Monday, February 17, 2014

Repeat Impressions Project of the Week~Gift Card Holder

Hello it is my turn for a Project of the Week again.  I decided to make a gift card holder.  These are fun little holders that are quick to make.  In fact one year at Christmas my son had an urgent request for one.  He gave me about 15 minutes notice.  Well I was able to whip up one of these really fast.  It didn't have much coloring and I relied on patterned paper to do most of the work for me.  At any rate  here is the gift card holder I have for you today.

 I used the large coffee cup from #9303 Thanks a latte' which I colored with copic markers. 

Here are the steps to make this gift card holder:

Start with a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 piece of heavy card stock.  With a Scorpal score on the long side at 3",  4  1/4" and 5 1/2".  Fold the 3" and 5 1/2" fold in a valley fold.  Fold the 4 1/4" fold in a mountain fold.  The card stock should look like this.
Now you need to cut a slot for the gift card to fit into.  I used a Spellbinders die.  Some people like to use punches.  You need to make sure that you will have a long enough slot for the gift card.  So if you don't have a die or punch that will work you need to cut or punch twice to extend the length.
 Next you will need some strong tape.  I used ScorTape.  I love this stuff. Tape as shown making sure not to get to close to the opening for the gift card.  Not that I know anything about this or anything.
 Now you need to add ribbon so that your gift card will close.  I used ScorTape again.  If you don't want a ribbon you could use a small piece of Velcro or a magnet.
This is how the inside looks when it is complete.  I add #1113 Happy Birthday for the inside sentiment.
The final step is to decorate the front. 
I hope you give one of these a try and enjoy making them as much as I do.  Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful week.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: #9303 Thanks a latte', #1113 Happy Birthday~Repeat Impressions
Card Stock: Pure Luxury Turquoise Sea~ Gina K Designs
Pattern Paper: American Crafts
Ribbon: Michaels
Dies and Punches:Card Basics B~Spellbinders, Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper~We R Memory Keepers
Copics: BG53, RV11, Y32

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely wonderful idea for a gift card holder. Will certainly have to give this a try and hopefully share with my card-making group. Such fun!


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