Friday, October 12, 2012

Pear & Partridge Artiste - Quick Gift Card Holder

I really need to start gearing up for all of the holiday craft shows that I have committed to participating in.  The only problem is finding the time for my crafting.  So I briefly stopped doing laundry today to make a few really quick cards with the Artiste cartridge and CTMH's new paper line, Pear & Partridge.  I cut out the card on page 57 of the Artiste booklet at 3.75", which was the largest available on a sheet of 12" cardstock.  And with some manual intervention, I was able to cut out three cards from one sheet!  I cut out the "card" shape on page 77 two times, at 2.5" and 3" to create the layered saying.  I stamped with Chocolate ink and distressed the edges with Desert Sand.  A strip of leftover cardstock behind the saying, some pop dots, bling and done.  I love, love, love the saying, I think because it, as well as the paper, reminds me of something back in my childhood back in the 1970's.  The saying is part of the Pear & Partridge Workshop on the Go Card Kit.

The best part of the whole project was that I was able to cut out, stamp and assemble 3 of these cards in under 5 minutes.  Once opened, the card has a built in tab that would be perfect for holding a gift card.  Stay tuned to see what else I whip up with for the holidays!