This card was inspired by a tutorial I saw on the Graphic 45 blog. It was my first attempt at making a gift card holder, and it came together rather quickly. It's not perfect, but I know what to do differently the next time.
Everything used here has been in my stash for quite awhile. The papers are from K&Co's ancestry.com line. First, I cut a piece of the cardstock to an 8-1/2x12" size. With a Martha Stewart Score Board, I scored the paper at 4" intervals. A piece of patterned paper was glued to the second panel. On the last panel, I cut a 4x5 section off and folded and glued the flap (leaving top of flap open) onto the second panel creating a pocket. I fussy cut some flowers from the papers and glued them to the flap, highlighting them with Stickles and Liquid Pearls. A piece of a Zva swirl was added for sparkle.
The front of the card was easy to decorate. I cut out the different sizes of papers and inked and distressed the edges. I am not sure who made the flowers, but I know the leaves are from Prima. The oval circle was cut from the paper pad, the edges highlighted with Inka Gold, and a PTI sentiment stamped on it. Foam dots were added under the oval for dimension. Stamps from Crafty Secrets were used for the corner brackets. Recollections pearls, Zva rhinestone swirl and a bit of lace add the finishing touches.
There you have it--fairly quick and simple. I'll need to make up some more of these. It felt good to use up some of my stash that I have been hoarding. I need to do more of that--a lot more!!
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