Saturday, November 20, 2010

November Stamp Club - Sparkly Snowflake Gift Card Holder

  Here is the second project my stamp club did on Tuesday night.  This is a SUPER EASY gift card holder....it takes just a half sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock.  A bunch of my stamping ladies said they would definitely be making a lot of these to get ready for Christmas.  I think they would be great for teacher gifts, no fuss, no muss; you don't even need an envelope....just decorate the front really pretty and you're set.


 The finished size of this holder is 3 inches across and 4 1/4 inches high.  For your base (here we used Bashful Blue) you want a piece 4 1/4 inches wide and 11 inches long (cut your regular sized Stampin' Up cardstock in half the long way---I'm not sure of the standard sizes for other companies).
   Now get out your scoring tool/blade and score at 3", 5 1/2" & 8".  Fold the cardstock in half at the center score line and then fold the ends in towards each other.  Run a length of Sticky Strip on the inside (opposite of where the gift card goes) where the 2 halves meet.  

  To make the slot for the gift card use the Word Window punch twice just along the edge of the fold, not quite all the way to the edge and only slide your cardstock about halfway into the punch.  You can always nip off a bit more if it is too tight of a fit and then use the small oval punch to make a little thumb grab.  You can see it pretty well in the picture.  

  For the embellishments on this card we used a Glimmer Brad in Pear Pizzazz as well as highlighting the snowflake with Dazzling Diamonds.  You need about 18 inches of ribbon to have enough to tie a pretty bow.  The ribbon is just adhered with SNAIL along the back.

  Thanks for looking!  Happy Stamping!

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes

Ink: Bashful Blue

Paper: Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Whisper White

Accessories: scoring blade, Corner Rounder punch, Word Window punch, Small Oval punch, Glimmer Brad, Dazzling Diamonds, Whisper White Organza ribbon

4 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I really needed some gift card holders, and this one is wonderful! So nice to have space to write something on the inside. Thanks for the easy to follow directions.

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  3. Really neat! Clean lines and room to write on the inside! TFS!!

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  4. this is wonderful Gift Card envelopes to use for gift cards..thanks for sharing.

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