Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Gift Card w/Ornaments TUTORIAL

Hello Friends!
Today I have a tutorial at the request of our winning commenter, Anne-Marie, to create Gift Card holders that could then be used as ornaments on the tree (love this idea!!). 

So let's get started!

First I cut the 'ornament' shapes using my Cricut machine and WINTER FROLIC cartridge at 5".  You can easily use a circle or any shape you like for these, just make sure your gift card fits the base shape:
 I grabbed a couple of 'gift card' size cards I had to use for this sample plus some Kraft Cardstock for the base, Kaiser Craft paper (DECEMBER 25th) and American Craft glitter tape (love this stuff!).  Of course there are 2 INSPIRED STAMPS used further down:
 Trace the ornament on the back of the patterned paper and cut out.  Adhere like this:
 Next I put on the cards to make sure I like how they fit ( just laid on, not adhered).  I added blue and green glitter tape to the top to match the cards:
 Then stamped and matted the verses I wanted to use:  Luke: 2:14 and Matthew 1:23 from the INSPIRED STAMPS STORE:  $3.99 Single Scripture Stamps section:
 The next part I had to figure out was how to adhere the gift cards to these ornaments without hurting the verses:  I used a clear bag with the adhesive bottom and cut out pieces to place over the part I wanted protected:

 I tried adding the year with the sharpie marker...not sure I like it, but it's on there now :o)  You could also sign your name or just leave it blank.  You could adhere acetate sheets or a transparency sheet over it if you prefer.
 You can see them above and below:
 I adhered the cards using REPOSITIONAL GLUE DOTS to the back of the gift cards so they can be taken off easily when you remove the card:
 Here's the finished ornaments with the gift card (above) and without (below):

 The 2nd one I made with gift card (above) and without it (below)L
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and make some of your own this year!  Gift cards are such popular gifts, this is like getting 2 in one!!

Tomorrow is DT THURSDAY so be sure to pop back over to see all the creations!

1 comment:

  1. Love these! Can't wait to make a bunch of them!! Thank you!! :)


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