Hi to all the crafty world and beyond! I hope everybody is feeling the joy and warmth feelings that come with this season!
I prepared for you three different gift card holders that are very easy to do, in fact with a few scraps and stamps you are set!
Let’s begin with number one:
First, you need a 11 by 41/4 piece of cardstock which you then score at 3, 5.5 and 8 inches, when you fold it concertina style, you will see the middle section is shorter than the end pieces.
You cut a slot (to put the gift card into) either with a square or oval punch or with a craft knife, then glue the back sides (of this middle part) together, but be sure to leave enough space for the card.
Then you decorate the front as
you’d like. In my case I stamped a Hero Arts Christmas house, colored it
with copic markers and used stickles on the snow, I fussy cut it and adhered it with pop dots, added a sentiment and some ribbon and it`s done!
Let`s continue with number two:
You will need a 6 by 5.25 piece of cardstock which you’d score at .75 on all sides,
Then you cut off the corners, so when you fold it it has the form of an envelope. Next you round the top corners (if you want), and cut a diagonal on each side of the thin flaps before adhering the flaps to the front side with score tape.
Now you have a mini envelope that will perfectly fit your card!
To embellish it let`s add a
belly band which measures 1 by 6 inches, close it around the envelope
and let it be a little loose so it can come on and off easily. Then you
glue the ends of the band to each other, and add a stamped and
embellished medallion and it’s ready!
The final one is in form of a gift box.
To create the ‘base’ of the gift (the box-part), you need a 9 by 3.25 inches piece of patterned paper and you fold it in half (so it becomes 3.25 tall x 4.5 wide) to close it with enough paper left for glueing it together and also glue it around in a “u ” form (around three sides) so you leave the top open for the card insert.
This insert measures 3 by 3.5, and you mark the place where the card will fit and cut a diagonal notch in 2- 4 corners so the card will be stay in place. You can add a tab, to make it easier to pull out.
Then you need a 3 by 4.25 piece of coordinating cardstock for the lid, it has to be folded in half and glued around in a “u” form, you put it on top of the base part of the gift and place it exactly how it’s going to be and then add a brad in the corner crossing over all layers. This brad will be the one holding the top like a hinge and you will be able to open an close the lid as needed.
If you want to, you can place another brad in the other side but only into one layer. (Don’t push this brad through the base of the ‘box’, be sure it only pierces through the ‘lid’ section.
Then you can add a 1 inch piece of plain cardstock in a coordinated color to simulate ribbon, and embellish to your heart’s content. I added a few circles punched with 2 different sizes of circle punches in 2 coordinating colors and arrange and glue them together behind the lid to simulate a ribbon bow and added a stamped sentiment in die cut pieces of cardstock with dimensional adhesive.
If you have any questions I am glad to answer them just visit me at my blog: www.dulcescreaciones-lucynewton.blogspot.com leave me a comment and I will get to you asap. I wish you all a Happy Christmas and a New Year filled with love, peace, health and happiness!!!
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