Saturday, December 17, 2011

Blog Hop {Authentique Paper & Scor-Pal}



The Introduction:
If you are hopping along with us today: You should have come here from Authentique Paper's blog. If you did, you are in the right place! Welcome!
If you aren't already a follower, I'd love to have you follow my blog!

If you are one of my regular readers: Thanks for coming back! I love having you! Please join along in the hop - you can start at the Authentique Paper blog.

Here's the full hop order for today:
Authentique Paper
Tifany DeGough <--- You are here!
Steph Ackerman
Emily Lanham
Gini Cagle
Misty Buck
Lisa Andrews
Brenda Smith
Katie Tate
Cristine Redmond
Kittie Franken
Scor-Pal

The Prizes:
Authentique Paper is giving away a fabulous prize pack ($20 retail value)

Scor-Pal is giving away a Scor-Buddy ($20 retail value)

The Details:
Leave a comment on each blog along the hop. The winners will be chosen randomly from all comments on the manufacturer blogs AND the designer blogs.
{Winners must have a US/Canada address.}

Blog comments close on Monday, December 19th at 11:59pm (Pacific) and the winners will be announced Wednesday, December 21st on the Authentique Paper blog and the Scor-Pal blog.

The Project:

It's getting down to the wire for Christmas shopping - and when time is getting short for finding that perfect gift (and you know that the recipient would enjoy picking out something on their own), sometimes gift cards really are the best answer.
{Some people may argue that gift cards are impersonal, but if you know me you know I would rather have a gift card over a gift any day.}

No matter who is on your list - try giving your gift card a personal touch with a handmade gift card holder.


I created this matchbook style gift card holder using my Scor-Pal and Authentique Paper's Blissful collection.
It is created in three parts - a tag, the gift card envelope, and the matchbook cover. I didn't take pictures as I was creating these (sorry!), so I am going to do my best to describe the creation process.

To create the tag:
Start with a 2 3/8" x 4" piece of patterned paper.
Punch two 1" round circles from another piece of patterned paper. Adhere one circle to one of the 2 3/8" sides of the tag, with about 1/2 of the circle on the tag and 1/2 off the edge. Flip the tag over and adhere the other patterned paper circle on the back, lining it up with the circle that was adhered to the front.
The size allows for a gift card to be adhered to the tag with a removable adhesive.


To create the gift card envelope:
Start with a 5 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of patterned paper.
With the 4 1/2" side along the top of your Scor-Pal, score at 1/2".
Rotate the paper 1/4 turn (so the 5 1/2" side is along the top of the Scor-Pal) and score at 1 1/2" and 4". Pre-fold along all score lines.
Trim off the two 1/2" x 1 1/2" scored off corner sections.
Punch a half round piece from the center of the middle 2 1/2" x 4" scored off section.
Fold in side 1 1/2" flaps and adhere where the flaps overlap with Scor-Tape. Fold up the bottom section and adhere with Scor-Tape. {You will now have an envelope that is open on one end.}


To create the matchbook cover:
Start with a 3" x 10 3/4" piece of patterned paper.
With the 10 3/4" side along the top of your Scor-Pal, score at 7/8", 1", 6", and 6 1/4". Pre-fold along all score lines.

Tuck the closed end of the gift card envelope into the 1/8" scored off section of the matchbook cover. With the 7/8" flap over the bottom of the front of the gift card envelope and the rest of the matchbook cover at the back of the gift card envelope, staple approximately 1/4" in from the bottom edge. This will hold the gift card envelope in place. Insert tag (and gift card).
Fold the matchbook cover up and over the top and tuck into the stapled flap to form the matchbook style closure.



Thanks for stopping by today!

The Next Stop:
Steph Ackerman's blog


Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Authentique Paper (Blissful Collection - Euphoria, Paradise, Happiness, Prosperity, Felicity, Pleasant);
Die Cuts: Authentique Paper (Blissful Collection - Tabloids);
Twine: The Twinery (Charcoal, Lemondrop);
Adhesive: Scor-Pal (Scor-Tape - 1/4");
Tools: Scor-Pal (Scoring Board); We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper - 1/4" and 1/2" Round); Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors, Round N Round Squeeze Punch); Tim Holtz (Tiny Attacher);

70 comments:

  1. What a great gift card. I love that paper!

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  2. WooHoo! I'm first! I really like the gift card idea. I would rather get a gift card as well AND if it comes in such a cute package, it is doubly nice!! Thanks for sharing your idea. I haven't seen the matchbook style of gift card. Very Cute! :D

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  3. Awesome Matchbook gift card holder! Thanks for the detailed instructions! :)

    ~Vanessa W

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  4. What a great gift card holder! Great mix of papers! Love how the inside looks!

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  5. What a beautiful project! Thanks for sharing! I,ve become your follower!

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  6. fantastic cards and idea... thanks for sharing

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  7. love how the twine matches so perfectly!

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  8. I love these! What a great idea, Tifany!

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  9. This is so pretty! I love how the twine coordinates perfectly with the Authentique paper!

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  10. these are so fun...great design..
    Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Love any ideas for gift card holders; never can have enough! Love your choice of paper design for this project.

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  12. What a great take on a gift card holder...I LOVE this!

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  13. Great job on the match book gift card holder.
    I am your newest follower. I hope you will consider following me also. I have 4 giveaways going on right now and one ends tonight and a linky party.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  14. What an awesome way to present a gift card! Beautiful....

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  15. I like how you used two different twines. NICE

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  16. i used to think gc were impersonal too, but no longer...i love giving and receiving! i see some of these little beauties in my crafting future!

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  17. Nice color coordination. Very nice.

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  18. Love this matchbook style gift card holder. This would be great for hidden journaling on a layout also. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. Such great ideas. I can tell I will be boggled by the end of this hop! Will definitely be bookmarking pages to come back to each place and try all the ideas. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. Good work, and the dot over the I is the Baker's Twine! Why so few comments???

    La Vikinga

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  21. I love this idea and your paper choice.
    thanks for sharing

    patriciagrier@netscape.net

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  22. Cute design and I love the Authentique papers you used! Thanks for sharing a way to make giving a gift card more of a special gift!

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  23. Very cute! I love the yellow and grey color combo. Very different for the holidays. :)

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  24. I love the gift wrapped present look of this gift card holder -- well done!

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  25. Love the matchbook style for a gift card holder!

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  26. Stunning idea! I love the colors.

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  27. You've done some lovely work especially with the gift card. I'll most definitely be back for ideas. Cheers,

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  28. You've done some lovely work especially with the gift card. I'll most definitely be back for ideas. Cheers,

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  29. Thanks for the directions...I wouldn't mind getting either one of these holders along with a gift card.

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  30. I love the matchbox idea! The twine paired with Blissful is wonderful!

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  31. Thanks for sharing your idea. Dimensional projects are such a fun and useful way to use up the paper stash!

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  32. Thanks for sharing your idea. Dimensional projects are such a fun and useful way to use up the paper stash!

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  33. I really like how the gift card slides out. Thank you for the tutorial! I'm going to make one of these! So So beautiful!

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  34. This is a super gift card holder! Thank you for the instructions!

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  35. I send a lot of gift cards in the mail and making them look pretty is always a challenge. I love the style you made, I've never seen that before. Thank you so much. My cards will arrive in style this year. WooHoo!

    Sincerely,
    Briana

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  36. another amazing GC holder. the papers again are stunning. beautiful job.

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  37. This is a fabulous idea!!! I love making little pocket cards for my gift cards and I will definitely be trying one of these! Thank you!

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  38. super card I am loving that matchbook gift card holder & will try my hand at it this week

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  39. Love those papers and the gift card holder instructions too.

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  40. Super cute and I am lovin the colors and papers! And thanks for the instuctions too! CallyAnn

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  41. What a fantastic idea for the matchbook. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Cindy F

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  42. Ooohh these are classy!!! I want that paper it's so pretty! Love the matchbook design too :) Have a wonderful day!

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  43. Just adorable Tifany! Love the design on this:) I will have to use this idea more than once:)

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  44. Uber cute gift card holder! Luv the papers, colors & detail used;) I agree, GC's r awesome~especially when they r 4 Michael's, A.C. Moor or Hobby Lobby~heehee! But their r times when a well thought out gift is great~it shows that the person truly knows u! New follower via Google! Thanx~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. I love your card. What a great gift.

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  46. Very easy gift card holders! Thanks for sharing!
    Pam

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  47. Great idea! I have a few gift cards to give this year......

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  48. Thanks for the how to on this great gift card holder. Love your design and papers.

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  49. Great Project.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Michelle C
    mlcain0202@yahoo.com

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  50. great gift card. Love the papers.

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  51. So many great ideas, so little time! I am not sure if I did the hop right yesterday so I am gonna hop hop hop along today! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  52. I lve this. Thanks so much for the great instruction.

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  53. Great gift card holder. My grandson is with you, he loves gift cards.

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  54. Great ideas and Fantastic prizes! would love to win!

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  55. What a great idea! Love it AND the paper!

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  56. Fabulous matchbook gift card holder. The papers you used on the inside are just so awesome. Thanks for sharing. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  57. Fantastic card holder, I just love the colors of that paper. Black, whites, grays and yellow has got to be one of my fav combo's Thanks for sharing your your project and ideas with us :) Blessings!

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  58. Love these gift card holders. Thanks for sharing directions and for the chance to win!

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  59. Love these gift card holders. Thanks for sharing directions and for the chance to win!

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  60. COOL!! looks like I need something like this!! tfs!

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  61. Really helpful idea-I need to make one asap. Love the papers.

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  62. Wow!! Super cute project!! Love this gift card!! Thanks a lot for the inspiration!! Big Hugs.. Maggy :)

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  63. This is really cute! I love this style of gift card holder. I'm with you...I would rather have a gift card any day!

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  64. Fantastic matchbook cover. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  65. I might use this gift card idea to give my nephews cash.

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