Although two of the cards I show on today’s video are Christmas cards, it can be made for any occasion you’d like to send someone a Gift card, i.e. birthday, wedding, new baby, new home, engagement, etc. These cards are so easy to make and don’t take much more time to make than making the card takes.
The card I made during the video also includes some heat-embossing. I’m always aware that there are new crafters beginning their journey in the wonderful world of cardmaking every day. It is becoming more and more popular. Therefore, I keep it in my mind that although techniques like heat embossing are very much “old hat” to experienced crafters, it’s a wonderful new technique for beginners!
I have been crafting for well over ten years and watching embossing powder melt never fails to amaze me! The first card I made was the masculine card, which seems to becoming a habit when I’m preparing to make a video. I don’t think this has anything to do with my skills but has everything to do with the selection of masculine products Stampin’ Up! has been offering for the last couple of years for the guys!
I decorated the corners of the masculine card using the Antiqued Corners and Sliders (152471) but I couldn’t think of the name, nor how many come in a box! If you’d like to check them out they’re on page 157 in the Annual catalogue. In the pack are twenty corners and ten ribbon sliders and they are a part of the World of Good Suite. The sliders are great for putting on ribbons.
I used small magnets as a closure on each of my cards but I did say in the video I wouldn’t use them if I was making one of these cards for a child. Although they are adhered in between layers of cardstock, an inquisitive child wouldn’t take long to find and then extract them! As well as being a choking hazard, magnets can also cause damage inside the body.
Alternative ideas are Velcro Dots but again, I wouldn’t use on a card for a child. Making a belly band would be a good solution as long as the child doesn’t just rip it off! LOL! Personally, if I was sending a child a gift card, I’d leave the greeting card open. It’s better to be safe than sorry!
That’s it from me today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday and look forward to being back with you tomorrow, In the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.