Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Gift Card Holders

Goodness, can you believe that tomorrow is Thanksgiving and my baby boy's 24th birthday???? Where did November go to and are we really ready for December??? I know I'm not!!!
Well, I do have some fun news that I've been sitting on and since it's finally official, I thought I'd share it with you. I have been asked to teach card making classes at my local stamp shop!!!! It's called The Stamp Pad and is located in a little historic village called Kimswick about 20 minutes outside St. Louis. To say I'm excited would be an understatement!! I'm honored that the owner has so much faith in me that she'd even ask and am just beyond thrilled!! My first class is on December 13th :)
I thought I'd show you what we'll be making in my first class at The Stamp Pad - gift card holders...
Now y'all have seen me do a version of this gift card holder before and I even had the honor of doing a tutorial on the DeNami Design blog!!

Now this little guy is too fun. I saw something like it on Pinterest (of course) and just had to try it myself. After a little fiddling I came up with a good pattern and I've already made a tutorial for you guys!! I was going to post it on Friday then I remembered that y'all will still be in your turkey induced coma or shopping so I've decided to wait until Wednesday of next week ;)  Wait until you see how fun and easy it is!!
Now this one is a little different because it's a standard A2 sized card. I've simply used a little die cut on the front to create a pocket for the gift card to slide into.
I simply used a little glue dot to attach the card to the tag that way the tag can be tucked back inside the card after the cards removed.
This little card is a standard A2 size also, but the secret is on the inside....
To make my pocket, I made my inside panel 1 1/2" taller than I normally would then scored/folded it up gluing the 2 ends. To fancy it up a little I added the maroon panel and a snowflake die cut border.
Besides the fun gift card holders, I though I'd have the gals try their hand at one of those trendy little decorative cones...

I think I may regret this decision since the prep time is going to kill me...I have to cut the cone pattern by hand and do a TON of die cutting for the flowers and sentiment is a little over the top, lol.
Well, there you have it, my first card making class! I'm so excited and hope that everyone likes my little gift card holders and makes me very nervous!!
I'm entering my decorative cone in the current Ribbon Carousel challenge
I've decided to not post on Friday because let's face it, I WILL be in a turkey induced coma, but I'll be back here on Monday with another fun challenge from The Shabby Tea Room (I got to pick the theme!) and the ever adorable Paper Sweeties will be our sponsor!! Then on Wednesday I will have a little tutorial for the present gift card holder...what fun!! Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving :)




1 comment:

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