The moment I saw this week’s design for Freshly Made Sketches’ Challenge, I knew I’d be combining my Gift Card Envelope & Trim Thinlits with my B.Y.O.P photopolymer stamp set to slap a fun gift card on the front of my card. The design screamed “add a gift card enclosure here!” Here’s my card:
And here’s the challenge banner that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- B.Y.O.P. I just love this stamp set – it’s all photopolymer and designed for givers of gift cards. The big sayings are whimsical and fun – but they are also flexible enough to be used in non-gift card projects. Take a look:
- Altered Expectations. As I mentioned above, I immediately knew I’d be using the gift card dies for the front panel on this card. What I didn’t consider when I solidified that decision was that this gift card enclosure is a bit bigger than I anticipated. Don’t get me wrong – it’s an appropriate size – I just wrongly guessed at the size. I suppose I could have created a GINORMOUS card to keep the aspect ratio, but I figured it would work to just flip this sketch on its side.
- Building the Gift Card Envelope. At first glance, the recipient of this card might not notice that this is a gift card envelope on the front of the card, so you might want to make a note inside the card that there’s a gift card on the front. The Designer Series Paper Stack pages aren’t wide enough for the Gift Card Thinlit, so I let the top and bottom get cut off. It’s all good, though! I glued down the bottom flap and glued my B.Y.O.P panel to the top flap. Here’s how it looks once it’s constructed:
I hope you like this project – and I know the recipient of the card will. While many people would love a gift card, everyone loves a hand-made card that is constructed with a fun pocket to hold a gift card. Am I right?
Stamp Sets: B.Y.O.P. Papers: Basic Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Pad Accessories: Gift Card Envelope & Trim Thinlits
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