About a month ago, I found this SUPER cute gift certificate holder that a very talented CTMH consultant had made using Veranda for a customer of hers. This came at a time that I was in need of a gift certificate for a friend of mine that was going to use it for a raffle.
The original gift certificate holder was a bit longer as she had used a gift certificate that she had made ( I am guessing). Well, CMTH already has one made up that I just had to download and print! Does not get much easier than that!! After just a little measuring, I made one to fit the one that CTMH created for us to use.
The dimensions for my version are 7 X 10 3/4. Score at 3.5, 4.5, 5.5, 9 and 9.5 . The original length of paper was 12 inches. This is what you will use if you don't want to scallop your front edge in a different color that the rest of the holder. Clear as mud? LOL I will explain a bit more below......
This is what the side of the holder will look like. The bottom should be folded on the score lines to resemble a W. The top of the Cherry Paper front will go directly under the flap and should meet at the top of it. I used a small magnet (Basic Grey, I think) to secure the flap to the front. The magnet went under my flower and under the paper on the front.
As you can see I have my Colonial White CS cut a bit shorter than the scalloped edge. This is because I wanted to use Chocolate for my scalloped edge and the only way I could find to accomplish this was to cut the Colonial White shorter than the Chocolate. This is the reason that my version is 10 3/4 in length and not 12 inches.
I also used CTMH's Soft Set Eyelet tool and eyelets to attach my chocolate ribbon handle. As you can see from the photo, I just knotted the ribbon and fed it through and knotted it again. Easy Peasy!! My gift card is attached with a bit of adhesive on all 4 corners.
If you know of anyone that would LOVE to receive the gift of scrapbook/stamping supplies, contact me and I will customize a gift certificate holder for you!! Or if you like this one, I can make another one!
All supplies are CTMH!!
Paper: Cherry-O, and coordinating CS included in paper pack
Inks used: Chocolate, Tulip and Sweet Leaf
Embellishments: Large Soft Set Eyelets, Chocolate Ribbon, Tulip Bloom and Tulip Brad
Tools: Soft Set Eyelet Tool, Corner Rounder with guard removed and 1 1/4 CTMH Circle Punch
Thanks for stopping by!
I hope that I have inspired you to either create one of these for your own gift certificates, OR to contact me for your very own gift certificate holder to give to the scrapbooker/stamper in your life!
Happy Scrapping and Stamping!!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Gift Certificate Holder in Cherry-O
Life has a way of throwing us curveballs when we least expect it. What we do and how we react to those curveballs, is up to us. Who would have thought that at the age of 45 I would be starting my life over, reinventing myself and finally figuring out what I want to be when I grow up. Well, ALMOST! lol I want to play with ink, paper and ribbon and share Stampin' Up's wonderful products and opportunities with you!! I am THRILLED to be part of this company and am looking forward to seeing where the wind takes me. Happy Stamping!!