Thursday, April 16, 2015

Graduation Gift Card Holder

Happy Thursday Junkies!
Jerri here, to show you a Graduation Gift Card.  Can you believe it's that time of year already?!  May is right around the corner.
I find it hard to believe that another school year has flown by. I find it even HARDER to believe that my niece is old enough to graduate.  Sheesh... she's making me feel old.
I got the idea to use this stamp as a pocket, because I like the way the flowers were left open and free form at the top.  I generally give gift cards for graduations, so I thought this stamp would make a perfect pocket for just that purpose.  Also, by putting the gift card and the sentiment on the front, you can use the entire inside of the card to write a special message if you so desire.

Here's how I made my card---feel free to do your's however you like. Just have fun with it!
  • Stamp Darling Blooms onto white cardstock using black Versafine ink and clear embossing powder. If you don't have that, you could use Versamark clear and black embossing powder.
  • Heat your image with a heat tool to activate the embossing process.
  • Once the embossed image has cooled, color it in with as many colors as you like.  I used my Prismacolor pencils but you could also use Copics, Distress Markers or whatever you prefer.
  • Cut out the stamped, colored image.
  • Using a sewing machine, stitch around the 3 straight edges of the image.
  • Attach your cut out to the card front, leaving the top open for the tag. I used redline tape to make sure it was secure.
  • Either purchase or create a tag with dimensions that will fit inside your pocket.  This size may vary slightly depending on how close to the edge you use your redline tape.  I cut my tag using the Silhouette Cameo.  I embellished the tag with a ribbon and by sewing around the edge to match the pocket. 
  • Attach your gift card to the tag using a repositionable adhesive.
  • Stamp the sentiment on white cardstock.  I used "congratulations" out of the set Holidays 1 Flourish Sentiments.
If coloring isn't your thing, I have a plan up my sleeve for next week, to give you another great way to use this beautiful Darling Blooms stamp. 

I hope this inspires you to get a jump on those graduation cards. 

Have a great day!