Welcome to our first Challenge for "2013' and what a great way to kick off our challenge year with a fun,
You would have just come from Delys Cram's blog and her beautiful scrap layout, but if not, you can pop over to the JAI Challenge Blog where you can find a complete list of links to all the DT blogs and their gorgeous projects.
When deciding on my project, l wanted to use a Die that l had not used much and as my "Petite Pocket" Die has not had the love it should have, l went with that.
I really wanted to show more than the obvious use for this and came up with an envelope that will hold a 4"x 4" gift card, a simple project, but a size l use often and I'm always on the lookout for envelopes.
I have also included a little picture tutorial on how l made it! This post is rather photo heavy, but that was the easiest way to share the how to.
1: Cut a piece of card stock, dsp or even copy paper @ 5-1/2" x 10-1/2" and fold length wise.
2: Place paper on your Die with the "fold" approx 2mm in from the edge and the fold flap.
You can see in the pic, the white area of the Die shape is the part you leave uncovered.
3: After running your paper through the Big Shot it should look like this.
4: This is how it looks opened up and ready to decorate..
5: I trimmed the 2 front scallops to get a nice straight edge for this envelope, but you can leave them and decorate for a different look.
6: I Then embossed the front flap with the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder & used my Simply Scored Tool to put some lines on the top flap. This step helps camouflage the fold line and you could continue to score all the way through to the embossing.
7: As you can see it holds the 4"x 4" card perfectly and is a very simple way to get more from this Die.
I do hope you enjoy your Blog Hop journey and the beautiful and clever inspiration from the DT.
Your next stop is Christine Blain and her lovely Big Shot project using the Petite Pocket Die also.
"Thanks for hopping by & have a great weekend"
All Supplies used are Stampin-Up.