Oh my goodness! I am sorry for the delay in posting! Crazy week with sick kids and sharing their germs! Winter has definitely begun! For our group's November card swap, I was having SEVERE stampers block. I could not come up with an idea that would be fun and different. I saw this gift card holder several years ago in a stamping magazine and thought I would share it with you. Of course, it uses punches, so I am happy!
I happened to use Stampin' Up's stamp set 'Wishing You Cheer", but consider this a template and use what stamp sets and colors you have at home. This template could be changed around to have a theme for a birthday, wedding or baby shower gift card. No easy, and so cute and I definitely get my money's worth out of using my punches!!
To begin the card, cut a piece of cardstock at 4 1/2" x 11"---then score the cardstock at 3", 5 1/2", and 8". To make the pictures larger, just click on the image.
Then fold your card stock on the scored areas.
Next you will add adhesive to make the 'card holder. I use 'Sticky Strip' Adhesive. This is a GREAT basic tool that all card makers should have. This adhesive is EXTRA sticky and holds your cardstock in place when regular adhesive is not up to the job. You only put the adhesive on three of the sides.
Adhese the middle part together.
Next, punch your opeing for your gift card. I used Stampin' Up's 'Word Window' Punch (I love this punch). Punching twice, being careful to line up the edges.
Then I used my Stampin' Up 3/4" Circle Punch to add a little tab area so that you can remove the gift card easily.
I next cut the 'belly band' that will hold the card together. I used SU Always Artichoke---1" x 7". The background piece is SU Mellow Moss---2 1/2" x 3". The stamped piece is SU Chocolate Chip---1 1/4" x 2 1/4"
I stamped my image using VersaMark Ink and embossed it using SU Whisper White Embossing Powder. I used red rhinestones as ornaments and bought them at Archiver's.
I then adhere my background piece to my 'belly band'. Added a SU Real Red Grosgrain ribbon as an accent and Merry Christmas as a sentiment. The belly band will go around the Gift Card Holder to keep it closed. I used a glue dot to secure the ends.
This is what the inside looks like with a 'gift card' in the holder. I added a cute 'to/from' as an embellishment.
This is a pretty easy project once you have gone through the steps. If you would like to purchase any of the products used to make this project, contact me at email@example.com or purchase it directly on my website at www.nancyhendel.stampinup.net All products can be shipped directly to your home or office!