Friday, May 9, 2008

Gift Card Holders

I go to this scrapbook class once a month and last time we made these cute gift card holders that were so easy and fun to make so I thought I'd share them.






My camera is a cheap piece of junk so sorry the pictures are not that great, but you get the idea.

First you create the outside of the card holder by taking a 4 3/4 x 6 inch piece of card stock, folding it in half and glue a decorative piece of card stock on top of that that is 4 1/4 x 6 inches and fold in half.

The inside is made from patterned paper that is 11 1/2 x 4 1/4. You fold this piece in half with the pattern part of the paper on the outside then you fold the sides up like this.



Ok, so now you need to cut a little design on the fold (this is where the gift card is inserted into). I have a coluzzle that I used to make it, but you could easily just make your own template, trace it on and then cut it out.



After this is done the two side pieces of paper need to be glued onto the inside of the cover that you made earlier like this.



Now you just need to make the little band that goes around the outside of the card. I made it by taking a 1 1/2 x 7 inch piece of card stock and folding it around the card and gluing the ends together. You don't want to glue it too the card because it's supposed to slide off. Then I took a 1 x 7 inch decorative piece and folded it around the card stock. You can decorate it however you choose, I had some little paper flowers that I put on with a brad in the middle and ta da you are finished!!! Aren't they cute!!!

6 comments:

Jamie said...

cute! cute! I got the bracket album at Robert's crafts, the brand was basic grey-have fun!

Allen said...

Oh way to show me up, you better not be giving that to mom! Just kidding! that is so cute

Kimba said...

I love this project! It's so simple! That's my kind of crafting.

Thanks!

ReD lObStEr said...

hey, i jus saw the gift card holders you made yourself. hmm... i thought it look kina of cool and awesome... keep it up!!!

dimknit said...

These are cutie pie! I have about 700,000 graduations, weddings and baby showers this month - I'm going to whip some of these up to hold my gift cards. :)

Mandy said...

These are so cute!! Definitely have to make one next time I have a gift card to give. Thanks for sharing!