When I designed my die collection, I wanted to offer items that could be crafting staples- things that you could use again and again no matter the theme of the project. I truly believe that if you are going to investment in a die, it needs to be something that gives you a lot of bang for your buck. That is why I designed so many different pockets and envelopes. They are something that are great utility items.
My Library Pocket die is already a great utility die, but I have a quick trick for you that takes it even further. With a simple fold you can turn the pocket into a perfectly sized gift card envelope!
Die cut a piece of cardstock or pattern paper using the Library Pocket die. Note- this die is a 8″ wide so you will need a Spellbinders Platinum, Big Shot Plus or Pro or another larger machine.
Use a circle die or round punch to cut a half circle from the top pocket edge.
Fold the Library Pocket along the score lines.
Place adhesive on the two pocket side tabs.
Fold the pocket to the back so that the tabs adhere to the tall pocket back.
Place the assembled pocket on a score board. Score a line across the pocket back along the top edge of the pocket front.
Fold the pocket back down over the pocket creating a flap.
Add a small bit of adhesive to hold the flap closed after decorating.
To decorate the card, I stamped over the closed envelope with my new Doodle Snowflake stamp. After stamping I embellished the stamped image with a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush.
Here is a really cool thing about my new Doodle Snowflake stamp… it is a 3D Shadow Stamp. The image is engraved in such a way as to create a lighter stamped area in addition to the standard solid design line. It is stamped with one color of ink but looks like two layered colors! I tend to be a black ink only stamper since I love coloring my images, but this technique has really made me excited about stamping with colored inks!
I love how simple and easy this idea is! I have several on my holiday gift list that love to receive gift cards. This will allow me to treat them to fun money and still add a b