Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Lottery Ticket Holder Tutorial

Morning everyone,

Here is the lottery ticket holder tutorial as promised.

I've not included any measurements as they can vary depending on the type of ticket but they are really easy to adapt - maybe try a scratch card holder?

For this lottery ticket holder I'm using Taken with Teal for the base, Really Rust and Old Olive card with Old Olive Satin ribbon .

I roughly measured my lottery ticket and cut my Taken with Teal card slightly bigger and scored it in the centre.

For example, if my ticket measured 3" x 5" then I would cut my card to 6 1/2" x 5 1/4" and score at 3 1/4" but it's probably easier to just eyeball it.

I cut down my Really Rust piece the same width as the holder (when closed) and about 2 1/2" high.

Place your ribbon in the centre of this piece and make small tick marks on either side of your ribbon towards the right hand side of the card.

I then took my craft knife and ruler to cut a small slit in between the tick marks.

Then slide your ribbon from the back to the front through the slit like shown below.

Wrap the rest of your ribbon around the closed holder and lay the Really Rust card onto the base to ensure you're happy with the position before sticking it down.

Once you've got your placement, apply adhesive to the back of the Really Rust piece but not over the ribbon.

It should then look like this (below) with your ribbon running in between the two layers -it should be free to slide without getting caught.

Line up the ends of your ribbon to the right hand side of your holder.

On the back, run a strip of adhesive where your ribbon will lie and stick it down.

Open up your holder and line up the ticket so there is an even border that runs around it.

Make small tick marks on the top and side as shown below.

Again using a craft knife and ruler, line up the two tick marks and make a diagonal cut. Do this to the top right and the bottom right hand corners.

You can then rub out your tick marks.

Slip the corner of the ticket into these slits and your ticket will hold in place.

Next I closed the holder and tied my ribbon so that I was happy with it.

I try to leave the 'tails' a little longer than normal so that when the recipient opens it, they can close it again afterwards.

I only decided later to add a sentiment to the bottom part of the Really Rust card but using the Stamp-a-ma-jig made this really easy.

I just lined it up where I wanted the sentiment to go and stamped in Really Rust ink.

I used my A Rose is a Rose stamp set to stamp and cut out some images in coordinating inks.

For the rose I inked it up with Really Rust, stamped it first onto some scrap paper then onto some Whisper White card to get a weaker colour. Then I stamped the detailed image 'full strength' on top.

The leaves are done in the same way using Old Olive ink.

And it's really that easy, once you've made one you'll be away!

Now it's your turn to have a go! Do post a link in the comments so we can all see it too.

I really hope you've found this tutorial useful.

Thanks for stopping by,
take care.

3 lovely people have commented :):

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Great tutorial Nicci, love the ticket holder, love the colours :-)I see from prev post your classes are getting busy, that's good.
So you're a Leo too eh? I'm going to the cloth doll (don't know if you were aware, we meet once a month in York) group on Sunday so it'll be a nice birthday :-)
I'd like to do you a card so email me your details please at anneevo46atgooglemaildotcom
Anne xx

Bekka said...

Great tutorial Nicci - thank you so much for showing us how you did it :-D


Stephanie said...

Fabulous Nicci! I gave the men lottery tickets as favors at my wedding but just stuck them in an envelope....this would have been a million times better!!!! xxx