Thursday, October 17, 2013

Gift Card Holders for Craft Show

Good Evening my Friends!

WOW!  Such a busy week ... trying to get things finalized before this weekend's craft show.  With new items to sell, I decided to set up my tables to make sure I could display everything properly.  In doing so, I realized I really needed to get more gift card holders made since they are typically one of my QUICK TO GO items.  
By using one 12x12 sheet from the Heartfelt Creations 'Frosty Blanket Collection', I was able to quickly produce a dozen gift card holders in a short period of time.
Frosty Blanket Paper Collection: click to enlarge
This is the sheet that I used  ... the image in the background is the reverse side of this page.  These ATC sized panels worked perfectly for my card fronts.
Frosty Blanket Paper Collection

 Here are the dimensions for this cute, yet easy project.

And here a photo of the entire group.  
With these panels being a little too small to cover the entire card front, I used various papers from the Kaiser Craft 'Twig & Berry' 6 1/2" Paper Pad for the background designs.  I've also used 1/8" Scor Tape to adhere the edges of my gift card holding inside flap.

 Since my background paper was 6 1/2", I was able to get TWO cards out of each sheet with a narrow piece left over.  SO, of course we have to use up those scraps and I decided to put some of these scraps together to create ONE MORE card (seen below).
I will be putting this one on display at the show so people can see what the inside looks like.  Each one is enclosed in a plastic bag along with a 3 1/2" x 5" envelope.

My sentiment die is Cheery Lynn Designs and I've used a touch of red Stickles for a touch of holiday sparkle.

A few challenges:
4 Crafty Girls #4 - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. October Challenge - Christmas
Crafty Little Fairies - Christmas in October
DL.ART October Linky Party - Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps - Christmas/Holidays

Well, it's nearly bedtime here and it's been a long day!
Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .


Shelly Schmidt said...

Love these great gift card holders- bet they will sell very well at the Craft Fair!

Createology said...

Your gift card holders are beautiful and practical. I can see how they sell out quickly. Including an envelope is very smart. Enjoy your craft show sale and make lots of moolah and friends. Creative Bliss Dear...

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

They are lovely. Have a great show.
Hugs Miranda

Nan G said...

Fab gift card holders! Hope you sell a ton!

Teri said...

Hi Darlene! Found your blog, I'm not sure how, but am so glad that I Your work is awesome!! I am very close to you (Medina) and wondered where your craft show will be... it's that time of year and I always love finding new shows to go to! Love your gift card holders and that paper is perfect for them!!!!!

Sarah said...

Darlene, these are awesome! Hope you have a very successful day! I was hoping to be there but now my husband has 2 meetings and I can't find my way out of a poke, LOL. Maybe next time.

Sherrie K. said...

Fabulous gift card holders! Good luck at the sale!!
Sherrie K

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hi Teri! Tomorrow's show is at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church on Steese Road in Green (between Akron & Canton) ... then on Nov. 2nd I'll be at the show held 9-4 at Green H.S. on Boettler Road in Green. The HS show has over 200 vendors ... and my table there will be by the cafeteria. Give a shout if you're able to stop by! Thanks for your kind words too!

Mulberry Mindy said...

Beautiful gift card holders! So practical, and popular this time of year. Have a good show, and let us know how you did. Best Wishes,

Diane said...

Beautiful gift card holders, and so creative using the Heartfelt papers...very pretty!!! Good luck on your show today, I KNOW you will do fantastic!!

TeePees Handmade Cards said...

Fantastic make! Thank you so much for joining us over at the 4 krafty girlz challenge blog this fortnight!
Best of Luck!
Toni-Marie DT xxxxx

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

These are so clever! Love the idea, and thanks for sharing the pattern!