Lovely day again here
but I suppose it will
get chilly when the sun
We shall just have to
keep ourselves warm
Here is Louise Thomson:
As Christmas approaches I'm sure many
of us will be preparing gifts to give,
and when we're not sure what our friends
and family want, a gift card is a great idea.
Today I'm showing you how to make
a pop up gift card holder to make
your gift that little bit more
I started by slicing a strip about 5cm wide
from a piece of a4 white card.
Setting aside the strip for later,
I folded the larger piece in half.
I then measured 4.5cm from the fold,
scored lightly and folded along the score line.
Turning the card over, I repeated on
the other side.
this left me with this set up:
Using a gift card as a size guide,
I cut a slit in the centre fold to slot it in.
I painted the outside of the card in
jade fresco paint and the inside with
I used JOFY stamps to decorate
and painted with white fire paint.
Next I taped the folds to create the
pop up middle section
I used the JOFY mini snowflakes stamp
to decorate the inside of the card and
painted a panel that could be written on.
On a separate piece of card I stamped
the pile of presents from JOFY set 02
in charcoal versa ink and embossed
with clear powder.
I then painted it using fresco paints.
Having cut this out I added wire to the top
and stuck in the centre of the pop up.
With the gift card in;
With the strip I cut away at the beginning
I made a band to hold the card closed;
So that's one Christmas present
I've got sorted at least! "
The shops may do some lovely
Gift card folders but there's
nothing like having one that
has been specially made for
you to make you feel so
Thank you Louise