Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tag & Pocket Gift Card Tutorial

Hello High Hopes Fans!!

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It's Tutorial Tuesday and it's my (Lacey's) turn to create a tutorial. 

I love the Tags and Pockets from the last release. 
I was in need of a gift card holder and thought they would be fun to use. But the problem was that the gift card was too large for the pocket...it stuck out of the pocket and I wanted it to remain hidden until they pulled out the tag for a fun surprise. 
Therefore, I came up with a way to make it work.

Here is the final result...

Supplies:
~ Background Paper (mine is 5 1/4"x5 1/4" for a final 5 1/2"x5 1/2" card)
~ 3 1/2" x width of the bachground (for a fun background, I used 2 pieces of card stock to create the 3 1/2" height - but you can use a single piece if you prefer)
~ Tag Colored and cut out
~ Pocket Colored and cut out
~ Gift card to favorite store

For this tutorial, I used:

1. Use adhesive to attach your cut out pocket to the top of the 3 1/2" strip of paper... 
**Make sure it lines up with the top of the paper**

2. Using a small piece of adhesive, attach your gift card to the back of the cut out tag so that it is hidden on the top of the tag....
It's ok for the gift card to show below the tag because that part will be hidden.

3. Place your tag on the backside of the paper so that it is behind the cut out pocket.
Add adhesive to both sides of the tag so that the tag will not move from behind the pocket.

**Before adding the adhesive, make sure that when you turn it over that the tag looks like it's behind the pocket. If it shifts, then it will show that the tag is behind the paper instead of looking like it's in the pocket**

4. Attach to the background piece of paper...
See, it looks like the tag is IN the pocket, but in fact it is behind the paper.

5. Attach the background to a card base and decorate as desired...
When the birthday boy/girl pulls out the tag, they will see their gift card attached!!

As long as you use only a small piece of adhesive to attach the gift card to the tag, your birthday friend can use the tag as a book mark!

I hope you like my tutorial!! 
Happy stamping!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Challenge 147: Bookmark or Name Tag

Hello High Hopes Fans!!

**Vacation Notice**
High Hopes will be closed from August 6th - September 5th.
Orders placed during this time will not ship out until after they return.

We are back this week with a new challenge!!

The winner of the Greyscale/Sepia Challenge is:
Congratulations, Barb Brassfield! Please email me at stampandcreate@bellsouth.net with your mailing address and choice of 1 free High Hopes Stamp. Also, let me know if you would like to be our guest for our challenge on September 4th.
Here is her card using Elmer Elephant...

Our new challenge this week is: Bookmark or Name Tag
Perfect for back to school time!

Just remember that you MUST use a High Hopes stamp to enter the challenge.
If you do not use a High Hopes stamp, your entry will be deleted.

One participant will win 1 Free High Hopes stamp.

If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out our Diva stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe
High Hopes Website

Let's see what the fabulous Design Divas have created this week...

Our guest this week: ...


Michelle using Kitty Tag...

Lynne using a stamp from the Alien Space Set...

 Aaemie made 2 using Bumble Bear Tag...

and Book Worm with Book Belongs To sentiment...


and Peg Leg Pete...



Tina using Witchy Poo & Kitty...

Tag using Annie with her Kitty...

Now it's your turn!!
Next week is a Tutorial therefore this challenge runs for 2 weeks ending September 3rd at 7pm EST

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Challenge 146: Greyscale or Sepia

Hello High Hopes Fans!!

**Vacation Notice**
High Hopes will be closed from August 6th - September 5th.
Orders placed during this time will not ship out until after they return.

We are back this week with a new challenge!!

The winner of the Glitter & Shine Challenge is:
Congratulations, Dorothy S! Please email me at stampandcreate@bellsouth.net with your mailing address and choice of 1 free High Hopes Stamp. Also, let me know if you would like to be our guest for our challenge on August 21st.
Here is her card using Warm Wishes...

Our new challenge this week is: Greyscale or Sepia
We want you to create a card using just grey tones or Sepia tones. 
If this is too much of a challenge, you are welcome to use a colored image with black & white card base.

Just remember that you MUST use a High Hopes stamp to enter the challenge.
If you do not use a High Hopes stamp, your entry will be deleted.

One participant will win 1 Free High Hopes stamp.

If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out our Diva stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe
High Hopes Website

Let's see what the fabulous Design Divas have created this week...

Our guest this week: Renae using Party Cow...

And Carol Dee: Carol created 3 cards using Sydney Koala...



Michelle using Maurice...

Lynne using Brayden...

 Aaemie using Pansies...

Alex. using Popcorn Kitty...

Tanya using Kitty Tag...

Karen using Cat Trio...

Anna using Cowboy Snowman...

Kristine using Elmer Elephant...

Alie using Tractor...


Tina using Clarabelle & Riley...


Now it's your turn!!
The challenge runs for 1 week ending August 20th at 7pm EST

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Challenge 145: Glitter and Shine

Hello High Hopes Fans!!

**Vacation Notice**
High Hopes will be closed from August 6th - September 5th.
Orders placed during this time will not ship out until after they return.

We are back this week with a new challenge!!

The winner of the Ribbons, Lace or Twine Challenge is:
Congratulations, Renae! Please email me at stampandcreate@bellsouth.net with your mailing address and choice of 1 free High Hopes Stamp. Also, let me know if you would like to be our guest for our challenge on August 14th.
Here is her card using Lenny's Love me Nots...

Our new challenge this week is: Glitter or Shine

Just remember that you MUST use a High Hopes stamp to enter the challenge.
If you do not use a High Hopes stamp, your entry will be deleted.

One participant will win 1 Free High Hopes stamp.

If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out our Diva stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe
High Hopes Website

Let's see what the fabulous Design Divas have created this week...

Our guest this week: Maxine using Singing Katrina...






Kristine using Robot in Rocket...



Now it's your turn!!
The challenge runs for 1 week ending August 13th at 7pm EST.