An old friend from high school saw my last post about the gift card holder that I made for Kathy and Kell's wedding, and asked me to make 2 for her! This time... I actually wrote down measurements and took pictures of each step! So here you go!
You will need:
5 sheets of 8.5 x 11 white cardstock.
2-3 sheets of accent cardstock/ paper. I used 8.5 x 11 and needed 3 sheets, but with 12 x 12 you will only need 2.
Adhesive and embellishments of your choice. I used:
Cuttlebug embossing folders: Swiss Dots & D'vine Swirl and the Embossing Borders were from the With Love set.
Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge for monograms
PTI Ribbon, CS, Stamps and Ink, Misc bling and pearls from Hobby Lobby, Prima flowers, SU butterfly die and slot punch, Christmas Red Stickles
For the box base:
Cut 4 sheets of white cardstock at 8.5 x 8.5, and score each at 4.25 in both directions.
Cut out one of the 4.25 squares leaving you with an "L" shaped piece of CS. Save these for the cake!
Adhere the 4 "L"s until you have a large square
For the lid:
Cut last sheet of white CS at 6.5 x 6.5 and score at 1" on each side
Slit on 4 score lines to make tabs, adhere to form the box lid
For the cake:
Using the scraps from your box base, you need to leave 1 square at 4.25 and cut 1 square at 3.75 & one at 3.25.
Score all 3 squares at .75 on each side and follow the directions for the lid
Adhere cake layers together with liquid adhesive (I used Zip Dry Paper Glue)
Now you are ready to embellish! Cut 10- 4" squares out of your accent paper. I ran 6 through my Cuttlebug embossing folders, and the other 4 I added an embossed border to and used the SU slot punch to hold the gift cards in.
I cut butterflies from the scraps for one of the boxes, and used Prima flowers and lots of bling for the other.
Sorry for the not so good pictures.. it was after 10pm when I finished these last night!
Ok.. now that the wedding is over I can show off the most awesome gift-card holder that I have ever made! My fabulously talented little sister Amanda made this explosion box as a Christmas gift for my Grandparents. Eric was so impressed that he insisted I make one for a wedding gift for his cousin Kathy. It took some time to figure out how to make a 3D wedding cake but I figured it out! The wedding colors were Tiffany blue, Black and White... so this is what I came up with:
The turquoise cardstock and butterfly die is from Stampin Up, the pearls are from Hobby Lobby, white and black CS and ribbon is Papertrey Ink, The "K" was cut from my Cricut (can't remember the cart...) and I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder in my Cuttlebug.
The other two gift card spots were filled by my FIL after I took the pictures, and he hand delivered the gift to the wedding. I hope that Kathy and Kel had a wonderful wedding!
I got an order of vinyl in yesterday and had to play with it! I ordered the Silhouette Vinyl from Custom Cropsin Yellow, Light Pink, Dark Pink, White and Black. Using my Once Upon A Princess Cricut Cartridge and the dark pink vinyl I turned this:
Sorry for the flash glare, the lighting on this side of the room is not very good. I know that i need to lower the "L", but for my first try it was not bad! The Silhouette Transfer Paper is VERY sticky. It was hard to get the vinyl to transfer to the bed because it wanted to stay on the transfer paper! I am sure that I will get the hang of it as I play with it more, but for now I am pleased!
I am linking this to Today's Creative Blog: Get your craft on!
Background PP is from Me and my Big Ideas, the ledger PP is from CI. I cut the title out with my Cricut... but I can't remember which cartridge I used! The pink flower is from Heidi Swapp, and I made the white flower from a strip of lace and an MM brad. The blue photo mat is actually from cuttlebug embossing folders packaging. The ruffled ribbon was in my stash.
I had a hard time figuring out how to scrapbook Megan's school pics.. but am thrilled with the results!
I used some old Fresh Prints PP from my stash for the background. A paper bag for the photo mat/ journaling envelope. I added a border with the paper bag punched with a Fiskars border punch. I played around with the title and cardboard and used some Ranger Distress crackle paint, a little bit of misc white paint, and some Thickers make up the title. The "Kk" sticker is from foof a la, and I am not sure where the green twill came from. I had Megan write her name on some cream CS and she will write on the journaling tag her favorite things about school.
I had a Mother's Day card for my Mom all ready to go when I went and bought the gift card for her. The store that I got it at wrapped it so pretty that I decided I needed a coordinating card instead of the one I already had.
I started with PTIs kraft cardstock, and pulled the colors from the ribbon on the package. I used PTIs Vintage Cream, Hibiscus Burst and Lemon Tart CS and ink, and New Leaf ink with Floral Frenzy and Mother stamp sets. Some pink tulle, Lemon Tart ribbon, PTI buttons and jute finish off the card.