Thursday, July 22, 2010

Scrap Our Stash "Christmas in July" blog hop!

Welcome to the next stop in the Scrap Our Stash Christmas in July blog hop! If you've just happened to stumble across my blog, go back to the start so you can join in on all of the fun! Today I'm going to show a quick little tutorial on how to make a simple, but cute gift card holder.

First, you cut a piece of cardstock slightly larger than the gift card. I really don't like to measure, so I just eyed this. I used my Tonic Studios scoring tool to get perfect creases!

Second, you cut some patterend paper to add to the front of your piece of cardstock. Again, I don't like to measure, so I cut this out larger than I needed and then cut it down again. I also used a corner punch on both the cardstock and the patterend paper.

Here, I folded the creased cardstock and added another small strip of patterened paper to the bottom flap.

Now we need to make the paper "band" that goes around the gift card holder to keep it closed. I folder the holder and again roughly measured a strip of paper for the outside. I made it slightly larger than the folded holder.

I then wrapped the paper strip around the holder and then I folded the excess bit of paper over and glued it down.

Here I used my Martha Stewart border punch to make a scalloped edge for my paper band. Once I had the strip, I glued the outter edge of the scalloped pieces and inserted them into the inside of the band. Everything sticks so well with the ATG gun! I also added a gingerbread sticker to the front of the band.

On the inside I put a "Merry Christmas" sticker and a place to put the sender and receiver's names.

And here's the final outcome! It's so simple!

Now, here's the good part! If you decide to make one of these gift card holders, then link your project back here, and you'll be entered to win a small surprise RAK from me =)


a) The project must be new as of July 22, 2010;
b) Projects need to be linked back here by July 25, 2010 (winner announced shortly after); and
c) You need to become a follower of my blog

So, the word that everyone has been waiting for is "family" and the next stop on the blog hop is Stephanie!


Tere said...

How cute!!!!
Thanks for this awesome tutorial!

Pink Cricut said...

Love it, and I am so making this! :)

Rach H said...

Love this project!!!! I want to try to make one this weekend!

Laurie Marmon said...

So cute! Thanks for the tutorial. The little gingerbread guy is so darn cute too!

Kimmarie Baker said...

I love this! I had added a GC insert into a large card but I like this idea so much better. I am putting this under my favs to look back on for gifts. TFS

CreativeChretin said...

I think i'm going to take this idea and run with it. It would so great to have a bunch of these done BEFORE Christmas is actually here. Great idea!!

Tracy said...

You are right they are simple and yet much more prettier then the bought ones.
I have been making these for the last couple of Christmas's. I even do them for birthdays. I can't link mine as they were done way before July 22nd :)
Love the little gingerbread man you put on yours so cute

Scrap Our Stash Challenge said...

Super cute idea - and gift card holder. Great way to make a practical gift more personal. Thanks for the tutorial.


Monica said...

This is so cute and simple!! I want to make some!! I am coming back to your blog!!!

Keshka said...

Really cute! Great tutorial!

Kath said...

I'm definitely going to do this - hope I get it done by Sunday!

Joni Parker said...

I make a few GC holders every year at xmas...I love how easy yours is, but looks great finished!! Thanks for another idea!!

Scrap Our Stash Challenge said...

This is super cute - and you make it look super easy! I may have to try it.


Ren-Yi said...

this is absolutely adorable. quick and easy. thanks for doing a tutorial. i'll be definitely putting one together soon! tfs.

Wendy K. said...

Very cute and it looks so easy to make!
Wendy K.

Pink Cricut said...

I did mine, with a video too!! You can find it here!

Thank you!

j.leija said...

whoa, super cute gift card holder brittney!! thanks for the tutorial :)

Emeraldvalkyrie said...

What a great way to give a gift card! These are gorgeous!