Sunday, June 14, 2009

Tiny Miracle Gift Card Holder

Thanks for all the sweet get well wishes. I'm not quite there yet but almost. Doc said the coughing and blowing would last awhile...kinda like a beached whale? At any rate, I do feel like playing with paper and ink again and that's a good thing.

I love making gift card holders! They're simple and a much nicer way to give someone a check or gift card.

To make one, simply take a half sheet (4x1/4" x 5-1/2") sheet of CS. In this case, I used Neenah Classic Solar White (for strength) then I trimmed off 1/2" at the bottom. I wanted to use my Martha Stewart scalloped edge punch but it wouldn't go through the Neenah cardstock so I took a 1" scrap of SU's white as it's a bit thinner and punches easily and attached it to the lower edge of my Neenah White using my glue gun. (love that thing!)

I covered everything using Papertrey's Spring Moss Dotted Paper cut to fit right up to the top edge of my scalloped piece (make sure you use lots of tape so the paper doesn't pop up) then I used my trusty Scor-Pal, laid my paper horizontally, and scored at 2-1/2" and 6". To create the pocket, place a strip of redline or Scor-Tape along each bottom edge and seal.

Time to embellish away. The sentiment was from a $1 set at Michael's cut with the Spellbinders smallest rectangle die. The sticky strip pearls are Michael's as well. To close everything up, I used a Basic Grey magnet.

Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful day!

Stamps: Michael's $1
Paper: Neenah Classic Solar White, Papertrey Spring Moss
Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, punch, sticky pearls, PTI ribbon, Spellbinders Rectangle die.

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Mary Beth said...

This is one of the nicest looking gift card holders I've seen. Your directions are super clear and I'm inspired to make some now, knowing I'll need them for last minute holiday gifts later!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh Charlene!! This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the scalloped punched edge along with the strip of pearls. Perfection!

Anonymous said...

The Tiny Miracle Gift Card Holder is so elegant!

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