Friday, December 18, 2015

7 Days Until Christmas...

...finally all the gifts are wrapped, and packages are ready to mail to out of town destinations. I made these gift card holders for the gift card gifts this year.  It sure beats the little envelope they sometimes give you.

Here it is open, showing the gift card.                       

These are so fun to make and you can get 3 from one sheet of 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock. A great way to use up small pieces of Designer Series Paper too!
If you would like to make your own, here are the directions:
  • Cut card stock 3 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • Score cardstock on long edge at 2 1/2" and 6 1/2"
  • Use the Corner Rounder to round corners of cardstock only on the 2" end
  • Cut 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper:  3 1/4 " x 1 3/4"  and  3 1/4" x 2 1/4"- I used Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum and Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper
  • Use the Corner Rounder to round corners only on the 1 3/4" piece of Designer Paper.
  • Place Tear & Tape adhesive along both side edges and fold to form a pocket
  • Attach Designer Series Paper to outside of gift card holder using Snail Adhesive
  • Punch out cardstock circle for layering - I used the 2" Circle Punch
  • Stamp a greeting - I used a greeting from Lots of Joy Stamp Set 
  • Punch out stamped greeting -  I used the 1 3/4" circle punch. 
  • Layer circles using Stampin' Dimensionals to attach it to the top front of gift card holder.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, I look forward to sharing more Christmas countdown tomorrow.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!


Donna said...

Hi Barbara! Love this great idea for making a gift card holder.

One question, how do you seal the card front to the bottom or do you just leave it open?

Thank you for sharing the details and measurements!

Merry Christmas!

Barbara Welch said...

Hi Donna: Thank you for the comments. I just put a small spot of snail adhesive on the circle and then rub most of it off with my finger, then it will stick to the bottom part, but not forever. Don't you love my technical terms! Merry Christmas!

Donna said...

I love the technical terms! They work for me!! :)

That is a great idea to use the snail that way! We learn something new every day!

Thank you!