Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Gift Card Holders - Another craft fair item

If you surf the net, you will find  many versions of gift card holders.
This is the easiest one to make, and the nicest looking gift card holder I have ever made and so far this version is my favourite. 
I have used mainly retired products to make a half a dozen of these so far. 
Briefly, here is how you make one:
1.  Cut a piece of card stock 4 1/2 by 6 3/4".  Score at 1 3/4 and 4 1/2".  Turn and score 1/4" from both long edges.
2.  Cut off all the 1/4" up to the 1 3/4" score line.  These are the flaps that make the pocket.
3.  Fold these flaps inward, apply adhesive to the backs of them and fold them over the 1 3/4" section.  The pocket is now created.
4.  Round the corners of the top flap.
Decorate: 
1.  Apply a 4 by 1/2" strip of designer paper at the edge of the pocket
2.  Apply a 4 by 1 1/4" strip of designer paper to the outside flap just above the rounded corners
3.  Wrap a ribbon around the base of the top flap (apply adhesive to hold the ribbon in place) and tie it on the front (apply adhesive to the front as well - this will keep the ribbon in place better) of the flap.
5.  Stick a small piece of velcro halves together to the inside of the flap, remove the protective covering of the second piece and close the flap. The two pieces of velcro are now lined up perfectly.

Sentiment:
I used "Best Wishes" for all my gift cards as that is general enough for a lot of occasions.  It was stamped with Basic black and punched with a 1 1/4" circle punch. This was attached to a 1 3/8" Green circle and then to a Chocolate chip scallop.  This unit was glued to the lower right of the gift card.

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