Thursday, December 20, 2007

gift card holder

Well, I finally have something new to show you, even if it's not exactly original. This year Bill got his boss a gift card for Christmas and so of course I knew I would have to stamp a cute gift card holder. Unfortunately, with everything else that I've been doing I let this for the absolute last minute, so tonight I resorted to CASEing other people's designs.

This particular gift card holder is so clever! I learned to make it at one of Glenda's stamp camps, but I don;t think she is the original designer of this style of gift card holder. If anyone out there knows who should get the credit please leave a comment and I will update this post.

Anyway, the final measurement is 4.25x3. You start with a 4.25" x 11" piece of card stock and score it along the length at 3", 5.5" and 8". then you fold it along the score lines so that it forms a W. You sticky strip the two shorter pieces together along the "spine" of the card and use the word window punch and the 3/4" circle punch to create an opening in the center fold for the gift card. (this can be seen best in the third photo).

Decorate the front as you wish and then either use a ribbon closure or create a belly band like I did for this gift card holder. The whole things actually comes together really quickly and it nicely dresses up a plain gift card.

Well, that's it for me for tonight. I am frantically stamping to finish all my Christmas cards and get them mailed out by this weekend. I also have to do some wrapping tomorrow and finish baking the cookies. Ack!


dd2njoy said...

That's a cute card holder Diane.
Have a great day,don't get too exhausted!!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I'll have to try this. I need a couple gift card holders. Thanks for giving the instructions.