Thursday, May 29, 2008

"Gift Card Holder"

My good friend Nancy Hill posted a gift card holder the other day in a yahoo group that we are both in. (waving hi to Nancy!) I fell in love with it so of course I had to make one too. Ok, I had to make 6. LOL This one is kinda blah but the other ones I made I used colored cardstock. They are super easy and a perfect card/gift card holder for graduates. I don't know anyone graduating this year but they work just as well for birthday's, pick me up cards, or teacher gifts. The possibilities are endless.

This is the inside of the gift card holder. There is a big space for you to stamp a greeting or write one. The dimensions for these are 10 3/4 x 4 1/4 then score at 4 1/4 and 8 3/4. Then you round the corners on the small flap. Cut two pieces of pattern paper for the front of the card. The small piece is 1 3/4 x 4 and the big one is 4 x 4. Round the corners of the small piece. Take your word window punch and punch a "slot" for the gift card. I punched the first one off center and then punched the other one to the other side so that it made one big one in the middle to fit the gift card. (Hope that makes sense) Then I glued the small piece of pattern paper on the top flap. When you glue the bottom 4 x 4 piece, ONLY put adhesive in the four corners. You don't want to glue over the word window otherwise you can't get the gift card in.

If you look under the gift card, you can see the pattern paper. The reverse side is on the front of the card. For the stamped image, you ONLY want to adhere the bottom of it to the front of the card. That way you can tuck the flap under the stamped image to keep it closed. Clear as mud? LOL If you don't understand what the heck I am talking about, here is a link to Dawn Griffith's blog and she has a video tutorial on how to make these. Be warned, they are addictive!
Stamps: Tassle Time
Paper: Whisper White, East Coast Prep
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Word Window


Tiya-B said...

What a great gift card holder,I need one so i will copy yours.

Courtney Fowler said...

Oh my, this is very cute... as usual!

JoAnna Goodman said...

Girl, you are right! These are great! Would be perfect for any event!

Tiffany said...

This is neat! I have two graduation parties to attend soon, so I think I'll use this. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

I want to see the "other" ones!!! Show me, show me, show me!!!

Nancy in OC (waving to hi back to Rochelle)

A Stamper's Journey said...

I love your gift cards. I really like that the pattern paper peeks through the window slot.
Love, love, love it and thanks so much for your wonderful comments on my blog.


Austin Chu said...

This is wild stuff! I work for a company that manages and tracks gift cards,and we blog about gift card issues on Many of the gift card holders aren't creative as well. I know Apple just submitted a patent for a new design. It's interesting to see new ideas!

Lauri said...

Thanks for all your kind comments! and thanks for this tutorial! I was looking for something like this last week, and it is!

Whimsey said...

Love this; I printed a tutorial much like this from SCS but shamefully haven't done a thing with it; love what you've done!

Michelle said...

Great idea! It doesn't look too hard to make :)