Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Cash Gift Card

Hello fabulous Bloggers!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday time surrounded by loved ones!  Tutorial Time!  I did this project for Christmas 2011, but by the time I wrote the tutorial, it was long after the holidays, so it was saved for this year!  I know it is now after Christmas, but this tutorial can be used with any paper theme!

This cash holder starts out as 12" w x 7" h double-sided patterned card stock. If you edge punch the top of the card, as in this example, make it 7.5" h
  1. All pieces were inked with Ranger Festive Berries Distress Ink prior to assembly. 
  2. Score the card stock at 4 and 8 inches from the left side.
  3. Crease and fold so that the card front is facing you.
  4. Open card and make a light pencil mark about 2 1/2 inches from the BOTTOM of the right edge.
  5. From the pencil mark to the 8" score line, cut away the paper to make the angle for the cash pocket. Do not glue, yet!
  6. For the lattice trim, punch a 12" strip of paper or card stock, layer with a stripe, then a solid.
  7. Begin layering onto the card at the inside of the pocket, wrap around the back to the front and then inside, gluing as you are wrapping.
  8. Glue the short edge and bottom only to secure the pocket.  
  9. Cut a tag, layer, stamp a sentiment and add a knotted ribbon.
  10. Foam tape the tag over the end of the lattice trim.
  11. Add a layered sentiment and a bow onto the front with foam tape.
  12. Stamp and layer a sentiment to the inside, left.
  13. Make an envelope box to fit the card. This one was made with The Enveloper from Crafter's Companion.  There is a downloadable chart here to make over 100 sizes of envelopes.
  14. Punch a 12" strip with the lattice punch and layer onto a second 12 " strip.
  15. Wrap the layered band around the envelope and secure the ends to each other, not to the envelope, you want the band to slip off to open the envelope!
  16. Layer Poinsettia Silk Flowers (mine are from Paper Wishes) and silk leaves.  Attach to the seam on the band.
  17. For the envelope tag, an EK Success slim square bracket punch was cut from cream card stock and stamped with To and From stamps in Red Stazon.

Inside Pocket

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