Monday, November 26, 2007

Easy Gift Card Holder

Here's a quick and easy Gift Card Holder...one you can make with just a few supplies. I had a lot of little pieces of Designer Paper left over at the end of the month, after my workshop projects...and wanted to design a bonus project for my customers...one that would coordinate with projects they'd already made at the workshops. I also wanted it to be quick, simple, and use only a few basic supplies. The basic design is very similar to the one SU sells in the catalog...which is a great option, but if you're interested in a wider variety of colors and have a few supplies available, here's how you can easily make your own. I added a tag to the one above, stamped from the Perfect Presentation Hostess set.


Supplies needed~
Papercutter/Scorer
Cardstock (6 ½ x 4)
Designer Paper (3 3/8 x 3 ¾)
Roll-on Adhesive
Stretch Cord (15”)
Slit Punch
Corner Rounder Punch
Cropadile & (2) Eyelets

Optional ~ Stamps, Ink, extra Embelishments


1. Cut Cardstock: 6 ½ x 4”
2. Cut 2 pieces of DP: 2 ¼ x 3 ¾ and 1 1/8 x 3 ¾
3. Score Cardstock: 1 3/8 and 4”



















4. Punch center panel edges with slit punch, approx ¼” from each edge
5. Punch all 4 corners of cardstock with Corner Rounder
6. Punch bottom edge of small DP piece and top edge of large DP piece
























7. Adhere DP to cardstock…small piece to top panel (line up round edges) and large piece to bottom panel (line up round edges). Be sure you get the adhesive all the way to the edges of the dp on all 4 sides.


8. Punch holes in the lower edges of the top panel and attach Eyelets with Cropadile. *if you don't have a Cropadile or eyelets....just tie the stretch cord around the closed gift card holder and tie a bow on the front flap to close...then, get out your Christmas wish list and add a Cropadile and Eyelets = )!!!
9. String the cord through the eyelets and tie into a bow or knot.

10. Optional ~ add additional embelishments outside and stamp sentiment and images inside the gift card

*Please note...On the very first picture above, the eyelets are placed a bit higher...and that's not ideal. It will close much better if you place the eyelets lower, like the one below (with the joy sentiment). I made the 2 other examples before I'd discovered that they'd close better with the eyelets lower...they are just fine, but the lower eyelet placement is definitely better = )



the inside ~
That's it...Pretty simple, don't you think? It took me longer to write the tutorial than it did to make 4 gift card holders!! I will be using these for a lot of my gifts this year. I'm a big fan of gift cards and it's amazing how many varieties are available. I like to coordinate the colors with the gift card...and on a project this small and simple, it's no problem to coordinate colors and add a few extra embelishments!!

I used Real Red and Old Olive Cardstock and Dashing Designer Paper. Gold and Silver Stretch cord (only available until November 30th... in the Holiday Mini Catalog) and Gold and Silver Eyelets. The 5-Petal Flower Punch and Spring Bouquet Punch along with a Rhinestone brad for the flower medallion. The to/from and joy sentiments (from Perfect Presentation) were stamped on Shimmery White Cardstock in Old Olive Classic Ink.

Hope you're having a Marvelous Monday !







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40 comments:

Dottie K said...

These are just adorable. Thanks for sharing. I really enjoy visiting your blog. :)

pescbrico said...

This is a lovely idea!

Flossie's Follies said...

These are lovely, thanks for sharing the instructions

Dawn Easton said...

Oh oh oh! Fabulous Nancy! These will be GREAT for a few gift cards I need to give this holiday season!! Thanks for such a fantastic tutorial!!

Leslie Miller said...

You sure made these up cute, Nancy! I love them all! Great tutorial and very easy to follow. Love that paper!

Nancy Riley said...

Yep, I'm having a MARVELOUS MONDAY after seeing this post! WOW, Nancy! FABULOUS tutorial, wonderful designs ... what more could I ask for?! You just continue to inspire! Thank you for that!

Anderson Arts Online said...

WOOWWWWIE! Wonderful! SupAH tutorial, thanks!

Megs :) said...

Great job on the tutorials mom!!! You make all your projects really easy to follow instructions for :)Ricky and Bobby were taking notes so they could make a couple for Blacky-Chan and Julian...they thought Petco gift cards would really tickle them ;)

Staci said...

Great tutorial! Thank you for taking the time to do it for everyone!

Bluemoon said...

Great tutorial. This one looks easier than some I have seen to date, easier for me to do that is lol. Do you then just take the stretch cord and pull it around the whole card to keep closed? Thanks for sharing, they look awesome! :)

Tracy said...

These are so cute. What a great way to dress up a gift card. Definitely will make a few of these this season.

Diane Noble said...

These are WONDERFUL! Great inspiration and great directions! Too cute. They will be a big hit at Christmas. TFS!

Kim said...

You are just way too cool!

Jackie Pedro said...

Great tutorial, Nancy! I am going to give these a go!! All of your cards are darling...

penny said...

Thank you so much for sharing a great tutorial for the card holders. I have several gift cards that I can make for them. These are so cute. Thanks for the wonderful idea.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! these are so cute!!! I am off to make some now!
Susan

Janine said...

Great gift card idea. I love the paper you chose.

Softangelkisses said...

Those are so cute! I have bookmarked it so I can come back through the year and check it out! I wish there was time to make them now, but there's no way I can fit it in!! :(

amycara said...

So simple yet adorable, thanks! I'm CASEing this for my stamp club tonight!! :-)

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Thank you so much for the tutorial I will try doing this later it looks very adorable I love it.

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Zafran ali said...

Wow!these are adorable,You have done gorgeous work.Great idea & so nice tutorial.
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Anonymous said...

Just what I was looking for to dress-up some Christmas cards. Thank you VERY MUCH!

Anne| Silk flower arrangements said...

What a lovely work, I wish I'd seen this before the Christmas holidays, but anyway Valentine's day is coming soon, I'll sure make one. Thanks so for the tutorial. Happy New Year

~Anne

Florist Sydney said...

So creative! the gift card holder looks stunning, it makes me want to create one for myself as well. The one with the flower in it is gorgeous. Many thanks for the tutorial you provide here.

assicurazione moto said...

Oh this are sooo cute! I can't wait to try make one for my bff birthday! this can be good for any birthday and any holiday or event! Very good job!

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Ok I tried and...I've done an excellent job!!! My mom thought I bought it, when I told her that I made it, she couldn't believe it! Thank you so much for share this, are really cool!

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aliah said...

There are number of online gift card holder tutorial available..from these tutorial you can learn a lot..making your own gift card holder is fun time. the most important point you should keep in mind is that gift card holder should be very attractive..:-)
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