Monday, 19 November 2012

The Christmas Gift-Velope By Hels

Gooooodly Morning Snazzyfans... blimey, I don't know about you but November has whizzed past and my thoughts are now turning to Christmas and pressie-time.  I am sometimes a bit useless at buying gifts for loved ones so I tend to get a nice gift card or voucher... and usually they come with cards from the store, which are invariably all a bit samey.  So, I hit on the idea of making a little Gift-Velope so I can pop cash or a voucher or a gift card into it, the recipient will then have a little keepsake that they can keep or display over Christmas.  To make it is simples and using the new Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage papers makes it even more simples because this paper is actually a really decent thickness, tis more like a cardstock, so it is sturdy enough to score and fold and stands up to being handled.  Add to that the lush designs, well, like I said, simples!  Here are the measurements if you fancy making some yourself:


Cut a piece of paper to measure 26cm x 13cm.  Along the long edge score in from the left at 8.5cm and 9.5cm.  This will make your first foldy bit.  Then score and fold again at 19cm and 20cm.  This is your second foldy bit (do you like the technical terms I am using? lol)  Then use a bone folder or similar and fold your scored lines and press a nice crease into the paper.  Snip the left hand flap at angles of 45degrees so you have a tag top shape (as shown)   Cover the inside with co-ordinating papers, this not only makes it prettier, it also adds some more dimension to the design.


For the pouch, cut a piece of paper to measure 9.5cm in height and 26cm in length.  Score and fold the paper so it has an over-flap of 1.5cm at one end, this will then fold over to secure the pouch together.  Finally, stick the bottom of the flap together and glue to the inside fold as shown.  For the closure I used a couple of punched 1/2" circles that I popped a couple of the co-ordinating Teresa Collins brads through and used Paper String to fasten the flaps together.  All of the cut edges of my papers were blended with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink just to tone them in and add a smidge of vintageness to the design.


I added a couple of Alterations Snowflakes, also cut from the gorgeous papers and then popped a couple of little bells on for a bit of decoration.  I also diecut the 25, coated it with Glue & Seal and then sprinkled Rock Candy Dry Stickles over to add some blingyliciousness to the design.   I hope that you do make some of these, please do let me know - they are a doddle to make but if you have any probs, just bob me an email over and I will try to explain better!   As ever, these delicious goodies are available from Snazzy's... check out their website for lots of new stashly goodies added regularly.  Oh and don't forget, Snazzy's are offering this months' Design Team kits for a discounted price... seriously GREAT value cos there are stamps in the kit too which I haven't used yet!!  Please do scroll back over the previous posts to see the gorgeous creations my teamies have also been making... they are all using the same products... but all so different so lots of inspirations for you all.    Oh and before I go... if you CLICK HERE you can leave a comment and be in with a chance of winning the DT kit we have been working with (obvs a new one, not the ones we have chopped up!)    Thanks for looking!

TTFN


29 comments:

Netrix said...

Tres gorgeous Hels. Thanks for sharing
Jeanette x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, You are such a clever, clever, girlie, I absolutely love, love, love your Gift-velope, and the Teresa Collins papers are so beautiful. I will definitely be trying these out, such a pretty way to give money or vouchers, so much nicer than an envelope.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

val jones said...

Absolutly love this idea Hels. I have two such things to make so I'll be pinching (copying) your idea.

Val in Spain xxx

Mary Moore said...

gorgeous demo Hels as usual will certainly be giving this a try Maryxx

Lottie said...

Truly fabulous and a perfect solution for my so very hard to please adults off spring who always can't make up their minds or want something off the internet which I'd need to win the lottery to afford - but they do accept donations. Brilliant solution Hels

Judy Murphy said...

What a fabulous idea! Some if the younger family members often ask for vouchers and this would be a great solution for presenting them. Must give them a try.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, this is fab, such lovely papers and layout. Emma

nannapat said...

Fabulous gift-velope Hels. Something like this would cost a fortune in a shop - I'm def going to be making some. Pat x

Redanne said...

A totally gorgeous Gift-velope Hels, wonderful idea to put money or gift cards in for Christmas. Love those papers too! Hugs, Anne x

Joanne said...

Got to have a go at these. If I get in a mess - 'cos I don't do cm very well being an oldie and still on " - I'll give you a blast. Just what I need 'cos Xmas is cancelled this year as far as pressies go - long story, so I am buying gift cards and scratch cards for those who can't afford to spend. Thanks for another wonderful Hels creation.
xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Fabby creation as ever with great instructions too! There's going to a lot of these about this Christmas I think!xx

Caz said...

Nice one Hels - I'll need one for Ian at thsi rate 'cause he's STILL not decided what plane bits he wants so it'll be money at this rate.........

Helen said...

They look just gorgeous, Hels!

Gillian said...

BRILLIANT.....and just what I need this year, thanks so much Hels for yet another inspirational idea at just the right time too. xxxxx

Julia S-W said...

Gorgeous little envelope thingy for those money, cheques and gift card pressies - could use up scraps too. I love this idea. x

craftimamma said...

I think I'll probably need at least a couple of these too Hels! Fabulous idea. These papers work brilliantly for this sort of thing because as you say, they are very sturdy. I'd better get cracking.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Rita said...

Fabulous card Hels. I love the papers and thank-you also for the lovely tutorial. Hugs Rita xx

Minxy said...

A nifty little project, when did you say you were posting it too me lol

Barb Cady said...

What a seriously useful tutorial Hels, and great use of the kit too! I popped into Snazzies today before I read this, methinks (I've caught the Dickens bug!) I would have come out with some serious overspending if I had! Off now to consider the state of the piggy bank! x

Ria Gall said...

Hi Hels
A great idea thank you for sharing the details of this and for all your inspiration
Ria

Carole Z said...

fab-u-lous idea Hels, love it! Thanks for the tut, Carole Z X

gayle said...

Ooh fabby, I do like Teresa Collins Chrimbo stuff :) and those snowflakes are a favourite too!

Netty said...

Loving your gift envelope, its a work of art on its own, x

Patricia said...

Found my way here from goodness knows where...........!!!! but I am sure glad I did.

What a great idea.
I am going to have a go at some of these. Thank you for the Tutorial.

Patricia

Craftychris said...

What a fabulous idea and design and looks brilliant in those papers - thank you for the idea xx

Jassy said...

I love this idea Hels and have one down, several more to go. Thank you so much for sharing the idea xx

butterfly said...

Absolutely gorgeous envelope... and thanks for all the how-to details too! Wonderful papers, brilliantly used.
Alison x

Gillian .... said...

Oooo lurve this ... is it for me, is it is it lol!!! Fab perfect gift. xxx

Eliza Devine said...

I Looking forward to making this,
What a great design!