Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Stickered Bow Tutorial by Christine

Christine Ousley is here is with a fun way to give a gift card. It looks like a gift bag and when you open it up, a gift card slides into view;

"The front of my gift bag is decorated with SRM Stickers We've Got Your Borders, Christmas. The borders are probably my hands-down, favorite sticker sheet. I can think of a million ways to use them. I wish I had a million of them! On the bottom, I used a small strip of the "tis the season sentiment" and a little green ric rac. I copied the design on the top of the bag as well with my bow and band."

"The band on top slides off so that you can open the gift bag and when you do, the gift card slides into view. In this picture, I took the gift card out so that you could see how I adhered a green to/from label from Labels By the Dozen Christmas to the slider so that you are able to write a message."

"Here is a picture of what it looks like when a gift card is inside. This fabulous gift card bag is a digital cut file so they are so easy to make. A lot of my family members are going to be receiving one of these this year."

"Now I'm going to show you how I made the bow. The first step is to actually make your sticker, not sticky anymore. That way when you make the loops they won't stick together. Just rub some baby powder on the back with your finger until the stickiness is gone. You can clean the front of the sticker with a damp cloth if the powder if needed."

"Cut your border sticker into two pieces and fold each side into the middle. You will need to put a little adhesive on the ends to keep it together. Glue dots work well."

"Here you can see that I have finished one loop and I'm starting on the second. You will need a total of four loops."

"Layer each loop, all four of them, on top of each other, adhering them together as you go. This picture just shows two but the others will go on top vertically and horizontally so that you fill the gaps."

"The last step is to put a cute centerpiece in the middle of your bow. I chose to use the Santa face from We've Got Your Sticker Merry. I punched a circle out of red patterned paper using a 1 1/4 inch circle punch and then stuck Santa on a piece of white paper and punched him out using a 1 inch circle punch."

What an adorable embellishment that can be created using any of our border stickers! Thank you, Christine!


Carolyn King said...

So cool Christine. Love the gift card surprise!!

Ruth G said...

Love the bow! I've got the file for this gift card holder and now I can make it more fun with a great handmade bow! TFS!!!