Happy Tuesday to all of you. Today is Totally Ladybug Tuesday and that means we have a new challenge for you over at the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog. Our lovely Mary J chose the theme this week and she asked that we make anything but a card. I recently learned my niece is expecting her first baby so I decided to make a gift card holder so that I can give her a little something. It's been a very long time but I can still remember how excited I was to start shopping for baby things. Well, I guess it hasn't been that long ago after all ... because I was just as bad about shopping for my first grandchild lol!
I used an image from the Baby Baby set for my gift card holder. I colored the image with copics and colored pencils and used my Stardust pen on the zipper pull. I cut out my image and matting layers with my Nestabilities. I've included the dimensions in case you would like to make one of these holders. They're super easy.
Cut your cardstock 4 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches and score at 3 1/2 and 7 inches. Cut the last portion of the holder at an angle. Decorate the holder as you like. The belly band is 1 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Wrap the belly band around the holder and adhere the ends. If you are decorating with additional paper on the inside of the holder, wrap your belly band after all your paper layers have been adhered. Be sure to leave a little "wiggle" room so the belly band isn't too tight. I adhered my image over the overlapping ends of the belly band so that they're not seen.
Be sure to apply some adhesive along the bottom edge of the angle-cut portion so that it will adhere to the middle portion of the holder. That way your gift card can't slip out of the bottom of the holder.
Please stop by the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog so you can check out all the amazing projects by the rest of the talented DT. I hope you find time to play along in our challenge this week.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
I'm entering my gift card holder in these challenges:
A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge 139 - Anything But a Card
Simon Says - Anything But a Card
WhoopsiDaisy Challenge - Free and Easy
Stamp: LCI - Baby Baby
Paper: DCWV, Bazzill
Other: Copics, Prismacolor pencils, Stardust pen, Nestabilities