Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sisterhood Challenge and a tutorial . . .

Yep ... it's time again for The Sisterhood Challenge and this time it's one EVERYONE can enter ... you guessed it ...


Be sure to pop over, check it out AND we have another TWIST to our challenge blog (hint: Guest Designers) ... all the details are on our blog.  Today I'm sharing a NEW gift card idea I just learned from a very creative friend (June Knaack - The Stamp Pad).  This gift card holder is made using an A-2 envelope ... tutorial further down in this post.

This is the gift card holder ...attached to the front of this A-6 card in 'closed' form.

This is how it looks 'open'.  
 The nice thing is you can still put your personal 
message on the inside of the base card.  

My choice of focus image is this adorable *Wink *Wink Ink digi image named 'Love Fairy'.  I have added sparkle to the wings and crystal effects to the heart for extra dimension.

Other challenges this qualifies for are:
A Spoonful of Sugar - Valentine's
Scrap-Creations - Red/Black/White
Tuesday Taggers - Alter something, include wings
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Love is in the Air
Pollycraft - Black/White & 1 color
Woodware - Anything Goes
Gingerloft - Things that Fly
Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings - Heart theme


Using an A-2 size envelope, fold each side into the center (gate fold style) then cut out the left & right corners from the flap (as indicated in the photo).

You can decorate the outer panels or just leave plain.
This is how it looks completed ... in closed form.

Here it is OPEN ...

and here it is completed and added to the front 
of an A-2 size card base.

You can also turn it the other direction ... as shown below:

I hope you will try this VERY EASY technique for your next gift card holder.  And, if you do, please let me know so I can come visit, see your creation and leave you some love!!

Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing what you create for this week's Sisterhood Challenge!    Have a wonderful day!



Teri said...

Awesome stuff hun - thanks for the wee tutorial too!

Janine said...

Hey girlfriend! Fabulous card and tutorial!! Love it!

Anne said...

Awesome project and great tutorial -- very creative!! Thanks for joining in the Woodware USA challenge this week!

Boni said...

Super CUTE!! I love recycling envelopes!!

Susan (rainy) said...

These are all so adorable. What a great gift card holder design!

Sandra said...

Beautiful card...lovely idea and a great take on our theme....thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft.

Take care
San x

isu.alum said...

Great gift card holders. Love the use of envelopes for them. Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge this week. Good luck! Kerry

Lynn B said...

Wow! What a great card and love the image and that heart is gorgeous :)
Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges
Lynn xx

Basslady said...

great card with a wonderful tutorial!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Ildiko said...

This is sooo cool Darlene. Thanks playing along wit TIOT

Kristen said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-creations!

Cazro said...

Cute way to alter an envelope. Thanks for joining us in our Altered Art week at TIOT. Cheers Caz

Linda said...

Hi Darlene I love the fairy image on the front of your card its brilliant love Linda