Winter Post Gift Card

Hello again! As promised, here is another gift card holder using the Big Shot Top Note die to create my pocket that holds the gift card on the inside (see picture below). I used the very edge of the Top Note die to cut away and make the fancy scallop to create the pocket that the gift card slides into...

To make this, I cut my Night of Navy cardstock in half lengthwise to give me a sheet 4 1/4 x 11 inches. Measuring from one short side only, I scored at 4 3/4, 5 1/2 and 6 1/4 inches. Fold the card so that you create the flap on the inside - see pictures below:

Use Mono-Multi glue on the outside edges only to secure the flap together (see below). You don't want to glue the entire flap together because you won't be able to make your pocket that your gift card slides into! :)

Once the glue sets for about a minute or so (this glue is amazing.... I love it!), you'll be able to run the card through the Big Shot using the Top Note die. I put a couple of pieces of tape along the edges of the die to help me line up the flap for cutting (see below). This way, the cut is even all the way down the flap. (Tip to share: You may want to use additional tape to help secure the card/flap to the die to keep it from sliding around while you cut it.)
And Voila! Your pocket has been created....

I have to note here that I did take my scissors and trim the edges of my curve about 1/8 inch on each side because my gift card was just a smidge larger than the pocket cut-out... notice the white lines of the gel pen in the above picture. I drew those in for you so see how much I trimmed. I'm not sure if all gift card sizes are the same, so you may or may not need to do this step.
I decorated the front by stamping/heat-embossing the skaters from my Winter Post set (found in the Fall-Winter Holiday Mini) in black ink and clear embossing powder. I masked the skaters and stamped/heat-embossed the trees from Lovely as a Tree the same way. I used my 3/4 inch circle punch and a post-it note to create my moon mask. Using another post-it note, I protected the snowy ground while I sponged the night sky in Bashful Blue, Bordering Blue and Night of Navy ink. The post-its were removed and I drew in the edge of the lake below the trees. The skaters were watercolored with markers/aquapainter. The ice was sponged in Bashful Blue. Lastly, I heat-embossed the Christmas sentiment from the Curly Label bundle and punched it out with the Curly Label punch. This sentiment was popped up with dimensionals.

I created another one below, but this one is a standard size card using More Mustard as my cardbase and watercolored the ice instead of sponging.

I hope you enjoy today's posting.... I'd love to hear what you think! As always, thanks for visiting, and I hope you had a great weekend!!! See you next time... :)


Little Black Scrap Cat said...

What can I say that I haven't already said??? Your are amazing!! I absolutely LOVE both cards!! And I have what I need to "borrow" them from you. Except, of course, the Big Shot and Top Note die!!!

Great Job!!!

Stephanie said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration. Awesome cards!

Shellie G. said...

Beatiful cards. So vibrantly colored! You are so talented! :-)

Twila said...

What a great idea. Love the colors on this card also.

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