Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Cottage Cash Holder

....and a tutorial!

Using banner die cuts, brown the most wonderful time phrase and green Happy Holidays die cuts from the die-cut sheet.  Suggested ink: Red, green or brown.  Sample is using Festive Berries.

Card Base and Front

  • Place the 8" side of the 8x7 piece (green chevron/red snowflakes) onto a scoreboard.  
  • Score the 8" side at 3" and 6".  Fold with red snowflakes to the inside. Round corners.
  • Using green card stock, mat the banner pieces (hint: adhere to card stock, then cut out, leaving a thin mat)
  •  mat the brown sentiment (3/4 x 3.5"), making a v-notch on one end of the sentiment mat
  • 2.5 x 6.5 red w.dots is the mat for the card base; mark and punch 1/8" holes at top corners
  • mark and punch 1/8" holes in the TOP LEFT corner of the RED BANNER and TOP RIGHT corner of the GREEN BANNER
  • using the 1" scallop circles, fold 6 in half, with cream/red side out.  Use bone folder to get a nice crease.
  • assemble the banner with the scallop circles and wet glue, so that it fits within the left and right edges of the card - DO NOT ADHERE IT TO THE MAT!
  • Cut the 3/4'' circles in half . Adhere a half circle over each scallop circle. Add bling.
  • Turn the banner over and add pop dots or pieces of foam tape.  Do not remove the liner.
  • Using 10" of twine on each side, tie the banner to the red mat. Adhere red mat w/banner tied on to the card base.
  • Adhere the sentiment with foam tape at the bottom right .
Card Inside:
  • Round corners of the 1 3/8 x 3 red snowflake piece
  • Adhere the green Happy Holidays rectangle, centered
  • Adhere piece centered onto the lower inside flap
  • White cardstock is 8-3/4'' x 7-1/2'';  on the 8-3/4 edge, score at 1/2", 3/4", 8" and 8-1/4"
  • On the 7-1/2'' edge, score at 2'', 2-1/4'', 5-1/2'' and 5-3/4''
  • On the 1'' x 8'' strip of red snowflake, score at 1-3/4'', 2'', 5-3/8'' and 5-5/8''
  • Bone-fold all score marks on the envelope; place adhesive on the left and right edges of the bottom flap and adhere to the side flaps
  • Assemble and adhere the rosette to the circle.  Add large brad to center.
  • Bone fold the score marks on the belly band.  Insert the card into the envelope and close.
  • Wrap the belly band so that the seam will be on the front of the envelope and slides off easily
  • Adhere the ends only of the chain, centered over the belly band.
  • Adhere the rosette over the seam of the belly band

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