Gift cards are a marvellous invention! They’re easy to post/transport and recipient gets to buy exactly what they want. Win, win! What they are not is very inspirational to look at. A lovely handmade gift card holder solves this problem. The beauty about these is that the theme can be changed to suit any occasion so are great for birthdays, Christmas, thank you, congratulations etc., the list goes on. Here’s how it’s done.
You will need:
4⅛” x 10½” card base, scored at 2¼” and 5”
3⅞” x 5¼” card liner
3⅞” x 2½” patterned paper/DSP/card
4¼” x 2¾” mat layer (same colour as card base)
4” x 2½” card front
At the end of the card base with the extra score line, mark the centre of the short edge of the card base and use a punch to cut out a semi-circle.
Apply Tear ‘n’ Tape along the top and bottom edges of the section with the punch out, just to the first score line. Remove the backing from the tape pieces, fold down and press the edges well. This makes the pocket for the gift card. Glue the patterned paper onto the front of the pocket.
Decorate the card inner and the card front piece. I used the grungy dots and sentiment from Beauty Abounds. I then embossed the card front using the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.
Glue the card front onto the mat layer. Apply glue to the left half only of the reverse side eand stick centrally onto the card base, over the patterned paper.
I was using up my freebie goodies from the Sale-A-Bration so used the butterfly punch to cut out butterflies from the DSP. To add some dimension, I folded the wings gently upwards either side of the body and glued just the body onto the card front. I added a single rhinestone onto the large butterfly for a little bling!
Now that’s way more exciting than the generic card you get with your gift card purchase!
Here’s a Christmas version I made using the Dashing Deer set, Birch background stamp and Woodland Embossing folder.
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