Wednesday, May 12, 2010

AiFactory - Celebrations and Sparkle Challenge No. 35 - Tea Party Set!

This is an adorable set with classy images and lovely sentiments from AiFactory. I decided to make a gift card holder. This is one of my favorite projects to make. Honestly what sets one gift card apart from another? The card holder of course! I love to make gift card holders that the recipient says wow! You can also make this one with another little card inside for the message so the gift card holder can be re-gifted and another person can share the creative goodness.

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Here is a close up of the digital file and the spica glitter pen and the flock.

How I made the gift card holder -- I am a Silhouette digital cutting junkie. I visit the Silhouette site regularly because I have an unlimited download subscription. I pay a flat rate monthly so I download all sorts of cut files. This file is a scallop gate fold card. I added a box and welded to make the card holder flap. The test of my patience was printing on the Relections brand brown craft cardstock. Printing wasn't the hard part -- having the Silhouette find the registration marks to cut out exactly where I wanted on the dark paper nearly stumped me. I set the project aside and the next day I thought -- make the corners white -- mailing labels in the corners! Voila it worked. Now the sparkle part of the challenge.

Colouring: I used the atyou Spica Twinkling like Stars pen in Chocolate. (Tip: Store your Spica glitter pens flat.) The background image on the white scallops is an A Muse Artstamps red rubber stamp called Flowers and Vines.

Too bad the Internet doesn't offer the chance to use all our senses. The gelly embossing powder is coffee scented! It is called extra foam latte and the "foam" is white flock from the Doodle Bug Crushed Velvet flock sampler pack. The quickie glue pen is wonderful for putting glue exactly where you want it (see the flock around the steam.) The butterscotch candy striped wired ribbon was a find at Tuesday Morning. Adhesives for assembly - Velcro, dimensional foam adhesive and two-side scor-tape. VersaMark Dazzle ink in Champagne.

Here is a pix of the digital set you can purchase
$3.50 and no shipping because you download the files

The supplies I used for the card.
The glitter pen I won at my Copic Class!

The Silhouette layout with the "labeled corners" for the registration marks.

Thank you for all the lovely comments from last weeks blog hop.
I will be doing projects frequently as a member of the design team.
I hope that you check out the
challenge site and post a project of your own.


Georgia Ehrmann said...

simply wonderful!

Anonymous said...

great job! I love the stamp!

Regina Easter said...

great job, very cute....

Fink said...

You sure are talented with your Silloutte! I love the ribbon you used as well!

Dara Lynn said...

What a beautiful idea!!! You are so talented...and what a great card idea, can you explain using the registration marks?? You know I have a Sil too and I have not seen this used but only on Sil products

Penny said...

I absolutely love this, I think this is my favourite of the week! I really need to learn to do print and cuts!
Great job

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

This is WONDERFUL Terrie!! I LOVE this fold and the colors and embellishments you chose are just PERFECT:)

Kelly said...

What a fabulous card...I love everything about it especially the colors!