Monday, December 23, 2013

12 Days of Christmas - Day 11

Good Morning!  Can you believe it?  Christmas is 2 days away.  Are you ready?  I think I am, a trip to the bank will wrap things up for me.  My kids' dad took care of the "big" gifts this year, so I bought the boring clothes, the ornaments I give them every year and I'm handing them some cash.  I think they'll be pretty happy with that.  But I needed something for presentation.

I was looking at the Silhouette Online Store and saw this really cute money card.  It's on sale for 75 cents but I got to looking at it and figured I could make it without needing to buy the cut file.  So I thank the artist for the idea, but I did it with minimal use of the Silhouette.  I did get a border file that I'll be able to use more than I could the money envelope and it, too, was on sale for 75 cents.

So I started with a piece of red card stock and cut it down to 7" x 10 3/4" - then on my Scor-Pal I scored at 4" and at 8".  On the section that measures 2 3/4", put Scor-Tape along the two sides, don't adhere just yet, but this will create your pocket.  Fold along the scored lines and with a bone folder sharpen those folds.  Position an oval punch about half way in the center of the pocket part (refer to picture below) and punch.  This creates a notch so it's easy to see there is money in there and to take it out.  Now you can adhere to create the pocket.

I cut the white border that creates the white fur of the coat using the Silhouette.  Glue that onto the front of your card and trim as needed.  Using the Labels One die from Spellbinders, cut out using glitter paper (or metallic paper).  I used a craft knife to cut out the center, but if you have a punch, that would work to.  This will create Santa's belt buckle.  Cut a piece of black card stock 1 5/8" x 11".  My glitter paper has an adhesive back so I scored the protective backing with a craft knife at the top and bottom of the opening on the buckle to expose the sticky part that will be on the black band and adhered to the back piece of card stock.

Punch out 3 circles (5/8" used here) for buttons.  Then you can decorate the inside if you'd like.

I got a set of Christmas phrases for 35 cents at Miss Kate's Cuttables.  In hindsight, the words would've looked better in black, but I was trying to be festive.  Tuck your monetary gift inside.  Close and wrap the belt around the card to create a belly band.

The measurements provided will work for a check, too.  Have fun!

1 Encouraging Thoughts:

Sandy said...

Very Cute! I love the shiny buckle and the pretty font of the Merry Christmas!

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