Saturday, 3 January 2009

Birthday Gift Folder and Box

My good friend Di has made quite a few of these gift card folders and showed me how to make them. I made this one for my good friend who's birthday is on monday. Stamp sets: Embrace Life, Short and Sweet
Cardstock: Choc Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Choc Chip, Ruby Red
Accessories: Ginger Blossom Designer Series Paper, Ruby Red Brads, Dimensionals, Choc Chip wide grosgrain ribbon

I made this gift card folder by scoring a sheet of patterned paper at 2 1/4", 6" and 9 3/4" then turn your paper and score at 2 1/4" and 7 1/2". Follow the link above which will lead you to the tutorial Di found on how to make them. If you have any problems email me here.
Here is the inside of the gift card holder.
Stamp Set: Embrace Life
Cardstock: Choc Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Ruby Red, River Rock
Accessories: Blender Pen

I used the blender pen and ink pads to colour the flower stamp and place the image in the top left and bottom right corners of the vanilla cardstock. When I was doing this I didn't think about where the images would be when I finished so next time I would stamp the image in the top right and bottom left corners. Once I stamp the image I used the blender pen and Ruby Red ink to colour parts of the flowers. Before colouring the image I wiped some excess ink on scrap paper to get a liter more subtle colour.

I love choc chip with this paper, it has to be my favourite paper at the moment and who doesn't love choc chip - really!!

I attached the ribbon using a brad front and back and then simply tied it into a bow.

Because I was making this for a good friend I wanted to put it into a box so I made a very simple pizza box. I've seen many of these around lately but again Di showed me some she had made and how to make them; so easy. Here is the link to where Di found them
Stamp sets: Embrace Life and Occasional Greetings
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Choc Chip and Very Vanilla
Ink: Ruby Red, Choc Chip
Accessories: Choc Chip wide grosgrain ribbon, small and large tag punch, slit punch and horizontal slot punch
I allow an extra millimetre for the top of the box so when you fold it down it doesn't pull a little. The measurements for this box are 14cm x 10.5cm (10.6cm for the top) x 1.5cm deep. To make this box you will need to cut your cardstock to measure 17cm x 25.6cm.
T stamped this image from Embrace Life set in Ruby Red randomly over the cardstock.
To make the tag I cut the Vanilla cardstock at 3cm wide then threaded it through the punch to make it longer in length. I did the same with the larger punch by cutting the Choc Chip cardstock at 3.5cm and punched it to length.

1 comment:

Kellie said...

WOW Kellie they look fantastic! I am going to have to give this one a go tonight I think as it just looks so good! Thanks for sharing them, xx