My favorite online stamping source, Papertrey Ink, just had their monthly release yesterday and one of the new products is a couple of dies called Card Base-ics. The idea is that the die will cit the base of the card plus two inner cuts that create a holder of sorts - a place that you could insert a smaller card or piece with an image, etc.. Or a gift card. Since I was trying to keep my purchase to a minimum, I opted not to buy the Card Base-ics dies when I found this post by Amber. Amber describes how to achieve the same effect using any die and cutting machine. Her directions were great so I thought I would give it a try and this is the results:
I started with a piece of PTI white cardstock and a Nestabilities die. Following Amber's instructions, I was able to cut the two flaps in just the right spot and the right size to hold a mini card which houses a gift card. I embossed the white cardstock after cutting the flaps with the In Bloom impression plate and layered the piece onto navy blue cardstock. The mini card was created from a lime green cardstock and measures 3.5 x 2.5 in size. I stamped up a couple of images from Love & Marriage to add to the small card and then finished everything off with a green ribbon wrapped around the entire card and adhered with small brads.
I love the results and saved myself some money that could be spent on other Papertrey items! Thanks Amber!
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