Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Wallet Gift Card - Pomp and Circumstance

Over the weekend I shared several projects using the Pomp and Circumstance stamp set with the Stampin' Addicts Occasions Catalog Blog Hop. One of the projects was this Wallet Gift Card, with a pocket on the inside to tuck a gift of cash. This card is designed to accommodate checks or cash as well as fit into a legal sized envelope. I wanted to share a few more images of this card as well as the cutting and scoring details - you'll love how quick and easy a Wallet Gift Card comes together!

(Hopefully, you will do a little better job planning for your graduation gifts and either have some cash on hand or write a check. I, however, have 2 high school kids at home who make sure I don't have much cash on hand at any given time!)

As I said, the Wallet Gift Card is designed to hold cash or checks and it fits just perfectly into a legal sized envelope. The one thing I don't like about A2 cards is when I want to include cash or a check and have to fold them to fit - Awkward!

The measurements for this card are as follows -
Cut 8 1/2" x 8 1/4" Basic Black cardstock
Scored at 2" and at 5 3/4"to create the pocket and front flap
Cut 8 1/4" x 1 3/4" and 8 1/4" x 2 1/4" Brushed Silver cardstock for the pocket and front mats
Cut 8 1/4" x 3" Whisper White cardstock for the liner
I used the cap/tassel and diploma (masked off the sentime) to randomly stamp on the Brushed Silver pieces in VersaMark ink. Then I Heat Embossed these images with Clear Embossing Powder for a subtle background. The front sentiment and pocket congratulations sentiment are both stamped in Basic Black Craft Ink and Heat Embossed with Black Embossing Powder. Remember when you are embossing with a high contrast powder, such as black on silver, you will want to use an Embossing Buddy on the cardstock before you stamp. This will make a big difference toward keeping your embossed image nice and crisp without stray embossing grains.You can also use a small clean paintbrush to swipe away any remaining pieces of Embossing Powder BEFORE you heat it.

I created a simple belly band by layering a Tasteful Trim XL Die cut of Basic Black cardstock onto a strip of Brushed Silver cardstock. I pinched this to loosely wrap around the Wallet Gift Card and then adhered the ends. The seam is hidden below the cap/tassel punched piece. I added one of the tiny Silver Mini Brads to the cap where the tassel is attached.

All the rounded corners were done with the back punch on the Envelope Punch Board. This allowed me to punch through the two layers of cardstock along the bottom of the pocket portion of the card with no problems at all.

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