13 November 2009

Quick and easy gift card holder

Tomorrow is the Christmas Card class at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church with Angie and Rena, and in addition to the Christmas cards I showed you previously we’re going to make a surprise project. It will be a surprise to the ladies, but I decided to give you a sneak preview. Before I get started, please be kind—this is my first tutorial! Actually, it’s a bit of a stretch to call it a tutorial—this is so simple. There are no special techniques involved, and you can easily alter the size to be smaller, larger, or whatever. So—here goes. 
You will need:
  • Cardstock
  • Patterned paper (scraps work great for this!)
  • Embellishments, stamps, and punches of your choice (any or all!)
  • Scor-Pal or other scoring tool
  • Adhesive 

  1. Cut your cardstock to 6” x 10”. Score along the long side at 2” and 6” and fold along the score lines.
  2. Apply adhesive to the edges of the 2” section similar to this:

  3. Fold up the 2” section and adhere. Your gift card holder will look something like this:

  4. Now it’s pretty much done—just decorate and embellish as much or as little as you want. Here’s my finished gift card holder: 

OK—see why I hesitate to even call that a tutorial?? It’s embarrassingly easy! Anyway, I hope you enjoy it and will make some fun gift card holders for those boring gift cards we all give as gifts to someone on our list!
Oh—here’s what I used for my holder:
Please be sure to stop by throughout the weekend. Tomorrow I’ll let you know how the Christmas card class goes, and Sunday I’ll announce the winner of the blog candy! I will post the winning name around 8:00 AM EST (assuming I roll out of bed in time). I’ll also be talking a little bit about Operation Write Home on Sunday, so be sure to come back!
Have a lovely Friday, everyone!