Saturday, December 14, 2013

Gnomely CD Folio Punchboard Tutorial

Welcome to the gnome hop! Visit Club Scrap Creates if you'd like to start at the beginning . . .



My project got rolling with an email from my friend, DonnaLee. She wanted to get some ideas on how she could gift some special CD's to her friends for Christmas using her Envelope Punch Board and the Gnome for the Holidays collection. I got to thinking . . .

(I love it when that happens!)

Here's what you do:

Watch the video OR follow the instructions below . .




1. Trim two papers to 8-1/8 x 8-1/8".


2. Measure, score and punch at 4-1/8". Rotate the paper one turn, align the existing scoreline with the arrow on the punch, and score/punch again. Repeat until each side is punched. Repeat for the second sheet.


3. Fold in three of the flaps to create a pocket and secure with adhesive.


4. Chop off the top flap of each envelope, just inside the scoreline. In other words, chop off the scoreline, too.


5. Place the bottom of an envelope pocket into the punch board, centered, at approximately 2-1/2". Punch. Repeat for the second envelope. This will create a slot for a ribbon closure. Clever, right?


6. Trim a piece of paper to 5 x 10-5/8". Score horizontally at 5.25". Rotate the paper 180 degrees and score again at 5.25". (This will create a 1/8" spine.)


7. Place the envelopes side by side with the open pockets facing in. Slide ribbon through the punched slot, the pockets, and through the other punched slot.


8. Insert the scored spine into the pockets. Remove the slack in the ribbon and keep working with it until it looks like a little booklet/folio. The spine will secure the ribbon and hold the envelopes together nicely.


9. Slide your goodies into the pockets.


10. And other yummy stuff for your gnomies.


11. Decorate. I trimmed a 12" cutapart strip from the Gnomes kit, wrapped it around the front envelope, and secured the seam front and center.


12. Then, cover the seam with your decorative element. Look at that cute cutapart!


Sweet, isn't it?


I just know you want to go make one, but finish hopping first! Your next stop is Kay over at Kay's Keepsakes. Enjoy!

Merry Christmas and happy gnome-made gift-making!
Creatively yours,
Tricia

30 comments:

  1. Great thinking,Tricia! This is a lovely gift wrap and the punchboard is a wonderful tool. i can't stop using it! Happy Holidays.

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  2. Stunning and definitely something I will bookmark and use time and again. Thank you very much.

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  3. great idea and makes a cute gift

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  4. Fun and practical. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  5. Great video tutorial Tricia! Love this fun idea.

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  6. What a wonderful idea! Such a great gift idea!

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  7. What a fabulous idea! I can see using this on any size envelope for other things. TFS

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  8. Tricia, you always amaze me with what you can create with that punch board and some paper! Love the finished product.

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  9. Thanks for the tutorial for making a great holiday holder for a cd.

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  10. Wonderful idea that I will use immediately. Thanks for the tutorial. Is there a way to readily get a pdf of this idea?

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    1. Do you see the PRINT button at the very end of the post above (under Tricia's name)? When you click on that button, you'll have the choice of printing out the article, or saving it as a PDF. I hope this helps!

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  11. This is adorable! You make it look so easy!

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  12. Very festive and I like this sentiment.

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  13. Great idea Donna Lee - Thanks for making a beautiful project from the idea Tricia - it's amazing!!

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  14. You've done it again.....thanks so much for the great inspiration.

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  15. This makes me want to find a reason to give someone a CD for a gift!

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  16. Great idea and thanks for all the details!

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  17. LOVE this project, Tricia. I hope Donna Lee does, too!

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  18. Great idea and makes a cute gift. I always enjoy your posts. thanks for sharing.

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  19. Very clever, Tricia. CS is treasure trove of ideas and resources.

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  20. Thanks so much, Tricia. As always, you answer the call in the most creative ways. You're the best!!!

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  21. Tricia, this is not only creative, it is gorgeous!

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  22. SO MUCH FUN!! thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger

    too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.

    Regards,
    Clotee

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  24. HOLD THE PHONES!!! What trimmer was that you used? It definitely SOUNDED like the Tonic Guillotine trimmer, but it definitely didn't LOOK like the Tonic Guillotine trimmer we're used to seeing!!! ROFLMBO!!!! On to the topic at hand: This project is SOOO adorable, and SOOO easy!! I can't believe how quickly it comes together! It's WONDERFUL!!! Thanks for the terrific tutorial!!

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  25. I love your projects using the envelope maker. Another great job! Wonderful, thanks, Pauline

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  26. Lori B beat me to my question: what trimmer were you using?

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