Sunday, November 4, 2007

Gift Card Holder

It was snowing when I started this project, and while it's stopped, the white fluffy stuff is blanketing the vehicles in the parking lot, and there's a light ground cover. 'Tis the season!

I found a gift card holder much like this on another blog. As I wanted it to fit in an A2 envelope, I adjusted the dimension of the idea presented. Thus, instead of linking to the other post, I will provide the directions for my card:

1 4-1/4 by 11-inch piece of cardstock for card base, 1 3-1/8 by 4-1/8 inch piece for gift card holder, 1 3-3/8 by 4-3/8 inch piece to back gift card holder, 1 1-1/8 by 12-inch piece for belly band, 1 1-3/8 by 12-inch to back belly band, 1 2-inch scalloped circle

Score 4-1/4 by 11-inch card base at 2-7/8 inches from each end. This will give you gate fold card that is 5-1/4 inches wide. The front pieces will overlap slightly. Stamp card as desired. I second generation stamped the Christmas stamp and then random stamped with the holly and berry stamp using Ponderosa Pine and Barn Red inks. While not necessary, I stamped the front and back of the card. I stamped the 3-1/8 by 4-1/8 gift card holder piece in the same manner. The slots were cut with a Stampin’ Up Slot punch. To determine where to make my punches, I turned my stamped piece over, centered the gift card and traced around it with a pencil. I also used the pencil and a ruler to mark the center horizontally. I used these markings to line up the punch, careful to line it up far enough away from the penciled card edge so that the card would slide in easily. Once I punched both sides, I slid the gift card between the slots and mounted the piece on the 1-3/8 by 4-3/8 inch piece of Ponderosa Pine cardstock and then adhered the entire piece to the back inside of the card. To finish the inside, I stamped a two-stamp sentiment, the beginning on the left side and the end to the right. To create the belly band, I adhered the 1-1/8 inch by 12 inch piece to the 1-3/8 inch wide piece. Centering my card on the strip, I folded toward the center, careful not to get the band too tight. I wanted the band to be snug but yet easy to slide on and off. I adhere the overlapping edges of the belly band with Terrifically Tacky Tape. Finishing the card is a 1-13/16 circle stamped with my greeting mounted on a 2-inch scalloped circle and attached to the belly band where the ends overlap.

I hope I was clear. I used the Vintage Christmas stamp set again, sanded the solid cardstock pieces, and distressed with Bamboo ink.

My internal clock is telling me that it's bedtime. I don't think that would be a good idea. Instead, I'm going to remain upright, grab my planner, and figure out what's what for the week of November 4. Have a good week!


Anonymous said...

Hi! i just happened upon your site, and wanted to say your gift card holder is great!
Thansk for sharing!

scrappernic said...

Fun gift card holder! I'm doing a workshop on gift card holders this week. Mind if I scraplift the card? I need one more and I've been stressing about it.