Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Gift card holder

Hey, stampers, Amber here today to show you one of the ways I make a gift card holder.
This one is very simple since it is for a Father's Day gift. And men don't care for all the fuss and layers and dimension that we do!

I started by cutting a piece of double-sided cardstock to 4"x10". I drew a little diagram with the measurements for the size and score lines. Along the short short side you will score at 1.25", then again 3 and a half inches away, again 3 and a quarter inches away, and finally again at 2 more inches away. It seems like a lot of score lines but there is also a pocket on the inside for a little note.

 Then fold up that bottom 2" section, then fold up the 3.25" section, and then fold down the top 1.25" section.
 I make a notch to hold it closed with a notch tool, but you could use a craft knife as well. To do so I lightly mark with pencil right under the center of the top flap.

 I then press the notch tool to cut out the half-circle notch and erase the pencil mark.

 Now the flap can tuck into the notch and stay closed.

To decorate I simply attached a simple brown scallop to break up the stripe patttern on the front.

On the inside I added a white panel and cut out two notches o hold the gift card. This iTunes gift card was just sitting on my desk so I used it but in reality this would be a Bass Pro Shops card or something with all the fishermen in the family!
 Oh, and almost forgot to mention that the pocket is made by adhering the sides of the bottom 2" panel. This is so you can include a little note.

And finally I used the sentiment from the Father's Day Fun set. It's so big it fits across this 4-inch pocket!

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