Sunday, December 6, 2009

Very Merry Gift Card Holder

Who doesn't need a gift card holder for the holidays? This one is simple and easy to make. Of course, I couldn't have an upload without having a Kraft project to show ;)

I love the the Kraft, Real Red and Whisper White Color Combo. They work so well together and were my beginning inspiration for the project.

To make the holder, choose your base cardstock and cut to 4" x 6 3/4". Score the cardstock at 2 1/2" and 5". These will be your folds for the holder.
My ribbon goes through the folds of the card holder to tie it together. I created slits for the ribbon by placing my scored edge in my paper trimmer and cutting a 1/2" slit about 2/3 of the way across the score line. Just be sure you do the slits in the same spot on both score lines. This will allow you to pull the ribbon in on one end and out the other to tie the card holder closed.

I used the Slit Punch to create the gift card slots. I laid a gift card down and marked the edges 1/8" longer on each side. Place the edge of the Slit Punch on this line and punch. Erase your pencil marks and you're good to go. If you don't have the Slit Punch, you can adhere the gift card with some adhesive or glue dots. They will work just as well ;)

These are much more fun that the gift card holder you get with the card. Impress someone this season and make theirs unique!


Stamps: Season of Friendship & Short & Sweet
Paper: Kraft Cardstock
Ink: Real Red Classic Stamp Pad & Whisper White Craft Stamp Pad
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Signo Gel Pen, Slit Punch and Ribbon


Laura Pinto-Nguyen said...

nice trick and tip!!!

Anonymous said...

what a great idea

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Gift Card envelopes said...

like the idea and the info..i might need this when use this design for myself if i find time.