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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

File Folder Card + Gift Certificate

 
Whenever I have a request for a gift certificate, I also like to include a handmade card.  Since I've only made one file folder card with the Envelope Punch Board, I decided to give it another shot. 
 
I started with sheet of Bermuda Bay card stock measuring 5-1/2x7-3/4 inches.  Score at 4-1/4 inches.  If you don't have a scoring tool, start with a sheet measuring 5-1/2x8-1/2 and fold it in half to make sure your fold is going to be in the right location.  Next, open it back up and trim down to 7-3/4 inches. 
 
To make the cupcake wrapper, I started with a strip of Bermuda Bay card stock that was about 4x1-1/2 inches (make it wide enough that you can easily insert it in the punch).   I scored it several times at 1/8" using my Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  Then, I punched it out using the Cupcake Builder Punch.  I like to use strips of paper when using the builder punch so I don't waste as much paper.  Just measure the height of the image you want to punch and make the strip slightly larger. 
 
Patty Bennett has a great video tutorial on how to make file folder cards here as well as some adorable samples.  Note that once I made my first punch with the Envelope Punch Board, I moved the left edge of my paper over to the 3" mark and punched again.  I think the trickiest part is trimming off the excess piece.
 
This is a picture of the inside of the card.  I made a "band" to hold the gift certificate in place.
 
 
Here's everything I used:
 
Card Front
 
Stamps:
Express Yourself
 
Paper:
Bermuda Bay Card Stock
     5-1/2x7-3/4 Card Base (scored at 4-1/4)
     Scrap for Cupcake Base
Raspberry Ripple Card Stock
     2x2 for Circle
Summer Starfruit Card Stock
     3-1/2x3-1/4 Scalloped Circle
Very Vanilla Card Stock
     2x2 Embossed Circle
     Scrap for Greeting
Birthday Basics DSP
     5-1/2x1-3/4 Polka Dot Piece
     5-1/2x2-1/4 Raspberry Piece
     Scraps for Flowers & Cupcake Icing
 
Ink:
Early Espresso Stamp Pad
 
Accessories:
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die
Circles Collection Framelits
1-3/4" Circle Punch
Cupcake Builder Punch
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Modern Label Punch
Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon
Envelope Punch Board
Rhinestones
Simply Scored Scoring Tool
Dimensionals
 
 
Inside Card
 
Paper:
Birthday Basics DSP
     5-1/2x4-1/4 Candle Layer
     5-1/2x1-3/4 Raspberry Layer (Band)
     5-1/2x3/4 Polka Dot Strip
Summer Starfruit Card Stock
     5-1/2x1/4 Strip
 
Accessories:
Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder
 
Have you tried making a file folder card yet? 
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Beth

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