I'm a sucker for clearance items. Especially when they are such useful items! If you've not hopped over to the clearance section of my online store lately, you need to run over there....don't walk! There are punches, seasonal papers, and even 12X12 scrapbooks for $7.99!!! Yes, that's right! These items are only available through my online store, so get them now before they are gone!
Speaking of punches, here is a super fun and quick gate fold card with a literal belly band! Maybe I should say a belly belt!
This card is so easy to create and it uses a few punches and a new Edgelit diecut that is coming in January!
To make this card, I took a 8 1/2 X 5 1/2" piece of Real Red paper and placed the 8 1/2" side against the top of my Simply Scored tool. I scored at 2 1/8" from each side to make the fold even.
Next, I took some 1 1/2 X 5 1/2" strips of whisper white paper and created the shirt. To get this effect, you must first cut the edges with the new wafer thin edgelits die cut (tab 2 on the Big Shot). After it is cut, line up the piece inside the matching Adorning Accents embossing folder and emboss. NOTE: If you emboss first and then cut, you will flatten your embossing! For once I didn't do this, I actually read the instructions!
Finally, make the belly band. Using a 1 1/4" X 9 1/2" strip of Basic Black cardstock, wrap the strip around your card and crease around the edges. Punch a 1 3/8" square from silver glimmer paper.
Punch a 1 1/4" square from basic black paper.
Adhere the black square to the glimmer paper with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Adhere the belt buckle to the belt piece and slide on the card and send to someone who will enjoy it!
Or, of course, leave it for Santa with some cookies and maybe he'll leave you some fun new scrapbooking goodies! ;)
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories: 1 3/8" square & 1 1/4" square punches, Edgelits die cut, Adorning Accents embossing folder