Monday, January 19, 2015

Three-sided Corner Gift Card Valentine


Valentine Card Top View

Three Sided Corner Gift Card Valentine  Repost from 2013


This is three-sided corner card has a built-in pocket for a gift card or any other flat thing you would like to insert.  Once opened, the card stands up by itself. 





Inside of the Valentine

 It's based on the Mother's Day card that I presented last year, but the template and directions have been improved. The graphics are from Dover Pictura.  My printer doesn't always match the colors on my screen, so the image you see above is what prints out on mine, but the PDF colors look a little different than what I see in the PDF.  The colors on this card are suitable for either a male or female. As with the Mother's Day card template, there are alternate squares that will enable you to customize the card to your liking. I hope you enjoy this three-sided corner Valentine gift card/holder.  This time I have included a template for a matching envelope as well. 



Materials needed:

Printed pattern/template   Download the pattern HERE.
scissors (or other cutting equipment,)
a scoring tool (I use a steel crochet hook for mine,)
adhesive (double side tape or glue.)
ruler

Directions

Cutting

Cut out the pieces you need. I have now included a thin black line around the edges of the patterns.  Cut directly in the middle of the black lines. 

Scoring

You no longer need to score on the back of the card, just score directly on all of the dotted lines.  If you don't have a scoring tool or thin bone folder, you may use a butter knife, screwdriver, empty ball point pen or similar objects.  I like to use a steel crochet hook.  Line up the ruler along side the dotted lines.  (It helps to put your scoring tool on the line first and slide the ruler up against it.) Hold the ruler down with one hand, then with the scoring tool, press firmly and drag on the dotted lines. 


Score vertically.
Score horizontally.














Score diagonally.
Score diagonally.











Folding
Fold the card in half vertically, crease the fold firmly. 
Open the card and fold in half horizontally, crease the fold firmly. 




Open the card, and pinch the diagonal score line forward into a mountain fold. 
Crease the fold firmly. Repeat with the other diagonal score line.
Bottom outside corners together. Crease fold firmly.

Push flap down. Crease fold firmly.

Push flap in. Crease fold firmly.

Fold top down. Crease fold firmly.
 This video help you understand the complete folding process.
Everytime you make a fold, remember to crease it firmly.
video

Gluing the Card 

(Important! If you wish to write something on the inside of the card, be sure to write it before you apply the adhesive!)


I like to use double sided tape. White glue is good too but remember to hold it down firmly until it dries.
Apply adhesive to bottom of right triangle.  Avoid putting adhesive on the folds. Stop just short of them.
Match the bottom corners and press firmly. 
Repeat the process. Avoid putting adhesive on the folds. Stop just short of them.
Fold the flap down and press firmly.  You  have now created the pocket for the gift card.
Slide the gift card in the pocket. Avoid the area where you put the adhesive.



Embellish the top of the card, or choose from  the blank panel,the graphics panel or the sentiment panel.  All three are a tiny bit larger than the card to cover up marginal folding errors.
Line up the corners to make sure the panel
is facing the right way.


Apply adhesive along all four sides of the card top.
Center  the decorative panel carefully and smooth along the edges.
Creating the Envelope

Cutting

When cutting the envelope piece out, cut on the middle of the black line that surrounds the piece.

Scoring

Score on the dotted line in the middle of the card.
Use the border of the blue frame to score the side flaps.
Use the border of the blue frame to score top envelope flap.
Fold on the scored line. Crease the fold firmly.

Fold side flaps inward. Crease the folds firmly.

Gluing

Put adhesive along the side edges of the bottom flap.
Begin and end the adhesive about 1/4 inch from the fold and the bottom edge.
Fold bottom of envelope upwards onto the side flaps.
Smooth the edges down and press firmly.
Insert card.
Add adhesive to stick down the flap or use a sticker to hold it down.
Front of the envelope.  
I hope you enjoy this pattern.  Happy Valentine's Day!

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EZ3D Pop-up Valentine Tent Place Card Repost


EZ3D Pop-up Valentine Tent Place Card. Quick and easy to make.
Quick and Easy Pop-up Valentine Tent Place Cards 
Repost from 2013

These pop-up tent place cards are super easy to make and are perfect for young children's Valentine parties!  The bears and hearts graphic is one I have edited and adapted from Dover Publications - a great place to get images.  For the message on the back, I used the Hole Hearted Font, courtesy of the most gracious and wonderful ANKE  ! This template has 4 cards on 1 page.  Instructions are also included on the second page.

Download template here.   Set your printer margins to 0 to be on the safe side.  For best results, resizing is not recommended.

Materials and tools needed:  Cardstock (to print template on), craft knife, scissors and ruler (optional.)

The directions are very simple.  Cut directly on the black lines to cut out the card.  With a craft knife, cut the upper part of the rectangle as shown in the photo below.   You may cut directly on the gray line or along the side of it.  Push the flap a little to make sure it is free of the rest of the card. Then fold the card back on the dotted black lines.





That's it!  You are done.  Happy Valentine's Day and happy cutting!

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Treasured Times Digi-stamp Pop Up Card.

I created this pop-up card using a digi-stamp for a challenge in the Treasured Times Rubber Stamps Facebook group.  The group is open to the public and the members are wonderful and supportive.  Jody Stacy is the owner of Treasured Times Rubber Stamps and she keeps us on our toes with lovely challenges and lovely prizes as well.  Treasured Times Rubber Stamps offers digi-stamps and clear polymer stamps in addition to traditional rubber stamps.  If you enjoy this image, do pay a visit to her lovely blog at http://treasuredt.blogspot.com/

When I saw this delightful digi-stamp, I knew it would make a wonderful pop-up card.  Because the bottom legs of the wardrobe were quite slender, I created matching drawers to support the wardrobe.  The wall, floor and rug were colored digitally but the rest of the images were hand colored with Prismacolor pencils.  I also fussy cut some of the images and layered them over the base image to create a little more dimension.  I am sorry I cannot offer you a template as the digi-stamp is copyrighted but it may give you some inspiration to try something like this on your own.  Hope you enjoyed it.



Right click and open the image in another window and you will be able to see a larger photo.


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Gatefold Easel Birthday Card

Hello, Everyone!  I wanted to share an A6 size easel card with a gate fold top with you today.  I made this card for my mother's 82nd birthday.  The little doors open to reveal a poem I wrote about her birth.

I used Sue Wilson's  Eternal Rings dies to create the doors.  I wanted them to have depth, so I tripled the die cuts and glued and stacked them and then glued them to a kraft card stock panel.  It created an effect similar to carved wood.  There are two dies in the set.  One to cut out the eternal rings pattern and an outside rectangular die to cut the panel.  I used Tombow's Mono Liquid glue to adhere them together.  I adhered tiny stick on pearls (from Hobby Lobby in the centers of the little flower shapes.

Easel card with a gate fold top. 
Here is a view of the doors opened to reveal the poem I wrote for Mom's card. I created the gate fold out of Graphic 45 's Ladies' Diary Delicate Details scrapbook paper (to create a hinge) and glued the Eternal Rings panels to it.  It was necessary to do this, so the doors would stay closed. You could skip this step and make the gatefold out of card stock, if you don't mind the doors springing open, 
but I preferred them to lie flat.  

Gate fold "doors" open up to reveal the sentiment.

Here is a close up of the poem I wrote for the card. The font I used is called Chopinfont. It can be downloaded for free from several places on the net. I printed it out onto cream colored card stock and then used oval dies from Sizzix  to cut it out and to also cut out a larger oval from Gold pearlized cover stock that I got from Kelly's Paper in Santa Ana, CA.  They are a large chain and if they don't have a store in your area, you can order from them online. Whenever I stick nesting shapes or panels together, I like to use Tombow's Mono Multi glue.  If the glue is applied and left to sit for a little while, it becomes tacky and somewhat reposition-able.  Makes it easier when trying to center layers. 


Inside sentiment poem.

Here is the "stop" for the top of the card to rest against.  I used Spellbinders  Labels Four Nestability dies for this.  For the bottom layer, I cut two out of the gold cover stock and glued them together, then used the next smaller size to create the sentiment panel out of the cream card stock. I used a lovely Happy Birthday sentiment from Inspired by Stamping and heat embossed it in gold.
For the finishing touch, I used a  Fancy Labels 2 pearl design from Want 2 Scrap .  

"Stop" for the easel card top.
Materials used:
kraft card stock
Cream colored card stock
Gold Metallic cover stock from Kelly's Paper
scrapbook paper - Delicate Details from Graphic 45 Ladies' Diary collection.
Want 2 Scrap Fancy Tags Two (S5-030-WhiteP Nestabling
the Paper Studio self adhesive Gemstones Pearl Rnd 3mm Stkr from Hobby Lobby
Happy Birthday Stamp from Inspired by Stamping's Fancy Circles stamp set.
Eternal Rings Striplet die from Craft Dies by Sue Wilson
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four
Sizzix Oval Frameits dies #657563
Sizzix Big Kick (Big Shot) die cutting machine
Tombow USA Aqua Mono Liquid Glue and Mono Multi Glue


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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Taylored Expressions Hexagon Cutting Plate

I have a wonderful cutting plate die made by Taylored Expressions - one of my favorite craft companies.  The moment I saw this cutting plate I knew it had many possibilities. The die cut can be used whole, in parts and as you can see in the photo, the positive cut pieces can be used alone or to reinsert to create an inlaid effect.

The flower was created by trimming the die cut to create two flower shapes that were then overlapped.

I created the center of the flower by covering one of the little hexagon pieces with gold metallic pigment ink and then using thick clear embossing powder, heated it up to create a glossy 3D piece.

Here is the inside of the card.

Inside left panel.




Inside right panel.


The paper I used behind the die cuts was from the Bo Bunny 6X6 Pad Serenade Collection. I believe I got it from The Flying Unicorn - one of my very favorite scrapbook companies.
The stacked oval dies are from Sizzix  - Oval Framelits #657563.
The stamps that I used to heat emboss the sentiments are from the Verve Chevron Love Collection.

I have one more Taylored Expressions hexagon cutting plate example to share.  I made it for a dear friend of mine.  The background paper came from the stash of a friend of mine. I don't know the name of the company but I love this pretty paper.  The flowers were made with Fiskars' Oopsie Daisy Punch.  The center of the flowers was glittered with Sparkle N Sprinkle Cloud Nine Semi-transparent glitter.  It's a very fine and gorgeous glitter.  The photo doesn't do it justice.



I was not paid or compensated for this post.  All the products I have mentioned are products I own and use. I include the links to the companies and products in my post to offer support to the companies I appreciate and also as a service to my readers who would like to find out more about the companies or products.

Have a great day.  I hope you enjoyed the projects.

Grandma Jean  (AKA Jean Bullock)

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