Friday, December 5, 2014

Matchbook Style Gift Card Holder with Cardinal - Create with Connie and Mary #332 and Merry Monday #137

This week the challenge with Create with Connie and Mary here is a themed one - to make a gift card holder with a bird on it.  I immediately thought of a cardinal, because cardinals are associated with Christmas.  I have 2 of them in my back yard and I just love to hear their song echoing across the sky.

The challenge with Merry Monday's challenge here is to use a bird on my Christmas card.  I hope they don't mind that I didn't use a card, but a 3D item instead.

I got the idea for the matchbook style pop up gift card holder from Beth Rush here and I used the tutorial for making the cardinal from Alex's Creative Corner here

 Here are the dimensions of the gift card holder:
  • Cherry Cobbler card stock  9 by 4 1/4" Scored from the top at 3 3/4 and 3 5/8 and 2" at the bottom
  • Whisper White Insert  7 by 1 3/4" Scored at 1/2" at the top and 1 3/4" at the bottom.
  • Trim the Tree DSP 4 1/8 by 3"
  • Whisper White card stock  3 7/8 by 2 3/4"

Using the envelope punch board, punch 1" from each end at the top of the holder.
Fold the bottom 2" up and secure with sticky strip.
When the top flap is folded down, the middle notch will fit under this flap.

Making the image panel:
Lay the Hearts and Decorative mask over the Whisper White piece and apply Versa Mark using a sponge dauber.  Apply a mixture of Pool Party and Iridescent Ice embossing powder and heat set.
Attach this piece to the DSP and adhere both to the top of the gift card holder.

The wreath image was stamped using Garden Green with Cherry Cobbler berries, and die cut using the coordinating framelit.  Four flowers and the bow were also stamped and die cut and attached to the wreath using dimensionals.  The center of the flowers were colored with the Daffodil Delight blendabilities.
The fun part was using the Bird Builder punch to make the cardinal.  As I mentioned, I used a tutorial which I will post below:

 Materials for the cardinal included:  Cherry Cobbler , Basic Black, Crushed Curry, and Whisper White scraps of cardstock.  The white gel pen was used for the eye.
The edges of the cardinal were sponged with Cherry Cobbler ink before attaching the wings.  It was attached to the wreath using dimensionals.

The wreath was attached to the top of the already adhered panel.

 The inside strip was folded down at the top 1" and up at the bottom  1 3/4".  A sentiment was stamped on the bottom 1 3/4" using Cherry Cobbler ink.  The gift card will go in this flap.
Tombo glue was applied to the top 1", and that was attached to the upper flap of the holder with the bottom edge at the score line.  Close the gift card and wait a few minutes for the glue to set. When the gift card is now opened, the gift card will now pop up.

To finish the gift card, a White Satin ribbon was tied around the bottom.

Here are the supplies:

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Lisa Young said...

What a fun way to give a gift card! And your idea of the cardinal is perfect for this time of year especially for someone who loves birds. Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

Margaret Raburn said...

I love your gift card made with the Envelope Punch Box!! It is so fun to see the card pocket appear when you open the card! Your cardinal decoration is beautiful for Christmas! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary for this week's challenge!

Brian King said...

Wow! Look at the cardinal from the bird punch! What a lovely project. Thanks for playing along with this week's Merry Monday challenge!

Karren said...

Love your cardinal! So pretty and so clever! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Lisa Martz said...

Love the punch art favorite bird! Great gift card holder! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary challenge this week!

Melissa Davies said...

Oohh! I love the addition of the cardinal to the wreath! Thanks for sharing the details and thanks for joining us in the Gift Card Challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Connie said...

What a special holder for gift cards! LOVE the cardinal punch art on the wreath! Pretty! Thanks for playing along with the gift card challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Deb said...

Love this idea for a gift card holder! So very fun and creative! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

What a wonderful gift card holder! I LOVE that you did the tutorial on the cute! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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