Good morning friends! I hope that you are having a wonderful Thursday. I am going to share with you another project for my 7 Weeks of Christmas Series. Today’s project is a super easy and quick gift card holder card, and envelope to give to someone. This really is a super quick gift card holder and card to make and you can make a bunch of them in no time flat. I will also share with you the Fall version of this project at the end of this post. You create it the same with just a few modification. I will also list the products that I used for the Fall version below this post. Here’s a look at today’s project.
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Tips & Tricks:
- For the Gift card holder you are going to use one of the striped Gift Bags from the 2017 Annual catalog. I place mine in the Stampin’ Trimmer with the bottom end lined up at 3″ and score to from the gift pocket for the gift card. I like to add just a little snail to both ends so that the gift card dosen’t have a chance to slip out. Not that it would with the belly band but better safe than sorry. Once this is done I work on the belly band (Gold Foil Sheet cut at 2″ x 11″) and I use my fingers and lightly make the score lines around the bag. I then added a piece of the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series paper cut at 1 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ to the front of the belly band using a little Fast Fuse Adhesive. Once this was done I added a little more Fast Fuse to the center and added my Foil Snowflake. I took a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock (because you all know I am big on using up your scraps) and cut a large stitched circle using the Stitched Shape Framelits and the Big Shot. I then stamped (in Cherry Cobbler ink) Oh Joy from the Watercolor Christmas Stamp set in the center and adhered it down to the center of the snowflake.
- The card insert is made with a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock and a piece of 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 piece of Whisper White Cardstock with the Merriest Christmas Wishes stamped in Cherry Cobbler Classic ink. I always try to stamp the sentiment closer to the bottom of the card so that you can not see it from the top of the bag.
Presentation is Everything:
- Next It was time to create the envelope to hold the gift card holder and card. This is a step that you don’t have to do but to me it makes a great presentation of a gift since they have something to open.
- To create the envelope you will need a piece of 8 1/2 x 8 1/2″ Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper. Since this paper is a specialty paper it is a little thicker then normal Designer Series Paper and makes a perfect envelope to hold the gift card holder.
- Once you have the designer series paper cut to size you are going to place it in the Envelope Punch Board (a must have for any crafter or cardmaker) and line it up on the 4 1/8″ mark on the top. You are going to punch and score the first time at this point. Next you are going to turn the Designer Series paper counter clockwise and punch and score lining the little bobble tail up on the score line each time. Do this on the remaining sides. Corner round the points and adhere the center flap to the two side panels. BAM! Your envelope is made.
- To create the belly band you will need a piece of the Gold Foil Sheet cut at 2″ x 11 and do it the same way as your gift card holder. There will be a little gap don’t worry this will be covered up. Take a piece of 1 3/4″ x 12 of the Designer series paper and adhere it to the gold foil. Add a Foil Snowflake to the center with a little fast fuse.
- I took another scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock and cut out a large stitched oval. I then stamped the same sentiment on this as the inside of the card and placed it over the snowflake.
- To dress the outside up a little more and add just a little more bling I colored three of the clear faceted gems with the dark cherry cobbler stampin’ blend marker and placed on the oval to finish off my project. I told you it was super easy.
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Here are a few pictures of the Fall Wedding version that I created and you see at the start of the video. It was created the exact same way. You can find all the products listed below to create both projects below the Shop Now Tab.
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