hits on my blog I found that the Envelope Gift Card holder was in the top 3 looked at posts.  So I figured everyone would want to see another version of it ... this time a masculine version ... using By The Tide (page 19 of the Spring catty - $24.95 clear; $33.95 wood).  Here's the project:
I have posted the instructions for making these twice before (see the side bar on the left).  I made a Christmas one ... and just a few weeks ago I posted my Valentine one.  Now we have a Father's Day / Male Birthday one.  Here are the instructions (if you want full pictures to help you out check the post for the Valentine Gift Card Holder)

PAPER: Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy
STAMP SETS: By the Tide, Family Reunion, Best Dad Ever, Wonderful Mother
INK PADS:  Not Quite Navy
ACCESSORIES: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Medium Very Vanilla Envelope, Labels Collection Framelits, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (and Big Shot), Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots

·         Start with a standard 8 ½” x 5 ½” piece of Very Vanilla card stock
·         Score the long side at 2 ½” and 5 ¾” and fold along score lines
·         Attach a 1” x 5 ½” strip of Not Quite Navy card stock to the 2 ¾” section of the Very Vanilla base with snail adhesive
·         Close the card base and run it through the Fancy Fan embossing folder.  It will be a tight fit due to the 3 layers that are being embossed but it will fit and the paper won’t crack
·         Take a Medium Very Vanilla envelope and seal it.  Fold the envelope in half (so it is 4 ¾” long x 2 14/16” wide). 
·         Using your Table Top cutter, place the fold of the envelope on the 2 ¼” mark and cut off the top of the envelope.  Flip the envelope – place the fold on the 2 ¼” mark again and cut off the top of the envelope.  You will now have the envelope measuring 4 ¼” x 4 ½” with two open ends.
·         Tape the two half of the envelope together.  You now have an envelope with two “openings”.  (These are where your sentiment card and gift card will go).
·         Attach the envelope to the inside of the Very Vanilla base with Sticky Strip (along the flap that does NOT have the Not Quite Navy strip attached to it).  It is important to use Sticky Strip rather than snail.  Snail won’t be strong enough to keep the envelope stuck to the embossed base.
·         Stamp your “dad” sentiment in Not Quite Navy and punch it out with the Large Oval punch.  Pop it up on your Scallop Oval Punched Not Quite Navy piece with dimensional.  Attach to the base with Sticky Strip.
·         For the envelope inserts, cut (2) pieces of Not Quite Navy card stock measuring 4” x 2 ½”.
·         Cut out (2) labels using the smallest Label Collection framelit and attach to the Not Quite Navy pieces.
·         Cut (2) pieces of Very Vanilla card stock measuring 3 ¾” 2 ¼”. 
·         Stamp or write your sentiment on the Very Vanilla pieces and attach to the Not Quite Navy pieces.
·         Attach (2) mini glue dots to one of the inserts and attach your gift card.
·         For the Belly Band – Cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock measuring 1 ½” x 7 ½”.  Don’t score the Belly Band – simply close your gift card holder (WITH the inserts and gift card inside) and wrap it around the holder.  The thickness of the holder may vary and this method ensures the Belly Band is neither too loose nor too tight.  Secure the Belly Band with Sticky Strip (again, this ensures it will stay closed over time.  Snail may “give” over time due to the pressure).
·         Stamp the fish image in Not Quite Navy and punch it out using the 2nd smallest Labels Collection framelit.
·         Punch a Not Quite Navy framelit piece using the same size – turn it and layer it with the “fish” piece.  Attach to the Belly Band.

Ta Da!  I said it before, I'll say it again ... LOVE these gift card holders!!

Tomorrow I'll post my easiest project ... the standard card.  Until then ... have a stampy day!


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