SOLD Hi guys! I told you that with all this cold weather it is making me want to create and I wanted to do something a little different, so, I made a Present Card! I have put this card and the instructions on the LOTV Ideas to Inspire Blog also.
Do you remember making these? You start with a sealed envelope then crimp the bottom and the top slides on? hahaha! Look at those bright colors!!! Like I said, around 1997 was when this was made. So this is my little twist on this idea. Here's how I made mine:
Cut two pieces of cardstock, one at 5 1/2" x 11 and score in half. The other piece is 6" x 3" and score on 6" side at 1 1/2.
Now, I chose to sew my edges, but you can use that sticky tape if you like, just make sure it it very skinny. It needs to withstand a card going in and out, so make sure it is strong tape. Notice for the larger piece the fold is at the bottom and the lid, well, of course the fold is at the top. The top is cut slightly larger to go over the bottom piece. TIP- Don't forget if you are sewing to sew the bottom edges of the lid BEFORE you sew down the sides and sew very close to the edge.
Decorate like a present and add all your larger embellishments on this piece because the larger items will not fit in the pocket for the card. I punched two holes at the top of the lid and fed my ribbon through so that when it is pulled to take off the top, it won't fall off with all the wear. I added the brand new small, flat Gardenias from Wild Orchid Crafts and some 15mm roses, and 6mm rosebuds and some flatbacked pearls. The sentiment on the tag is an LOTV sentiment.
After I colored this image the other day for the tutorial, I thought it best to go ahead and use her. This is Rosey Posey from Lili of the Valley. The card for the inside should measure 5" x 5" to go inside easily. If you go much bigger it is too hard to get in and out. Keep in mind FLAT for this card (a very hard job for me).
See how the card tucks inside and the top goes over? Cute huh? I'm so pleased with this card, I want to make another one and make it birthday. I wish you could see it in real life!
I sure hope you like me little tutorial and that you might want to make one. I would love to know if you do so that I can come see it!
Thanks for looking!