Monday, 19 November 2012

The Christmas Gift-Velope By Hels

Gooooodly Morning Snazzyfans... blimey, I don't know about you but November has whizzed past and my thoughts are now turning to Christmas and pressie-time.  I am sometimes a bit useless at buying gifts for loved ones so I tend to get a nice gift card or voucher... and usually they come with cards from the store, which are invariably all a bit samey.  So, I hit on the idea of making a little Gift-Velope so I can pop cash or a voucher or a gift card into it, the recipient will then have a little keepsake that they can keep or display over Christmas.  To make it is simples and using the new Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage papers makes it even more simples because this paper is actually a really decent thickness, tis more like a cardstock, so it is sturdy enough to score and fold and stands up to being handled.  Add to that the lush designs, well, like I said, simples!  Here are the measurements if you fancy making some yourself:

Cut a piece of paper to measure 26cm x 13cm.  Along the long edge score in from the left at 8.5cm and 9.5cm.  This will make your first foldy bit.  Then score and fold again at 19cm and 20cm.  This is your second foldy bit (do you like the technical terms I am using? lol)  Then use a bone folder or similar and fold your scored lines and press a nice crease into the paper.  Snip the left hand flap at angles of 45degrees so you have a tag top shape (as shown)   Cover the inside with co-ordinating papers, this not only makes it prettier, it also adds some more dimension to the design.

For the pouch, cut a piece of paper to measure 9.5cm in height and 26cm in length.  Score and fold the paper so it has an over-flap of 1.5cm at one end, this will then fold over to secure the pouch together.  Finally, stick the bottom of the flap together and glue to the inside fold as shown.  For the closure I used a couple of punched 1/2" circles that I popped a couple of the co-ordinating Teresa Collins brads through and used Paper String to fasten the flaps together.  All of the cut edges of my papers were blended with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink just to tone them in and add a smidge of vintageness to the design.

I added a couple of Alterations Snowflakes, also cut from the gorgeous papers and then popped a couple of little bells on for a bit of decoration.  I also diecut the 25, coated it with Glue & Seal and then sprinkled Rock Candy Dry Stickles over to add some blingyliciousness to the design.   I hope that you do make some of these, please do let me know - they are a doddle to make but if you have any probs, just bob me an email over and I will try to explain better!   As ever, these delicious goodies are available from Snazzy's... check out their website for lots of new stashly goodies added regularly.  Oh and don't forget, Snazzy's are offering this months' Design Team kits for a discounted price... seriously GREAT value cos there are stamps in the kit too which I haven't used yet!!  Please do scroll back over the previous posts to see the gorgeous creations my teamies have also been making... they are all using the same products... but all so different so lots of inspirations for you all.    Oh and before I go... if you CLICK HERE you can leave a comment and be in with a chance of winning the DT kit we have been working with (obvs a new one, not the ones we have chopped up!)    Thanks for looking!