Good evening and welcome to the April edition of the NC Demos Blog Hop. If you stopped by Kelly Taranto’s blog
you know that our April theme is Spring Special Occasions.
Our projects could be something to give for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation, a baby shower, a wedding shower or any other spring holiday or occasion! Since we will actually be at the wedding of a dear friend’s daughter when this post goes live I decided to share the wedding card I created for her. The original idea for this card was part of one of my Mystery Stamping Parties last summer and I still love everything about this fancy fold card.
This fancy fold gift card holder is not my original idea. I saw something similar on a fellow demos post and tweaked it a bit to make it mine. =-)
Here are the measurements if you would like to create this or a similar card:
Merry Merlot for card base and center panel with gift card holder:
- 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
- 11 x 4 ¼. You will score the 11 x 4 ¼ inch piece at 3 ¼, 6 ¼ and 9 5/8
Basic White, for the inside panel 3 x 4
One piece each of the following Designer Series Paper (DSP)
- 3 3/4 x 1 1/2
- 3 x 4
- 4 x 1/4
- 5 1/4 x 4
Scraps of Basic White, Merry Merlot, Smoky Slate and Vellum cardstock for stamping, punching or die cutting the greeting tags and sprigs.
Metallic Mesh Ribbon: 4 inches
Black twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack 12 inches
Do all of your cutting, stamping, punching and die cutting first. The this card goes together in a snap! Just start at the base and work up! I used Multipurpose Glue to attach all my DSP, Dimensionals for the tags and focal points and Tear & Tape to create the gift card holder pocket.
I used my Merry Merlot and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Markers to color the flower on the inside panel.
Thank you for letting me share this elegantly simple card with you! I hope it will inspire you the next time you need a fancy fold card or gift card holider!
Don’t forget to stop by to see the wonderful project I know Tina Lesson
has created this month and come see us the last Sunday in May for another fantastic blog hop!
April Blog Hoppers
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