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Winter Wonderland Gift Card Wallet Tutorial

Spellbinders Winter Wonderland Gift Card Wallet Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  I’m popping in with a little surprise Spellbinders Winter Wonderland Gift Card Wallet Tutorial on this Monday morning.  It’s going out a little later than I had hoped, but better late than never, right?

Spellbinders Winter Wonderland Gift Card Wallet Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

My friends at Spellbinders sent me this lovely collection, and I spent a delightful afternoon creating a pile of festive Christmas cards with it.  As is usually the case, once I got done, I had a wonderful pile of scraps on my desk.  After pondering several good ways to use them, I landed on the idea of making Christmas Gift Card Wallets.  Oh, what fun!  In fact, they were so much fun, I decided I should make a little tutorial for you so you can make them, too.

Each gift card is measures 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and is made from one 12″ x 3 1/2″ scrap of white cardstock.

It only takes about 15 minutes to make each wallet, so if you have a stack of gift cards to give out this year, this is definitely the easy way to do it!

This is a very fun collection to work with.  The 6×6 pad of papers has 40 sheets and 10 designs, including stunning gold foiled patterns. Instead of focal images in the paper pad, the collection features 2 different ephemera packs.  I’ll show you how to layer the images to create the card focals in the video tutorial below.  Everything about this new collection is fresh and festive.   My only concern was the weight of the paper; it’s very thin.  But since I added layers and used sturdy bases for my cards, everything turned out just fine.

Winter Wonderland Christmas Cards

One of the things I really do like about this collection is that you can find at least 3 unique color palettes.  The gift card wallets were made with what I called the pink/tan papers.  These festive cards represent the red/gold color palette.

There’s also a frosty blue/green color palette that I particularly loved. You can see in these photos how that gold foil just POPS!

Winter Wonderland Easel Card

Of course, I had to make an easel card!  This 6×6 card features the beautiful, traditional botanical images from the collection.

The brake or stopper on the card is actually a pocket.  This gives you a place to tuck in a gift card and a little note.

Winter Wonderland Gift Card Wallet Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to make these cute gift card wallets, I hope you’ll enjoy this video tutorial over on my YouTube channel. 

OK, my friends!  Thanks for letting me interrupt your Monday!  I’ll be back tomorrow with our September Gnome of the Month Tutorial.  Have a joyful and creative day!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Purple Songbird All Occasion Greeting Card

Purple Songbird All Occasion Greeting Card with Gift Card Wallet and Button Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Are you up for one more project made with the Perfectly Purple Ribbon Club Mix from Really Reasonable Ribbon?  I have had such fun with these pretty purple ribbons. Today I have a Purple Songbird All Occasion Greeting Card to share with you.  It’s beautifully vintage and loaded with goodies on the inside.

Purple Songbird All Occasion Greeting Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1

The inspiration for this 5″ x 7″ top fold card came from this gorgeous songbird image.  I found the French Post Card Bird Digital Images and they just flew into my shopping cart.  This lovely wee songbird is perching in a Country Chic Digital Frame.

I’ve had loads of fun finding purple papers in my stash to go along with these pretty purple ribbons.  This card features papers from Graphic 45’s Place in Time and Secret Garden Collections.

Here’s how I made this pretty bow cluster:

  1. First,tie a 3.5″ double loop bow from  Hyacinth Taffeta Ribbon on your Zutter Bow it All Tool.
  2. Next, tie a 2.5″ double loop bow from Crosshatch on Delphinium Satin Ribbon. Hot glue this on top of the taffeta ribbon, and adjust the tails.  Hold in place until the glue sets.
  3. Finally, thread a mother of pearl button with a thin strip of lavender cardstock and glue it on top.

Decorate the tops of each tag with a snippet of the crosshatch ribbon and a pretty flat back pearl cabochon.

How to Turn a Purple Songbird Card into a Gift

Turn this Purple Songbird card into a gift by adding a pair of pockets to the inside.

The top pocket contains this pretty gift card wallet.

A small tag makes a great tuck spot, and the pocket can hold a gift card, or a tea bag.  Making the gift card wallet is quick and easy:

  1. First, cut an 8×5″ long x 5″ tall strip of lavender cardstock.
  2. Score on the long side at 3.5″ and again at 7″.
  3. Fold to form a little wallet.
  4. Place 1/4″ Scor-Tape around the front, spine and back covers.  Then secure Crosshatch Delphinium Satin to form the ribbon closure.
  5. Add a rhinestone cabochon on the front of the gift wallet.
  6. Decorate the front and interior.
  7. Use a circle punch to create a thumb hole.
  8. Glue just the top and bottom edge of the short flap to form a pocket.
  9. Cut a tag from the May pages of Place in Time.  Glue just the bottom edge to create a tuck spot.

And what paper pretties do we find in the bottom pocket?

A sweet little handmade button card and a pretty postcard.

I love anything with vintage style bird images, so this Purple Songbird All Occasion Greeting card is precisely my cup of tea.  (Pardon the pun!)

I hope you’ve found some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy