OK...here is one of the reasons I love Pinterest so much! I found this idea from a blog that I follow. I pinned the idea and then today when I had time I went to my craft room, got the website from Pinterest, and made the project. Be still my crafty heart!
The blog that I originally saw the idea from is HERE. She got the idea from someone else, but altered the measurements to make it work for her card and I think it's just perfect! LOVE IT!
So, here's the gift card holder:
After I made the first one, I decided to try a different design. Here's what I came up with:
My Creative Time. The paper is from various paper packs I have in my stash. I think one was a DCWV stack and one was the K & Company stuff I've picked up at Wal-Mart.
Here are the measurements for the card, in case you're wanting to make one. Remember, the blog that I found this at has a great video. Show her some blog love and leave a comment! Us bloggers love comments! (hint, hint...nudge, nudge....)
Base of card (cardstock): 4.25" x 11" (you can cut 2 out of an 8.5" x 11" piece of cardstock)
Score this paper at 2" and 7.5"
Adhere the 2" side down to the base.
Add decorative paper to the front (3.5" x 4.25" and 2" x 4.25")
Add decorative border.
Adhere the top and bottom sides of the left side to the card, making a pocket.
Cut tag (Plantin Schoolbook, page 72, cut at 2.25")
Stamp sentiment on tag
Adhere gift card to tag
Oh, did I mention...this fits in an A2 envelope. Oh, how I love that! Now, I do need to mention that on the first ones, I cut the paper to the sizes listed, and they were a little off. BUT, for the 2nd one, I cut the paper a bit larger than called for, adhered it down, and then trimmed the excess with scissors. It was very easy and I think it turned out better.
If my directions do not make sense (and I'm pretty sure they don't!) check out the video HERE at Carissa's blog. Remember to leave her a comment telling her how much you love this project! (PS...I don't know Carissa...just followed her blog for a while, and really loved this project).
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2012. Crafting has become such a calming time for me, which I enjoy so much. When things get hectic and crazy, it's amazing how much good even 30 minutes in my craft room does to my sanity. I hope you find lots of time to do the things you enjoy in the new year.