Saturday, October 18, 2008

Quickie Gifts

Today was my turn to be hostess of the monthly Stampin' Up stamp club, and I wanted to make a little gift for the other members. Since the evenings are getting chilly, I thought a nice cup of herbal spice tea would be appreciated. I made 18 of these last night (yeah, I know - waited until the last minute) and they were really a hit!

They were very easy to do, once I figured out the template. To make the 4" x 4" cards with a pocket inside, I started with a 8½" x 6" rectangle. I was able to get two out of a 12" x 12" piece of cardstock.

I've included a couple of photos to give you an idea of how it was done. The flaps on the pocket are ½" and I cut the tops at an angle so they wouldn't get in the way when I folded the pocket up. A Fiskars border punch was used to dress up the pocket a bit.

Easy peasy! You could make it a little larger and include a packet of hot chocolate (and wouldn't the WoJ "Willow with Hot Chocolate" stamp be adorable on the front?!). Hmmmm, I think I know what my next card will be! :-D

Cardstock: The Paper Co. Solar White, DCWV Green #1
Stamp: Image and sentiment- SU "Happy Harmony"
Ink: SU Old Olive Classic
Ribbon: SU Old Olive ¼" grosgrain

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