Wednesday, December 4, 2013

May Arts Christmas Card Blog Hop - Gift Card Holder Tutorial

Christmas is almost upon us and the May Arts Ribbonistas have been busy little elves.  We've got some fun and creative Christmas card ideas for you.

I'm first up on the list!  Gift cards make gift giving easy but not always attractive or very personal so I love to create gift card holders that say, "you're special"!

I've created a gift card holder that can fit in a regular A2 envelope for easy gifting.

These only take minutes to create and there's plenty of room inside for a personal note or message.


Here are the details in case you'd like to make your own.

Cut cardstock - 9 1/4" x 5 1/2"   (if desired, cut designer paper the same size to cover the entire exterior.)
Score at 3 1/4". & 7 1/4"
Crease sharply.  The 2" end will be the pocket (7 1/4" score)
Seal the edges with Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Power Tape
Embellish as desired!

That's it!  I used Scrapbook Adhesive Crafty Power Tape to seal the ends of my pocket. and to attach the May Arts 5/8"  Eyelet Ribbon to the edge of the card between the cardstock and the designer paper.  I added another strip of Crafty Power Tape to the outside edge of the card and then just hand ruffled that sweet May Arts 1/2" Crochet Cotton Ribbon to the front edge of the card.

Now you know the Ribbon Lady loves to give presents so leave a comment at EACH blog for a chance to win 3 Full Spools of Ribbon...your choice from May Arts Christmas category!  Now that's some serious Ho,Ho,Ho!

Your next stop will be Ribbonista Courtney Lee.  The full list follows:

Charlene Driggs (me!)
Courtney Lee
DeeDee Catron
Emily Lanham
Gini Williams Cagle
Jen Shears
Jenifer Cowles
Karen Baker
Lalo IK
Shellye McDaniel
Virginia Fynes
Latrice Murphy

Supply List:
Cardstock - Neenah 110 lb. Solar White
Designer Paper - DCWV Christmas & Winter Value Pack
Ribbon - May Arts 5/8" Eyelet, 1/2" Crochet Cotton
Other - Scrapbook Adhesives; Glitter Snowflakes - Martha Stewart; Stamps - Papertrey Ink; Scor-Pal
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Chrissy said...

Lovely card! Love the different shades of blue.

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is super cute Charlene. I was needing a new gift card holder idea - love that lace ribbon! said...

what a precious card! Love the 3D affect of the mittens holding the snowball, and those gorgeous lace ribbons!

lindaplus3 said...

Very pretty card... I love all the shades of blue :)

Yolanda said...

Super cute idea..thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

A cute idea to have the gloves holding the snowball. I have some gloves so I'll have to try this idea. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Super cute Card!!

Sherri P said...

love the blue gathered ribbon

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like the lace trims you used and the mittens and snowball.

Shari Czerwinski said...

Beautiful! Love the purple.

by belle said...

Great gift card holder!

Liz O. said...

Lovely idea, love the sentiment and ribbons you chose! TFS
Have a wonderful day!
Liz o.

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL gift card holder Charlene - LOVE your colour combo and BEAUTIFUL lacy & ruffled ribbon combo!!!

THANK YOU for sharing your crafty Christmas inspiration and tutorial too :)

BlackDamaskDesigns said...

Oh this is just too precious, I love it!

ScrappyKsue said...

Love this card. I love the blue colors.

Iris said...

Beautiful - love the various shades of blue and the ruffled ribbon is so pretty.
isoscia at aol dot com

Lucy E. said...

This is a great idea and pretty as well. Thanks!

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