Saturday, June 16, 2012

Fancy Fold Gift Card Super Saturday Tut!

Tut… Tutorial!  Sorry for the delay in today’s post… I had worked out the basic engineering of today’s tutorial by late yesterday evening.  LOL, if you have ever been to my home in the evening or on a rainy day, you know photography, even with a light box is tricky at best.  Hence the delay in today’s Super Saturday Tutorial!

Today’s Tutorial is a fancy fold 3-d card and gift card holder too.  Inspired by the new Delicate Designs Embossing Folders and Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlits, I had to make a fancy cake!wedding cake congrats with gift card pocket by sharon fieldThe outside of the card is embellished with embossing, dazzling diamonds, stitched grosgrain, basic pearls and basic rhinestones jewels along with a congratulatory sentiment.2.first_open_View congrats and gift card pocketAt first opening of the card, a gift card pocket is revealed…simply tug on the cake topper to fully open the card.A gentle tug on the top of the cake opens the card for fully.inside back reveals signing block and sentimentRevealing a stamped sentiment between cake layers and…add a paper daisy and rhinestone to dot the iA special place to sign and add your personal greeting!standard 4.25 x 5.5 card fits standard a2 envieWhen closed completely, the card fits neatly into a standard A2 Envelope (4-3/8” x 5-5/8”) too!

Ready to make one of your own?  Here’s how!!

NOTE:  For your convenience, a complete online shopping list of Stamps and Supplies used in today’s Super Saturday tutorial… Fancy Fold Gift Card Cake Card are listed at the end of today’s tutorial for your convenience.

Step by Step Directions for making Fancy Fold Gift Cake Card…

  1. Cut Basic Gray card stock base 4-1/4” x 9-3/8” and Score at 5-1/2” and 8-1/4”, bone fold on all scored lines (note:  shown in regal rose below).  Also shown a 2-3/8” scallop punch reduced in size to use as a future cake topper.cutting and scoring the card base and cake topper
  2. Cut Basic Gray gift card pocket base:  2” x 5” and score at 3/4” and 3”.  Turn 90 degrees so that short side is along top rail of simply scored board and score at 1-1/2”.  Note:  regal rose card stock is shown as I was working with a to cut and score gift card pocket for inside of card.
  3. Fold and bone-fold on all scoring lines, then cut on all solid lines as shown in photo for step 2.
  4. Cut Very Vanilla card stock 3-1/4” x 8-1/2”.  With the long edge along the top rail of simply scored board, score at 1/4”, 3-1/2”, 5”, 7-1/2” and 8”.  Turn 90 degrees so that the short side is along the top rail of your simply scored board and score at 1/2” and 3”.  Bone fold on all scored lines, cut along all solid lines as shown in photo.guidelines for cutting/scoring cake pull out section;
  5. Mountain/valley fold card stock pieces for card base and cake-pullout (very vanilla).  Note:  I’m still working with regal rose as the pocket of my prototype at this point.use bone folder and origami mountain/valley folds
  6. Place Sticky Strip (tape) along 1/4” scored edge of card pull-out base.  Burnish the sticky tape before removing protective liner for next step.  NOTE:  if you want to add diagonal scoring to the two cake faces on the vv card stock, do it now.add sticky strip along 1/4" scored line of cake base.
  7. After removing protective layer, attach to longer side of card just inside center (5-1/2”)scored line.  align with inside fold of card base and attach.
  8. Turn card base upside down so that cake pullout is facing your table top.  Place a piece of sticky strip along the top edge of 8-1/4” scored line, burnish so that the protective film will be easily removed.leave sticky strip en tact
  9. Add sticky strip to two tabs of gift card pocket as shown in photo below, burnish the sticky tape and remove protective layer.sticky Strip has been attached to two short sides of gift card pocket.
  10. Fold shorter edge inwards first, followed by longer edge.fold order short side first.
  11. Close to form a pocket.  TIP:  Insert a gift card into the pocket before closing and sealing to ensure a good fit.add gift card and fold pocket to shape.
  12. Now add sticky strip to the long top and bottom edges of the pocket, burnish and remove film.add the sticky strip along the two longer edges, near the edge.
  13. Place gift card into pocket to ensure a good fit…check the gift card fit, remove sticky strip protective film
  14. And fit inside 2-1/2” section of card base. attach to inside and front of card
  15. Cut a scrap of very vanilla card stock 4-1/4” x 1-1/4” and attach to front flap of card base.add extra vv card stock, ww die cuts to decorate your card.
  16. Cut a 2” x 4” piece of very vanilla card stock for front of card.  If desired, score diagonally using simply scored diagonal scored plate before attaching to front of card.rhinestones, pearls and ribbon are just a few of the embellishments
  17. Decorate flap of card as desired… In the photo shown above, I added Delicate Designs Folder embossing, dazzling diamonds, rhinestones, pearls and ribbon before removing film from sticky strip and securing to card base.
  18. Decorate additional cake layers as desired… again, I’ve used delicate designs folders embossing on whisper white card stock and die cut with large scallop edgelits and my big shot machine.  The cake topper was cut using a 2-3/8” scallop Circle punch, then reduced to reveal 7 full scallops and two partials before attaching to the cake pull-out  (see photo step 2). doilies_sizzlits and scallop punch cake topper with dazzling diamonds too
  19. And even the inner gift pocket was embellished with a little decorative ‘frosting’ as well..decorate the card inside and out for stun value
  20. You’re done… simply push down the cake topper and slip into a standard A-2 Envelope!tip:  insert embellishmenst into envelope with decoration facing the back flap

I hope you enjoyed today’s fancy fold gift cake card tutorial… and look forward to reading your comments!



Shop my Online Stampin’ Up! store for supplies used in today’s…

Super Saturday Tutorial – 3D Fancy Fold Gift Card Cake Card

Stamps:  Delightful Dozen WM 122650 / CM 122652, Occasions Alphabet WM 117090/ CM 123598, Loving Thoughts WM 125843, CM 125845

Papers:  Whisper White 100730, Very Vanilla 101650, Basic Gray 121044

Inks:  Basic Gray 126981

Terrific Tools:  Big Shot Die Cutting Machine 113439, Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 127023, Large Scallop Edgelits 127019, Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlits 126999, 2-3/8” Scallop Circle Punch, Bone Folder, Simply Scored Scoring Tool (board) 122334, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate 125586, Simply Scored Stylus 125624, Paper Snips 103579, Stampin’ Trimmer 126889

Awesome Accessories:  Dazzling Diamonds 102023, Two Way Glue Pen 100425, Sticky Strip 104294, Basic Pearls Jewels 119247, Basic Rhinestones Jewels 119246, Paper Daisies 119243, Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430,  Whisper White 1/4” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon 126877

Technique:  Fancy Fold, Gift Card Holder, Embossing, Dazzling Diamonds, Die cutting, scoring

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Lisawhs808 said...

Beautiful & amazing!!!

ColleenB. said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!
Thank you for the tutorial on how to make it. :} I must say; I like the step by step instructions then watching a video.

Janinpb said...

Wow gonna have to make it even though I don't have any weddings soon. Thanks for the great tut

Mschulenberg said...

Beautiful Sharon.

Cindy Ware said...

Fantastic! I love it!!!

Sharon Field said...

LOL... it could also be a great birthday or anniversary card as well!

sherrill graff said...

This is amazing.. Thanks for sharing. I love your ideas. Sherrill Graff See you at the stampin up convention in July!

Katherine said...

What a stunning card - I love this!

Deb S. said...

Oh, Sharon, you have out done yourself!!! You always do such beautiful work, but this is extraordinary! My daughter is getting married in 3 weeks and I have been wanting to do something extra special for her..... You just made my day! Wow!! Thank you so much, you are truly amazing! ~Deb

Ellentaylor38 said...

Such a pretty gift card! tfs

Donna said...

Such a unique card, Sharon. Wonderful tutorial, as always. Thank you for the ideas.