Phew! It sure has been hot here in Adelaide for the past 2 days. Both Wednesday and Thursday have been 40 C or hotter (that's 104 F), and the next two days are looking to be the same. There's nothing else to do but close the blinds, crank the air conditioning and try to stay cool. At least the kids are on school holidays now, so there's no school run to do in the scorching heat. It's also a good excuse to get some crafting done. I've been busy creating for the new Just Add Ink challenge.
This week Kim has challenged us to make a Gift Card Holder. It can be for any occasion you'd like, not necessarily Christmas. Having said that, I've made a Christmas themed holder, mostly because that's the DSP that was lying on my craft desk and I was too hot to be bothered looking for different DSP.
This is a really simple holder. I took a piece of Pacific Point cardstock that was 4 1/8" by 5 1/2" and scored it at 2" and 4 1/2". I rounded the corners and then folded along the score lines.
I cut a piece of Rel Red cardstock to 4" by 1 7/8", rounded the top corners and then adhered it to the bottom flap. I then took a strip of DSP cut to 1 1/2" by 9" and wrapped it around the folded cardstock, adhering as I went. The top flap was Real Red cardstock cut to 4" by 7/8" with the bottom corners rounded and then Whisper White cardstock cut to 3/4" by 3 7/8", also with the bottom corners rounded. Stamp and decorate as desired!
I had to borrow a card from Rob's wallet to show what it would look with a card inside the holder. To hold it closed I will use a glue dot.
This challenge will run for 2 weeks, and will be the final challenge for Just Add Ink for 2015. We will be back in 2016 with a Blog Hop to kick off another year of fun challenges.
Bye for now,