If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know my crafting sessions don’t always go to plan. Yesterday was a perfect example of that. I was working a design for a project with a baby theme. I was about halfway through, and vaguely looking at nothing trying to decide what to do next. Suddenly my eyes homed in on the All The Good Things Stamp Set, and everything changed. I had just found probably the best giftcard sentiment ever, and off I went on a tangent.
THE GIFTCARD ENVELOPE
I began by creating my gift card envelope using the Envelope Punch Board.
I took a piece of Pear Pizzazz Card and cut it to 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Then I placed it onto the board with the left edge at the 2-3/8″ mark. I punched and scored using the scoring tool provided.
Next I turned the card to the left and lined up the scored line with the pointer, then punched and scored again. I repeated this twice more, each time lining up the newly scored line with the pointer.
When all four sides had been punched and scored, I then shaped the corners by inserting each one in the guide at the back of the board and punching.
To assemble the envelope I folded in each of the flaps and sharpened the creases using the scoring tool. Then I folded the two smaller flaps in and added a little Tear & Tape along the lower edges. Finally I folded the bottom flap up and pressed it onto the adhesive.
BEST GIFTCARD SENTIMENT EVER
This project was all about that giftcard sentiment. I kept it simple, using Fresh Fig to stamp it onto a strip of Very Vanilla Card.
I’d planned to cut a flag end on the sentiment using Paper Snips but another thought occurred to me. What if I placed the strip on the Envelope Punch Board and punched it instead? The result was quite interesting,creating a flag with a rounded centre point.
Now I had the sentiment I could start to build the layers for the front of the giftcard envelope. I wanted to use the beautiful printed vellum from the Floral Romance 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper. That meant I would assemble the layers in reverse.
Using a little Tear & Tape Adhesive I attached the sentiment to the front of the vellum. Next I placed the layers face down on my desk so I could put more Tear & Tape behind the sentiment. With that done I added some Mini Glue Dots to the vellum, each one on a printed flower or leaf. Doing this would mean that all the adhesive would be completely hidden by the sentiment strip or the printing. Then I attached the prepared vellum to a slightly larger layer of Very Vanilla Card.
Finally I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to fix the layers to the front of the giftcard envelope.
Oh my goodness, for an unplanned project I have to say I love this. It’s actually quite simple in its design, with the gorgeous printed vellum doing most of the work. But what about that sentiment, do you agree it might just be the best giftcard sentiment ever?