Friday, March 21, 2014

Quick & Easy Gift Card Holder

Hi! Darcy here from Dj's Stampin' Place. Today I created a gift card holder that is quick to make and saves you from having to say, "here's a gift card;" while just handing them a piece of plastic.

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I'm making these for college students, so I wanted to keep it simple, and not too time consuming because I'm certain the only important piece to them is the actual gift card! I felt that Gorgeous Grunge was the perfect stamp set to use as a background. I did some tone-on-tone stamping with the Tangerine Tango ink. I left the spot next to the thank you stamp blank so I could sign my name.

I created a tutorial, so you can create these as well. You will want to start with a 4-1/4" x 8-1/4" piece of cardstock. Score it at 1-3/8", 2-3/4", and 5-1/2".

After I scored it, I flipped it to the backside, and lined my gift card up along the 1-3/8" score line. I used a pen to mark the edges of the gift card, so I would know where to cut the slit. I then placed the score line along the groove of my paper trimmer, and lined the cutting blade up with the first pen mark and carefully cut down to my other pen mark.

Next I put sticky strip along the very bottom and edges of this flap to glue it together. The reason I put it along the edges was to make sure my gift card would have room to slip inside.

Here is a side view once I glued the flap down.

The great thing about these is that you can make them as clean and simple, or as embellished as you want. They would look great with Designer Series paper layered on them as well!

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  1. Great idea for a quick gift card. Thanks for the instructions too!

  2. I LOVE this gift card holder. The colors are great together.