Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thank You Gift Bag and Card Holder

I've been on a roll with these gift card holders. A coworker of mine has been organizing our weekly summer happy hours after work. Last night was our final event and we (okay so mostly me) wanted to give her a small token of our appreciation. I stopped by Starbucks and picked her up a tumbler and a gift card.

Now since she works over at EPA, it was only fitting that I repurpose a previously used Starbucks bag to put her gift in. Her favorite color is blue, so this is what I came up with:

The pattern paper is from the DCWV Green Tea stack. I LOVE that stack. The blue and green is just some solid cardstock I've had forever that I'm trying to use up. I cut the "Thank You" and its shadow from New Arrivals at 3 inches. The diamond on the gift card holder is just a 2 inch square that I cut with my trimmer. I cut the mat behind the words from Elegant Edges at 6 inches.

These gift card holders come together so quickly, I'm going to sit down and make ALL KINDS of them. Birthday, baby, graduation, etc. The possibilities are endless. I promised that I would give you the dimensions for my gift card holder so here they are!

I cut a piece of cardstock at 3.5 by 8. Then scored at 2 1/8 and 5 3/4. I fold and secure the edges of the 2 1/8 side to make a pocket. For the pattern paper I just remeasured each front flap and took 1/8 inch off the total. Sorry, I forgot to write that down...I'll do an update later today.

I had been using velcro to secure the flap, but for this one I used a ribbon. I secured it down before I put the pattern down.

Stay Crafty.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Heartfelt Thanks Gift Card Holders

Greetings dear blog friends,

I have been trying to get these whole craft space redo organized, but I keep getting sidetracked. I made a few more gift card holders today and wanted to share them with you.

I used that same paper pack as in my previous post, which was from Me & My Big Ideas. It's called "We Go to School" and has some really cute papers in it. I used A Child's Year for the tag.

I've listed this as a set of 6 in my Etsy store, here.

I'll share the measurements with you in the next post.

Stay Crafty.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Where to begin...

So I know I've been gone for a while, I honestly didn't mean to be. Things just get a little crazy and I spend like a month laying around rejecting the world and all that are in it. However, I'm trying to get back into the swing of things.

I've been rearranging my craft space (AGAIN). I'm now working out of my dining room and bought some nice bookshelves to hold all of my crafty things. Now to just bring it all up from the basement. My YourStory died over the weekend, darn thing wouldn't even turn on. I hope that PC will replace it, I've only used it once. Therefore, I wasn't able to finish my hall passes for my college roommate that is now a fantastic social studies teacher.

Instead, I worked on finishing some baby albums and made a quick gift card holder. Sorry about the dark photos.

I wanted to make some gift card holders to put up in my Etsy shop. With all the back to school hoopla that is going on, I figured....why not make them school themed. I found some 8x8 paper pads on clearance at Michael's for 3.99, so I picked them up. I want to say they were DCWV, but I could be wrong. I still need to add some velcro or something to keep them closed on their own.

Cute, huh? Well I'm off to make some more and get these Halloween crafts started. I promise I will be back soon with some more crafts.

Stay Crafty!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Classroom Decorations

Hi y'all!!

Sorry I've been M.I.A again. Just been so darn busy lately. As the kiddos get ready to go back to school, I reached out to a couple of my teacher friends (I still can't believe some of them are teachers!) to see what kinds of things they would want/need in their classrooms from a crafty friend like me. Of course they all said cute stuff for the walls, banners, etc. My old college roommate said she wanted hall passes. GENIUS!!

Since she teaches middle school, I didn't want these to be all cutesy.


Teacher's Name/Room Number on Back

I used George and Basic Shapes for the tag, cut on blackout shadow at 6 inches. The letters are from Cricut Classic Font cut at 1 inch. The icons are cut from Going Places at 2.5 inches. Once I had all the pieces glued together, I ran each one through my YourStory to laminate it (these things have to last through the school year). I then punched a hole with my cropadile (larger hole setting) and set an eyelet to reinforce the hole. Last, but not least, I added a 36 inch lanyard that I found on Amazon. Viola!! Aren't they just perfect?

I've listed these in my Etsy shop, here. Come back soon as I have some more projects up my sleeves.

Stay Crafty!!