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Unscripted Sketches Challenge #81 - CD Case Gift Card Holder

Good Morning Everyone!  Welcome once again to Sketch It Saturday at Unscripted Sketches!  When I saw the sketch for this week I thought "Oh how pretty!", and then as I tried to make it into a card, it got less and less pretty!  So I 'scrapped' the card idea and decided to make a gift card holder instead . . . from an old CD case!  Now I love it!  Here is this week's sketch . . .

And here is my project based on the sketch . . . 

And here is all the info . . . 

Product Info:
  • All patterned papers were from the Basic Grey 'Eskimo Kisses" line - Snow Globe, Reindeer Games, Powdered Sugar and Peppermint Twist
  • Seam binding ribbon from Bluebird Lane on Etsy
  • Stickles, Crystal
  • Seed beads, snowflakes and lace from my stash
  • Adhesives - Glue Arts 'Glue  Glider Pro' with Perma Tac adhesive, and Fabri-Tac by Beacon

Tips, Tools and Techniques:
  • Tools - rotary cutter, scissors, ruler!  Measure each section of the cd case well!  I started by cutting a pattern for each part, and making sure they fit.  This was a time consuming project, but it was not hard to do!  Once you get the pattern ready, you could make bunches of these in no time!
  • Paper Pleating - Trial and Error!  Trust me!  But I like the way it looks!
  • Paper Flower - cut 5 different sized circles using Cuttlebug and Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circles Small and Classic Scalloped Circles Small, alternating scalloped, plain, scalloped, etc.  Ink with coordinating color ink around edges.  Dip each circle in warm water, just a DIP, and crinkle and squeeze excess water out gently.  Open up and place on a paper towel.  Heat in microwave for about 20 seconds.  Remove and turnover each piece and zap for another 15 - 20 seconds, repeating until they are dry.  Using your favorite glue, stack the circles, gluing between each one.  Embellish outer edges of each circle with Stickles.  Glue assorted seed beads to center.

Somehow I managed to not get a picture of the verse, but on the inside, left side I stamped a Christmas verse and matted it in coordinating card stock.

As I said before, once you get your pattern cut, these are a breeze to make!  Thanks for visiting, have a great Unscripted weekend!  Becky


Lelia Pierce said...

This is very original, Becky! I haven't seen a gift card holder made from a CD case before. Beautiful job! I love it!!!


StephC said...

Wow, what a great idea! I love it! Fabulous take on this weeks sketch my friend!

Creative Breathing said...

Becky, Your cards are so wonderful! I need to learn how to make cards! I wanted to let you know I did get your message about withdrawing from the tag swap. Not a worry at all. I do hope you will be able to join a future swap. Have a lovely week. Elizabeth