You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Beth Beard at My little craft blog stop #21 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing projects.
I just love this time of year, not for the hustle and bustle of all the holiday shopping etc. I like this time of year more for the chance to reflect back over the year and to be thankful for all the blessings we have and express our appreciation for loved ones in our life. I am a mom of two young adult children (23 year old son and 19 year old daughter) – gift cards come in very handy! I saw several gift card holders online and really liked this style.
Today I’m showing you a gift card holder. It starts out with a piece of card stock 4″ x 10″. It was then scored at 3″, 4″, 5″ and 8″. The 3-4″ and 4-5″ sections get folded into a mountain fold and I used a piece of sticky strip at the very bottom to adhered those two bottoms of the mountain fold together and then used my Stampin’ Trimmer to trim off the very tip of the mountain fold. (Sticky strip was important to use here because it has a stronger hold.) This will be the section that hold the gift card – between those two pieced of card stock that were the mountain fold (see next photo).
For the outside of the gift card holder, I cut two pieces of designer series paper (I used the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack) one at 1.75″ x 3.75″ and one at 2.75″ x 3.75″. Two of the corners on the long side of each of these pieces gets corner rounded (I used the project life corner rounder for this).
For the inside of the gift card holder, I cut four pieces of designer series paper one at 1.75″ x 3.75″, one at 2.75″ x 3.75″ and two at 3.75″ x .75″. On the 1.75″ x 3.75″ piece of DSP gets corner rounded on the long side.
I then used a 2.75″ x 3.75″ piece of Very Vanilla card stock and rounded two corners on the long side. This will be where I write my message.
I adhered the DSP (and the Very Vanilla piece) to the gift card holder with snail adhesive.
I finished it off with a belly band. It is a strip of Early Espresso cardstock 7″ x .5″. When wrapping this around and adhering it, I made sure the band was a little bit roomy, so that it will slide off and on easily – even when the gift card is included (which will make it thicker). I finished that off with a piece of Early Espresso card stock punched out with the 1.25″ scallop circle punch and a piece of Very Vanilla card stock punched out with the 1″ circle punch. In the middle of that circle I stamped “Sending Many Thanks” from the Stampin’ Up! Petite Pairs stamp set in Early Espresso ink.
If this is all just clear as mud. You will want to subscribe to my YouTube channel. I will be posting a video on how to do this soon.
Hopefully, this all makes some sense (with the help of the photos) and you can make one yourself. Share you pics with me on my Facebook page – I’d love to see what you create!
The next stop is Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti stop number 23 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.Happy Stamping,
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
- Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
- Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy
- Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
- September Gray at septembergray.com
- Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
- Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
- Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
- Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
- Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
- Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
- Beth Beard at My little craft blog
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
- Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
- Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
- Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
- Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
- Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
- Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
- Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
- Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space