Friday, October 12, 2012

Scallop Envelope gift card holder tutorial

This was one of the projects we did for Cardmaker's Club.  It involved sewing (insert gasp here) but everyone fared well with minimal complaining :).

  The scallop envelope die is slightly too narrow to fit a gift card if die cut as is.  Here is a photo tutorial on how to make the gift card holder.

Use a 6x6 piece of Designer Series Paper and the Scallop envelope die  The Candlelight Christmas paper is shown here.

2. Fold the paper loosely in half.  Don't press to hard on the fold line.  Line up with the die, with the fold line towards the center.

Leave 3 scallops still showing on the edge and die cut.

3. For the belly band - with a 1 x 5 piece of Early Espresso and a slightly shorter piece of Victoria crochet trim adhere these two pieces together with sticky strip.  I used a shorter piece of trim to avoid too much bulk when you are attaching the belly band.

4. Now for the sewing part, using the new Cherry Cobbler Tulle cut a piece as long as 6 scallops.

5.  Fold in half length wise with one side slightly longer than the other.

6. Use a running stitch along the folded edge. 

7. Gather the ends together and attach a Designer Bronze button to the center.

8. Using a heat tool, heat the edges of the tulle until they curl and are slightly melted.  If you see in the two photos the flower shrinks quite a bit once heated.  Be careful when picking up the flower as the button gets HOT!!!! 

9. Attach the flower to the belly band where the edges of the card stock meet.
10.  The finished product.  I added a gift tag stamped with Early Espresso and the stamp is from the set Tags til Christmas.

 I hope you can find the time to create one of these cute holders for the holidays.
Have a great weekend!


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