July 30, 2017

Christmas In July - Carols of Christmas Remarkable Creations Blog Hop

Welcome to the Remarkable Creations Blog Hop. This month, our theme is Christmas in July with a focus on the brand new stamp set, Carols of Christmas. This is an early release from Stampin' Up! and will be available to our customers beginning Tuesday, August 1st; the same day as we demonstrators can begin our pre-orders from the new Holiday Catalog! Ooooh, I can not wait to share all of those goodies with you! Anyway, if this is your first stop along the way, I am Katrina Wolfe and if you scroll down, you will see the list of links for the rest of the talented demonstrators hopping along. Be sure to follow those links to some pretty amazing ideas using this bundle.
I decide to create an elegant gift card holder with this set. This bundle just screams elegance to me so I decided to go with a non-traditional Christmas color palate, Black, Gold and White to capture that elegance.
To create this card, I began with a half sheet of Basic Black, 4.25" x 11" scored at 2", 7.25" and 7.375". Using the envelope punch board, I cut notches from the "longer" end at 1" turned and punched again at 1". This creates a closure for the matchbook style gift card holder. I then folded the lower, smaller end up and secured it with the Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon. I love this ribbon to work with. It's so soft and fluid and so easy to tie into bows.
For the white insert that will hold the gift card, I cut a piece of Whisper White 6.5" x 3.75" and scored it at 1.75" and 6". I then folded on the score lines, the wide end I folded up toward me, and the smaller end, I folded back. I stamped some of the smaller images using Archival Black ink to the piece and applied adhesive to the narrow end and inserted the white piece into the pocket formed by the fold in the card base. I lined it up just beneath the bottom fold line in the base and closed it, burnishing along the area of the adhesive. Now when you open the card, it will naturally lift the gift card up and out of the card base.
Next, I cut a piece of Gold glimmer paper 4" x 3.25" and a piece of Vellum the same size. I ran the Vellum through the Big Shot twice, to cut the frame from both ends of the Vellum. For the second cut, I just lined the sides of the die up and into the previous cuts. I then dusted it with my Embossing Buddy to remove any oils from my fingers and any static. I stamped Deck the Halls with Versamark ink and added Gold Stampin' Embossing powder and heated it with my heat gun. I adhered it to the Gold Glimmer paper with Glue Dots strategically placed behind the embossed image and then adhered the entire piece to the card front using Fast Fuse.
I hope you enjoyed this card and are finding lots of inspiration following the hop. Just click on the next link below to continue along as I promise you won't be disappointed.

Happy Hopping,
Katrina



18 comments:

  1. Love this gift card holder! Thank you for the tips in the video!

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  2. So pretty. The vellum almost looks like gold-embossed felt! Love it! Thanks for sharing. God Bless, Cynthia <><

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  3. Wow the gold and black is soooo classy

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    1. Thank you Virginia, I really love black and gold together!

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  4. Such an adorable gift card holder and love the colors you used!

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    1. Thank you Rachel, it's a fun one to make too

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  6. Black and pink seem to be the new Christmas colors! Love your gift card holder card.

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    1. Thank you so much. I appreciate your kind words.

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  7. Katrina: I followed all the cutting and scoring directions, checked and double checked, but the front image panel is too large and covers up the flap that resulted from the Envelope Board punches. What am I doing wrong?

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    1. Hi did you watch the video just to make sure you're punching the correct end? Otherwise, I'm really not sure. Once you're done, the image piece should have the "tab" created from the envelope punch board sticking out about 1/4". The base should be 11" x 4", scored at 2" this folds up and wrap the ribbon around. Score at 7 1/4" and 7 3/8" this folds down to create the flap and this is the end you punch with the envelope punch board to create the "tab" for closure. Then the image panel is cut 4" x 3 1/4" and attaches to the end with the punched tab. I will also tell you, if you are not using a Stampin' Up! Stampin' Trimmer, your measurements may be off. Before I purchased my trimmer, I had struggled with instructions because I could not get accurate cuts and scores. I highly recommend the Stampin' trimmer or a Fiskars brand. If you are still having an issue, please send me an email with a photo of what you have so far and I will see if I can't figure out where the error is happening. You can email me at snsfromtheheart@gmail.com

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