Friday, December 7, 2012

Got Gift Cards? Stamp a Cute Holder!

The older my kids get, the more I choose gift cards so they can buy just the right 'make and model' of that special something they're wishing for.  It's kind of fun to dress up the packaging a bit, though.  My friend Shirley found this idea on Splitcoaststampers and shared it with our stamping group.

This card is made in the usual 4.25" x 5.5" size, lined with any pretty paper you wish.  The 2 gift card 'holders' are cut at 5.25" x 4" and scored at 1", 2", and 3" parallel to the 5.25" side.  Adhere the first folded square 'tube' to the bottom and back of the open card.  Adhere the second 'tube' to the first tube to the bottom of the card and ALSO to the other tube just a bit on each end so the gift card can still slide in between them.

When the card is closed, the tubes fold flat and keep the gift card held between them!  Here is a pic of the closed card, secured with an embellished belly band over an attached strip of pretty paper.  On this card, I used wide grosgrain ribbon for my belly band - you could also use cardstock.

Such a fun way to deliver a gift card!  I hope you give it a try this year!

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas (retired)
Ink: Whisper White craft ink
Paper: Real Red, assorted patterned papers
Extras: 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Decorative Label punch, 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon in Real Red (retired), large rhinestone
Inspired by: Shirley Guzzi

Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

~Hugs~   Cheryl O.    J
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