Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Have a ICE Day! {Tutorial}

It's a new challenge at Aud Sentiments with 
2 Cute Rubber Stamps as our sponsor.
This challenge is Anything Goes, so I decided to make another gift card holder so I could give you the tutorial that I promised.  

(First....can you believe that I actually had paper that looked EXACTLY like the penguins hat!!!  LOL)

It's going to be a little picture heavy and I might have even over done it, but I'm a visual learner so I guess I was trying to accommodate those who are more like me.  :)  
{Click on any of the pictures for a larger view}

First you're going to need:
Nestibilities Labels 8 (The two largest sizes)
Scoring board (Scor-pal or Martha Stewart Kind)
Die Cutting Machine
Heavy Cardstock 
2 or 3 designer papers
18" of ribbon
Craft knife
Strong Adhesive

Score a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock at 
4"  -  4 1/4"   -  4 1/2"

ONLY fold at the 4 1/4" score

Using the LARGEST Labels 8 
lay the folded side down just below 
where the die is going to cut
You DO NOT want to cut the fold.

 This is what it looks like after you have cut and unfolded the cardstock.

NOW fold on the other 2 score lines.  This is your holder base.

Using a small piece of heavy cardstock (3" x 4 1/2") 
Score all sides on the 1/2"
This is what the gift card will sit in

Cut where you see the black lines to the score line
(I forgot to take a picture of the next step) 
Now you fold the ends up and secure with strong adhesive.  
This will be where your gift card goes on the inside.

Before you start decorating...
You need to use your craft knife and make a slit 
for your ribbon to go through.  
This doesn't need to be pretty or exact...You won't ever see it. 

This next photo just shows you all of the decorated panel pieces.  
*Use the largest Labels 8 die to make your inside and outside pieces.
*The inside pieces you will remove 1/4" of an inch on one side
*You can also cut 1/4" long strips to cover the
 spine of the holder on the inside and outside 
*I also used the 2nd largest Labels 8 die to make
 another decorative panel for the front of the holder.

Here you can see that I added the ribbon and the inside spine piece.

Now I have finished the inside with the pieces I had cut. 
I also adhered the little box all the way against the 
spine of the holder and on the bottom.

IMPORTANT:  I would highly recommend putting a glue dot 
on the gift card itself when you put it inside.  
It could slip out if you don't secure it.  
You don't want to hand someone an empty box!!   LOL

It's almost finished.  Now put the outside panels on.

Here it is again finished.  

Shew!!  Ohmygoodness!!!  Did you guys make it?!?!?  LOL

Well, I hope you like it.  If there is anything you have a question on, just post a comment and I'll email you back with the answer and try to clarify anything.

If you make one....would you please share it with me?  I'd love to see it!!

Simon Says Stamp = Make a gift
Creative Card Crew = Sparkle and Shine
By The Cute and Girly = August - Animal Antics
The Crafty Pad = #84 Glitz & Glitter
Simple Doodles = #24 Come On Lets Celebrate
Digi Doodles Shops Best = #21 Anything Goes
Charismacardz = #33 Die Cuts
Pixie Dust Studio = #36 Go Crazy With Polka Dots
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge = #64 Photo Inspiration
Totally Gorjuss = #43 Aqua
My Time To Craft = #103 Glitter & Glitz

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Stamp: 2 Cute Rubber Stamps (Birthday Penguin) Digital
Nestibilities: Labels 8
Ink: VersaMagic Chalk Ink (Pixie Dust)
Flower Soft: Polar White
Glossy Accents
Stickles: Lime Green, Cotton Candy & Star Dust
Copics Used: BG000, BG18, BG11, Y39, Y11, YG23, RV32, RV34, R00


Unknown said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial. When I get home I am going to try and make one. Beautiful card!! TY for visiting my blog!

nicolet said...

This one is really cute Wendy!!
Thanks for the tutorial!
Hugs Nicolet

Ruthie said...

This is lovely Wendy! Great tutorial too! We will miss you at Aud Sentiments!


Sharon said...

A stunning tutorial, thanks for sharing. Love your cards.

Alica said...

adorable! and the tutorial is great - now I wish I had labels 8 too ;) TFS!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

How adorable!! Love your coloring of the image, the dp and colors. Beautiful design and tutorial!

scrapn_momof2 said...

Great tutorial Wendy. Thank you for sharing it. The little penguin image is to die for. Too cute!!

Mephisto said...

thats a sweet work.
Thanks for joining in the SSC this week.


maxine said...

wow this is fantastic, I love the idea. Thanks for playing along at the crafty pad

Mary J said...

Hello Wendy! What a fab tutorial! Love that cutie!

Thx for joining us at Totally Gorjuss and hope you can bring us some more inspiration at our next challenge!

Pattie said...

This is absolutely adorable and what a great tutorial - it's perfect!

email: said...

Those polka dots are way cute! I love the sparkly details too :)

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


KymKreates said...

Your project is outstanding! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best Anything Goes! Good luck and hope to see you again next time!

DT Coordinator

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Wendy,

What a wonderful card this is!! And how sweet of you to sgow us how you made it!! I don't have a scorpal like that, yet, and that could be needing for this one, but I love the idea of the card!! And I totally love penguins and you've matched the paper very well, yes!! Love the dotty paper!! Perfect!!

Hugs, Wendy

Eiglas said...

Great project Hunni!
Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

Faye said...

Wow, what an amazingly clear tutorial, super fab. And I simply love this sweet gift holder, brilliant match for the hat and paper! xxx

Faye said...

I am such a Fluffhead!! I do this so often, I get caught up by how much I like a card and then forget to say:
Thanks for playing at Charisma. xx

Paula (PEP) said...

This is so useful & I love the penguin image. There's so much variety in your blog I can't take it all in.
Paula (PEP)

Kerri said...

Awesome tutorial, Wendy!!! I am DEFINITELY going to try one of these! I am totally a visual learner, so this is fabulous. Such an adorable image and yes, the dp is perfect! You rock, girlie:)

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous gift, pretty colours.
Thanks for joing us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Debbie said...

Wow so cute and fabulous tutorial - tahnk you. :)

Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. :)


Karen said...

Great project and such a cute image too, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Karen Howard said...

What a gorgeous project and great design! Thanks for playing along with us at the Digi Doodle Shop's Best! Hope you will join us again next week! Hugs, Karen

Suzi Mac said...

What a fabulous gift item and a great tutorial, I'm saving this to favourites so I don't lose it. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week.
Suzi x

Rose said...

This is gorgeous, great tutorial too! Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T and good luck.

Rose xx

Daniele said...

what a fantastic card so much detail and an amazing tutorial thanks for joining us at MTTC

chilli pip said...

What a gorgeous card , it jumped out at me , will go back and look at the tutorial as I have recently purchased a scor -pal

Geraldine said...

Great idea. Might even get me using my scor-pal!
Thank you for joining the BTC&G challenge this month.

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

CUTE! Fabulous tutorial!! TFS

Monika Reeck said...

too cute the images...and thanks for the tutorial..thanks for joining with us at Digi Doodle Shop#s Best this week, hugs,Monika

Jolara said...

that is so beautifull ! Thanks for joining the Pixies this week ! Joyce

Jo Nevill said...

Many congratulations. You have just won our challenge over at Simon Says Challenge. Please email us so that we can explain how you can claim your prize.


Jo and the Simon Says Challenge DT x

Beth aka BR-T said...

This is so darling ! love this image and your tutorial is fabulous! Thanks for seeing spots with us At the Pixie Dust Challenge! Beth

Judy said...

Hey hun...A Big congratulations for making the top 3 at Digi Doodle Shop's Best. Come on by and grab your badge. I love your tutorial that you did on this card, and I would like to feature it in our newsletter, and then show case it in our gallery. You'll get a store credit for doing so, so let me know. You can email me at
Hope to hear from you soon, Judy

Kate said...

What a great gift card holder! I especially love the ribbon. Thanks so much for the tutorial. It was wonderful to see all the steps. I wish I had the label die!

Tip Top said...

Great tutorial! Thanks for entering the Simple Doodles Challenge - hope you can join us again next time!

Laura (sandytoz) said...

Wendy, keep bumping into your work & I like it very much!!
Thanks for this tutorial...hmmm so many possibilities.


Anonymous said...

.................... nice ^_^v ................

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...