Saturday, September 26, 2009

Toille Gift Card Holder Tutorial for the DIYers

Isn't it fun to give? I just recieved the best email! My box of over 170+ handmade cards was received by Operation Write Home! Sandy I am so glad you received the box! Now I am just thrilled that I am able to make a family & soldiers happy even for a moment!

Thanks soooo much for the great package of cards, Michelle! Beautiful
work!! Sandy
Sandy Allnock, President

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So, I'm on a gift card holder kick! I have made so many of these I cannot remember where I found idea but you can surely Google it and find TONS on it! I want to share this with all of you! They are fast. They are easy. The possibilities are endless! OK, I've already said that, but here is my quick tutorial. BlockquoteMy choice of stamps was easy, I'm totally in love with B&W toille! It is such a clean & sophisticated look!
Start with a 4 1/4 X 11" piece of carstock or heavy weight scrapbook paper. An 8 1/2 x 11 sheet with make 2 gift card holders. So talk about economical!!!

After you've made your mountain & valley folds. Turn your cardstock over. Decorate or stamp your cardstock before you glue or tape your folds together. It will be much easier to do this first!

Then, glue or my preferred method is double sided tape to adhere the 2 valley folds together. You will be gluing your decorated sides together. It seems weird, I know. Just do this part, because what comes next is a blast! Get your punches out....

Stamp your sentiments, punch your scalloped & regluarvcircles & layer. Add your embellies, ribbon & you're done!! Hope my Mom likes her gift, but I know she will ***LOVE*** her toille GC holder even more than the $$$ to Panera Bread!

Stamps: The Angel Company Vintage Vine Background, Stampin'Up
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Punches: EK Success & Marvy Uchida
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific & Stampin' Up
Ribbon: Walmart

No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frank -