And as it's Friday it's time for a new challenge over at Polkadoodles and this week the challenge is a great one for everyone - 'Spring Colours'! Nice and easy - so do have a look at the great inspiration from the DT and then join in!
For my 'Spring Colours' creation I've made what I call a 'Criss Cross Gift Card' using the Polkadoodles 'Cherryblossom Lane' cd available HERE - and there are some gorgeous images and papers on the cd suitable for all projects and occasions!
And over at Polkadoodles we've started doing some tutorials as to how to make different projects that will help give us all a little inspiration, especially when Mr Mojo goes walkabout! This week I've done a tutorial on how to make this gift card. Now, this is my first attempt at a tutorial so please be gentle with me - and I would love to get your feedback on whether it's ok and particularly if it makes sense lol!
The tutorial is below!
This is a little tutorial on what I’ve made for this week’s challenge and what I describe as a ‘CrissCross Gift Card’ ! And there are quite a lot of pics so please bear with me! The papers and topper I’ve used are from the Cherryblossom Lane cd – with some added wording on the topper.
I’ve started with :-
2 x 6” square card blanks
or 2 x A4 sheets of card, cut to 148mm x 295mm and scored & folded in half
2 (or more) sheets of design paper
A topper of choice
Ribbon or twine, embellishments, etc.
Cut the fronts of the two card blanks at a diagonal and keep the offcut pieces.
Trim a 2cm wide strip from the long edge of the offcut triangle pieces.
Cut and stick the design papers to fit the two front triangles on the card, the inside square of one of the cards and the two smaller triangle pieces
Edge the triangle edges with border punches, edge dies or lace, etc. Then glue the two base cards together so the front flaps overlap. The smaller triangles are then glued on the inner card along two sides (probably easier to use double sided tape to do this – not sure it shows up too well on the photo!)
I’ve mounted the topper onto some coloured card, then used a length of sheer ribbon that wraps around the card with plenty of length to tie a bow.
And this is the finished card with some buttons added for embellishments! The inner triangles form a pocket that could take a voucher or gift card – as this is a ‘garden’ themed card I’ve added a packet of flower seeds! But it would be great with different papers and topper and a gift card added for a teenager, or Christmas papers with vouchers inside! A nicer way of giving a little gift!
Hope you liked the tutorial!