This adorable idea came from my friend Helen. I loved her colors (sort of non-traditional), so I kept everything pretty much the same. Here is what the finished project looks like:
So would you like to know how to make one? Okay, let's get started!
First cut your card stock (this is Tempting Turquoise) into 11" x 4-1/4" (half of an 8-1/2" x 11" piece - cut lengthwise). Score with Simply Scored Scoring Tool at 3-3/4", 5-1/2", and 7-1/4".
Fold your shape just at the center line and punch with the Word Window Punch, punching through two layers - but only punching about halfway with the punch. You will probably need to punch twice side-by-side to get it wide enough for a gift card.
Using the 2-Way Glue Pen, glue the edges of the center section. Only put glue on the outside edges (because you want your gift card to go in there, remember?)
Now for some accessories to make it pretty. Take some coordinating DSP, cut to 1" x 3-1/2" (or so). Score lengthwise in half. (This paper is from the Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack.)
With the Snowflake Punch, punch two "antlers" from Basic Black cardstock. Punch the reindeer head from Chocolate Chip cardstock and the "collar" from the DSP using the Stocking Builder Punch. By the way, did you know that the Stocking Builder Punch will NOT be in the next Idea Book & Catalog? It will ONLY be available during the 2011-2012 Holiday Mini Catalog period and that ends January 3, 2012. So if you haven't gotten one of these punches yet, I would highly recommend ordering it NOW. You can order it yourself HERE. The Stocking Builder Punch item number is 124095, price is $16.95.