Monday, September 9, 2013

Christmas Gift Card Holders

It's all about packaging, right?!  I love making gift card holders for the holidays and birthdays.  This year I am doing a few craft fairs and these sell like hot cakes.  Why not get started making them now?!

I used the colors for the challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments. They are Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green and Baked Brown Sugar.  These colors scream Christmas...a very yummy Christmas!!

When Closed, these gift card holders measure 4-1/4" x 3-1/4".  The fun thing is that you can decorate these for any occasion with just about any stamp set...they are the perfect size!!

Here is a photo from the top of them.  I wrap and adhere the ribbon to the center that way it doesn't slide off it.  It also closes very nicely...easily fitting inside an envelope if you'd like.
Here's how to score it:
Take an 11" x 4-1/4" piece of cardstock.  
Score at 3-1/4", 5-1/2" and 7-3/4"
Crease into a "W" shape....

Here is a photo of where the gift card fits in. 
Using the Word Window punch, make 2 punches side by side at the center fold only cutting 1/2 of the window shape.  The center of the fold will still have to be cut.
You can use any shape.  I used the new Label Bracket Punch to punch out the center (between the 2 window punch cuts).

When you adhere the "W" shape...just make a thin line of glue around just the edges that need to be adhered so you can leave space for the gift card to slide into.
Fun stuff!!  A great way to present someone special with a gift card!!

Here is the challenge stampers....get on over there and join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!!

Happy Stamping,
Krista Jensen

1 comment:

brrenwick said...

LOVE these! I have a craft fair coming up and now I have one more thing I want to make :-) Love the ruffled ribbon around the ovals!