Sunday, September 6, 2009

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge-gift card

Ahhh, House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge is back...and again I am always the last in line! But I had fun and amused myself making this little gift card. Learned a few things along the way and finished a baby gift too! I saw this little holder HERE and wanted to make one too!

This is just a simple tri-fold gift card with a magnet closure (hey those are slick!) Sorry I forgot to take a picture of the inside darn it! Inside I used the SU! slit punch to hold the gift card in place. (The orientation of my holder is opposite of the one I linked too)

I cut the cardstock 4 x 8.5 inches and then cut the pretty scallop edge with my new nestie. You can see how to feed the paper in above. (a little tip here---) When you cut, DO NOT roll all the way over the nestie, just half way so you don't get an impression from the second half of the nestie in the middle of your cardstock. I am sure there are other ways to do this, but this is how I did it!

I got my nestie cut off just a wee bit on the plaid piece...I think I fed it in a little crooked, but now I know what to watch for...it was not a "do over" as that was my last piece of gingham!

Score from the straight end at 2 3/4 inches and 5 3/4 inches...and you're done except using your slit punch in the middle section to hold your card. If you don't have a slit punch, you could just attach the gift card with glue dots even.

I did add a little white piece or cardstock on the last inside panel for a sentiment and a personal note that measured 3 3/4 by 2 1/2.


This is how I cut out the house mouse without loosing his tail...in truth, the mouse on the card is a "do-over" because somewhere along the line when I was adding all the little pearls, I accidently ripped off his little tail...OUCH....I was not a happy camper LOL! (note to self: add pearls and then attach image)

I stamped and colored my image, cut part of the tail with that handy dandy little knife you see in the picture- placed the circle nestie where I wanted and then pulled the piece of tail out of the cutting area.

Details:

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Stamps: Nap Time 02 (HMER1018) Amanda by Stampabilities, sentiment inside is by SU! that says hello little baby, welcome home!

Cardstock: Blue from SU!, Misc piece of DP

Ink: Memento Black, copics

Misc: Nesties, pearls

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14 comments:

Jenny said...

What a cute card! I love this little mouse and it looks perfect on this gift card! Jenny

Anja's weblog said...

Hi Sue,

Wat a supercute card. I love plaid papers and especially blues and pinks. And thanks for the idea with the nestabilitie:)) I have to try it too.

Hugs
Anja

stamps&cars said...

Love your suggestion for only using part of the nestie! Wonderful!

Silvia said...

What a beautiful card! It's so cute! And the idea with the nestabilities ist great. Thanks.

Our Little Inspirations said...

What an adorable gift card holder!! I just love how you created the scalloped edge, and that little mouse tail is too cute!! Love all the tiny pearls :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so precious, awesome job.

Jovi said...

What a cute gift card holder, I like how you used the nestie. Have a great day.

2 Worlds said...

Loved the edge card, adorable image

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Lovely nestie treatment!

a portland granny said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Now I have discovered your blog--what fun. I love the little 'house-mouse' card!

I'll be back for I am almost next door--Gresham!!

Have a good week!

Sharon Caudle said...

So cute and you are full of good information! Thanks for all the tips!!! hugs!

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh so sweet Sue and creative use of the Nesties! Hey if you find more of that blue gingham paper please let me know where. I used to buy some from Making Memories but I guess they've discontinued it. I can't imagine why! xxD

~MudpieMouse said...

Your card is precious! I love the blue gingham ... and your layout/sketch for the gift card is perfect. Great job! Keep on stampin' on!

Curt in Carmel said...

Your "tail technique" and use of the Nestie is brilliant! What great tips, and I love your card! Best, Curt

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