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Creative Cards Window Gift Card Holder


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Design by: SkyfoggyCafe (4 Projects)
Project skill level: easy
Project time: less than 30 minutes
Project tags: Thank You Cards Celebration Teacher Gifts/Cards Cards Just Because Cards Congratulations Cards Friend Cards Gifts Clean & Simple

I'm all for trying to find creative ways to recycle stuff before it is actually is tossed out in the real recycle bin. That is what inspired me to make this fun project using leftover scraps and recycled plastic package clam shells -- such as the packaging Cricut cartridges comes in.

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Adhesive & Zip Dry Glue
  • Card stock
  • Plastic - apprx 4" square
  • Embosser
  • Glitter pen
  • 1 sheet of pattern paper for envelope

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

CUTS: Creative Cards Cartridge Windows - cut all images at 4”
1. Card base with white card stock (cut 1)
2. Light Blue (for right flap) - Layer + Card1 (cut 1)
3. Brown window frame (cut 1)
4. Green leaves (cut 1)
4. Polka dot pink flowers (cut 1 set)
5. Floral pattern paper for curtain (cut 1)
6. Polka dot blue flower box (cut 1)
CUT FOR LEFT INSIDE FLAP: (1) position Layer+Card1 on mat; (2) from the CCR Font&Basic - Geometric Shapes, use #6 rectangle, resize & position rectangle on top of the Layer so that there will be a 1/4” border. The image should look like a picture frame. This piece will be used for behind the window. (3) Cut in white card stock. (cut 1)
WINDOW PANE: Emboss the piece of plastic with swirl pattern embossing folder; trim the plastic to fit behind the cutout for window space with overlap to adhere onto card; apprx 3-3/8 x 2-3/8".

WINDOW FRAME & FLOWER BOX: Emboss with different patterns for dimension and texture.
ENVELOPE: Use pattern paper; cut, score, fold and glue to form envelope.
To Assemble:
Card Base: Score and fold the base in thirds.
Front Flap: Adhere window frame, flower box, leaves and flowers to the front of the card.
Behind Front Flap: (1) Adhere the curtain. (2) Position the window pane on top of the curtain and glue edges with Zip Dry. (3) position the "picture frame" Layer on top of plastic and glue with Zip Dry.
Right Flap: Adhere the light blue sky Layer.
Embellish the center of each flower with glitter pen.
Center section of card: use glue dots to adhere a gift card or write your sentiment.

Step 1

CUTS: Creative Cards Cartridge Windows - cut all images at 4”
1. Card base with white card stock (cut 1)
2. Light Blue (for right flap) - Layer + Card1 (cut 1)
3. Brown window frame (cut 1)
4. Green leaves (cut 1)
4. Polka dot pink flowers (cut 1 set)
5. Floral pattern paper for curtain (cut 1)
6. Polka dot blue flower box (cut 1)

Step 2

CUT FOR LEFT INSIDE FLAP: (1) position Layer+Card1 on mat; (2) from the CCR Font&Basic - Geometric Shapes, use #6 rectangle, resize & position rectangle on top of the Layer so that there will be a 1/4” border. The image should look like a picture frame. This piece will be used for behind the window. (3) Cut in white card stock. (cut 1)

Step 3

WINDOW PANE: Emboss the piece of plastic with swirl pattern embossing folder; trim the plastic to fit behind the cutout for window space with overlap to adhere onto card; apprx 3-3/8 x 2-3/8".

WINDOW FRAME & FLOWER BOX: Emboss with different patterns for dimension and texture.

Step 4

ENVELOPE: Use pattern paper; cut, score, fold and glue to form envelope.

Step 5

To Assemble:
Card Base: Score and fold the base in thirds.
Front Flap: Adhere window frame, flower box, leaves and flowers to the front of the card.
Behind Front Flap: (1) Adhere the curtain. (2) Position the window pane on top of the curtain and glue edges with Zip Dry. (3) position the "picture frame" Layer on top of plastic and glue with Zip Dry.

Step 6

Right Flap: Adhere the light blue sky Layer.

Step 7

Embellish the center of each flower with glitter pen.

Step 8

Center section of card: use glue dots to adhere a gift card or write your sentiment.

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Fantastic project! Thank you for swinging by my blog and for giving me a link to this project!! Love it! I saved you as a fave designer and 'faved' the project! Nadia (Withglitteringeyes.blogspot.com)

Published on April 13, 2013 by NadiaHerbstMcConnell Flag Comment As Inappropriate