Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Gift Card Holder the Wida Way!

Before I get to the card, I wanted to remind everyone that their is a new challenge starting up at My Thoughts Exactly Blog and the theme is SUMMER FUN. There is a guest designer position up for grabs along with prizes for everyone and 2 grand prizes! Details can be found here. If you are looking for the perfect stamp set for this challenge, check this cutie for only 2.95:

Today I am showing you how I made this graphic looking card using scraps and the Interactive Card Phrases stamp set.

1. cut 1/2 inch strips of the colors of your choice (I used scraps)
2. tape them down really well in a vertical pattern
3. round the corners using a 1/4inch corner rounder
4. cut the small square on a diagonal 1/4 of the way down from the top
5. stamp the arrow (I left this very generic so I may use it for a birthday or graduation, I can always stamp additional sentiments on the inside
6. glue the top portion flat, pop up the bottom portion
7. stamp "lift me" and punch out using the Stampin' Up word window punch
8. attach tag to the money using baker's twine
9. admire your work, preferably with peanut m&m's!

I discovered a new revelation about blogging...Chapter 5, EXECUTION IS CRITICAL. Last night as I was making this card, the Runway Inspired Challenge post came up. I looked admiringly at the DT entries and I realized that the execution of their ideas were flawless. I made a decision that I would deliver the same. The best bloggers not only have great ideas, but the workmanship is excellent. I am going to focus on that aspect of my card making now. (I just keep setting the bar higher and that is just fine with me!)



  1. I love the Wida way! And I love stepping back to admire my work...with m&ms...hee hee. You are hilarious :)

  2. CLEVER idea and design, the Wida way is so cool!

  3. You had me at gift card holder the Wida way! LOL!!!! This is a great idea super fun!

  4. Flawless execution is something I totally lack :( But you do great and this is a great example of that!!! Need to get me that stamp set and m&ms :)

  5. Great design, Wida....the perfectly aligned stripes cut by the diagonal is such a great look. I'd love to see what else can be done the "Wida Way!"

  6. This is such a great idea Wida! I love the rounded corners and the little tag - and I love the idea of admiring your work with peanut m&ms too!

  7. Looking good! Love the cut on an angle!

    I love that you studied the DT cards:) You're right though! Execution goes a long way (especially with CAS-ish cards). Sometimes though it's fun just to make a card an not worry about a smudge here or stray embossing there;)


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