Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Gift card holder tutorial

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If you're in the same boat I'm in, then you're running a tad bit behind this holiday season. The quick and easy gift that's sure to please is a gift card, and we're giving several this year. The only problem is that ours didn't come with an envelope. SO, I saw some really cute gift card holders that my friend (and cousin) Gretchen made, and thought I'd make my own. The only problem is that I wish I'd had some specific dimensions to go with them so there wouldn't be any "thinking" to it. SO, I've provided you with some just to keep your holiday as easy and stress free as possible.

And seriously? The great thing about these gift card holders is that they took me MAYBE 5 minutes to make. And that's with all my little interruptions who are all home from school now. ;) So here ya go.

To start you'll need one 12x12 sheet,
your trimmer, a score board (or you could
just measure), a corner rounder, some adhesive and stickers

First start off by cutting a 4 x 12" paper strip
then on your scoreboard, score the following lines.

At the 7 1/4 line, cut your paper.

Then round the 2 corners of the shortest side
(the side you just trimmed).

Use some adhesive to attach your gift card.

Folder your card holder at the scored lines.
Then cut a 1" strip of coordinating paper.
In this case, I just used the opposite side.

Wrap the strip around your card holder,
and use a sticker to "seal" the ends.
Voila! A super quick gift card holder.

And if you use double-sided paper, then you can
always make one from the opposite side as well. ;)

So there you have it. Maybe that will help simplify life a little for you. I hope it will. Now to go take that pile of laundry that needs to be folded!

Happy Tuesday!


10 comments:

Pam said...

This is so cute and easy! Thank you for sharing!!

Rizwan Ali said...

Absolutely amazing design and nice colors i am looking for more of new cards with the fresh design..

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Nenne said...

super cute and super clever! Love the simplicity! TFS!

Cassie said...

I love this!! I am SO making some right now! TFS!! =)

Cheryl said...

I saw this on Paper Issue and had to stop by! Super cute!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Great tutorial and these are so fun and easy! TFS!:)

Lowri said...

LOVE these - and thanks for the great tutorial! Pinned for future reference!
Lowri
http://papervinenz.blogspot.com/

Joseph said...

What is the back side design can you post some designs?

Gift Card printing

Valeria said...

Great tutorial! Thank you for sharing!!!

aliah said...

making your own gift card holders can be great experience..and fun time. there are number of online websites from you can get idea for your card holder..i like the one you shared here..thanks for sharing.
Card Holders