Good as Gold

Did you notice the Good as Gold card kit in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure?  It’s on page 12 and includes everything you need to make 8 cards.  You don’t even need stamps and ink because the kit comes with pre-printed die cut tags.  Not only that but the tags come in THREE languages!  The greetings are in English, German and French (at least I think it is French – honestly I don’t know any French).  But I do know German – in fact my parents are both from Germany and almost all of my relatives still live in Germany.  In fact you might remember last May I took a trip to Germany with my parents.  So when I saw the greetings in this kit (which I did not at all notice in the brochure) I was super excited!  My mom’s birthday was in February and I made a card for her and used one of the German tags on it.  I’ll show it to you in a minute.

First I want to show you one of the cards made just like the kit was designed:

gold-card-kitIt’s a cute Polka Dot card.  Add the banner pieces to the front including a gold banner and the greeting.  I used the little punched out star too.  Bakers twine and Gold Elastic card are tied around the front of the card.  The envelope has a gold liner.

At my last team meeting Sue shared with us an alternate idea – she cut each of the Polka Dot card bases in half and used them as a layer on a regular sized card.  Then we added die-cut and embossed flowers and a button.  This is the one that I made for my mom.

gold-alternate-cardThe tag says “for you” in German.  So it was perfect for my mom!

In my Sale-A-Bration class last month I shared another idea on how to use this kit – you can use the cards to make a cute little bag perfect for some candy – like gold foil covered chocolate kisses perhaps.  I found this one on Pinterest.

gold-mini-bag

I used the Simply Scored board to add the score lines to create the sides and bottom of the box.  Punch a hole in the top to add the twine, cord and tags.  I used half pieces of the twine and cord that were included in the kit.  It’s a tiny little bag but super cute.  Hang tight – let me go find the measurements for scoring it so I can share those with you.

Ok – I’m back.  You want to start with the card piece 6-1/2″ x 5″ – which means you trim off 1/2″ on the side that is 7″ when the card is open and not folded.  Then line it up on the score board so the existing score line is at 3-1/2″ on the board.  Now add a score line at 1/2″, at 2-1/2″, and at 5-1/2″.  This creates the four sides of the box plus the piece to overlap for gluing.   Turn your card stock to score along the bottom edge at 1″.  Cut on the score lines up to that 1″ line to create the tabs for the bottom.  You’ll also have one extra little rectangle on the overlap piece that you can just cut off to get it out of the way.  Glue the bottom tabs to make the bottom of the bag.  Pinch the sides to make the top come together and tie it shut with the twine & cord.

gold-card-bag

I hope you like all of these ideas.  Sale-A-Bration ends at the end of March!  You can choose this Good as Gold kit as one of your free items when you order $50 in product.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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