Wednesday, December 12, 2007

More on retirment party!!!!

Today I will share with you how the little gift holder that would be perfect for a gift of money is made. Remember from was in the grand door prize.

But first.....There were two special awards given out at the Retirement Party! Vera and Bonnie both received a free stamp set from me for not missing a stamp camp all year. Will you receive one next year? I hope so! Congrats (and many thanks!) to both of you again!!!!

Now back to that money holder:

Isn't this darling?!?!??!?!?

It is quite easy to make!

Start with a 6x6 piece of two sides printed paper ( I think Stampin' Up! Card Stock would be too thick for these...Whisper White and Very Vanilla would be good though.) of your choice. Here I used a piece from the Wintergreen Designer Series Papers...which will be retiring his hoo....I love this paper. I think you can use most of it for general card making, not just Christmas.

Anyhoo....I digress,! Back to the 6x6 piece of paper. Score on one side at 1 1/4, 2 1.2, 3 3/4, and 5. Turn your paper 90 degrees and score at 1 1/4 and 4 3/4. Fold on all scores with a bone folder to get good creases. Next take your 1/4 inch square punch and punch where the scores intersect by folding along each fold and punching a half of a square. are you following me???? Here is a picture of what your paper should look like when all the holes are punched:

Does this clear things up a bit?
Place sticky strip along one edge of a long middle panel. Roll up into a square tube and adhere. Tie a ribbon around the places where you have punched out and "fluff" the ends. Your finished piece should look like a tootsie roll, kind of.
Oh your gift inside before tying the second end shut.
You could make these little cuties in any size really, just make sure you start with a square and adjust your score lines accordingly. example: start with a 11 1/2 inch square and score at 2 2/4 intervals and turn 90 degrees and score in 2 inches on each side.
Have I managed to confuse you???? I hope not! I would love to hear if you make any of these little cuties!

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