Thursday, November 3, 2011

Another Christmas Gift Card Holder

Last year, we made these adorable gift card holders at the A Muse Holiday Open House.  I thought I would reuse the idea using a current a|s stamp set.  This gift card is made with an A2 sized envelope.

I didn't do a very good job of taking the picture of the open gift card holder.  What you can't see is that under the flap is the opening for the gift card.  I used a 1/2" circle punch to punch out a half circle for ease of getting the gift card out. 

First, I scored the A2 envelope down the center.  I cut the flap of the envelope in half to the fold line.  If the sides of your envelope flap is at a slant, then you want to cut the half cut at a slant also.  I should have taken a picture so that you can see what I'm describing.  I'll try to get pictures uploaded this weekend. 

I used the Cherry Damask Shimmer Cardstock to cover the inside and outside of the envelope along with the Cherry Organdy Sheer Polka Dot 1/4" Ribbon.  HELPFUL TIP:  make sure you place the ribbon in place before adhering the cardstock on the outside of the envelope.  I used a library clip to hold the ribbon in place, but you can also use clothespins.

As you can see in the picture that shows the holder "open", the flap is adhered down on one side and up on the other side (where the gift card goes in).  I used the Martha Stewart Doily Border punch for a little somethin'-somethin' for the inside.

I stamped the image and sentiment using the Holiday Tags.  I used a large clear block and lined up the image and the sentiment so that I only had to stamp once.  Also used is the Vintage Backgrounds stamp set.

 Then, I cut the stamped images using the a|s labels die:

Before I adhered the cut out label on the front of the gift card holder, I used the Cranberry Pearls for the holly berries.

If you need any specific instructions or dimensions, shoot me an email.  I'll try to do a better job in the future about writing specific instructions.   I have a greater appreciation for all the bloggers who take the time to put up tutorials.  :)


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