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Card Making Course - Book Binding Cards

teacher avatar Papered Chef, Kimberly Smith

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Instructor Introduction & Course Overview


    • 2.

      Card Making Supplies - Book Binding Card Ingredients


    • 3.

      Die Cutting Tips & Tricks


    • 4.

      Stamping the Images & Sentiment


    • 5.

      Coloring Stamped Images - Part 1


    • 6.

      Coloring Stamped Images - Part 2


    • 7.

      Coloring Stamped Images - Part 3


    • 8.

      Cutting, Scoring & Assembling Card Bases


    • 9.

      Creating Designer Series Paper Layers


    • 10.

      Decorating the Inside of the Cards


    • 11.

      Creating Mini Gift Card Envelopes


    • 12.

      Stamping & Embellishing the Mini Envelopes


    • 13.

      Embellishing the Cards


    • 14.

      Decorating the Envelope Flaps


    • 15.

      Packaging Cards & Some Finished Samples


    • 16.

      Swap Cards Received & other Card Inspiration


    • 17.

      Finished Book Binding Card Projects


    • 18.

      Other Festive & Fun Cards and Projects


    • 19.

      Course Conclusion


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In this workshop course, you will learn how to cut, layer, stamp and embellish Book Binding Cards. You will use the Festive & Fun Stamp Set, Stylish Shapes Dies, the Joyful Specialty Designer Series Paper, the Joy of Christmas DSP, coordinating cardstock and ink by Stampin’ Up! You will learn how to create a card which has an area for a message and a place to secure a gift card envelope. The cards will have multiple layers and embellishments. You can substitute any of these supplies with items from your craft stash. You can use the skills you acquire in this course to create other cards because the techniques you learn are broadly applicable.

If you are a beginner, you will learn new skills and if you are already an advanced card maker, you will learn how to create cards more efficiently and effectively. You will learn skills, tips & tricks for creating Book Binding Cards. You will start by cutting and scoring the cardstock for your card bases. Then you will add additional layers using Basic White and the Designer Series Paper. Then, you will learn to die cut shapes from the dies using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. You will design cards using several patterns of paper, making each card unique. You will learn to stamp your sentiments and images for your cards. You will learn to color with the alcohol blends markers, making your cards stand out. You will add and layer your embellishments to add finishing touches to your cards, making each design unique. You will learn how to create mini envelopes for holding gift  cards so that you can experiment with different designs. The skills you learn in this class can be applied to a variety of card making projects. I hope you will share your projects with your classmates and practice what you learn. 

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Kimberly Smith


Hello, my name is Kimberly Smith, The Papered Chef. I love sharing paper crafting recipes with the world though my YouTube Channel and Web Site. I'm a paper crafter specializing in using the Brother ScanNCut, card making, 3D craft fair items and stamping techniques. I'm the host of the Hello Crafty Friends Podcast where I teach listeners strategies to help them grow their Crafty Businesses. I teach crafting courses and workshops to adults and children. I'm an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and share my love of crafting with my customers. I help my community of followers take their crafting skills to the next level though step-by-step inspirational projects. That is what I aim to do through these project. I hope you enjoy my project based paper crafting cl... See full profile

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1. Instructor Introduction & Course Overview: Hello and welcome to this course. In this workshop, you're going to learn how to create these bookbinding cards and mini gift card envelopes. But before I tell you what you're going to learn in this course, I just want to introduce myself. Tell you a little bit about myself, and then I'm going to tell you what you're in store for in this card making workshop. My name is Kimberly Smith, I'm known as the paper chef. I'm your instructor for this cardmaking workshop. I'm a stamping up demonstrator, a craft instructor, a Youtube content creator, and host of the Hello Crafty Friends podcast. I have many other cardmaking workshops. Please check those out as well. Now, whether you're a beginner in your crafting journey or you're an expert paper crafter, there are always new tips and tricks to learn in this course. You're going to learn every step of the way how to create this project. This project consists of coordinated card stock, designer series paper, alcohol markers, embellishments, stamps, and many more little fun things that you can add to it, such as we're even going to decorate the envelope. We're going to start out talking about the materials that you'll need for this workshop. Then I'm going to talk about how to create the different elements of the card overall. You'll spend time creating layers. You'll spend time stamping. If I make a mistake, I just keep on rolling. This is real, actual, real crafting and you're going to see me do this in real time. You're going to see how to decorate the inside of the card. You'll be inspired by these mini envelopes, how easy these are to create. You can put these inside. I'll show you how to embellish the envelope as well. I'll show you other things you can put in the envelopes if you don't want to use them for gift cards because you can put fun treats in there as well. Just things like adding snow flakes and linen thread are all just ways to step up your card. I'll even show you a couple other designs using the same stamp set that we're using in this workshop. And the stamp set is called festive and fun. I know there may be a glare from my light, but you're going to get a close up look at this stamp set. I want you to understand that you're learning the techniques. It doesn't matter what stamp set designer series paper and card stock you use for this project. As long as you use colors and styles of items which coordinate together. I stressed that a lot in this course, especially when it comes to picking out the colors that precisely go together with the card stock. We're going to be using a couple different colors of card stock. With the designer series paper, with the specialty paper, and with the alcohol markers. That's the main takeaway that I really want you to get is that your items will look so much more professional when you spend the time to coordinate your projects. Those are just some of the things you're going to learn about. Now, the reason I'm making these cards at this particular time is because I swap cards with fellow demonstrators and other crafters. When I give them cards, they give me back cards and I'm going to share those cards with you. So you can see the cards others are making and also be inspired by all kinds of other designs. I also created other kinds of cards using this stamp set, so I'll show you those as well, which have completely different measurements and styles. I appreciate you being here today and taking the time to develop your skills as a crafter, which we all should keep on doing, because creativity really never ends. Every time you watch someone else craft, it can trigger off ideas for you and springboard ideas for you in your own designs. Thank you for being here with me. We're going to jump right in and start gathering the materials we'll need and get crafting. 2. Card Making Supplies - Book Binding Card Ingredients: Let's go over the ingredients you're going to need for this project. These materials are most of the things you'll need. And then in each section, we may expand on some of the materials. First of all, we're going to create this fund card. We're going to need the festive and fund stamp set of course, substitute with another stamp set that you may have in your stash. That will be fine now because we're using line type of drawing, which we're going to be coloring or stamping I should say It's a line drawing that will be, we're going to need memento black ink. That's because we're going to be using some alcohol blends markers to color it in. Now of course, use whichever markers you want to use and whichever ink that you are comfortable with. I'm going to show you how to color this in a couple of different color schemes for the moose that is, but the sweater will be in cherry cobbler. All I'm just looking at this one. We have the piece, then we have the stamped image in black, and then we have the sentiment and coloring all, no, you're going to need these dyes and there's a die cutting machine as well that can't really fit on my table right now. But you'll get to that section and you're going to learn how to cut out these stylus shaped. Yes, they're from the set here. And I'll show you how to cut these out with the stamp and cut and boss machine. So you need some basic white card stock to die, cut those. All right, now looking at this card, I can also see different kinds of designer series paper, whether you use the paper that I'm sharing or other paper that coordinates, just be sure that your card stock coordinates with your paper. We're going to go over that and as you can see this is the shaded spruce and then we have cherry cobbler as another option for your card base. So you'll need your card stock. The coordinate, of course, your basic why I already mentioned this is Joy of Christmas designer series paper. You'll get a better look at this. It's double sided, it's really fun. And you're going to be using that for a lot of the card. But then we also have a specialty paper as well with the foiled, all the ones with the foils, a specialty paper that goes along with that. That's this one and this one, not this one. You're going to need the basic paper, the joy of Christmas, for the little envelope that goes inside this book binding card. And whether you attach it or not is up to you. But that's the little envelope that goes inside and that's the designer series paper. You're going to make the envelope, the paper itself. And then I'm going to use this particular punch. And you're going to be able to get in there and make the edge of your notch. You can also use a corner rounder to make the notch for your envelope. Or you don't have to have a notch at all, except if you don't have a notch, it's going to stick out of the card just a slight bit. You need your gift card if you're going to be giving a gift card to someone. This ink here is for the sentiment for your envelope. When you embelish your envelope, I'm using shaded spruce ink. Of course, you use a coordinating color of ink. Now for the back of this piece, I'm using some linen thread, so it's good to have some twine to embellish the card. You just want to get some coordinating embellishments. I'm using these adhesive back snowflake assortment, but we'll play around with some other bling that I have, some other gold gems and some snowflakes, just to see how those look. Now when you make your cards, which you're going to be learning how to do next, you need either simply scored. This is a scoreboard, also known as a scoreboard, Has little notches in it and you need a stylus for making your lines. A lot of that can be done with the trimmer. This is a paper trimmer. And this paper trimmer, it's upside down, has an arm that extends. It has a cutting blade, but you can also get a scoring blade for it. I'm going to see if that is handy, which it is. This is a scoring blade and you could use the trimmer for both cutting and scoring, but I'm going to be using this to cut the card stock and the designer series paper and I'm going to be using this simply scored to score the paper. Those are some tools if you want to use other tools like to take your pick tool to help you with the embellishments and setting them, you can. We'll be talking a lot about mass production and I'll be sharing some techniques. You may need some materials when you're doing that, Like your spatula or your bone folder. This is a after you increase with the score line, this is a way to flatten out your cards. Now all of these items, your cards are going to need to be adhered. You can rolling adhesive, that this is rolling adhesive or you can use liquid glue I'll explain along the way, which is better to use for purpose. Actually. Finally, so many more things. But sometimes you're going to be popping up some of your items with dimensionals. These are little foam adhesives that pop up your card. All right, Let me take one more look at the card and see if we forgot anything. We have our designer series paper and our specialty paper. We have our black ink and we have our colored ink for our envelope. We have our basic white card stock in the way we're going to die, cut it. We have our different bling and our decorations. We have our card stock. Okay, we're good. That is it. Those are all the materials that you're going to need for this project. Let's get crafting. We'll see you in the next tutorial. Thanks. 3. Die Cutting Tips & Tricks: In this tutorial, you will learn die cutting techniques. We're going to be cutting out the circles used to create the sentiments for the moose and for this sentiment, for our little envelope. Let's get started. We're using the stamp and cutting embossed machine. By stamping up both sides, collapse, it opens up the platform. When you die cut, we use a die cutting sandwich. This is your base plate. And it'll also tell you that you need to put this at the bottom. And there's instructions on what you need to do on here, but it's easier if I explain it to you. This is plate number one, which is the base plate. The next thing is if you have thin dies, which we do, these are called thin dies. Even though they look thick, they're still metal. Yes, we use this adapter. This is also known as a thin die adapter. I'm going to put that on there. The next thing you need is a plate number three. You need a pair of plate number 31 for the bottom and then another one for the top. The top one isn't a scratch. The bottom one has more scratches because we're putting the paper on here. This is going to be our piece of basic white card stock. And then we're putting the shapes face down. Let's look at the shapes we need. We need this shape, the big circle for the moose. But while I'm cutting, I might add some extra shapes because we want to take advantage of a good crank through the machine. And then for this little sentiment, we'd always just test it. We need this one here, because the plate is 6 " across and there's lots of room, and I'm going to be cranking it through anyway, unless I'm really trying to save paper. I may add a couple extra shapes from my stylish shaped style or whatever set I'm doing. Working on that way, I have extra shapes to use in what I call my buckets of crafty goodness. I have so many of these. These are just little containers that I have all the time I'm filling up. And anytime I can cut extra shapes, I do, then I have them ready for my card club and such. You best to only cut one or two pieces of paper at a time. I'm putting that extra plate on top and I'm going to crank it through. The reason is you can cut two at a time, and we'll do that next. And it does make a little noise when I crank it through, but the stitching is better and more deep when you only cut one at a time. Now, there's different philosophies on whether you should stamp and then cut. But I like to cut them all, have them all made, and then I like to ink around the edges and do the stamping later and the coloring later. Because it all depends on which kind of paper I'm going to be using. When I know I have a project coming up, I just cut a lot of shapes at once. So now let's try this with two pieces of basic weight. Again, there's a thick basic weight and there's a regular basic weight. Which is, this is a regular one comes in 40 sheets in a pack. And then there's what's called a thick basic weight. Just to make sure I'm using the right one, I usually don't use so many different dies. The thick basic weight is better for making card bases, but the regular basic weight is better for die cutting. Let's go ahead and put that circle on there. You have to make sure that you cover up the area which has the plate on it. I'm looking for it's clear and I couldn't see it. So we want the top plate. Let me go ahead and at this point, tilt the camera a little bit so you can see me work this whole machine. Here's the machine, I've covered it up now. You got to be careful. See what I just did there? You have to be careful when you're die cutting that they don't slip into each other. So here's a little tip and trick for you. This is just painter's tape to make sure they don't slip, especially if you need to cut a stamped image and you don't want the sentiment to slip, then you can use low tech tape or painter's tape, that way they don't slip into each other. If they do slip into each other and you crank them through, sometimes you bend the metal. Now this is a little bit tighter and harder to crank through because I have two sheets of basic white which is fine. I'm just letting you know, peel that off and these are, this is the top layer. Look at the nice stitching. I'm going to bend it because these are stuck together. And look at the next one. The stitching isn't as good on the second layer, but it's still pretty good. I do cut two at once. I do that often, but I prefer to cut one layer at a time. That is how to die. Cut next you're going to learn how to stamp these moose. And then you're going to learn how to color those. Later on in this workshop, you're going to be learning how to decorate these envelopes and how to make those. For now, what I want you to do is get your Yes, and it may not be these particular Yes. Maybe you don't have the stylish shaped yes, but get some circles or some shape that will fit your sentiment. Then you can use punches, that's another thing you can use. Get your basic white paper, and I'll see you in the next tutorial where we'll be doing some stamping and coloring after that. Thank you. 4. Stamping the Images & Sentiment: Now it's time to stamp the sentiment in the moose. We're going to put the sentiment on the left side of the circle, the moose on the right. And then we'll even put a little bird in the middle. As you know by now, I'd like to do things in stages. We'll just do a couple at a time on this silicone mat. It's good to stamp onto. Let's go ahead and mount our stamps. We're going to take them out of the case, they're cling stamps, I'll put the moose on this stamping block D. I'm just putting at an angle so that it has more stability. Let's put the little bird on this little stamping block B. See, sometimes it wobbles. I like to put it in the middle. If it's a small block and then it doesn't wobble as much, then I'm going to take this big block for the sentiment, because I definitely don't want that one to wobble. We're going to put that, may your season be one that's festive and fun. That on a big block you could use a smaller block, but I'm using the. You could also, I think. All right, let's do this before you stamp with any stamp, I'm going to use it to block for all of these. I'm going to open up the stamp case and I'm going to tap, tap, and make sure I stamp onto this little sticky note first. Or a piece of scrap paper. Get it inked up real good because you don't want to use the stamp for the first time on the nice white paper that you spent all that time die cutting. I'm going to go, you're going to take one of these and use it as a guide to make sure you know where to put it. I'm going to put this off to the left now. Hold it for a few seconds and then lift it. You're going to keep doing that to all the sentiments. Tap. Tap. All right. I'm just going to keep going. I'll do four for now. But I would go ahead and do all of the one item in whatever color you're going to do it in all at once. Make yourself a little assembly line. If you have a bunch of silicon mats, line them all up. Okay, I'm holding it there for a few seconds to observe it. All right. Now keep the lid off of the basic black. I think I want to do the bird last. Let's go ahead and do the moose. Now if the stamp is so big, you might have to turn your stamp upside down and tap it that way. Sometimes it just works out better to do it that way. Sometimes the middle needs a couple, get up a couple times to get the middle to come out right. Yeah, and I think it's good. We're good. Now we're going to take the momento black stamp it and put the moose off to the right. Now because of the cling, there's a little bit of cling in the way. Oops, that one didn't come out for these. I'm not going to use the other side of it, stitch better on one side. I'm going to need to make sure. Now, I'm going to teach you a little technique called rocking. You want to rock it back and forth? Since we know that side is not coming out real well. You just either want to tap on the side rocket a little, but not trying not to move your stamp. Okay, better. Not quite as good. Just better because it's touching the letters. This is definitely a job for a stapparatus or a stamp positioning tool. That one came out perfect, but that's why you die, cut a lot of shapes, right? So that's precisely why. Okay, tap, tap, tap. A stamp positioning tool is something where you can line up each element onto the plates. Okay, that one came out. So now we're going to do the little bird. We're going to put that in the middle. Oops, now that didn't come out. Come on, let's get one good one. Let's get one good one, because I already have a bunch done already, so we should just need one good one for this video. Yeah. All right, so you're all laughing at me but that's okay. I can take it because we all make mistakes. Now, you can keep going because you can always cover up that one with a cut out shape if you want or you can. Like I said, normally I would flip them over. The stitching looks better on one side. This one. Good. This one, it would be too hard to fix because this is not a cling stamp because even, wow, I can't believe I got that. To actually go on this right spot, what you could do is you could just add a little element over the top of it. This one is salvageable because you can add another little bird or something over it. But this one is what we want. Normally. Normally I just usually mess up one out of ten. But for this video, I messed up more. But that's okay, because we're keeping it real here. I just wanted to show you how to do that. Now, there's a few ways to clean your stamps. That is how to stamp your sentiment. I did mention stamp positioning tool. This item is retired, but I just want to show it to you. When I say stamp positioning tool, it's a way of using a hinge tool to help line up your stamps. Okay, now let's talk about cleaning the stamps. I put a little bit of water on my chamois before this video, but it doesn't have as much water as I'd like. But a chamois is an easy way to clean the stamps, you just go like that, then you can wash out the chamois. Okay. It is like a chamois that you would use for your car. Like I think you may have heard of the brand called Sham. Wow. There would be commercials about that holds water. This one, this is called a stamp scrub. This is the wet side. There's a couple little drops there and that's the dry side. So you can also clean your stamps by going on the wet side. I put some, there's a liquid you put on there and that's what makes it wet. That's wet side and then the dry side. So that's another way of cleaning them. Okay. A third way would be just grabbing a baby wipe. Best to probably have the non scented kind. But I mean, it's okay and you might get a little bit of T on your stamp. But it is a quick and easy way of keeping your stamps clean when you're just trying to keep your surface clean. So any techniques to clean your stamps or you can just go rinse them in the sink with water because this is water based. Now if you're using another in called stays on in that you'd have to use a special cleaner called stays on cleaner. Now you know how to stamp, we stamped in memento black. And the reason we did that is because of the coloring that we're going to be doing with the alcohol markers, which you're going to learn about through several videos. That's what we're doing next. We're going to color in stages, just like we stamp in stages. Get these already and you may want to use other sentiments as well. You can use anything for this design, but this one just fits really well with the square design. All right, we'll see you in the next tutora where we will start to color your stamped images. Thank you. 5. Coloring Stamped Images - Part 1: Coloring the stamped images really brings those to life. I chose cherry cobbler for the sweater because I'll be putting this moose on a cherry cobbler card later. I want to show you in this video how I just color one section of the stamped images, because that's what I do when I make a lot of cards, is I'm going to take two alcohol markers, light and dark. And I'm going to show you all the sections I would color with that color. And then in the next tutorial, we'll color some other sections of the Moose. I'd start with this color because tricky, you have to be really careful with it on these blends, there's a small side and the capture on tight. Then there's a brush side for this dark color, which I always start with. First, I'm just going to color the yoke of the sweater. I'm always going to use the small side when next to the section or near an edge like so when that dries, you're still going to be able to see the lines of the sweater underneath. I'm going to do a little bit around the edge in dark. Jerry Cobbler being careful not to go over the edge. And if you do it's okay because there's something called the color lifter. But it takes a while to get this color off because it's a very dark color. I'm going to do the arm of a sweater like so. And then the bottom of the sweater. Now that I've outlined this, I can blend it with the lighter color, put the cap on. Actually, I would actually typically leave the cap off and do a bunch of these at once. But I'm just going to show you how to do one. What you can do if your edges are getting a little frayed is you can use snips to trim them down a little bit or get new nibs for your markers. But I'm just going to go and show you like this is the this is the light cherry cobbler. Now that's a big brush side but you can see what I'm doing. I'm just using a circular motion next to the edges there. I'm going to go ahead and use the thin side, only because the brush chip is big. Then you're just going to get in there. And to blend the dark and light together, just use circular motions. Another way you could do it is you can just take the edges and pull them in. Pull the light color from the dark color. And it'll blend together nicely. As you can see when they dry, here's one that's dry. It really does have a nice blend to it. Next thing I want to show you is that while I have this cap off and I'm using the light cherry cobbler, this would work with light cherry cobbler or dark cherry cobbler. I'm going to go ahead and color the holly berry and the scarf using the small tip of the stamp and blend. Okay. Even though I'm wearing my glasses, I have to really check that I'm inside the lines. And typically this is something that I might do while I'm watching TV. I don't actually stand up in color like I am now. This is something that I'm doing for this video. Let's say I'm just going to keep on going just a few more to go. Once again, I'm just tapping with this small end. I want to show you how this differs from the tip of a marker. When you have small areas like this, you may want to use a marker that was Mary Merlo. Here's the cherry cobbler. As you can see, this is, these are water based as opposed to alcohol based. They only come in one color. But you could take the tiny tip if you prefer, and color the berries in that way. There's not a whole lot of ink in this marker, but you get the idea that you have a lot more control over the tiny nib. Now there is a different style now. I just haven't replaced all my markers, but you could see they make the nibs a little bit different now. That's not the one, sorry. Okay. This is the one. This is a a newer style of marker. And you can see the nibs are a little bit thicker and they're easier to color with. I just haven't replaced these because I already have all the colors. But that just gives you an idea of how to color with one color. Now I want to show you next how to color the moose, because we're going to use three colors for the moose. And then we'll color the rest of the parts of the image. In the next video, you will see that all of the cherry cobbler parts are colored. And we're going to move on to the next section of our stamped image, which is how I do this when I'm mess producing cards. Thank you. 6. Coloring Stamped Images - Part 2: I've finished coloring all the sweaters using Terry Cobbler. In this tutorial, I'll show you how I colored the moose and the antlers of the moose. Let's get started. We're going to use for this tutorial light and dark crumb cake. Again, the stamp and blends. The alcohol markers come in pairs and we're going to be using the ivory color, that's for the antlers. Let's start with the antlers very easy and we're just going to get the crumb cake. I'm using light crumb cake because it's, I should say it's darker than the ivory. Because I'm blending this with ivory which is a lighter color. I'm always starting with the darker color. I'm just going around the bottom. The antlers disregard that squeaking sound. These are on my list to get some more these markers because they are getting dried out. I'm going to take the small side of the ivory, the small tip, and I'm just going to blend that together. Now the antlers are much lighter than the rest of the body and it makes them stand out. Later we'll be adding glitter to these and you'll see how we can really this pop. Now we're going to put this back on and we're going to start with, now I'm going to do the moose body. Here's where we're at and see how that blends as it dries, how nice that looks. It just comes to life. The colors look better after they dry, Typically, when you're coloring stamped images. Now I'm going to take the dark crumb cake. These lids are on tight today. I'm going to color the ears and just go around the head trying not to get into the sweater. There we go, Good. You might be wondering at this point why am I not coloring all of the dark parts on all of the images first and then go back and do all the light parts. Well, that's because I do one at a time, maybe two, because alcohol markers dry very quickly. Do you see? I'm leaving the lid off for that because I'm going to use it again. You can take the big side because this is a big area and you do the circular motions color in that area. But I find that it's a lot easier and more controllable when I use the small side. Again, circular motions, blending the light in, the dark colors together. That is why see how it, when it dries too quickly. You can't blend the colors together. I actually have another one. Let's use this one. I put tape on this crumb cake because that side is dry. But then this bottom side is not. I have lots. The colors I use the most are crumb cake and pool party, which we'll use in a little bit. I'm always coloring. The different animals get more use in my She shed than they would typically. This is not your typical eye color. Hundreds of stamped images when I make things, that's why my markers seem very dried out and was also going to that was the light blending in with the dark and I'm going to use dark for the tail. Now, you also want to make sure that you put the right lid. It's not good to leave the lids off because they do dry out, but it's good to put the right lid back on the right marker. Then I put them back in my trays. Put them in my trays, like so with my colors. The other colors we'll be using or here for this design. Plus a marker of crushing. This could be a form of yellow, but I'm going to use either a yellow or a crush carry marker, which should be around. That's going to be to color part of the cake. What I'm going to do next is I'm going to go color all of the moose. I'm going to get all that done as I would in a typical coloring session. When we come back, I'll show you how to color the birds. I see I missed the cherry colder on that one. I'm going to come back and show you how to color the cake that Mr. Mouse is carrying. The hooves, the bird beak, and the little parts of the bird. And then we'll add some glitter to the whole thing. That's why I broke this down into parts. So you can do the same, get all of your coloring done for one section, move on to the next color. This is the one I was looking for. We'll have that already. We'll see you in the next tutorial. Whatever you're using to follow along in this tutorial, get out all of your supplies so that you can color all those sections at once. Thank you. 7. Coloring Stamped Images - Part 3: I finished coloring the Moose. Now I'm going to show you how to color the rest of the scene, and we will add wink of Stella. But first, I want to tell you what happened when I ran out of the crumb cake. I did use the dark crumb cake and light crumb cake for these. Then this pile, I used the dark crumb cake, and I still used the light crumb cake and the ivory for the antlers, but I used dark crumb cake and then I found a skin tone blend that was dark enough to blend with the crumb cake. It is SU 800 and this will be in the list of colors of markers that I used. I like how those turned out as well. I'm left with one here to share how I'm going to color this. We're going to take the pool party. This is the light and dark pool party. We'll start with the color, the bottom of the tray in dark, pool party, then the face of the bird, the head of the bird, and the wing of the bird. Now we're going to take the light pool party and color the top of the cake. Again, I would do all of these at once, but I've already done everything except for the last bit. We're going to also color the belly of the bird in light pole party. Next we're going to take the crush carry marker because it needs to be small. This area, the area is really small. So I'm going to color the beak with the fine tip side of the crush carry marker. Again, this is water based, This is not alcohol based. That's because stamping up doesn't make a crush carry alcohol blend marker. I would be using it because I actually prefer alcohol markers. But either way, because we're using a hybrid ink of Momento black, you can use water based inks or based, or alcohol based inks with that. Okay, I forgot the tail. So I'm just going to grab the crumb cake. I remember the tail. I double check everything at the end to see if I forgot anything. Now we're going to take shaded spruce shaded spruce. Light or dark would work. But I think that light shaded sprue worked a little better for these leaves. I'm using the fine tipped side of the shaded sprue again. I would do the whole pile at once. And now we are left with petal pink. I'm going to use the dark petal pink for the hooves. We'll do that over here as well. Now, when you use Wink of Stella, we're going to put the glitter on it. It's important to stay away from that red area. You either want to do the red first or last. I'm just going to go ahead and do the phase and the antlers, because these other colors tend not to run. It really does give it a nice three D look. I love using wink of Stella. Go ahead and do the rest of the bird. And then I'm going to do the red last. Okay, we have it now. Let's do, when you use winks Stella on the red because it does tend to run sometimes. I'm just going to go ahead and see. Okay, it's not running, so that's good. You can tell when you just clean your brush off, I guess I have a good flow. Maybe it's when my flow is not as good with the glitter. Okay, it's not running, that's good. But I usually do the red separately. Now, there we go, with the cute little wink Stella. And if you want another added touch you can do, you can just draw around all the stitching on your die with the wink Stella. That will come out really nice. I'm going to go ahead and finish doing all that. I'm going to see if I missed any more tails or finish any more coloring I need to do. I'm going to do all the wink of Stella. Then the next tutorial, we will go over how to start assembling the card basis that we made earlier in this course, we'll show you how to make the, how to get the paper ready for your card basis to start decorating them. Thank you. 8. Cutting, Scoring & Assembling Card Bases: In this tutorial, you will learn how to create the card basis. We're going to have this little book binding effect on the side. Then this opens up. I'm not attaching the envelope, but this is your little gift card envelope that you could put here or here. Then you have the white part for the inside. We'll cut the other layers separately. Now you can make this by scoring the entire piece of 8.5 by 11 card stock at the same time. Then when you cut it, you have two cards or you may have a stack of cards already made. I'll show you how to fix those and make them into bookbinding cards if that's the case. Because I already have a bunch of the cherry cobbler card basis made. All right, let's get started. We'll do a couple of these now. I like to use what's called a simply scored, I guess it's time for cleaning this guy. This is a scoring tool. It's often called a scoreboard. Let me type my camera a little bit so you can see all the numbers. I prefer to score that way now because we are making a card that's going to be 11 " long. I'm going to go ahead and score the eight to 11 piece by turning it into landscape mode. It's 11 " across, and then scoring it halfway down. There's a little scoring tool called a Stylus. And I'm going to go to the 5.5 inch mark and I'm going to score down. I'm going to do the same thing with my shaded spruce card. So you can see this is the shaded spruce card stock. I'm just using more coordinating colors for a different card basis. So here you can see 5.5 and I'm going to score down now. Let's show you now on the trimmer how to cut this. So we're going to go ahead and cut this card. This other side, we're going to turn the portrait style. This is 8.5 So we're going to turn the paper and we're going to cut this at four and a quarter. Let me do that so you don't have a glare. Four and a quarter. So I'm using my trimmer to do that. You see? All right. Now, let's go back to this paper. So that is just how to make a regular card, but because we're doing the book binding card, we're going to go ahead and we're going to do the extra score now so we don't have to do it later. So we're going to go ahead and make, this was 5.5 and that little section over here is 1.4 inch wide. So what we need to do is go backwards, right? So this is 5.5 so that's 42 is one in 4.4 That gives us that section for our book finding card. You see, technically, if you were explaining to someone how to make this card, you would say to them, you would say, take a piece of paper and it's 11 " long by four and a quarter, four a oar wide. 11 " long by four A ar wide. And then you would say score it 4.4 Score it 5.5 And that's how you tell someone to make this card if you're explaining, if you're doing this as a tutorial. However, I just wanted to show you that that was a quick way to just make a card by itself, which would have turned into a card. That's how I store my cards. And you might store your cards like this as well. And I use my little spatula or phone folder to put a crease in there. But then I might have a bunch of these and I want to turn these into bookbinding cards. So what I'm going to do is open that up, back up. Actually, when you're going to make your score lines, I like to score down. And then I'll fold up, you'll see this is going to be 4.4 We've already scored 5.2 All right, And now I have my book binding card. What I do to score it is going to go backwards like that and just score it. And we're going to be hearing the inside part now. Let's go ahead and do that to the rest of these. I told you I was going to show you have some of these cards they're already made up. So we open them up. These are my cherry cobbler cards. I'm going to flip them this way so that they come up a little bit. Four and a quarter, I would do all of these at once because I do need these for this project because I'm making a lot of the same card. As you can tell, that's how I roll. I like to make a lot of the same card. Lift it up. I'm going to fold it back. Let, let me put down the stylus. Okay, we're done that now. Let me just show you again. So we have this piece of paper, it's 11 " wide. We're going to turn it and we're going to cut it at 44. That's done now, we'll do all the folding later. I also want to show you that sometimes you have a trimmer that has a scoring tool on it. I can put an S for scoring. It doesn't have a blade for cutting, but it has a scoring tool that's very convenient on some trims, paper trimmers. And then this is a cutting tool because there's a blade on it, so I'm going to touch that, my finger, in which case, if you do have that situation going on, you can open up the arm of the trimer. Move the blade out of the way, and I'm going to go ahead and score at four and a quarter. I just bring this over to 4.4 I score up and down, up and down. And then 5.2 up and down, up and down. It doesn't give you as deep as an impression as you could see as the Scoring Board does, but it works fine. And then I don't need this arm open anymore. Close that. Now, I'm going to go ahead and do the four. Turn it do four and a quarter. And I'm going to use the blade and I'm going to cut it. Then I have two cars at once, they're exactly the same. The only difference is how deep the impression is when you score it. So I just wanted to give you all those tips and tricks because you can make cards any time. I'm just getting another tool to show you how to fold it. You can make cards any time, but the tips and tricks and making a lot of cards efficiently is what I like to show. So here's our card. I'm going to flip it over. First I'm going to just turn it into a card, that's my method for making this book binding card. And then I'm going to flip it around and there's the other score line, and I'm going to flip this back because that's how it opens. You want to train the paper to fold how it opens? And I'm going to go ahead and it's called burnishing the edges. Okay. And when you're all done all of that, we're just finish up by just showing you. And all you need to do is put the adhesive and you can use glue if you want, It's okay. I'm using rollinghesiveealn. Put the adhesive in there and push down just on that part and give it a good rub, give it a seal. And that's where I'm going to meet you for the next section. I'm going to have all of these done and sealed and ready and I'm going to show you how to cut the designer series paper layers for this card. Thank you. 9. Creating Designer Series Paper Layers: I've completed all of the card basis by adhering the bookbinding areas. I have cherry cobbler and shaded spruce. Now it's time to work on creating layers for this card. Again, let's look at our sample. What I'm using is called the Joyful Specialty Designer series paper for these three layers, this layer on the side. You can also, if you want, decorate the inside, which we'll talk about when we step up the cards. You can even put something over here on this side for the background though, because it no reason to use specialty paper for a background layer, I'm going to be using this paper. This paper actually comes in a 12, 12 pack package and it is called the Joy of Christmas Designer series paper. It's double sided. This piece here would be too busy. So we're going to take the patterns that will be good in the background and use them. You can see that they're double sided. Let's just get a couple of s because you can cut three at once. This one would be fine as well, but I would say you want to get the wood textures and the musical notes. It's okay to use this, especially this smaller one. This one you might not see the actual pattern. It's going to be hidden behind, the DSP is going to be in front of it. That's a good one to put though. However, on the inside that pattern, let's just say these would be really good. Like that's a solid color. And I thought there was one more here, this one here. I'm happy with all of these because I think the gingham would even be too busy. You can go ahead and cut up to three layers of designer series paper at one time with this paper tremor, if you recall, just trying to get rid of the glare here. I have different kinds of LEDs and ring lights in my room. My cra frame, I have different angles that shows, but if you recall this, 5.5 and then we did 121 and a quarter here, what we have left is four and a quarter, that's what this section is. This section here, we want to do a four inch piece of designer series paper. We're going to go ahead and take these and cut them 4 ". This is already 12 " long. I'm going to save these, these are great scrap for other card projects. Then we're going to turn it and we're going to do four. Now we have all of these that we need. Those are the great backgrounds. And what I'd like to do is, because I'm going to be putting them on my card, I think I'd put them this way horizontal with the wood grain pattern. Maybe just decide how you're going to put them. It doesn't really matter. You could go up and down, but I think it looks better. Horizontal grain, These are four inch squares. Again, we have some of the S. I'm getting all my cards done at once. This is actually how I do it by the time I show you these cards at the end of this course, because the course takes longer than me creating the cards, I'll probably have already shipped some of these off as my swap. But I will have enough to show you as well. Okay, there's a little ledge right on the edge of the trimmer. And so what I do is I push up against that edge to get the paper to be straight when I'm cutting three at once and then slide back over to the four inch mark. Okay, they were all together altogether. Now sometimes I sing while I craft. All right, let's cut that. Okay, Turn, turn. I especially sing when I get my stamps right. I'm very excited when my stamps go on straight, when the stars align, when I'm crafting here. Now when I have shorter pieces of paper like that, I always like to push the blade up. Because when we push it down, sometimes things swing a little. Now I have these pieces and I would line these up. I would see how these musical notes, even though they might be hidden in the background, that one might be an inside piece. But still these don't matter which way they go. It's good to have a big variety of papers because when I look at my cherry cobbler piece, I probably wouldn't use this piece on here because it's not enough contrast. It would be cute, but it's just not enough contrast. I would use this piece here or a different piece for contrast. That's how to cut the designer series paper layers. And let me just shake it for this one and then we'll do the specialty layers. We're just going to do it all in the same via see, that's not enough contrast. I would take this piece, I would use it right here. That would look really nice for contrast. You'll see how when I hear them. How this look later on. Okay. Next, I want to show you the specialty paper we're going to create different, different sizes for here. These are all going to be, since we have this, let's go back to this. This is a four inch square. This will all be in your notes, so don't worry. I'm just telling you conceptually, you'll need to conceptualize. This is a four inch square. The next layer is going to be 3.34 ", That's the width. Let's go ahead and get those three. I'm going to not cut this one for now. For this, I'm going to go ahead and cut all three of these at once. So what I want to do is turn them horizontally the way I want to cut them. We know they need to be. There's the holly, there's the musical notes, there's the wood green. Stack them up, and I'm going to make them 3.3 quarters. And don't do this to all your paper yet, because some of it might go a different direction depending on if you use some for the margins. But 3.3 quarters, you can cut three pieces of this at once as well, but for some reason it's very thick. I think I'm just going to do two at once because I'm not really lining them up very easily. There we go. When it's very thick, it's hard to line them up. We'll do two of these at once. We're going to go and this 13.3 quarters. Okay. Next I'm going to move this one off to the cipher mement because that one's a different height. These two, the wood and this one is going to be one and a quarter. It's just easier for me to just do 2.5 again. Use your little ledge up the top as well. Line up with that ledge, 2.5, then it's easier to slide it over. And then I have it one and a quarter. One and a quarter. Now I'm done and we're just going to show you, we will grab one of each of these just to show you how this looks really nice. On either page, we have this one. This one, we can mix up where you put the gold. Sometimes you might want to put the gold on the top. That's the 3.3 quarters. Then what you're going to do is you could put another one of these in the middle, but I thought it looked too tight. There wasn't enough of a margin in this design. I made the middle section, of which we're just going to use the musical notes for now. But of course we're going to change it up. Cards. Middle section is going to be 1 ". I'm just going to go ahead and do 2 ". And then I'm going to slide it down and cut it into 1 ". And of course you could do, if you have a lot of these papers you could. I'll give you a little trick for this. Sometimes when you're cutting small papers, you want to take a sticky note because just when you shut the little carrier for the blade, right? Sometimes everything shifts. If you put a little sticky note there, then your paper won't slip. There's our 1 " pieces. Now let's show you how this looks. Musical notes, they're upside down. All right, So looking good. Now this one might not contrast as much that one would probably go on a different piece of paper, but you get the idea. I'm still going to use mostly the specialty papers for this, but sometimes I might just use a regular piece of designer series paper behind here. But I really like the specialty paper off to the side. What I think on the shaded spruce card, you wouldn't want to put this shaded spruce piece. This piece would look really nice, but I'd have to cut the pattern so that it be vertical. Okay, let's take this last piece of designer series paper for the very last measurement. Again, conceptually, let's look at the sample. We have this area that's 1.14 inch wide. We want to take a strip and make it 1 " wide. Let's do that first. This is the specialty paper, full specialty paper. I'm going to go ahead and do 2 ". It's just, again, easier for me this way. You can do things the way you figure out, but I just like it's easier for me this way. And then let's do our sticky note trick because when we have 1 " pieces, they tend to slip. Now we have our strips, they're going to look okay on the shaded sprees as well because it's really shiny. It's really nice. But they look much better on the cherry cobbler because of the contrast. Now we have this card and it's a two cards. When you turn it it's 4.4 Then we need to make these 4 " high because the card is a four. In the little book bindings that we're going to go, we already have the 1 " part. We're going to double them up. Actually, I would actually triple them up, but for now we're doubling them up. I would actually sit down and hear all these. Watching TV and things. That's the part that I do later. 4. " Now before you get too far you're like you just want to double check sometimes just to make sure. Okay, that's good. We'll actually eat machine on this one just to make sure you're on the right check. Okay, good because if you start cutting them wrong and you do a whole pile, and especially if you're doing swaps and you'll have one pack of paper, then you might have to change all your measurements if you don't cut them right. So always stop and double check. So now we have lots of these. This is single sided paper because it's foiled paper, it's specialty paper. This one was already cut to the right width, so I don't want to mess with that paper right now. I'm going to take the piece that we haven't cut it off. Let's see how much width we have. This is going to be, we're going to go ahead and we want to make them like this. 1 ", let's say 2 ". We can make these ones for the shaded spruce 2, ", Why? And then we're going to go ahead and cut it 1 " using my sticky note trick. Okay, You see how the pattern matters because of how we're going to put this on the shaded spruce card with the musical notes going this way. Looks nice. We're going to take these, turn them and make them 4 " high. Four, yeah, high. The pattern matters for some of these. And the wood grain as well, I think just goes better on a horizontal. But these musical notes, they look nice vertically. Now we have little scraps which use for something else. Good to go. Then you're going to, oops, that was right in the first place. Now you're going to use glue if you want for this, or rolling adhesive. Either way, you're going to adhere all these pieces together onto your card. That is the next step of the process. A little quick. Layout gold, and then again, for this one. For this piece, I wouldn't be putting this over there because it's here. I would take a piece of this and that could go in the middle, of course, making it three point. I don't want to say point because we're not using the scan and cut right now but on 3.34 wide. So we can take those pieces and put them on there. That is the layout. And that is how you make your designer series paper layers and how you make your layer for the side. And how you can mix specialty papers with your background papers. Now I want you to do all of your cutting and all of your adhering. Keeping in mind a plan. Don't go cutting too much of your specialty paper if you're not sure how many you're going to need in each orientation. But for now, you can go ahead and cut all of these if you know that you're going to be using this only for these sections. All right, that's all for now. I hope you enjoyed this and that you're going to keep on making this card project and get a lot of your holiday cards done. Thank you. 10. Decorating the Inside of the Cards: Now that we've finished decorating the outside of our cards, I'm going to share ways to decorate the inside of our card. Now I'm going to use the paper that would have been a shame to cover up, although I did use some of it on these panels. That is the musical notes paper. And I also really love this small holly. But you can use any scraps you have. And we're going to go ahead and create four inch squares as we did on the outside. I just think that panel would be really nice for the inside. Here's my trimer, let me show you that again. I just cut four inch squares right up to this 0.4 ". And I'm going to turn it 4 " because it's 12 ". The only thing to be careful of, or it doesn't matter actually, it's a square. But if it's not going to be a square and you're decorating the inside, just make sure that the musical notes are horizontal. But in this case, because these are squares, it doesn't matter. So here we are. Now, I also had other shapes that were left over when I was doing the outside of the card. So I just made extra panels with sometimes I had 1 " strips left over. So I make the panels different sizes just to give you an idea as well. So now I'm going to put these inside the card. So this is the outside of the card. I'm going to go over here and put this pretty paper again. Let's see the musical notes right here in the inside of the card. Just using rolling adhesive which looks like it's out. Let's grab a different style. I have so many different brands of this, but you're just going to put rolling in here on here. Again, let me look at those musical notes. Not that I know much about music, but I do know that if the notes are upside down, I can tell that that's really pretty then on that side. So I'm going to be doing that to all my cards because I have a lot of paper now before we put the white piece of paper in there. Now for my swaps, I actually did use white paper. And later on you're going to see some ones that have already mailed off. Right now we're working on the next batch, but because we're either covering this up with an envelope or also because I didn't have the scraps at the time, I just put white in the inside and you can also put Merry Christmas on the inside. So I'm not going to put anything on the inside of those. I just want to show you another way to decorate. But just keep in mind that you can use your different scraps and things you could use if you have one like this. This would be if you have a left ear piece like that, you could put that on the side vertically or just horizontally. So I just want to show you, this is a scrap that happens to be the exact height. So I'm going to use my trimmer, the corner of my trimmer whenever I do corner pieces like that. And this is how I line them up or any straight edge. So that's one way to decorate the inside. But I probably want to put this one in the inside of the cherry cobbler card. This one would be a good one to put. That one's already has an inside on the inside of one of my shaded spruce cards. See, that would be good. And then you have the white part for the message. That's one idea. Now let's take scraps that are a little bit longer like this one, and we'll put our white pieces. These are all, by the way, 1 " squares, I mean, not 1 " squares, four in squares. Sorry about that. I'm going to put the adhesive on the card itself. Now I'm going to put this in the corner of my trimmer, and I'm going to line it up like so this is how to get it exactly the way you want it, put it around, and then trim off the excess. This is a great way of using up scraps. This would be on the outside of our car. On the outside of our card. Then of course, you could put your sentiment on the inside of your card if you want a sentiment. But I think that, that it's cute and it's small, and it doesn't really need a sentiment. Now what I like about this particular card is that we have this kind of paper, and then I put a little piece of gingham here, then this scrap is different. Now I have 123456 in the back, 77 strips of different papers. And I think that's more festive, I would say is my advice as you're decorating the inside of your cards is mix it up. If you have, for example, this piece, maybe not. Don't put this one on the inside of this card because this is already on there. So you can mix it up and just use all your scraps up. Some are going to be longer than others, sometimes I'm just going to use this at the bottom like so because that's the size of my scrap, so you don't need to cut them any particular size. I'm going to, for the workbook for this course, I'm going to recommend 1 " high, because that's 1 " by 4 ". So that's a good measurement. But of course know that when you're doing it, you're going to just be using up the scraps the way you see fit. So those are some ideas for decorating the inside of your cards. Just be sure that the pattern is the right direction, orientation. Add trim vertically or horizontally. Depending on the way the pattern goes, you can stamp a sentiment on the inside. And I wouldn't add any blink to the inside because it will poke through. But this is how we decorate the inside of the card. All right, well, thank you. We'll see you in the next tutorial. 11. Creating Mini Gift Card Envelopes: In this tutorial, I will share how to create the world's easiest gift card envelope. We're going to start with a six by six sheet of paper. You don't even need to do any scoring for this envelope, We're just going to be folding it and eyeballing it for your materials. You're going to need some gift cards if you don't have new ones, I just save my old hotel keys, my old Disney tickets. And this was a real gift card that we've already used. Here's a Amazon gift card we've already used. That's what I'm using. You need one of those because that's going to help you measure it. We're going to need designer series paper. We're going to open up a new pack for this so that I can show you what patterns are the best for making envelopes or any kind of treats. Really, whenever you're making something small, you want to look for a certain pattern. The pattern you want to look for is something that can go in any direction. You also want to look for patterns. This one I would say no, because it's too big. The patterns are too big that you're not going to get to see a lot of them. Although it would work, you just see a little bit of them, you'll see on the back. So it'll work, but it's not ideal. This one is good because it goes in any direction, but it's not very colorful. I would say no on those, and we're going to keep going. So this one? Yes, yes, but I like it for backgrounds, so let's not use that one now. This one, perfect small design pattern, very colorful. And this one doesn't really go in any direction, but that's okay, because you're only going to see it up here. So this is still okay. Let's put that over. So let's put this on this side. Yes. And then we have this one goes in any direction? This is perfect. Both sides go in any direction. So it's perfect. This one, again, Gingham, I'm liking it. But this one's a little more ideal because this one goes well, This one has a plain side and one side that looks really good and it'll pretty much look good in either direction. But we can see how that goes. And that was all. Let's take those three pieces. 123, it was an extra. These coming packs of 12. And we're going to now cut them all at once In the trimmer. You can cut three pieces of design serious paper at once in your paper trimmer. So this has a little ledge for the six inch mark, so I'm going to go out to the six inch mark and I'm going to cut. And then I'm going to turn it and cut again. Now I have paper for six envelopes. We're going to keep using this as our little guide, this trimmer, because it really does help having a little edge when you're making projects like this. Although we don't need any scoring, let's keep that open so we have some area. We're just using this ledge. Let's first talk about this piece. We're just going to go ahead and the pattern that you want is going to be face down. And then we have these little tools for helping us fold a phone folder or a spatula. The first thing you want to do is make a triangle and then you're going to use these little either bone folder or spatula. Now if you start getting off a little bit before you seal it all the way, I'm not sure why that didn't when I used the ledge. But we're going to keep on going because this is real life crafting. When you don't really get the exact ledge or edge that you want, just get in there before you burnish the edge of the corner. And try to fix it a little bit, because you really do need a perfect triangle. Maybe I didn't cut it perfect, which could have been the case. Get it as perfect as you can. I mean, we're never perfect. We're crafters, but we try to look professional. Okay, that's good. So do that to all of these if you're working on these for a craft fair. People love gift card envelopes. They like things that are convenient and look pretty. So these are a good item. Go ahead and do all of your triangles at once. Make life easier. Don't make one thing at a time. If you're not sure how many gift cards you're going to need, you think you need three, Make six. Oh, I forgot about, you know, my mail carrier or my UPS man or, you know, whatever. You want to give somebody a gift card for the holiday season? Anybody, maybe you get your hair done at a certain place and it's the holiday season that would be nice to give them a little gift card once a year and tell me, appreciate them. And of course, your friends and family always appreciate it. So we've now created the triangles that we need. Let's do this one now. I don't know, I like the greenery on the outside. You'll still see a little bit of the inside, but I like the greenery on the outside. Let's now we'll take this one, we're going to put it across like this. I'm even going to open up the arm of my trimmer just to give me a little more room for a moment there. Now, what you can do, you look at this if you want to make it perfect. This is going across to, you could like center it and try to get this point to center at the top. But I don't do all that. I simply go like this. I make my point and I just eyeball it and it seems to always work out when I do it this way. You could do it where you're like, I'm going to make my point go exactly to the middle. So this is like 8.5 and you want to your point, it's 4.4 for example. It's actually a little bit more than 8.5 but you get the idea. You can actually eyeball it and make it straight. That's the first part of this little project. Now you're going to take your gift card. As I told you, we don't have measurements. We're just going to lay the gift card in there, like so. And that is how big you're going to make your envelope. It's going to hold whatever you want to hold. You're going to go left. Actually, let's not burnish the edges yet and we're going to go right. You want to leave a little room? So you want to leave a little bit of room so that this gift card can slide in and out. Maybe not too close to the edge will eyeball. It still slips in and out. Push, make sure this is flat to the bottom. I think this side is good. We're just going to go ahead and finish it like so good. Then I'm going to put this there as my guide, fold this side over. You want these to be even across the top. But you see, I just eyeball it. I never measure. It's just very easy. Now, at the end, you're going to going to tuck it in. And you can do it a couple ways. I'm just going to show you this really easy way. So you could just tuck it in like so. And you have your little envelope so easy, and you put your gift card right here inside this little flap. When I do this activity with kids, they say, oh, I love it. There's so many cute little pockets. So that's really easy pay. Now, you also have a pocket back here and nothing will slip out of that pocket. So actually you could put two gift cards in there. But my students, when I did this, they're like, we have so many pockets. Look. And they went and show me they had this little pocket. And then you have this little pocket here where I was just showing you to put it. You have this pocket that goes through. This one opens up, but you have this little pocket this side and this side, It's a little pocket. So they were really excited about that. Okay. A couple more things you can do. Let's open this up. You could if you wanted, do this and put this down over the top, but I don't really like that. I'm going to put that down at the bottom and then you also can glue this on the inside. Let's get a little bit of glue so you don't have to tuck it in. Well, you still should tuck it in, but I'm saying you can put a little glue on here so that when you tuck it in it doesn't come apart. That means nobody can dissect your little craft because you've glued it together. So now you have a pretty little envelope. We'll decorate this envelope as well, but that is how to do it now, just for reinforcement. I'd like to show this one more time. Again, we're putting the gift card in this little front section, like so. Of course you can use this for other things. When I was teaching little kids to do this, we started out with 12 by 12 pieces of paper because or you can even do 88 inch because the bigger the paper, it's easier to teach someone the concept. And we just call them little pockets reading called gift card holders. We just said we're making envelopes and they really love the activity. Now this one, I just want to show you a couple things about this other paper and we'll do another envelope now. Peek in, Okay, perfect. It's going to be green on the inside, right? Peek in, perfect. It's screen on the inside. So that one is fine, the way it is this one. Let's peek in. Okay, there's musical notes on the inside, but they look upside down. So you're going to turn this, and you're going to turn it this way and say, okay, there's musical notes, they're upside down. Wait, how can they both be upside down? Wait a second. Okay, hold on. I'm going to get my thoughts together. Well, I guess they're going to be upside down, and then if I turn it this way, they shouldn't both be upside down. All right, this is not going to be a blooper on my show. We're just going to cover them up. I guess they are going to be upside down either way. Whether I put it this way Yeah, because they're upside down. You know why? Because where were they were? Right side up. I did the triangle. Okay. So we should have been noticing that, that we covered up the one Yeah. Upside down up. Well, this one's a little better. It's the way you make your triangle in the first place. All right, little blooper, But we're going to keep on rolling. So we're going to fold this down. Okay, we're going to fold this down and then we're going to put the gift card here. We're going to go to the right. Left to right to left. We don't have bloopers in my card making classes because we just like to keep it real and just keep going. This is the way things really are. I either record all again because I forgot to turn it on the camera, but when I do it, I like to keep it real. I like that now these are not really upside down, but it just that's why I probably wouldn't have chose that paper to begin with because of that. You can either tuck it in or put a little bit of glue. You can put your gift card back here, and you can put another one up in the front. Or just little notes of encouragement and messages and that's how that works. Or tea bags candy. There's lots of things. So what I'm going to do now is make some more. I'm going to continue to make all of these. Maybe I'll even fold up this other piece I have because it's already cut as six by six. Then when we come back in the next tutorial, since these are already cut in our cutting tutorial, I'll show you how to stamp this on there. And then we can just add a little bling to it and you'll see how we can finish up all these envelopes and decorate them a little bit. And we're going to also examine how they'll look inside of the card and how to create this corner rounded effect, the envelope rounded effect. So that's what we're going to do next. We're going to be embellishing our mini gift card envelopes. Please catch up to me, make a pile of these, and we'll see you in the next tutorial. Thank you. 12. Stamping & Embellishing the Mini Envelopes: In this tutorial, you will learn how to stamp the sentiment for your mini envelope. These have already been cut. We used the stylus shaped yes, and basic white card stock. These are already stitched little shapes which are nice. And we're going to use the stamp that says a little something for you with lots of love from me, from the festive and fun stamp set. You're going to put your stamp. This is a cling stamp, so you're going to put the stamp rubber side down. This material will stick to the stamping block. We're going to get a stamping block, in this case it's a stamping block C. I didn't mention these in the material section because I couldn't fit everything on my table. But when you're stamping, you need a stamping block to go with the size of your stamp. And you need a silicon mat. Well, you don't have to have this, you just need a flat table in this case. Now you're going to open up the ink like so we're going to flip it around and then I'm going to get a little piece of scrap paper or a sticky note, something to stamp onto because you don't want to stamp right onto the basic white paper because that's a bit more expensive than the sticky note. That's just a little practice, and it came out really nice. So now we can go ahead and stamp here. Now if we were to ink up the edges, you would do that ahead of time. That came out really nice. It's nice and sharp ahead of time to put color on the edges. I'm just grabbing this for an example. You could use a blending brush, that's another technique but that you would do before you stamp. We don't need to do that for these because these are just for the mini envelope for contrast, you could put something behind them. Notice how I mass produce them. And also notice a couple other tips and tricks here. When you have ink touching the paper, sometimes it sticks. You want to lift it up and you don't want to pull it off. Because if you were to slide it off, I'll go ahead and illustrate the concept the next time it sticks. We won't actually slide it off because we'll mess up the ink. But say it sticks, I'll just do it like say this sticks to the bottom of the stamping block. And you were to pull it off, it'll smear. You always want to lift up your stamping block and let it just fall off. Hold your stamp for a few seconds. Good ink absorption, if it does stick, just let it drop off or just tap it off. I do all of this at once. See, here we go. That's a good example where I'm just going to take my finger and tap it off. And that way it doesn't smear. Not every one of my cards is going to get an envelope. But I think I probably have enough for now. Because the ones I sent before, they did not have all the extra things on them, such as the gift card envelopes inside, etcetera. But what I already have these, let's just stamp them. That's another thing is I like to always have a lot of shapes, not just in case I mess up, but I just like to for all my projects in this case, I can put these on my stocking stuffers as well, not just the envelopes. And I can make extra envelopes to hold tea and Giadelli chocolates. I will have lots of these sentiments already made. Next, you want to clean your stamp. There's lots of ways to do that. One simple way is a baby wipe. Another way is a stamp and scrub, which I could show you that. Another way is a stamp and chamois. This is a stamp and scrub. You put the in the liquid, the wet side. There's a little drips here that show the wet side and then that's the dry side. I'm just going to put a little bit of liquid on here. Usually sprays, but I don't have my spray, my spray bottle, so I'm just pouring a little bit of liquid there. It's called my stamp and mist. And what you do is you go into the wet side and you clean your stamp. And then you go to the dry side and you dry for stamp. It is such a good cleaner that it's ready to put away. Another way is a baby wipe, and another way is what's called a chamois. Those are ways to clean your stamps. When you're done stamping, I like that I can put this one away and I'm all tidy. We're still talking about embellishing envelopes. Do all of that. In the same tutorial, I want to show you a couple ways to make the edge of your envelope. We have our envelopes. Just grab the pile here. You could go in to this heartfelt hexagon punch and you're going to turn it upside down. You're either going to go in there like so, or you could do it this way. But I think it's easier to do it this way because of the way my hand is going to punch you. Just get it even and you're just going to round the corner. I like to use two hands when see that looks like the top of an envelope, so that's really nice. I like to use two hands when I'm punching, but in this case. I have to have one hand to hold this envelope. So I'm going to do that again. I'm going to get in there to the heartfelt hexagon punch. Get it even put it in there. That one's a little bit flatter, that's fine. Then another way to do it is with a corner rounder. This is like my industrial corner rounder put. It's not really industrial, it just does it to thicker paper and foam. That just does a little bit of rounding on the corner. Now the advantage of this heartfelt hexagon punch, let me get one of the cards, is the size. You can see how we. Now, that's not going to contrast, is it? Let's put this one in there for contrast. You can see how the, well, that's going to fit in there. Now, this one might be a little, unless I put it down into this part of this little corner round, it is not going to cut enough off the top. It's going to stick out a. Unless I slide it down, which is fine. I could slide it down to this section also. This looks more like an envelope, this little shape. I think it just better. I prefer to do it this way. All right. That's how to get the rounded corners. You don't have to do rounded corners, but it just makes it look more like an envelope. Then lastly, we're going to add a little bit of bling to this. I also want to find my dimensionals. One thing when you decorate your envelopes, and I'm not leaving the gift cards in there because these are actually deactivated gift cards because they are just for me showing for the purposes of me teaching this. But when I do have gift cards, which I still need to get this holiday season, I'm just going to put a few little mini dimensionals. So you could just do one big dimensional. I just want to show you that you need to put the adhesive down here. Because if you put it up here, it, and it'll end up behind here will stick to your gift card. It's going to be like that. You're going to put sentiment right, like that. That way there's no adhesive behind this part. You can put your gift card in this section, which would be nice, but make sure you peeks out a little se could see it. You can put another note in the front, or another gift card in the front, or a Garadell chocolate, or a tea bag or something else. Now that leaves this back part empty. Let's put a little bling on there or just put a snowflake or something. That's just one idea on how to decorate it. Colt Let's just punch this one. Some of them are flatter than others. Put a put a snowflake here. Yeah, we'll put a snowflake and then we'll put some bling on it as well. Center the snowflake. Then you could put, we're also going to use these for cards. You can put some little gold gems not there, because that's where the sentiment is going to go. I'm just going to go and put three of these. Put two up there and one over there. As long as it doesn't block your sentiment, which is going to go right there, I'd like to do things in groups of three. You can also add more snowflakes to use the goal one. This is white in the background. Let's use a couple of copper ones because we want these to contrast with the background. We'll do a copper, and we'll do another copper, since there's already gold gems that makes it fun as well. Lots of embellishments. Now, just keep in mind you have a card if you're going to put a lot of stuff on this, including your foam adhesives, and you put it in here, it's going to get thick. I always keep picking the one that doesn't have good contrast. Let's see, let's use this one. Here we go. This is good contrast if you're going to be using all of this stuff and there's some foam adhesives in there and you shut this, it's going to be pretty thick. You may need a belly band around your card to hold it shut or another piece of twine. Or you may end up having to use an extra postage stamp. But this is gift card holder is great for care packages. All right, Now you know how to embellish your envelopes in several ways, using sentiments, bling, and by punching around the corners. Those are a few ways that you can decorate your envelopes. And now that is your task. If you haven't already made your mini envelopes, your task is to go ahead and make those, and then embellish stamp them, and embellish them. And then we'll see you in the next tutorial. Thank you. 13. Embellishing the Cards: Now it's time to embellish the finished and layered cards. We're going to use the sentiment, Some linen thread and then a few stickers. Pretty simple. We're going to pop this up with dimensionals. But first, let's just take a piece of linen thread and wind it around the back. What I like to do is I'd like to put a little bit of adhesive just right here. This is just rolling adhesive. And I'd like to take a piece of linen thread and just touch it to the adhesive like so. Then you're going to make a figure eight. Just go around. It depends on where you want the linen thread to stick out, but I don't mind if it sticks out in different places all the time. Because each card is unique in its own right. See that little bit can stick out on that side. And you're just going to go around and do the figure eight so that the other side touches here. Now it's about a foot, give or take. Get your pape, get your snips, snip off the end. Now you don't want this to slip off the card because you have this cute little linen piece here, right? You want it to stick out the sides. You can be at an angle, but you don't want it to slip off. This is where you would use dimensionals for holding it in place. You can use, I do think I had some of the white ones. Here we go. We're going to take the bigger ones just anytime you see a loose end of the linen thread, that's where you're going to attach a dimensional that way they won't fall off. But of course, that's going to be wonky if you put that behind your card legs. So maybe a couple more. Covering up a dimensional here and there. Covering up the linen thread here and there. We'll do this one more time, just so you can see now. That's how I hold my dimensional way. That's how I hold my linen thread. I'm just adding one more so it's not wonky so that it doesn't move. It's also how I pop up the sentiment. We're going to center that like, so then we, we'll just do one of the shaded spruce cards. We'll just keep moving on. That linen thread is just one extra layer here. This is already a foot here, about. So again, we're going to put a little bit dephesive there. We're going to take the end of the linen thread, depending on where you want it to show up, which side, you may want to angle it a certain way, but I'm just going to let it hang out the sides. I'm not too worried about it. I'm going to loop it around and I'm going to cut off the excess. Okay, check it looks good. Turn it around. Take dimensionals and cover up the loose ends of your linen. That's the first thing. And then use the other dimensionals to steer where the linen thread is going to go. So you can pull it down a little bit over here, touch it there, that lets you know how much it's going to stick out. Then a couple more here. These aren't as tall as the white ones, these black ones, But at least it'll keep your circle from getting too wonky. Then you're going to pull off the ends of them and you can use what's called a take your pick tool. I'm just using my fingers for now. Just know there are better tools for the job if you have trouble using your fingers. A hands on crafter as you noticed. I like to use my fingers. A. That's that. Then we're going to put that on the card, like center it on the card that's popped up. There's already a little bling on it in that there's some win castella on the sweaters, so there's already a little bit of glitter, but you can add some more bling. I just grab some gold ones here. These are nice to just do three of these. Pop these on, just going to get three different sizes. I'm going to put the bigger ones over there. I put one of these medium ones on the side. Let's see down here, because this already has a lot of gold in it. And this one, you can't really see it. That's how you can embellish the card. Let's do this one. We can grab some snowflakes is another option. Put a little snowflake over here, that would be a cold snowflake. And then we put a copper snowflake down here, and then a smaller white snowflake appear that way you have. I'd like to use odd numbers. There's your three embellishments. That is how to embellish your card. Next, we're going to jazz up your envelope a little bit. We'll see you in the next tutorial. 14. Decorating the Envelope Flaps: Now let's decorate the envelope flap using coordinated designer series paper. The first thing you want to do when you're decorating envelope is figure out what size the flap is so that you can make the paper a little bit longer. We're going to go along the seam where there's a score line and we can see that it's two and a quarter, but you want to do 2.5 because you really want to have a little extra leeway when you're cutting around the edge. All right, And then it would be 2.5 by five, it's actually more than 5.3 quarters, so let's just do six. All right, So we're going to do six. And you want to do it this way if you have a pattern on your paper. And then let's do 2.5 okay? So six by 2.5 And now you're going to check that you see how the pattern corresponds. So you have a horizontal pattern. Let's do a couple more, we can actually cut. Let's see how many envelopes. I'm not going to decorate them all because I usually don't decorate the envelopes unless I'm mailing it. But usually my envelopes are usually I give my cards away in little bags. I really like these gingham ones for the edges of the envelopes. I think that'll be nice. So let's go ahead and cut these. You can cut three papers at once, but I'm going to do two because I only have three envelopes. I'm going to turn the paper. We have 6 " by 2.5 Now, for this you want, you can use liquid glue, but I would say rolling adhesive is probably a lot nicer. In neater, I'm going to just turn it over. I'm going to put the glue on the actual envelope flap itself. We're going to turn the envelope over like this. You want to, it's very important to cover this edge real well so that the paper doesn't fall off. And then the front edge as well, the middle really doesn't matter now. So you can see how it's lined up now, In order to get it to all line up nicely, I'm going to fold the envelope back and I'm going to get this piece of designer series paper and I'm going to put it on the edge here of the trimmer or you can use any tray you have. Let's make sure you can see that. I'll do it again. You want to make sure that you line up everything nicely? We'll do it a couple more times because I do see that my camera angle might not have been really easy to see. Now we're going to do the one with the musical note. This one has to be right side up. So we're going to turn it now. I could try to line it up like this, but I find it easier to bend this over to really get it to line up. Well, either way, if you have glue, liquid glue, it's a lot more forgiving. Lined that up, that's good. See, it's perfectly lined up to the top. And I should have one more piece. Now, sometimes adhesive is so strong that it actually starts ripping the paper. It got a little twisted. The show must go on. This is actually what happens when it, when you're crafting and you just troubleshoot and you move on. You don't stress, you just go with it. Now, there you go. So again, he serve around the sides, push it against the edge. Now you want to get good paper snips, ones that have good precision. Flip it around. It's so easy to trim this off because you just follow the curve of the envelope. Then you have a nice elegant decorated envelope that coordinates to your project. Coordinates with your project. That's just another way of many to step up your project. There you have it. And you're going to keep doing that because we measured our paper ahead of time, 6 " by 2.5 we only have that four inch extra leeway. We could have gone right to the edge there with the paper, but I like having a little extra leeway. In fact, if you just want to go with the two and a quarter trim, this you would end up with a perfect line. But I like going around on the curve because I find it easier to cut the whole thing out. I just find having a little quarter inch is a little more forgiving. But if you want to just do six by two and a quarter, that would work as well. You'd have the size of the top of the flat. These were the basic white medium envelopes and now your envelope is also stronger reinforced. These look nice and that is how you do it. I hope you will give that a try, at least on one of your cards. And you'll be surprised at the reaction you get when you add all these little extra details to your card projects. People are really going to be in all of your skills. All right. That's all for now. Thank you. 15. Packaging Cards & Some Finished Samples: I finished my first batch of cards that I'd like to share with you in this tutora. I'm going to show how I package up cards. There are so many ways that you can spruce up your cards, like decorating an envelope. But in this particular case, I'm sharing these cards as a swap. A swap is when you make cards and you give them to other crafters and they give you a different card. We'll be doing different holiday themes, we all get inspiration from each other. The way I package up cards to share with other crafters for a swap is that I put them in a bag. These are, well, they're called envelopes. They're called clear medium envelopes. And I put them in this way so that you can see it. Then I'm going to take this piece of paper and it's the materials I've used in product numbers. Now sometimes I use shaded spruce and sometimes cherry cobbler and I can only fit so much on this paper. I just wrote cherry cobbler or shaded spruce for the card base. And then I included the stamp set, the two different kinds of designer series paper, the basic white, and instead of saying exactly which colors I used, I just wrote what the coordinating colors were and I put it in there. And then I take this off and I seal this like so now, if I was giving this to a customer, instead of saying, well, I still might put what's in there, but I might say, thank you for your order, here's how to order. Or I might say thank you for your order here, my upcoming events, et cetera. If I was giving it to a friend or a customer as a gift or thank you for an order, I would put it in an envelope and send it on. That way I'm not including the gift card holder, which we'll be doing in this course, that's not part of the swap project. And we can also decorate the inside in a couple other ways. There's still more to be done with. You're going to get to see all of the final cards and how we spruce them up in a couple of different variations. Let's show you these. You can see how each one is a little slightly different because sometimes I colored with the skin tone blends and sometimes I used the crumb cake for the moose. Each one has a little bit different personality. Sometimes I put the gold wood on the bottom, and sometimes I put it like for this one on the top. Then I use three different kinds of adhesive snowflakes, and sometimes I use large ones, and I use different sizes of those. Of course, for the shaded spruce, you can see how I use the musical paper on the side. And then for the cherry cobbler card, I used this piece of shaded spruce on the side. For contrast, I've used Win Costello and all of them. And hopefully you can see that in the light that there's a lot of glitter on the moose. These are the ones I'm packaging up. Then I'm going to continue making the cards. I'm not actually finished this project, I'm just packaging these up so that I can get them out on time because each swap has a deadline and I can't wait to get back the other cards later. I'm going to be showing you other cards I've created using this stamp set. So you'll get some other inspiration aside from this design itself. Thank you. 16. Swap Cards Received & other Card Inspiration: I thought it'd be fun to share some cards for inspiration. This one was by Carol Harris has embossing on the back. These are swaps that I received back after sending my cards into the swap coordinator. She made this, her name is Lisa. Were I've already eaten the original candy out of here. The kit, I just put a Hershey's in there to show you. Okay, this one is from Deb Shaw. A nice autumn card. Pam, nice emboss card. Sometimes there's something on the inside as well. Amy Whittaker, nice designer series paper card. Dane Gillen with the nice sentiment. This one I believe was yeah, Jet. I like the fall. Look in the embossed embossing folder. This one was Cindy Pimleyw. Fun It is. With it's not a skip. I think it's called a gondola. Right. Okay. This one really fun fold. I love it. Okay, let's see. We have a new, it should be a name on this one. I'm looking for maybe the bag that came in or something. Okay. Sorry, I can't give credit for this. I thought there was a sticky note on it with a name. And this one is Anita Cook, with that. Oh, here it is. Sorry, I found it. It was Cindy Adair. Cindy Adair was the horse and sleigh bundle, and then this was Anita Cook. All right, so that was the pile from my swaps. And then this was my friend Susan Edwards, my friend Hattie Nelson. Hettie is also the one that created this, actually, she's on my team. This was part of the swap. And then she created this other card with a different swap. The reason I had this one in this pile is I wanted to show you this side by side. You can see that we all have different styles and hat is very similar. She puts a big piece of designer, she paper in the middle with a background layer. So these are actually the same cards. That's why I wanted to show you that which I thought was interesting from one swap to another. Okay, this is a birthday cards easel fold card. And this was Janine Pullman. This was let's see if we have Susan N. Gard, a fun fold. Okay. Jill Blanchet, Look at the embossing folder on that one. Super cool. Rob Hornback. I'm taking this one out so you can see this embossing folder, and hopefully, I don't lose who made what card. Okay? And this one, Debbie Hill. I went to an event in Las Vegas, so that's where these cards are from and I swapped with different people. Okay. This one doesn't have a name on it, but I love the layers and the stitching. This one was Michelle Barnes. This card here. Very nice. Then this card was Seneca. Look at the clear embossing powder over the top of that background stamp. Janice Whiteman with nice die cut front with the foil in the back. My friend Kathy made this one. Sometimes we just do personal swaps. She did a couple others as well like this one here because when you don't have the same products, you can swap with someone that has different products in you. And then you get more inspiration. And Bonnie Johnson, that's this pile. And then I have a pile of cards I've been working on. I had a workshop series on the Barry cute bundle. And I'm just going to quickly go through these, These feature Barry Christmas designer series paper and the Barry cute bundle which has a punch. The punch was only one shape. Sometimes I used the brother scan and cut to cut out this little guy and that little guy for example. Here's what's called some memories and more card backgrounds that was lots of fun. Then I had a couple other winter cards here because I had a card club recently, we made something with the Winter Meadow designer series paper. So I'll show you those. These are simple cards, you just need the sentiments and the pretty paper. And do some layering. These I just cut out with rectangles. And then here's some more from my club. You see how I inked around the edges of the die. This one was called Delightful Floral paper. These are some Valentine's cards I recently made because I attended a virtual event by stamping up and they inspired me for that. Then here's some, there's a Fluffiest friends. This is a fluffiest friends card I made and a couple of my friend Kathy made. I want to take one of these out because the rocker card, my friend Kathy, her last name is Smith, her last name Smith, put that right there. This is a card where the decled circles were used and then it rocks. You can rock the card or you can just stand it up. It's a fun design. I hope all of these things inspired you. And now we're going to take a closer look at the cards that we created in this workshop and the little Ni envelopes. Thank you. 17. Finished Book Binding Card Projects: Now let's take a look at our finished card project. These are all the samples. I just want to show you that if you do decide to put the gift card holder inside of these, I'm just going to add a glue dot just to hold it actually stamped dimensional, I should say. Or you could add a glue dot that will hold just fine. Then you can put it in the envelope. And they can still remove this without really messing up the paper too much because it's only one stamped dimensional, that's an idea. Or glue dots as well, or even just liquid adhesive. This one has the twine or the linen thread. Three snowflakes. This one has three stars thread in a slightly different place. There's the inside K, three little gems. This one has double twine. I found a couple of different colors of twine or thread and just used those up. This one has the DSP going in the vertical direction some more with the double linen thread. The white and the natural color, very festive inside. This one. Didn't have the piece down there, different size strips based on the size of my scraps. Then you could see that sometimes the fronts are a little different as well based on my scraps you're getting the hang of. It Depends on the way the wood grain was. That's how I would attach it in a certain direction. This one sticking a little, I don't know where the adhesive was. This one, it's okay to have the sticking out a little bit, and it shouldn't matter when I filled it over. This one, I put the specialty paper inside. It goes with that piece on the outside. It's just whatever I had, whatever I had left at this point in the project. Then as you can see, also the different color schemes, the different ways I colored them. I did find the crumb cake later, so I was able to finish up all the rest of those with the crumb cake color. But along the way I improvised. Here's some with different color snow flakes. Okay, let me to just show you the gift card envelopes as well. Each of these are slightly different. None of these gift cards are active at. These are all just my samples for my crafting. At one time they were active. Do we just use them all up? Okay, and then a few more cards. There's some with the Navy Twine. Here are a few alternatives but with the same design, almost the same design. You can see that sometimes the designer shows paper scraps I had. We're not the same size as these. This, there's bigger gaps in it. And this one I just use stickers. Your friendship makes this season sweeter. I put sticker on the inside, just coordinating stickers I had. You can see that it's almost the same design, but the scraps of paper are slightly different and you can just decorate it completely differently. That's one idea. These two stamps came from a paper pumpkin tag kit I had. These sizes are different as well. You can see that the inside panels on these two are taller than this one. Just more sentiments and stickers that looks like it got a little wet there, but that's okay. And there's nothing on the inside of that one. This one has a sticker on the inside. So this is the only unfinished card. Okay. Next I want to show you, you know, maybe I did leave that for a reason. You could put a gift card holder inside. That was probably the reason I did it or I was going to fix this sentiment. All right. I want to show you that you could put a lot of other things in these fun envelopes. Here's a Gia deli snowman and a candy cane. Here's a Gia deli chocolate square, and you can see how there's two pockets and you can put tea in one of the pockets. You can put a lot of stuff just in the back pocket and leave the red showing. We have a Hershey's candy bar, tea, and a cookie. Those are all the alternatives for that one. Now in the next video, I want to show you some other things that you can create using the festive and fun stamp set here, envelopes we created just to give you a little bit more inspiration. After I clear this off, I'm going to show you some projects created with a different type of designer shares paper with a different color scheme but the same stamp set we used to create all these. I hope you will give this project a try, the exact materials I used or the materials from your thank you. 18. Other Festive & Fun Cards and Projects: The festive and fun stamp set can be used to create a variety of other designs. We're just going to go through some that I created mostly with the Mary Bold and Bright designer series. Paper, completely different color scheme. This moose is not only in a different shape, but it's colored with the poppy preyed color as opposed to the Terry Cobbler color on the sweater. Then this designer series paper has a different color scheme. The shaded spruce color though, was the same. I thought it would be fun to just share these projects with you in the brighter color scheme. Here's one with the poppy prayed background and some stars. And some layered designer series paper with a square from the stylish shaped. Yes. These are ones that I created in my card club. Again, the square for the moose instead of the circle. Here's some more with a different de coloring, with alcohol markers for this one. Love the Draft. Here's the rhino again with alcohol markers and some stamp and rates for the smaller items I didn't have the alcohol markers for. Then we have the last one I created in Card Club was this little happy beaver. That was fine. That's actually, I think, the same shape we used in this workshop series. That is, this one was an embossed background where I cut out the rhino and used different color scheme and embossed the background and inked it up with a blending brush. And then this was a completely different color scheme with a crushed carry background, different color tree. You could see like this one here has the color shaded spruce and granny apple green in here. But this one has the old olive color, different color scheme, ore, very bold and bright projects. You can use the happy Christmas wishes for your stocking stuffers. This is a sticky note holder, a popular craft fair item this year. And then here are a few nail file boxes where you can use a little something from you with lots of love from me. Those are just some ideas on what you can do with the festive and fun stamps. I hope you had fun with the projects we created, in that you're going to give them a try. Thank you. 19. Course Conclusion: I want to thank you for your hard work and dedication to creating these bookbinding cards and gift card envelopes. It was really fun just to share different ways, to take the same paper and jazz it up differently with different embellishments and twine, and then show you other styles of cards as well. You can see that we use different kinds of card stock. We use different coloring techniques depending on what was available at the time. We showed you different ways to put things in these envelopes. You don't just have to use them for gift cards, you can use them for treats and as well, the key takeaways are that you always need to make sure that no matter what project you're doing, that you plan it out in stages. That you can make lots of cards at once without using a lot of extra time. I hope that you gather that we do everything step by step and then it makes everything more efficient. And of course, the other key takeaway is always coordinate your colors so that your projects look professional. Then make each one a little bit different. That's okay, because each of your projects is a little work of art. People are going to appreciate the details. Now, it's important to also send these cards out to your friends and family because that's what crafting is all about. Sharing your crafts with others. That is your gift that you have to share with the world, and I hope that you use it. I look forward to seeing the projects that you create as a result of this card making workshop. I hope you'll join me on another card making adventure in the future. I appreciate you being my students. That's all for now. My name is Kimberty Smith and I'm the paper chef.