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.

8 comments:

runningonink said...

oh ah oh ah...this is so neat! I love the color you used! I love it!

Off to check out what new goodies you have in your shop! SMILE!

Deborah March said...

"Gift card holder swap..." what a GREAT idea!! I like the one you made!

RubyMay said...

Thanks for telling us how to make one of these...it is a brilliant idea !

Ed said...

I love your tutorial too - and a stunning little keepsake..

Dreamer said...

This is lovely - What a great idea. I intend to give it go and try to make one. I love your previous work also and have enjoyed catching up on your blog.

Heather Robinson said...

Tami, this is always such a wonderful gift to receive...and to give. Thank you for inspiring us with your wonderful sample and for the instructions on how to make for ourselves.

Mardi said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your card holder! I will have to try one. I am off to see your goodies on etsy.

Traci G said...

This is great, and I LOVE the sparkly little snowmen!!!