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Thursday, October 20, 2011

God's Beauty - Fall Gift Card Set

I enjoy making four-piece greeting cards sets along with a matching box.  My customers seem to prefer a mix of sentiments.   I stamp two each of four or five sentiments and apply a peel away tab.  This allows the recipient to choose the perfect sentiment to suit their needs.  Check out THIS posting to see more information on how I package the sentiments.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Crushed Curry cardstock
    • Layer under stamped image measures 2 3/8" x 3 1/4"
    • Modern Label - can be punched from the center of this layer (to save paper)
  • Dusty Durango cardstock
    • 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"card base
  • Old Olive
    • Layer measures 2 5/8" x 3 1/2"
    • Strip for lace border start with a 1 3/4" x 5 1/2" piece
  • White Naturals cardstock
    • Stamped image measures 2 1/8"x 3"
    • Stamp the butterfly on a scrap piece and trim
  • Dusty Durango ink
  • God's Beauty stamp set
  • Sentiments included in this card set are from the following stamp sets
    • Just Believe
    • On Your Birthday
    • Teeny Tiny Wishes
    • Three Little Words
  • Lace Ribbon Border, Modern Label and Word Window punches
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Brown pearl embellishment
  • Inside liner measures 3 1/8" x 5 1/4"



Card base preparation
    1. Cut off 7/8" along the right side of the top of the card (keep this piece)
    2. Apply adhesive to the inside of the card along the cut edge and attach lace border.
    3. Apply adhesive to the 7/8" strip and place over the lace border.
This four-piece greeting card set is available for purchase. I can mail this gift to your friend, relative, co-worker, etc, and will include your personal note. I accept Paypal and I ship within two business days. Please EMAIL me for more information.

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Helpful hint:  When using border punches, I like to have it centered when applying it to the card base or card layer.  I find that centering the piece of cardstock in the punch and then moving the piece of paper to the right and to the left results in a messy punch.  I always start with my paper in the left side of the punch and move it to the right.  I first created a template using the Lace Ribbon Border punch; I started out with a 7" piece of cardstock.  I lined up my template and centered it to the piece I was going to attached it to.  I was then able to see what part of the lace ribbon ended up on the right side of the cardstock.  I found the starting point on the punch and applied a label showing me where to begin punching.  Perhaps this illustration will show you what a mean. 

2 comments:

Pam~ said...

These are gorgeous, Beth! What a great idea on using sticky paper on your labels! Great gifts!

Teresa said...

Thanks for sharing! I love the colors you used.