Friday, January 18, 2013

Gift Card Holders - Part One....

 In December, I held a Gift Card Holders class since we are all in need of them.  Here's the first one we made.  I saw this gift card holder on Diana Gibbs' blog and thought it was so cool.  It is very easy to make as well.  Below are some basic instructions.  This card could be done with any patterned paper so it could be used for any occasion where you need a gift card holder.
Here's the inside of the card.  To make the card, take a sheet of cardstock and cut it in half so it measures 4 1/4" x 11".  Then, using the Simply Scored, score from the top right corner down to the bottom left corner.  Fold along the score line.  Line up the corners and fold in half to get the center fold.  In the picture, you can see the fold on the inside right of the card.  I put a small piece of Sticky Strip in the corner so your gift card won't fall out.  On the front of the card, you will need to put Sticky Strip along the fold opening so your card stays together.

For the patterned paper, I recommend that you find a pattern that you like both sides and cut it down to a 4 1/4"x11" piece.  Then cut it diagonally from the top right down to the bottom left just like you did the score line on your card.  Then slowly cut it down into the shapes you need.

The card will fit in a standard A2 envelope but you do have to put it in correctly.  The first time I tried, it was about a 1/4" longer than the envelope and I panicked!  Then if you just turn it about 45 degrees, it fits in just fine.

Here's what you will need to duplicate this card:
Stamps:       Greetings of the Season & Every Little Bit (snowflake on front)
Inks:            Versamark & Cherry Cobbler
Paper:         Gumball Green, Very Vanilla, Be of Good Cheer Designer Series
                     Paper & Champagne and Red Glitter Paper
Other:         Gold Embossing Powder, Snow Flurry Die & Labels Collection
                    Framelits, Jumbo Rhinestones

Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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