Thursday, December 4, 2014

Quick and Cute!

In a flurry of a hurry? This month the Dream Team are all about the Quick and Cute...whether that be cards, gifts, wrapping, or tags...we have sleigh-loads of ideas! Play along by posting your creations using the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog, for a chance to win the stencil of your choice, and a possible bonus stencil for using Dreamweaver products in your Quick and Cute project! Here's what fun I've been up to this week:
Envelope Gift Card Holder

Choose your envelope (this is an A2)

Score it down the middle

Fold it in half with the flap to the inside

Open it up and cut away the flap on the right side only, following the fold lines

Tape down the flap on the left side

Add a ribbon to the outside of the envelope, I love using Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac

Add decorative paper to the outside front

Use a stencil, inks and brushes to add a to/from (LS64)

Add decorative papers to the inside along with your to/from

Insert your gift card in the "pocket"

Tie it shut and put it in an envelope
I keep a stash of left over images from past projects. When I need to make something in a hurry (as I almost always need to do!) I go through these first to save time. The crackled holly on the front of this (LL3005) was left over from a long ago project and now has a new use!

I'd love to receive a comment from you before you head on to the rest of the "A" team:

Happy Creating,
Louise

9 comments:

LynB said...

LOVE this project Louise!!!! Wonderful use of our time, scraps and envies!

ionabunny said...

Great idea for a gift card holder. Hugz

Lea said...

This is the coolest gift card holder ever! You rocked this one, Louise!

Pam Hornschu said...

Awesome-sauce! I'm going to have to snag this idea. Love the crackled holly, too!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

That's a great idea...cool beans! A smorgasbord of comments today! huh? AND the crackle technique even...wow Louise!

BurningRubber said...

I love your project! Great idea. I too have a drawer full of left overs to use on cards.

Lynn Mercurio said...

WOW...what a wonderful quick gift idea. Love the crackle on the holly. Great festive colors!

Amante del Papel said...

Beautiful and amazing envelope!

Katie said...

Great idea! I have never seen anyone do this before. I love how it turned out! Love the ribbon and the cracked holly! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.