Sunday, January 29, 2012

CTMH *New* Product Blog Hop: Fashionista and Stella

It is one of the most exciting times of the year for Close To My Heart consultants and customers alike! Time for a NEW Idea Book full of NEW ideas and fabulous products! A group of about 30 consultants banded together to bring you a "blog hop" of some of our NEW favorites from the Spring/Summer 2012 CTMH Idea Book. (Blog hopping is easy; just click on the link to the next blog after visiting here. If you're already hopping, then you should have arrived from Kristine Ponte's blog. You will head next to Mary Eisen's blog.)
My project is a gift card "wallet" using the new Fashionista stamp set and the new Stella paper pack. I used Cocoa, Tulip, and Sunset inks, plus a new glitter button from the Bohemian assortment.

If you'd like to skip my gift card wallet tutorial, then hop on over to Mary's blog.

1. Begin with an 8.5"x5" piece of cardstock. (I used one of the B&T Duos from the Stella paper pack.) Fold in half to make a side-fold card, but then open back up.

2. Score at 1.5" down the LONG side of the cardstock.

3. At the center of the card, cut a slit from the edge to the scored line on both sides of the fold.

4. Now, you need to make the slits for the tab. Set your card on your cutter so that you will cut 3/4" IN from the short right edge. Cut from 1" down to 2.5". Move your cardstock over 0.5" and make another slit just like the first (1" to 2.5").

4. Fold up the scored line to make a pocket. Cut off the little center sliver.

5. Round all four corners.

6. Glue the flaps closed to make pockets. (Use the left pocket for the gift card and the right pocket for your enclosure card and message.)

7. My enclosure card measures 3"x3" so that it fits in the pocket without any problem.

8. Cut a tab 1"x3". Round two corners of a short side. With the card closed, thread the tab (rounded corners first) through the tab. Fold the tab behind the card and adhere to the back.

9. Decorate gift card wallet as desired.

For my two Fashionista girls, I stamped them on the front panel in Cocoa. Then, I stamped the gal on the left in Sunset on scrap paper and cut out her top to paste over the Cocoa image. The gal on the right is stamped in Tulip with her dress cut out and adhered over the original image. (This technique is called paper piecing.)

Thanks for sticking with me to the end! Please leave a comment and then hop on over to Mary's blog to see her cute layout!

Here is a LINK to the original instructions that I used (but modified and made my own).


  1. This is a fun project - thanks for the tutorial!

  2. Haley, what an adorable wallet! I love the paper piecing on the girls (and I just love the colours in Stella!). Thanks for the tutorial for making it too!

  3. Great tutorial and I LOVE this stamp set...on my wishlist for my next SPC order :) This is a great way to present those giftcards Haley!

  4. I love your Fashionista/Stella wallet!! Great instructions, too!

  5. What a fun project Haley. You did a fantastic job on it and thank you so much for the tutorial.

  6. beautiful job as always haley! Love your wallet :)

  7. FABULOUS! This is my favorite paper and Stamp! LOVE IT!

  8. Great project and instructions! As always, an awesome job!


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