I keep finding more great ideas to use with the Top Note die for my Big Shot machine. This one is great, a fun little gift card holder with 2 pockets made with the fun scallop edge from the Top Note die. You can put a gift card in one pocket and a note in the other pocket. You cut a piece of DSP 4" X 8", I used the Bashful Blue Patterns paper. I trimmed one of the 4" edges with the Eyelet Border Punch and scored it at 3" and 6".
I cut a half sheet of cardstock (8 1/2 X 5 1/2") and scored it at 2 3/4" down the short edge and at 4" and 8" along the long edge.
After folding it along the score lines and adhering the half inch flap to the other edge, I folded it in half and inserted each open end into the Big Shot machine, positioning the piece in the middle so the point would be centered. I then adhered the whole piece to the patterned paper piece, lining up the folds.
I stamped the sentiment and punched it with the oval punch, then mounted it onto a Night of Navy Scalloped Oval Punch and adhered it to the front of the gift card holder. Now it is ready to insert a gift card and note and tie together with a piece of Night of Navy ribbon. I think I'll make several of these with matching note cards to fit in the pocket so I'll have a quick gift ready when I need it.
Oh, by the way, I have been forgetting to post about this special. If you would love to join my team, there is a great sale on the new Mini Starter Kit. For just $85 you could join the Stampin' Up family and have fun helping friends and family create fun projects while earning extra products and maybe even a little cash. I love my job, you could too! Check it out on my website under the promotions tab where it says "Have Fun Doing What You Love". This special is available from July 15 to Aug 31, 2009.
It includes the "For All You Do" stamp set and all 6 of the new In Color ink pads as well as a pack of the In Color cardstock, white cardstock and the business materials you would need to get started. The standard starter kit is still available for $199 if you want it but this mini kit will give you a chance to start your business for less so let me know if you are interested!