Saturday, February 13, 2010

White on White Pop-up gift card holder

This white on white format card is perfect for a wedding, First Communion, or a christening gift. Though it looks like it is hard to make, it really is quick and easy, once you master a couple of basic techniques.
The front of this card is adorned by using Cuttlebug border embossing folders and a simple technique to eliminate edge marks and with straight lines embossed using the Scor-Pal. 
The inside of the card, which features a simple pop-up mechanism,  holds a standard sized gift card.
Getting Ready
  • White card stock (front panel -4” x 5 1/4 ”, card -  4 1/4” x 11”, pop-up mechanism - 4. 1/4” x 5” )
  • Scor-pal 
  • Cuttlebug machine, and plates
  • Cuttlebug Fancy Corners embossing folders, set of 4 (
  • Cuttlebug With Love Border embossing folders. set of 5 
  • Cuttlebug Just My Type Border embossing folders, set of 5 
  • Spellbinders small rubber sheet 
  • Red Liner Tape 
  • Fiskars Quarter Inch Hand Punch or Crop-a-Dile 
  • White Organza Ribbon, about 8”, tied in a bow.
Embossing Technique::
Embossing with the small Cuttlebug folders can be tricky. Using the regular sandwich (A, B, folder, B) may leave marks at the edges of the folder. We’ll use a special technique to avoid those marks. 
Cut a piece of the Spellbinders rubber sheet just a little smaller than the embossing folder. Then create the sandwich using the A and C plates as follows:  A plate, card-stock with the folder, raised side facing up, the piece of rubber sheet, and then the C plate. The rubber will apply pressure only at the center of the folder, so the edges won’t emboss lines.
When embossing multiple small folders, start at the center of the card-stock and work outward toward the edges. Roll the sandwich only just past the folder, and then back the sandwich out to avoid flattening parts you’ve already embossed. 
Create the Card
Card Exterior:
Using the Scor-Pal, score the 4 1/4” x 11” card at 5 1/2”. Crease to create the card. Set aside.
Emboss the swiss dot folder from the Just My Type embossing folder set in the center of the front panel, then the little floral line from the With Love embossing folder set to its left. Emboss either of the symmetric corner folders from the Fancy Corners set twice at the far right of the panel, once from the top and once from the bottom.
Using the Scor-Pal on the wrong side of the front panel, score lines at the edges of each of the embossed regions, and then randomly to form an attractive pattern.  
Affix the embossed panel to the card front.
Attach the bow to the front of the card using the glue of your choice. 
Card Interior:
Using the Scor-Pal, score the 4 1/4” x 5” piece of card stock, in landscape orientation, at 1/4”, 2 1/2”, and 4 3/4”. Mountain fold on each of the score lines, creasing well.
Place the gift card centered on the pup-up mechanism. Punch holes with the quarter-inch hole punch,  on the center crease of the mechanism, right next to the outside edges of the gift card, as shown. Cut a slit between the two punches.
Apply a strip of red liner tape to both of the quarter-inch flaps. Affix the inside panel inside the card using that red liner tape, putting the open end barely away from the fold of the card. 

Insert the gift card into the slot in the mechanism. 

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