Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Gift Card HoldersTutorial

Hello fabulous Bloggers!  I am sharing a tutorial for gift card holders today.  For this card, start with a strip of double-sided card stock, 5.5" x 12".  To conserve on paper, up to 6 x 12 may be used (2 cards per sheet of 12 x 12 card stock!  Yay!).

  • Score the 12" side at 4, 6 & 8''
  • Fold the card stock so that it looks like  the picture below, with the 4" and 8" scored sections meeting to form the card fold
  • Use a 2.5" circle punch to create a slot in the 2" section on the inside center of the card.  For for thicker paper, make a slit where the punch would have been used.  If a slit is cut, it can be cut so that the gift card is either vertical or horizontal.  In the photo below, the gift card is horizontal.
  • Add any mats for the center section, then glue ONLY the sides and bottom of the center section, forming the pocket to hold the gift card.
  • Decorate as desired!
  • There is a variation for this card:  the center section can be glued to either side of the card inside, so that the card pocket stays put.
The finished size is 5-1/2"h x 4"w

An A2 sized envelope will work for this, but I made a top-fold envelope to fit these cards. 
  •  start with an 8-1/4 x 9-1/2 envelope weight paper ( I use 65lb. paper) or coordinating cardstock

  •  with the 9-1/2" side at the top of the scoring tool, score at 2-1/2" and 6-3/4", top to bottom
Score @ 2-1/2 "

Score @ 6-3/4"

    • rotate to the 8-1/4" side and score at 3/4" & 6-7/8", top to bottom
    score @ 3/4''

    Score @ 6-7/8"

    • cut away the four corners, at slight angles for a nice fold
    • use a corner rounder on the 1-3/8" flap, 3/4" flap and top of the large flaps
    Showing cut-away corners and rounded edges
    • fold the two large flaps into the center and glue

    • fold the 3/4" flap up and glue
    Assembled envelope 4-1/4 x 6" when closed

    • embellish the top flap with  patterned paper to match the card to be placed inside using a 1-3/8 x 4-1/4" strip with two corners rounded to match the flap
    Tip:  If you tend to over-embellish cards that are too thick for a normal envelope, you can make an envelope box by adding 1/2'' to the length and width (now 10 x 8-3/4'').  For this size, score the 10'' side @ 2-3/4'', 3'', 7-1/4'' & 7-1/2".  Score the 8-3/4'' side @ 3/4'', 1'', 6-1/4'' & 6-1/2''.

    Cosmo Cricket and SEI papers and embellishments were used for these cards
    red ruffled ribbon: Recollections
    red glitter ribbon: JoAnn
    EK Success punch-Edger Flourish Scroll
    Wausau Pearlized card stock (red & green)
    Christmas Stamps  / Red Stazon

    I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.  Come back to the blog soon!

    Be Inspired!


    1 comment:

    1. like the tutorial..i think it look easy to make in the same way..thanks for sharing it.