Thursday, November 9, 2017

November Blog hop

Hi everyone, Welcome to our monthly Joyful Stars blog hop.  We always have a lot to show you and everyone is working on different projects.  I hope this hop inspires you to make some Thanksgiving cards or Christmas cards, layouts, gifts or even simple cupcake toppers.  Have fun and enjoy the season!

 Look for the highlighted name at the bottom of each post and click on it to hop to the next person sharing.

 This month I would like to share with you a gift card holder that I learned from my 2nd upline, Naomi.  When you lift the lid the money or gift card pops up.  I seem to need a lot of gift card this time of the year.
The Christmas gift card uses Beary Christmas paper. The bow was cut from CTMH Cricut collection.

I made this gift card holder for my DIL, she loves gift cards. This gift card is using the tag thin cuts. 

I will try to give you directions, I do have it in Cricut Design space, which make this easy.
Start with a 9 3/8 x 5 piece of cardstock.  Place  the long side across your scorer and score at 3 1/4,
 7 3/8 turn it and score down the 9 3/8 side 1/2" on both sides.  Save flaps up to the 3 1/4" score, cut off the rest of the 1/2" score sections. Fold in the flaps to make a pocket and glue on each flap.

Cut a piece of cardstock 4 1/2" x 3 5/8"  (I prefer white, this is what the gift card sits on)
Score at 1/2"  and 3"   The half inch score is where the gift card sits, so tuck that into the pocket.
Only glue the 1 1/2" piece to the very top of the card.   Don't try to line up the score line that's on the pocket piece.  You need that  white piece glued to the very top so it raises the gift card up when you open the card. You can put a hook and loop dot on the flap to hold it shut. Z1805 pg 115

If you need me to explain this in another way, just let me know.  Thanks for looking.

Hope you enjoyed my post and now it's time to hop to Marie and see what she has created.

Joyce Houck                   

Marie Flayer          

Betty Locco                               

Debi Brile                        

Michelle Loncar                                                                                                                                                                

Andrea Sherman         
 Krista Hershberger        

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