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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gift Card Holder 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:
The gift card is attached to the tag, which you can pull out of the so:
I wrote on the back of the tag.  That's probably the only thing that I'm not 100% in love with this idea is that there's really no space to "write" on the card since it doesn't open.  Now you COULD write on the back, but that would show through the envelope.  But, I love the project so much that I'm overlooking that small detail!

After I made the first one, I decided to try a different design.  Here's what I came up with:
I really like this one.  So cute and festive!  I kinda wish I had more presents to buy, because some folks would be getting gift cards with this cute card!  I'm such a goof ball!
It's hard to see in the photo, but the edges of the tag are inked with green.
Here's a close up.  The sentiments for both gift card holders come from 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.


1 comment:

Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a cute idea! Thank you for sharing! Your cards are so colorful and festive!