My Life Scripture

Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV English Standard Version) Holy Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let the reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Gift Card/Money Holder!

We usually give money or gift cards to our family members for Christmas.  I needed a quick card to use for our gift.  I used this card several years ago to give my Sunday School ladies a handkerchief for Christmas....so I made the card this year for our  children/in-laws!
Here are the instructions and photos to create this really simple, useful, fun card!

**You will need a 9x12 piece of paper.  I cut a 12x12 to the correct size...

**Fold the paper in half, with outside of paper showing...(hint...when folding heavy cardstock, please fold lightly, but enough to crease)

**Fold the paper in half, again...
**Open the sheet back to the 9x12 size and mark the center of the fold on the inside of the paper.  Put a ruler at 1 1/2 inches on the center mark of the paper.  Put a mark at the 0 inch, 1 1/2 inch, and 3 inch measurements on the lengthwise fold of the paper...

***Use the top left corner and lower right corners of the paper to form the holders on the card.  Fold the point of each corner up to the 3 inch mark on the lower right corner.  Then fold the point of the top left corner down to the 0 mark.  Crease lightly... 
**Fold the paper back into the card...and you have the Gift Card Holder!!!   Make any adjustments to the folded edges.  Line up all the edges.  This is why you do not want deep creases when you are creating the card!  Now, use your bone folder (or whatever you use) to make the deep creases for your card. 

**At this point you should have a pocket on the outside of the card and the inside of the card!  Here is where you can get creative!  I usually will put a contrasting piece of paper into the front pocket to form the front.  Sometimes I will use the front pocket, but sometimes not!  For this particular card I did not use the front pocket, but attached a Cricut cut that I made.

**Here are the cards that I made using the Folded Gift Card Holder...
**The images are from Cricut Cartridge "Winter Woodland".  They are cut at 4 inches and then covered with glitter.  The "snow landscape" is torn paper that is covered in glitter.  It took longer to make the images than it did to make the cards!



Wednesday, December 1, 2010

"Sew Glad You Are My Friend!" A second card using Collage and COUNTRY LIFE!

I cut a second random piece from my collage board last night.  It was perfect for a new card that I had in mind using the Cricut Cartridge COUNTRY LIFE!  I could hardly believe how the cut looked when I turned it over...it was like it was meant to be!!!

This card was not as labor-intensive as the last one.  The sentiments are stamped with 2 different alphabet sets.  The image from COUNTRY LIFE is cut at 3 inches.  The drawer knobs are tiny clear sparkles.