Monday, November 9, 2020

Gift Card Holders

 Hello friends! Today I will be sharing two different gift card holders. These are both designs that I recently learned by doing some online training. I showed a picture of the first one I will share last week. It was designed by Allison Okamitsu. I used Allison's basic design but switched things up as far as decorating goes.

I started with a piece of Real Red cardstock that was scored along two of the short sides and one long side at 1/4". I then cut out the corner square where the score lines crossed. See picture below.

I folded along the score lines and burnished well. Then I used Tear and Tape to attach this piece to the back of the front piece. The Tear and Tape is a little bit wider than the scored edge but if you roll the extra bit back onto itself it works well. You could also use Tombo multi purpose glue because you want something that will really hold but I thought it might be a little messy. 

I stamped the pine boughs onto a piece of Whisper White using Garden Green stamped off once. I stamped it randomly all over the cardstock. I then attached a strip of designer paper from the Heartwarming Hugs pack. The original gift card holder that we made in Allison's training used a strip of DSP that was 1 inch wide but I had this piece that was 3/4 inch wide so I used it rather than cutting into a full sheet of DSP. 

I cut out the two smaller bells from the Cherish the Season bundle out of Silver Foil and cut out some pine boughs from Garden Green cardstock. I attached the pine boughs using Tombo glue and the bells using dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of Whisper White cardstock using Real Red ink and attached it to the front of my holder using dimensionals.

I wrapped the Snowflake Splendor ribbon around my gift card and put it into the holder. I coloured a piece of linen thread using my Real Red Stampin' Blend and tied that around the ribbon. That is the first gift card holder. Thanks Allison for sharing this with us!

What I used for the first gift card holder:

Real Red Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock

Garden Green Cardstock

Silver Foil Sheets

Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper

Cherish the Season Bundle

Real Red Stampin' Blends

Linen Thread

Snowflake Splendor Ribbon

Stitched so Sweetly Dies

Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad

Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad

The second gift card holder was one I learned of from Shauna Mikuliak at another online course. I did the same basic design style as Shauna but of course I used different paper and decorated it to make it my own.

I started with a quarter sheet of Pretty Peacock cardstock and used that as my base. I cut a piece of DSP from the Brightly Gleaming pack down to 4 X 12 and scored it at 4 and 8. I placed the DSP in the trimmer at an angle lining up the score line at the 4 inch mark and the outer corner to cut at a diagonal. I then folded the DSP so that the diagonal piece folds over the middle portion of the DSP. That will create the pocket for putting the gift card into. I attached this with a strip of Tear and Tape along the bottom. 

I then laid the ribbon across the card base and attached the DSP piece to this using Tombo glue. I placed the ribbon so it would be in the bottom third of the card. 

On a small piece of Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped the sentiment using Pretty Peacock ink. I used the dies from Stitched so Sweetly to cut this out. I also cut out the next size die from the DSP and attached the sentiment piece to the Pretty Peacock side of the DSP. I attached this to the front of my gift card holder using dimensionals.

I stamped the smaller ornament from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set onto some Very Vanilla cardstock using Versamark ink. I added gold embossing powder, heated it to melt and then punched it out using the corresponding punch. I added these ornaments to the front of my gift card holder using dimensionals.

I cut the largest rectangle from the Stitched so Sweetly dies set and added that to the inside of the gift holder so I would have something to write on. Thanks Shauna for sharing this awesome design!

What I used to make the second gift card holder:

Pretty Peacock Cardstock

Very Vanilla Cardstock

Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper

Christmas Gleaming Bundle

Itty Bitty Christmas

Stitched so Sweetly Dies

Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin' Pad

Versamark Pad

Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed today's post. I think it's always good to have some gift card holders on hand for Christmas. There are always those people that you don't know what to give so you end up giving them a gift card. It is nice to jazz them up so the recipient knows that you were really thinking of them. You know those people like your mail person, hair stylist, UPS delivery person - they will appreciate the gift cards even more when they are prettied up in a gift card holder.

Stay healthy and keep creating!


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