Friends with Flair: wk #2

It’s Friday so you know what that means – it’s Unity’s chance to shine with Friends with Flair!  I typically make a card or two to show on Friday but decided to change it up a bit today.  While browsing the internet last night I came across a paper crafting site with tutorials and found a paper kite.  I squealed when I saw it and knew that would be my project for today!  I’m sorry but I don’t have the site to give you the link.  My internet went down about 8:30 last night and in trying to troubleshoot I emptied my cache and history – so I have no record of the web addy.  I did write down the dimensions of the paper though – so I’ve got a semi tutorial for you!


To make the kite, start with one square (5×5) and one rectangle (5×7) and cut each diagonally so you end up with a total of 4 triangles.  Then just put them together to form a kite.  Easy peasy!


Today I’ve used Giggle Grove – one of my very first Unity purchases and still one of my favorites.  You can find this and a bunch of newly released (and not available on the Unity site!!) from Limelight Papercrafts.  They’ve also got the new September store kit in case you haven’t ordered yours yet!  Receive 10% off your entire order with the code LABORDAY entered at checkout.

Well that’s about it for me!  Or is it…


I hope each of you have a wonderful friday and an even better weekend!  Don’t forget to leave a comment  for your chance to win 25 random Unity stamps – it could be your lucky day :)  ETA:  WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN!  IS IT YOU???


Gift Card Holder *Tutorial*

This is a quick and easy way to make some gift card holders for the upcoming holiday season. I wish I could say I created these instructions, but I was taught how to make these at a SU event a few months back. I have some really bad pictures to go along with my directions. Hopefully between the two you can figure it out – it’s really easy!!

First thing you want to do is cut your cardstock to 4.5 x 11 inches.

Next you want to score your cardstock at 3, 5.5 and 8 inches along the LONG side of the cardstock.

Next step you want to fold your paper in half, going from RIGHT to LEFT. (you’ll see why in a minute)

Next you want to fold your flap in half, going from LEFT to RIGHT.

Next you want to flip the paper over and do the same thing – this time fold your flap in half going from RIGHT to LEFT.

When you’re done it should be in the shape of a W, like this.

You then want to tape your W shut. Place your adhesive along the underside of the W and press the two sides together.

If you did it right, it should look like this.

Next you want to cut a slot in the middle of the gift card holder so you have a little slot to hold your gift card. This can be done using the Word Window Punch and a Circle Punch. If you don’t have the Word Window Punch you could also use a Square punch or even use your Square/Rectangle Nestabilities.

You want to cut just 1/4 inch or so from the top of the middle section. Be careful not to cut the edges or your gift card will fall out!

Next you want to clean up the middle where the two punches don’t quite meet by using your circle punch.

This is what your gift card holder will look like when you are done.

Decorate the gift card holder and you’re done! I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial!