Friday, November 25, 2016

Learn to Make a Gift Holder for Cards Using the Festive Blossom Builder Punch

I'm assuming most of you are card makers, right? And if you're anything like me, you've got a rather large stash of homemade cards that is starting to get out of control. Furthermore, you have a large list of friends and relative that you'd like to give something to for Christmas, but the budget is a bit tight this year. Here's where your hobby pays off and gives your hubby a reason to be happy that you've spent like a crazy person on crafting supplies! How many of those people would love to receive a selection of homemade cards for Christmas that they could use year round to give to others? I know I have quite a few among my family and friends who love to get them! And I want to show you a way to package them so that they know that they're getting something extra special.

This is a card holder that I've used time and time again and can hold up to 10 handmade cards of standard (5 1/2" x 4 1/4") size, as long as they are regular thickness, fewer if some are fancy folds with more layers. You use the Envelope Punch Board to make it and it is quick to put together and you can add more or less decor to it as you like. Take a look:

  • These two projects that you see, the card holder on the right and a Christmas card that would fit in it will be the subject of free photo tutorials on my December Newsletter coming out next week! You will get step-by-step instructions accompanied by photos, for each project, including a list of materials you will need and all the measurements. 
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  • The card holder is covered with Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper and features a palette of Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette and Real Red. The belly band holds it closed and features a poinsettia made using the Festive Flower Builder Punch and a tag using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.
  • The card is a quick one with a similar palette except it switches the Real Red for Early Espresso. The sentiment is from the Star of Light stamp set and it uses the Stars Framelits and the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. If you haven't made any Christmas cards yet, this would be an easy one of which to make multiples!

Here's how the holder looks open, just like an envelope with width to it, and, of course, more sturdy so it can stand on its own.

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