Friday, November 7, 2014

Gift Card Ornaments

Hello, everyone...happy Friday...and welcome to the CutCardStock blog. We are so happy to see you here and hope you will want to visit often!!

I am one who doesn't like to shop so I am a big fan of gift cards. I made some gift card ornaments for you to check out today and I hope you will like them! They are so quick and easy to make! You can hang them on your Christmas tree, use them around the neck of a  wine bottle , or just to decorate a package. If you don't give gift cards, you can use these for little folded notes.


Hopefully in some of the pictures you will be able to detect the sparkle on the absolutely lovely papers I have used. This month the DT has been asked to use red/green/white CS and I think the most beautiful and festive are from the Stardream Metallic Collection at the CutCardStock shop. For my project I have used Stardream Metallic Jupiter, Stardream Metallic Emerald, and Stardream Metallic Crystal. For all of the little scenes, I used scraps of the same and some bits and pieces from my scrap bag. The gold touches are Bright Foil.

Of course you can make these envelopes any size you wish but I am going to share with you the measurements I used. I first cut a 5" square of CS and to make the project go quick as a wink I used the WeR Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. I lined up the CS ro the 2 5/8" mark and made my first punch and first score. (I have marked the score lines with a Sharpie so you could follow me along easier).


Next I turned the piece of CS 90 degrees counterclockwise, lined up the point and first score line, and punched and scored again.


Turn the CS one more time, again counterclockwise and 90 degrees, and lined up the point and the second score line. Again, punch and score.


Turn the CS for the last time and just punch...DO NOT SCORE!


Round the corners of the top of the envelope (the unscored one) and the opposite corner which will be the bottom flap of the envelope. Also use a bone folder to make the score lines crisp.


Bring the two sharp; points together and adhere.


Bring the rounded bottom flap up and adhere.


Now you are ready to make a hole in the top flap for hanging and decorate to your heart's desire. I used some gold stretchy cord but you could just as easily use twine or narrow ribbon. I mostly used the Impression Obsession Christmas Icons dies but I'm sure you have so many ideas for decorating your ornaments!!!

Here are the examples I made...hope you like them!!




Thank you so much for dropping by today and I would love to know what you think about my project this time! If you use this tutorial, please let me know. I would love to see your projects!! Until the next time, big hugs from Jacque!

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24 comments:

paperpapier said...

I like the cute gift tag. Now, it gives me some idea to incorporate little gift tag into my layout...! Awesome!

marta said...

great!!!! I love these tags. marta

Donna said...

These are adorable Jacque! Love the little scenes you've created! Kitty is very inspirational isn't she? Thanks for the tutorial.

Laila B. said...

Very clever....love it!!! Hugs, Laila

Carol TheAnswerIsChocolate said...

These are brilliant!

Maryann Laursen said...

WOUW Jacque, these little gifttagholders are soo gorgeous. We also use gift tags more and more, as it´s almost impossible to get anything for anybody these days, that they don´t already have, so I too think, this is such an awesome solution too, and use it a lot. And I absolutely love the little scenes, you´ve created for these, sooo lovely.

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable gif tag holders! Thank you for the tutorial and for the chance.
Happy crafting!

Debbie said...

Wow what a fabulous tutorial.keep wondering whether to get this envelope punch board. I've got the gift box and gift bag boards which I love. Love what you've made.hugs x

theCook said...

Love this idea! Would use it as simple tags too, so that the card inside says the "to/from" without writing it directly on the decorated tag!

Pollard Carole said...

So beautiful what a fabulous idea these are just stunning Love and hugs Carole x

Pollard Carole said...

these are fabulous a gorgeous designs and a great idea just perfect Love and hugs Carole x

Denise Bryant said...

These are absolutely adorable! Thanks for the tutorial! I'm excited to try some of these ideas!

Sue D said...

These are adorable! I like the little scenes you created and how you made the envelopes.

Margaret Pender said...

These are so lovely. What a good idea to make the envelope too! I am obsessed with IO dies and thank you for the chance to win these cuties. I have left a comment on your blog too. Margaret

loulou said...

This is such a fabulous idea. I love your toppers, especially the adorable scene with the snowman.

fusiafscrapping said...

I love the way you decorated cards :D

Dr Sonia S V said...

What super cute creatiosn Jacque and awesome tutorial
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Teela said...

Inspired me, Would love to make some tags with these die! Lovely!

Laura said...

SWEET! A tutorial too! I just purchased one of these envelope punch boards a couple weeks ago and have yet to try it out. I know what my first try at it will be... Thanks Jacque!

Laura C.

Rhonda Miller said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I love these.

Christy Toney said...

The most adorable things I've seen in a while, thanks for the idea!!!

--ct

Heather G said...

These are just too cute. I'm going to make the envelope right now so I don't forget how to do it. Love the dies and they sure add the "finishing touch" to these gift card holders.

UTs Hobby Time said...

Gift tags very elegant. The dies are extremely gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial.

Joni Kelly said...

I've been looking at all the ideas, but until a couple days ago still had no idea if I'd use any of the tag related ideas.

Sunday I put up my Christmas tree, very early. There are no decorations as I wondered if my new litter of kittens would leave it standing! After looking at these tags again I know how I will now decorate the tree! Thanks for such a cute idea!