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April 10, 2013

Gift Card Holder

Hi folks!

Ian, here, from A Newbie Crafter today with a very easy gift card holder for those last minute gift ideas.      Everyone loves gift cards, at least everyone I know does.  Why give them a gift card with the cardboard it comes attached to when you can dress it up?  This is the perfect way to get snazzy with a gift card!  Each year, we have Resident Assistant Appreciation Day.  At my current institution, each Area Coordinator (RA Supervisor) does something special for their own staff.  I decided to give each staff member a $10 gift card (something small, but does the trick) to thank them for all they do for us in Res Life.

I took an 8.5"x11" piece of paper and trimmed it down to 8.5"x10".  I then cut the paper at 4.25"x10". This will make 2 gift card holders when you use both pieces.  I then scored each piece of paper at 3", 4", 5", and 8".  I rounded the corners of each gift card holder before cutting and adhering the second layer.

For the extra pieces on the inside, I cut them at 4"x2.75", 4"x.75, 4"x.75, 4"x2.75" and 4"x1.75".  For the extra pieces on the outside, I cut them at 4"x2.75", 4"x2.75" and 4"x1.75".  For the pieces on the end (4"x2.75" and 4"x1.75"), I also rounded those corners and adhered all pieces to their respective places.  On the outside of the holder there will be two pieces that don't have a 2nd layer on them.  You will glue those pieces together.  I used Scor-Tape because I needed a strong grip on it to keep it together.  Once all pieces were assembled, I cut a thin strip off the two 4"x1" pieces I glued together so that I could stick the gift card in there.

If you use a solid piece of paper you can also jazz it up with a personal message.  On this, I used the Stitched Together stamp from Close To My Heart.

Once you have everything folded up, take some ribbon and wrap it around the holder (to keep it shut).  You could also use some Hook and Loop dots (similar to velcro) to keep it shut.  Voila!  A snazzy gift card holder!  I did not make a video - but hopefully this summer I can make one to show you.  I saw this idea from Gina K. and knew I wanted to do it for my next project!





Craft on,
Ian

5 comments :

Lisa said...

That is fantastic, love how it came out. I love giving gift cards also and I think by dressing them up like that makes them more personal. Very nice and thoughtful of you.

Karon said...

Great papers and love the colours. Fabulous gift! TFS

Audrey Frelx said...

Ian, what a pretty little gift card holder!!! Love the plaid paper and all the pretty colors!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Ian what a great project... They will love it and all the care you took for agreat presentation....Very thoughtful!

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

What a great personalized gift! Love your design and the color choices. So cool!

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