Saturday, May 3, 2008

TLC 165 Birthday

Two weeks ago, the new technique (TLC165) to try was a gift card holder in a style that I had never seen before. I wanted to make it earlier but unfortunately my word window punch was on backorder - but now it has finally arrived! I know I could have used a different shape but I like the way it looks with the WW punch.

The cardstock used is SU real red, pumpkin pie and whisper white. The designer paper is SU Summer picnic - I love the tiny polka dots! The brad is SU real red.

The presents and sentiment are stamped from the SAB Birthday whimsy set in real red and pumkin pie. They were trimmed around the image and attached to the card with pop dots. I originially tried stamping them right on the designer paper, but they just didn't "pop" quite enough!

Inside the card, the cardstock is stamped in real red with the background basics stamp with stars - it seems everyone is using stars on their cards these days!

There are several different options for directions that use different dimensions, but I used the directions from Dawns Stamping Thoughts. You can find the directions here in a video tutorial.


Anonymous said...

This is so cute using the summer picnic dp! I really like this style of holder. The first one I ever saw was from Claudia over at Pretty Pressings. I'll have to check out Dawn's version too! TFS!