Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Celebrating Red Cup Season with Maya Road and Basic Grey

Happy New Year, it is fun to share gifts of the season.  This week I am sharing tutorials using my favorite products.   Some my most popular workshops are about turning a gift certificate into a present.  This year we used tags as a base to build cards, adding little pockets for the gift cards and personalized with special messages that say more about what they mean to you.
Ranger Craft Tag size 10 ( 8 ½” or 22cms)
Maya Road Chipboard clocks
Maya Road Chipboard cup and spoon from the teapot album
Maya Road Twine
Scrapbook Adhesives  E-Z  tape runner and Foam Squares
Basic Grey paper Bow Ties – Capture The Flag
Basic Grey paper Clippings – Hand Made Quilt
Basic Grey Clippings chipboard
Basic Grey Clippings snippets pad
Basic Grey Bow Ties sticker collection
ColorBox Donna Salazar Mixed Media Inx Honey
Luminarte Silks Ice & Solar Gold
Small heart brads
Button (clock on the sample)

Start by covering the outside with the red side of the Quilt paper.  The Scrapbook Adhesives brands of tape runners provide a good solid stick to hold your paper to the tag.  Score or fold the tag at 2 1/2” from the square end and 2” from the tag end.
On the inside use the number side of the Bow Ties paper, cut a length of paper 4” high across the numbers.   You can use the tag as a guide for cutting the squares are about 2 1/4”   and 3 1/4”  and the tag end was 1 3/4” before the triangles were nipped off.  

To assemble the inside, starting from the left, cut the days of the week from the snippets pad, top with a quick coat of a clear gloss or Dimensional Magic to add the touch of a dyno tape look. Glue to the left edge and top with a ruler from the BowTies Sticker Collection. 
 Measure up the clock against the gift card to form the pocket, cut across the bottom to create a straight edge. Use the Scrapbook Adhesives foam pads along the straight edge and half way up the clock edges.  Top the clock with a Thanks sticker and moments file folder from the Clippings collection.  Top with a little red flag from the Bow Ties collection.
To finish the outside cover , paint the chipboard spoon and cup with Luminate Silks.  
Trim a large clock to fit the left edge of the tag and a smaller clock behind that.  Top with the spoon and cup.

The button and tie need to be strong to hold your card closed and the reason why I rely on Scrapbook Adhesives foam pads. Tie a not in the twine and lock into the back of the button with foam pads that will double as your adhesive to hold the button on the front of the card.
Hope you enjoyed this project and if you liked what we did with Maya Road in this one have a peek at the workshops where we use mixed media techniques in the Maya Road shadowboxes. 

Joining Link Parties:
My Romantic Home


Scrapthat said...

Cute project!
I realize you have already had your New Year's Eve ringing in the New Year girl but

4ft9inchcreator said...

very cute Mandy ! love the concept :)
happy new year

Jade said...

Thank you so much - I also wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

With love, Jade

Rose Brier Studio said...

Happy New Year Mandy. Enjoy the glorious beach weather!

Great way to dress up gift cards, it's sweet of you to post the instructions.

Relyn Lawson said...

Hey, you. I'm excited to see what you put on your new blog.

I have a few wishes for you.
May 2014 bring you much joy.
May we all have peace in our homes,
laughter by our firesides,
time spent with family,
and contentment in our hearts.
Be well, my friend.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Great project! I gave a couple of gift cards this year -- something like this project would be so much cuter than just an envelope!!

Karen S. said...

Handmade goodies are always the best to have and share!

NatureGirl said...

That is SO cute…I wish I were that patient! Happy new year!

Steffi said...

Great project!I wish you a very happy and creative New Year 2014,Mandy!

Charu Sharma said...

Awww these are so cute!! And you have a wonderful blog!! <3

Tracy Cook said...

I know jealousy is a sin but I so love this project

Esther Joy said...

You are very talented! Neat craft!

Jenny said...

These gift card holders are gorgeous...

I love this crafty idea!

Thanks for linking to the letter "G".

Great job!