As I promised yesterday, here is my tutorial for the teacher gift certificate book.
- Paper cutter/scorer
- Coin envelopes--this booklet can hold up to 5 (click here to read my other post about where to find coin envelopes)
- Crafters' tool kit
- 16" of ribbon
- 1 3/8" circle punch
- Stamps, DSP and accessories to decorate the booklet
Step 1: Cut the open flap off your coin envelopes. Open the flap and make sure it is sticking out to the right side. Place it on your paper cutter and line up the bottom of your envelope (the sealed edge) at 4 1/8" and cut.
Step 2: Take the 1 3/8" circle punch and punch out a little notch on the open side of your envelope. Be sure it is centered left to right on your envelope. The notch makes it easier to get the gift certificates in and out of the envelopes.
Take your punched envelope and lay it on top of the next envelope. Using the first envelope as your guide, punch a hole in the second envelope so that they both line up. Continue punching notches in the rest of your envelopes.
**I punch one extra envelope so that I can use it later in step 9.**
Step 3: Put adhesive down the left side of your envelope (the gray line in the photo) and stick another envelope on top. Continue the process until all of your envelopes are glued together. Set them aside.
Step 4: Cut a piece of card stock 9 3/8" x 2 3/4". With the 9 3/8" side going across the top, score your card stock at 3 3/4", 4", 8 3/8" and 8 5/8". Fold on all of the score lines.
Step 5: Take your stack of envelopes and put adhesive on the back going down the left side. Using the photo below as a guide, glue them to your card stock.
Step 6: Fold your card stock on the left side so that it wraps up and around the envelopes. Take your crop-a-dial and using the smallest hole punch, punch a hole 1/2" up from the bottom. Be sure to center the hole from left to right as well.
Step 7: Repeat the process at the top so that you have two holes punched.
Step 8: Thread the ribbon through the holes and tie it in a bow.
Step 9: Now comes the fun part, decorating the envelopes. I used Basic Black (3 1/2" x 2 1/2") and Holiday Harmony DSP (3 1/4" x 2 1/4"). Take the extra envelope that you punched and place your card stock on the right side of the envelope so you're covering up the notch.
Yes, part of the envelope is showing. Don't worry. When you glue this into your booklet, you won't see it because the ends of the envelope are covered by the piece of card stock with the ribbon tied through it.
Step 10: Using the notch as your guide, punch a hole through your card stock and DSP.
Step 11: Decorate your card stock however you'd like. Then glue it on your first envelope in your booklet.
See, the envelope doesn't show! I pierced the paper in all 4 corners. I also sponged around the edges of the DSP with Purely Pomegranate ink. I printed the words on my computer and then cut them out and punched them with the ticket corner punch. I also sponged the edges of the Purely Pomegranate paper with Purely Pomegranate ink.
Repeat this process until all of your envelopes are decorated.
Step 12: Close the booklet by taking the right flap and tucking it under the card stock with the ribbon tied through it. Now it's time to decorate the cover.
I decorated the cover just like my pages--sponging around the DSP, pierced holes in all 4 corners, even the dimensions of the black card stock and DSP are the same.
For the center image, I used the Merry Christmas stamp from the All Holidays stamp set and embossed it with black embossing powder. I punched it out with the Designer Label punch and sponged the edges with Purely Pomegranate ink. Next I punched out a black circle using the 1 3/8" circle punch. I glued that on the back of the "Merry Christmas" piece. Last I cut out a piece of black card stock that measured 1 3/4" x 1 1/4". I punched all four corners using the ticket corner punch and glued this on the back of the black circle.
Now it's your turn! I'd love to see what you make using this tutorial. Upload your pictures to your blog or to SplitCoast and leave a comment on this post so others can see the booklets you've made too. Have fun!