Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Letterpress Winter Gift Card Tutorial

I did a blog hop the other day with my team.  The Inking Everything Blog Hop! It was a blast!  I have had some requests for the triple time stamping and for these cute little gift cards.  I thought I'd start out with the gift cards as I had them fresh in my mind!  Here is my first free tutorial!  I hope to get them done online. On my YouTube channel, but for now this is my very first tutorial!  Hope you can follow along.  If you have any questions, just let me know!
Here we go! Here are the tools you'll need to get started.  Please forgive my crude tutorial.  It's my first so bare with me! 
Cardstock: 6 3/4 x 4 1/2
DSP: 1 1/2 x 3 3/4 
Belly Band: Optional - 1" x 6 3/4"

You start off with a 6 3/4 x 4 1/2 size sheet of cardstock paper. Use your bone folder or your stampin trimmer to score your cardstock @ 1 3/4x 4 1/2. Score these marks with the 6 3/4 side At the top of the trimmer.

Then turn your paper to the 4 1/2 side and score again on the both sides @ 1/4".

It  should look like this when your done scoring.


Use your score tool to make nice sharp crisp folds! I love my bone folder!


Next, you're gonna make some cuts.  Just along the sides where you scored @ 1/4".  Cut along all the sides EXCEPT where you are going to make your pocket for your gift card.  Also, cut in a little diagonal just so that the folding in goes real smooth!

Now score those sides that you have left and apply green glue or Tombow glue.  This is the sticky stuff! 

Now fold that part up and make a little pocket like this! Easy peasy right?

You can then add your layer (1 1/2 x 3 3/4" DSP) or what ever color paper you like.  

There you go! My first Tutorial!  If you have any questions, let me know!

4 comments:

  1. Raquelle, I will definitely be making some of these for Christmas! Thanks for the detailed tutorial!!

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  2. My pleasure! I hope you get lots of Oooohs and aaaahhhs! God Bless!

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  3. Great Tutorial! Your photos came out very well. I think I have to make one now!

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