Here's my design team sample for this week's Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge. It's a gift card holder made with the envelope punch board. It's super easy to make! The stamps are from Endless Wishes. You probably recognize the rest of the supplies I used, but if not, leave me a comment and I'll reply.
Here's the back side of the gift card holder open. You can see where I punched it with the envelope punch board.
Start with a 4.5" x 6.5" piece of designer series paper (DSP). I used the Trim The Tree Designer Series Paper Stack. These packs are cut to just the right size - no waste and no little scraps left over.
Punch 3.25" in from each side.
Score the bottom at 1.5" and fold up.
Use Fast Fuse just on the outside edges and adhere. You want to keep the adhesive at the outside edges so that the gift card can tuck down into the pocket.
Fold the top down and tuck the flap under the folded up edge (see next picture).
Crease top edge and make crisp with bone folder.
Here's the back side of the gift card holder closed. See how the flap tucks into the bottom?
Here's this week's sketch. Be sure to head to the Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge site to see the rest of the design team samples and to link your entry. Hope you'll play along this week!
Here's my design team sample for this week's Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge. You'll see when you get to the sketch that I didn't follow it very closely. I got the three elements across the top and the sentiment, but after that it's a pretty broad interpretation.
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Cardstock: Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink Pads and Markers: several colors
Big Shot: Circles Framelits
Punch: 7/8" Circle Scallop Punch, Corner Rounder
Here's the inside of the card. I thought the cardinals looked cute in the corner.
Blogger is acting funny right now and I don't want to mess up the TSSC site, so I'm not copying over the sketch. You can see it when you check out the rest of the design team samples at the Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge site. This is also where you link your entry. Hope you'll play along this week!
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I didn't use adhesive on this box, so when you open it, it's like an explosion box, which is kind of fun.
Above: view of the tag
Below: side view of the box
Here's the Marina Mist box from the top. The tag on this one is a little smaller than on the other box.
Here's a side view. I attached the side flaps on the outside on this box. It kind of looks like the sides of a take out box.
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Stamp set used is Endless Wishes. It's a fantastic set. Love that font and the way you can mix and match words and phrases. The snowflakes are also part of the set. I used the gold sequins on the tag on the top box, but I didn't think they'd go as well with the Marina Mist.
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Here's my design team sample for this week's Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge. This card became an extra challenge for me this week. It's made entirely of pieces I already had. It started because I saw some trees I'd cut out with the Snowflake Card Thinlits Die, then I found the oval that the trees fit on perfectly, and it just went from there.
Even the card base was already cut. The only thing I did was punch the Lucky Limeade strip with the Scallop Edge Border Punch. The strip was already cut - a 1/2" remnant from making 4" x 5 1/4" pieces to layer on cards. I just had to punch it. The background piece was already embossed with the Chevron Embossing Folder and the Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP) was already cut. It was kind of fun - and made me realize just how many bits and pieces I have sitting around. Maybe I should challenge myself like this more often!
Here's this week's sketch. As you can see, I didn't put anything where the star is. I had planned to put the little cardinal from Festival of Trees in that area, but it just didn't look right. I decided I liked the card just the way it is.
Here's my design team sample for this week's Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge. As soon as I saw this week's sketch, the square shape made me think of a gift box. This is the first time I tried out my new Gift Box Punch Board. I like it!
Stamps: The Newborn King
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Night of Navy, and Whisper White
Designer Series Paper (DSP): Neutrals Paper Stack (Retired)
Ink: StazOn Black, asst. Stampin' Write Markers for coloring
Stampin' Up! has introduced a beautiful new Christmas stamp set - Gentle Peace.
These pictures are from the Stampin' Up! blog. The set works beautifully with Blendabilities, but you could color it in more traditional ways, too. Or use it as line art, as on the blue card. This would also be a perfect stamp for the stained glass technique using vellum.
Gentle Peace (139523) is a photopolymer set with 4 stamps. Recommended clear block sizes are A, F, & H (not included in the set).
Accessories: Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Simply Pressed Clay
I have really been doing a lot of the Rock and Roll technique lately. It's thanks to that technique that the butterfly has its pretty two-toned look. I made the button myself using the Simply Pressed Clay and the Buttons and Blossoms Simply Pressed Molds. The clay is white, but it can be colored. I used my Smoky Slate Stampin' Write marker to make the button match one of the colors in the Designer Series Paper.