Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Gift Card Holder with a tuck in flap

This is a lovely wee gift card holder.  Nice and easy to make!

Here's what you need!

18cm x 12cm (main colour)
10.5cm x 7cm (main colour - for the insert)
10cm x 6.5cm (co-ordinating colour - for the insert)
5cm x 6cm (white or cream - for the stamped image on the front)
5.5cm x 6.5cm (for the mat)

One strip of designer paper 12cm x 2.5cm
One C6 envelope
Some Stampin Up dimentional foam pads
Stampin Up scalloped edge punch

Start by scoring the large piece of cardstock at 8cm & 16cm the trim about 2mm off the length so that the first score is now at 7.8cm (this helps it all still nicely when it's folded).
Seal the envelope closed then fold in half (short edge to short edge), the trim the short edges of the envelope so they are both open.
Glue down the middle of the envelope to creat two little pockets, then glue the envelope into the cover.
Add the decor to the front down the left side only so that the flap of the envelope can be tucked under the matted image on the front.
Make the insert and pop into one of the internal pockets.

That's it!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

This is a little gift card holder - it opens to reveal two inner pouches - one for with a message card and one for the gift card.  Cardstock is SU Rich Razzelberry - gorgeous!

And a little desk calender for 2012.

Time seems not to be on my side at the moment but no complaints as its all good! 
Spend last night from 6pm to 12.30am taking calls for Children In Need - not the first time I've done it but amazing none the less!  Almost all the calls I took were lovely, generous people.. shame two were not!  Why take up the time of a person taking donations for such a good cause with their own petty small mindedness?
 Anyway :-) Been mega busy over the last few months and now looking forward to starting my new job which will no doubt bring it's own challenges!
Hope to get some more crafty time soon! But first of all I have a 7th birthday to get ready for - where does the time go!?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Save the date!

Lots of looking forward to do! GNPE

Monday, November 14, 2011

.. and a mini book.. need to finish the inside...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

And some more little samples. All great fun to make using up every last scrap of paper! No waste!

Still working on more samples. This time a little squash book and a book mark.  The squash book idea was from a video tutoral I saw from this amazing lady - really simple to do and so effective!

What a lovely fresh day it was yesterday - took this pic as the winter sun was shining through the trees at Polkemmet Country Park.   And today is the same - cold, fresh and clear blue sky - I love this time of the year.

Been really busy since coming back from holiday and the time seems to have just disappeared. Trip to London was good last week, and I now have a new job to look forward to!  

And I came back to a lovely big box of Stampin Up goodies! I've been busy making samples in preparation for doing SU workshops and parties.

I've also been snowed under with commissions for cards - a real variety of male, female, baby, anniversary and leaving cards. So that's kept me really busy too!

So all in all a great few weeks and now looking forward to two birthdays and Christmas (how quickly is Christmas coming?? scary!)

What to do now?  More samples I think! I'm challenging myself to use every single scrap of paper - to waste nothing (who can bear to waste Stampin Up papers?? They are just too lush!)

tracy brown-scott / blue daisy crafts