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Making Gift Cards from Scraps

June 20, 2014

Hi! It’s Kelly Booth here. If you’re like me you have lots of scraps lying around from previous projects.  Mine usually end up all over the place before they hit the trash. The new Character Die sets by Karen Burniston, coming out mid-July, are a perfect way to use scraps and make gift enclosure cards. Tip: If you can’t find envelopes sized to fit, use an envelope punch board or open an existing envelope and use it for a tracing template.

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Here are photos of the new die sets:

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To create the gift cards:

1. Die cut two solid bodies for each character out of a color cardstock you would like to use for your characters. I used white cardstock for Chilly and Poppy and green cardstock for Hoppy.

2. Lay one of the bodies on your score board and score about a 1/2 inch from the top, like this.

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3. Put adhesive on the back above the creased line and adhere the second body part to this.
The back will bend and have the creased line and your front will remain flat. Here is a photo of what it should look like.

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4. Decorate the fronts using the rest of the fun dies included in the Character and Props Die sets. I had some paper scraps that had Silk Microfine Glitter polished onto them and it was perfect for the Props die cuts. (Bow on Poppy, glasses on both Chilly and Poppy, and Hoppy’s lips and mouth!)
Chilly was created using some leftover scraps of Velvet Adhesive Sheets in  Black, White, Yellow and Red. To jazz him up, I cut some glasses from a scrap of paper with Silk Microfine Glitter polished onto it.

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Hoppy was created using a piece of leftover cardstock inked with distress ink then water splashed. I used the lips from the Props set for fun.

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For Poppy I used pink cardstock scraps and cut some glasses and a bow from the Props set out of Fuchsia Silk Microfine Glitter scraps and then added some glittery black pearls for her eyes and pink pearls for accents on her bow and glasses.

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What do you think? They are so easy to create and a fun way to use up some of your scraps.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

 #908 Chilly, #909 Hoppy, #910 Poppy and #911 Props (Coming mid July)

#402 Red Velvet Adhesive Sheet

#405 White Velvet Adhesive Sheet

#406 Black Velvet Adhesive sheet

#401 Yellow Velvet Adhesive Sheet

#603 Silver – Silk Microfine Glitter

#619 Fuchsia – Silk Microfine Glitter

#614 True Red – Silk Microfine Glitter

Other Supplies:

Black Pearls

Pink Pearls

Googly eyes

Scraps of Cardstock

Die Cutting Machine

Glue

Scoring Board

Adhesive Tape Runner

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34 Comments

  • Reply Linda Lloyd July 4, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Kelly you are busy love the owl especially
    stay well

  • Reply Carolyn Rivas July 1, 2014 at 10:34 am

    These are too cute. Thanks for sharing

  • Reply Donna Gibson June 23, 2014 at 11:21 am

    These little guys are just adorable! I love the blingy accessories you made! I can’t wait for them to be released!

  • Reply Mary Prasad June 22, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    These are so adorable! What a great idea!

  • Reply dyeandpigment55 June 21, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    What a perfect way to use up scraps. AND THEY ARE SOOOOO VERY CUTE!

  • Reply Jean Heming June 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Totally awesome!!!!

  • Reply donna mikasa June 20, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Cuteness! What a great way to use up scraps, and I LOVE the fun add-ons!

  • Reply Frances Byrne June 20, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Super cute Kelly, loving these cute little tags

  • Reply Annamarie June 20, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    What a fun creative way to use those beautiful dies. It is always great to learn a new way to use the same die. I can’t wait to get my hands on them. Especially the penguin with the glasses!

  • Reply Jean Mann June 20, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    These are great! Can hardly wait for the dies to come out.

  • Reply quilterlin June 20, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    You are a natural with these products, Kelly! They could NOT be any cuter!!

  • Reply Charline H June 20, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Love them! Great for all, young and not so young 😉

    • Reply Charline H June 20, 2014 at 10:55 am

      Now we need some Christmas characters for gift tags. (Hint hint)

      • Reply Kelly Booth June 20, 2014 at 12:40 pm

        Thank You Charlene…Chilly is a good start for Christmas tags 🙂

  • Reply karenaicken June 20, 2014 at 10:32 am

    What a perfect way to use up the scraps we have laying around. LOVE your adorable tags,Kelly and how you used the Props.
    Cheers,
    Karen

    • Reply Kelly Booth June 20, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      Thank You Karen 🙂

  • Reply Linda June 20, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Adorable Kelly! So tempting but I have a cricut that makes them and I cannot justify buying these too! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Kelly Booth June 20, 2014 at 10:09 am

      They are pretty hard to resist Linda….Thank you!

  • Reply Barbara June 20, 2014 at 9:16 am

    sure will think about trying this out if I purchase these dies

  • Reply Raquel Mason June 20, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Adorable Kelly! What a great idea to use as tags for school, graduation or party favors. I need some of that Silver Silk Microfine Glitter – wow those glasses!

    • Reply Kelly Booth June 20, 2014 at 10:08 am

      Thank you Raquel….I Love those Characters 🙂

  • Reply Teresa Currie June 20, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Really clever, Kelly!! Your little cards made me laugh!! These are very tempting!!

    • Reply Kelly Booth June 20, 2014 at 10:08 am

      Thank you Teresa 🙂

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