Monday, April 19, 2010

Wine Bottle Card

Hi, everyone.  It's Sherry from the Design Team and today I want to share with you a card that I made over the weekend.  I was just browsing the web and I stumbled across this site called Mirkwood Designs that has a page FULL of templates for card-making and boxes.  When I saw the champagne bottle template, I just KNEW that I had to make a wine bottle card with my Rubber Romance stamps.

When I printed the template I increased the scale to 140% because the original scale was just too small for me.  Then I cut out the wine bottle and started decorating!  

I used the RR stamps Time is the Maker and the Vino.  I chose this patterned paper from Webster's Pages because it reminded me of a wine bottle label and the colors blended with the color of my card base.  The wine bottle cork is actually left over cork from when I was making tile coasters and using that for the backing.  I cut out a little piece for the top. 

I made the paper flower using the Webster Pages and cutting out different size blossoms with my Nestabilities.  You could also use punches if you don't have the Nestabilities.  I spritzed them with water and also with some Glimmer Mist, crumpled them up and then layered them on top of each other and put the brad through the middle.  Then I attached it to the card.

I would love to know what you think!  If you try out any of the templates from Mirkwood Designs, please share with us!  I can't wait to see everyone's creations!   

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Stamping and Layouts

I know we use our stamps for lots of card making, but don't forget about them for those layouts too. I love to use stamped images for embellishing my layouts. Sentiment stamps are wonderful to use in layout titles as well. I used Rubber Romance's Girly Girl stamp in this double page layut I created of my youngest daughter.Here is a close up to show the stamping details better:
So next time you are working on layouts, don't forget to pull out those stamps!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Match Book Gift Card Holder

Hi Everyone, Kathy here. I've got a quick and easy tutorial for you to fancy up a gift card. These are my favorite gifts to give, and I like to make them a bit more special with the holders to go along with them. A match book style card is just perfect to hold a gift card, because it already has a built in pocket.

First cut your cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11. Score it at 9 1/2 and 4 3/8. Punch the short folded end with a decorative border punch.

For the fun part, chose your image. I used my newest Diva stamp Denise for this one. She's perfect for any birthday project. I also chose a Rubber Romance sentiment "Birthday Diva" for the front. Check out all the great Rubber Romance stamps in the Etsy shop.

Add some decorative matting to the front of the card and bottom strip and add a sentiment. Fold up the bottom segment of the card and fasten it in place with either brads or eyelets. Make sure to go all the way through to the back of the card. This forms the match book slot.

Here is a view of the inside of the card, with a gift card tucked into place. See how perfectly the slot holds the gift card!

Now here is the full view again. The bottom of the image panel is tucked in place behind the match book fold.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope this gives you a fun idea for presenting a gift card.