Welcom to Day 2 of Wrap it with Style! Hope you enjoyed the day with your family yesterday. Did you brave the stores this morning ? Not me, I steer clear of the stores from Nov 1 till Christmas.
My tradition is to make a list of things I want that way I know I will get something I like and want. But this way I don't know exactly what I'm getting and can be surprised at Christmas time. Unfortunetly my in-laws just want gift cards. They aren't much fun to wrap but hopefully this next idea makes it a little more interesting.
Let's get started with a Pop up Gift Card Holder
Patterned Paper - (I used All MyMemories - Birthday Boy Design 3, Design 4)
square or postage stamp punch
I decided to go with a winter birthday theme. But you could make this in a Christmas theme or for any occasion that you want to give a gift card. Heck, you don't even have to put a gift card in it you could put a photo in it. Enough chit chat let’s get to it.
Print out two images. Color both.
One of the images you will cut out the hat, balloons, present and cake so you can pop dot it onto the main image.
Take your cardstock and cut one piece to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and another piece cut to 5 1/2 x 6
Take the base of the card (5 1/2 x 8 1/2) and score it at 4 1/4.
Next we are going to score the piece that will become the pop up that the gift card sits in.
Make sure that the 6 inch side is horizontal as you see in the photo above.
Score at 1 1/2, 3, 3 3/4, 4 1/4, 4 3/4, 5 1/2
Now we are going to crease down the folds.
I numbered mine just so you can see how I am folding each one.
Here is what it should look like after you crease the folds.
Take 1/4 inch score-tape and place where you see above in the photograph.
On the first wide section where you have put two stripes of score-tape. Peel off the plastic cover
Place the edge of pop up piece flesh with the fold of the card.
Take off the coverings of the small pieces. You use small pieces because you want to leave room for the gift card to sit in there.
Pinch that section together. (Make it a little straighter than mine :) )
Take the last section and attach it so it makes a 90 degree angle as shown above.
Take your bone folder and crease the card down to make it fold better.
Now you can decorate your card however you want. I used Sketch 129-33 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Now we will make a gift card set that comes in box.
Let Us Gobble Together Digital Stamp
Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Papers – For the box I used Paper Salon (stiched harlequin) and Berry Blast Cardstock, for the cards I used misc from my scrap drawers.
canon inkjet printer
xyron “x” sticker maker
Inspiration came from boxes made by Katie Renz
Cut a piece of cardstock to 11 1/2 x 8 inches
Score at 3 inches and 8 1/2 inches
Turn paper and then score at 3 inches and 5 inches
I scored down each line to give it some texture.
Cut on the dotted lines you see in the photo above.
Take your bone and crease the main folds so they wil be easier to fold over.
Take 1/4 inch score tape and place on all four pieces you see in the above photo.
Once you take the coverings off the score tape fold the edges in. Then you will have the bottom portion of your box.
Now to make the lid.
I used patterned paper that was double sided and as thick as cardstock.
Cut it to 9 1/2 x 6 inches
Score at 2 inches and 7 3/4 inches
Turn the paper and score at 2 inches and 4 inches
Cut on the lines shown in the photo above. (I just turned my paper over so this is the inside of the lid)
Use your bone folder and crease down the score marks so it makes it easier to fold.
Put 1/4 inch score-tape on all four corner pieces as shown in the photo above.
Fold the edge over and glue down.
Then you will have the lid to your box.
Now it is time to decorate it.
Mine is a thank you gift to the owner of the Jazzercise club I go to. I made a set of cards to go inside of the box.
The turkeys are paper pieced by printing the image out on different colored cardstock then cutting each piece out.
The cards inside are blank or say "Happy Birthday" or "Thinking of You"
Here is to show you that making beautiful containers for your gifts can be an activity shared with kids. My 8 yoa niece, Kailee, is with us this weekend and we had hot chocolate the other night. The canister was empty and it came with a cute metal scooper. So we decided to decorate it tonight so she can get some of her moms favorite coffee in there and give it to her for Christmas. I walked her through and did the cutting. She did everything else. I laid out the supplies and this is what she came up with!
That is what it looked liked and this is what she turned it into.
Thanks for taking a peek!
I hope you enjoyed these past two days with learning different ways to Wrap it in Style!
See you next month.
- Kathy D.