July 27, 2011

Petite Pocket Die

Good Morning Blog Readers! Need a different way to present a gift card? Stampin' Up! has a new die in the new Idea Book & Catalog and this new "Petite Pocket Die" is the perfect size for a gift card. Completed size is 2 1/4" x 4 1/4":


And what is really great about it is that it is quick & easy! Really!

Start out by running the die through the BigShot Machine. I used Crumb Cake Cardstock.

Oh, and the photo below.....just a little tip to show you how I use a White Signo Gel Pen to write the size of cardstock needed to cut your piece. I write on each die that I own. When I decide to use a certain die, the measurements are right there at my fingertips!


Okay, back to our project. Add adhesive to the skinny end of your petite pocket. Add sparingly as you want to have room for your gift card to slide in and out:


Fold over and glue to your panel:


That's all there is to it! Now you can decorate it as you like. I used the Elements of Style Stamp Set and Basic Black Ink:


I added leaves from the Bird Punch, a flower from Boho Blossoms Punch, a piece of Taffeta Ribbon in Real Red tied in a knot and a few Rhinestone Brads:


Now I want to create a cardstock piece to stick my gift card to. Start out by cutting one piece of Real Red Cardstock with the Tab Punch. Score in the center and fold:


Glue to one end of a cardstock piece that you cut to slide inside the Petite Pocket:


Add a gift card to the front with Dotto Adhesive and slide inside the Petite Pocket:



I added the larger sized Rhinestone Brad to the front so that the flap sits just slightly underneath it and the Rhinestone Brads keeps the flap closed:



6 comments:

  1. Debbie - as always, you're brilliant! I love this idea for the petite pocket die. I just ordered it thinking I could use it for a gift card. So your post today is perfect timing! Thanks for the tip on the paper measurements - you saved me some time measuring (and wasting paper). :) Love your GC holder and the rhinestone brad is a clever way to hold it together.

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  2. Now I need a die I didn't plan on buying. I'm always looking for gift card holder ideas and this is perfect. TFS

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  3. And now another die I need to order, YIKES! it never ends ;)Great idea for marking the paper size on the die.

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  4. This is so cool. I am debating about using my birthday discount on this die. What is the finished size?

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  5. I just received this die, and had in mind to use it for gift cards, mini albums, etc. I loved your approach to putting the size of the die on the die itself. I just picked up another idea from someone else to mark the center guideline also. Thanks.

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  6. This is so cool. I am debating about using my birthday discount on this die. What is the finished size?


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