Wednesday, October 15, 2008
gift card holder
I just finished hosting a gift card holder swap. It seems to be the most common gift for the holidays. I now have a beautiful assortment of handmade holders. This was my contribution to the swap. It was a pretty simple one to make and it does the job.
If you'd like to make one, you need a piece of cardstock 7" x 4 1/4" and two pieces of patterned paper 2 1/4" x 4" and 1 1/4" x 4". I used a corner rounder on all 4 corners of the cardstock and 2 corners of the patterned paper. Score your cardstock 2 1/2" from one end and 1 1/2" from the other end and fold. You'll need to add in a small brad on each corner of the bottom folded up piece to create a pocket after you attach the patterned paper to it. I used a bit of pretty trim to tie mine closed, but you could use velcro. Decorate as you'd like. That was clear as mud I'm sure.
Supplies used: Stemma patterned paper, confetti cardstock, SU stamp and punch, brilliance ink, white cord trim, 2 small brads.
I filled up my etsy shop with a bunch of holiday goodies I've been collecting. I'm starting to get in the mode of thinking about the holidays. I have a few gifts purchased and have my tags and gift card holders all ready thanks to some great swaps. For now, though, I think I'll go out and decorate the front for Halloween. We've had some nasty winds the last couple of days and I need to do some serious cleaning outside.