An Elegant Gift Card

Hello there my crafty friend, a very happy middle of the week to you.  Todays make is an elegant card made from one cut apart from A Ladies Diary paper collection. I used the collection in a project Graphic 45 will be sharing on their blog later this week and decided to create this card from the papers I had left over. I love the elegant lady and the pinky peach and green shades in her dress and decided to make her the feature on the card. She's quite  a long image making the finished card 7 3/4" deep.  Here's a quick how to make it and the full supply list if you'd like to make one too: 
Supply List 
Ladies Diary 12 x 12 papers 
Ageless Beauty
Timeless Memoir 
Picture Perfect 
Garden Stroll 
one cream and one peach 12 x 12 card stock from 
Coredinations Graphic 45 Signature Series Cardstock Pad - lights
Sticker & Chipboard Elements
Foam Tape/pads 
Double sided tape/tape snail, Glossy Accents/Glitter
Bundled Sage & Antique Linen Distress ink 
Envelope Score Board
Scissors, craft knife/cutting Mat, Paper Trimmer   
Cream Card Stock - Cut your card base 7 3/4" deep x 12" wide. 

Measure along 12" edge and score at 5 1/2" and 11".  Fold and crease score lines and add two strips of double sided tape at the top and bottom of the 1" flap.
Garden Stroll - cut two 5 3/8" x 7 5/8".  Ink paper edges and stick them to the inside sections of your card using double sided tape/tape snail.  Stick down the narrow side flap over the paper.
Peach Card Stock - cut one 7 1/4" square and using the envelope punch board line the left corner up at the 3 1/8" mark and create your envelope.  Use Garden Stroll paper to decorate the front flap of your envelope.  
Ageless Beauty - cut out the post card and adhere to the front of your envelope 
Timeless Memoir - cut one piece 7/8" wide x 7 5/8" deep. Ink paper edges and stick in place on the narrow flap inside our card. Add envelope under the flap to finihs the inside of your card 
Card Front 
Garden Stroll - cut one 5 3/8" wide x 7 5/8" deep. Ink edges and stick in place on the front of your card  
Timeless Memoir - cut one 4 5/8" wide x 7 1/8" deep, ruff the edges with scissors and ink with antique linen distress ink. Cut second piece from 3 1/4" wide x 7" deep from the same paper for the back of your picture  
Picture Perfect - cut one 4 1/2" wide x 7" deep. Ink edges with Bundled Sage distress ink and stick to the cream paper cut above.  Position and stick to your card front 1/4" in from right hand edge. 
Ageless Beauty - cut out picture around the edge of the cream frame. cut out all cream background areas using scissors/craft knife and cutting mat. 
Put foam tape around edges on underside and a few pieces on the centre sections. 
Ink all paper edges with Antique Linen distress ink and mat on the cream paper cut above. 
Add a sticker to the left hand edge using an off cut of card as a mount. Stick completed section to the front of your card, 1/2" in from edge of the top layer of papers. 
Add chipboard button to the top left corner to finish.
highlight the sticker and chipboard piece with glossy accents.  Dot glossy accents along the ladies necklace and add a little glitter. Put aside to dry.    
A Ladies Diary Card 1 Graphic 45 Clare CharvillA Ladies Diary Card Graphic 45 Clare Charvill
Hope you enjoyed that little make.  I'm off to do a bit of surfing in the hope I can track down a pair of dungarees for H.  He mentioned he'd like some so I thought I'd surprise him (if I can find some ......).  Have a great afternoon, thanks for calling by and look forward to catching up with another make later in the week. 


  1. Gorgeous card i love these collection of papers .
    Hope you found the dungarees ?
    Take care
    Elaine H

  2. Such a lovely card. This range has such beautiful colours.
    Hope the surfing was successful.
    Toni xx

  3. Good Morning Clare. Another great little project and using one of my favourite collections too. Thank you for sharing this - have a great day.
    Margaret A.

  4. Hi Clare, A Ladies Diary is one of my favourites, and this card is stunning. Thank you so much for the tutorial, I will be trying this.
    Good luck with the search for dungarees for H.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  5. I would use this lovely card for a very special occasion. Beautifully designed!