The project today is another project using the stamp set I shared yesterday, Tim Holtz Christmas Blueprints 3. Like yesterday, this project is super quick and super simple. It is a perfect quick solution for a handmade way to present a gift card.
The envelope is simply a #8 manila tag that was folded to form a pocket. The bottom edge of the tag becomes the top edge of the pocket from. It is held closed with a line of stitching along each side. Instead of stitching, a thin strip of adhesive along each side would also work. I like the added texture the stitching gives it.
The card I enclosed was a small card so I folded the tag so that the card would sit in it and show just slightly above the top edge of the pocket. You would probably want to measure where to fold the tag by using the gift card you want to use as a guide.
On the front of the pocket I stamped the peppermint candy image using Jet Black Archival Ink. I accented the stamped lines with a Pine Needles Distress Marker. I stamped the image again on a scrap of white cardstock. I cut the candy image out and colored the stripes with a Festive Berries Distress Marker. I wrapped the candy in a small scrap of cellophane wrap and twisted the ends so that it looked like the real thing. I adhered the wrapped candy to the front of the pocket.
I used an ink blending tool to apply Festive Berries Distress Ink to the edges of the finished pocket. I colored a piece of Crinkled Ribbon to match using Festive Berries Distress Stain and water. After drying the ribbon I tied it in a simple bow on top of the tag.
So easy! Tomorrow is Tuesday and I will have a new tutorial for you as well as the winner of the signed Tim Holtz Messenger bag. You won’t want to miss it so please come back tomorrow!