Thursday, December 18, 2014

IO Challenge- Last Minute Gifts

I don't know about you, but I often need a last minute gift, and when I do, I need something QUICK.  What could be quicker than a gift card?  For my project today, I wanted to show you what it looks like when you use the IO Gift Card Envelope DIE192-XX.  You could use it for any ocassion.  All you have to do is change the paper and accessories you use.

I also wanted to show you the Snowflake Cutout Dies DIE241-Z.  If you remember, these dies cut into the paper.  Here is a close up of the snowflake die:

I cut out the gift card envelope and taped the snowflake into place with low tac tape

When I ran it through the machine, I was left with a snowflake cutout.  This is so much easier to deal with then gluing all those small snowflake parts!

If you want a REALLY easy project, leave the envelope as is and let the gift card itself show through the hole to "color" your die cut.

I decided to take it a step further and added some double stick tape behind the open hole:

Then I sprinkled my snowflake with glitter for extra sparkle and added a white pearl:

Need more last minute inspiration?  Check out the other designers:


Late Blooming said...

Wow..Purple for Christmas really look wintery ( my word) thanks.

Becky said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial.

Rachel B. said...

The snowflake is gorgeous! Have to buy it next time!

Amante del Papel said...

so beautiful!

Linda Knox said...

Great envelope. Love how you used the snowflake to make cut out and then put the glitter behind.