Saturday, October 21, 2017

Gift Card Holders

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Over the weekend I plan on working on more goodies for the 2017 Craft Show. 
Yesterday I started on the gift card holders I will be needing.
Plus, my mother called and said she needed 5 so I'll do those first!

This is an easy to make gift card holder.
I've share the dimensions before but I will share it with you again.

(You can get 2 holders from one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 card stock.)

Base card:
CUT: 8 1/2" x 5"
SCORE: 3 1/2" and 7"

Decorative panels:
Front:  4 3/4" x 3 1/4"
Holder Flap:  4 3/4" x 1 1/4" 

I have used various 6x6 Christmas paper packs
for today's card holders.
TIP:  You can decorate SIX holders with one sheet of 12 x 12 designer paper (if you're careful ... need more
info let me know!

On the lower section for the holder,
I typically use a Gold or Silver Pilot Marker to
create a defining edge.  This way, once
you adhere your ends, you can easily see where
the opening is for your gift card.

Sometimes I've used a circle punch and
punched a  half circle in the middle of that flap for 
even more definition.

1/8" Scor-tape is used to adhere the ends.

I completed 10 yesterday and cut & scored 14 more to finish today before our
friends come for lunch and a visit.  Yikes I'd better get busy lol!

Here are a few more of those I finished yesterday.

Decorate to your liking.  Either very fancy or very plain.
Since I have small envelopes for each holder so they are mailable,
I've kept the designs pretty simple.

The ovals are actually 'scraps' left over from the holes
I cut in the lid of my tissue box covers.
'Waste Not ... Want Not' ... lol

Challenges to share in:
QKR Stampede Challenge #266 - ATG
Simply Papercraft Challenge #51 - ATG
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #438 - Christmas
 Little Miss Muffet Challenge #174 - ATG
The Merry Christmas Challenge #39 - ATG Christmas

Well I'd better get busy ... only a few hours before friends are here.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS weekend!

As Always . . .


Leslie Miller said...

Oops, internet went out again. Been a real problem in the mornings, just for a few minutes at a time, but frequent. Don't know if my comment went through, so here it is again: Oh, gosh, they're fantastic! Whether fun or fancy, they're perfect. Your dimensions and instructions make them super easy for the rest of us, too. I like your idea for defining the edge. 14 gift cards before lunch? Sheesh!

Sorry if I'm repeating myself. Have a good day!

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, so many fabulous gift holders is a little time, you are magical :)

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

These are all so very pretty and festive Darlene! Love all the variations and love that you provided the measurements!

Bunny said...

These are great. Love them all. [Bunny]

Donna Phelan said...

Oh WOW! These are pretty and great! Love the Designer Papers!

Yogi said...

very nice. Guest Designer Trimmies Craft Challenge Have a great day

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful little gift holders and love all the papers--Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts
Carol DT x

Aunty Sue said...

Fab selection of christmas cards and thanks for sharing at Craft this week and good luck in the draw

Conniecrafter said...

such a great assortment of cards, great for all kinds of personalities, your mom is lucky you are on hand to make her Christmas cards for her!

Brenda said...

These are wonderful gift card holders. Thanks for sharing the tutorial and thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week!

Diane said...

Fabulous gift card holders....such pretty and festive papers too, we will have to go the "ships' when you are here so you can get more xmas 12 x 12 papers lol!!

Caren B said...

Love these holders. Thanks for joining the Merry Christmas challenge!

Debbie Dickson said...

Great idea. Thanks for joining the craft challenge

Julie Odil said...

These are some very pretty cards. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Julie, DT member