Friday, November 7, 2008
Ornament Gift Card Holder from Stampin Academy
Angie Kennedy Juda from Stampin Academy made this cute gift card holder. It looked like so much fun to make that I had to give it a try! I used all the same cardstock as she did, so mine should look just like hers LOL.(A TOTAL CASE!) If you have never visited Angie's blog...you are really missing out!
I have all different versions of this holder going through my head...I think a little pompom nose on the reindeer would be cute, but didn't have any on hand when I made this.
I made this for the Stampin Up 10 monthly group I belong to. My first grade friend/Stampin Up Demo is slacking on the beaches of Mexico, so I told her I would whip this up for our meeting on Monday night. I got to play with her new Sizzix scallop die...whoa it is quite a bit larger than my scalloped nestie. (4 1/2 inches wide)
The plain circle DP and chipboard are cut with my largest classic nestie. (tip: use lightweight chipboard or you could probably even leave the chipboard out if you were making these more as a disposable thing instead of an ornament on your tree--cereal box weight chip board is just about right) Angie did mention in her video that lining up the scallops was a little bit of a trick, and yes it was! I finally decided instead of marking them like she did in her video tutorial, I would stick one side of the red back piece on and then line up the other side so that no red showed from the front side. Also, I only used glue dots on every other scallop...I think one glue dot on each scallop might be a bit of over kill LOL...
Add a gift card and viola...this was very easy to make...but I am sure it was because of Angie's great video...I am a real visual learner!
Stamps: Deer Friends Hostess Set
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Choc Chip, Bella Rose DP
Ink: Choc Chip
Misc: Sizzix Scallop Die from SU!, nesties, circle punches and scallop punch from SU!, dimensionals, SU! brown taffeta ribbon, glue dots, chipboard