Wouldn’t you love to be able to craft a darling handmade gift card holder quickly, instead of having to run to the store and pay big bucks for a greeting card to slip it inside of?
I dislike having to run out to the store for one thing I’ve forgotten. It is so much easier for me to get out my paper crafting supplies and make a one-of-a-kind creation for the person I’m thnking of. You can do the same and your recipient will appreciate your gift of time and love to make them something extra special. Adding the gift card or some folded money is an added bonus!
This Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper is so gorgeous and vibrant. It was really hard for me to choose which sheet to use and what cardstock colors to match with it. But if you like limeade (aka Margueritas!) then this design is for you.
The Gift Card Creation Process:
Refer to the Diagram below for proper folding of the Designer Series Paper.
Supplies used for this gift card holder:
• 4 1/4″ Pretty Peacock cardstock and matching ink pad
• 4″ x 12″ Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper, scored at 4″ and 8″
• 3″ square Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and matching ink pad
• 2 pieces of 2 3/4″ Basic White cardstock
• Small piece of Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper for the pitcher die cut using the So Refreshing Dies
• 4 pack Tinsel Gems (2 Lemon Lime Twist Gems)
• Small scraps of Basic White for Glasses and limes
• 1/2″ circle punch (retired)
• Mini Dimensionals
• Exacto knife and a piece of thick backing board to cut on
• paper snips
• Basic White Medium Envelope
• 2 3/8″ x 6″ Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper for the exterior envelope flap
I suggest practicing on your grid paper with both pitcher, glass, and their filling stamps before going for it on the actual front Basic White cardstock piece.
Bonus Hint #1: For the inside liquid of the glass, stamp the Lemon Lime Twist ink, followed by the Pretty Peacock glass outline on the Basic White scraps. Fussy cut out the glass image. It is much easier to line up this way. Making sure you’ve left some room for the glasses to be placed after you adhere the pitcher die cut.
With the Lemon Lime Twist ink and another scrap of Basic White, stamp several slices of “lime” and punch or fussy cut them out.
Bonus Hint #2: Use an exacto knife and a cushion to carefully cut in the narrow section at the top of the glass to insert the lime slice. The lime slice was only cut to its center with paper snips so it would fit on the glass edge. (Like the real thing, of course!)
Raise the finished glass with lime slice up on three mini dimensionals and place as shown in photo on the gift card front.
Bonus Hint #3: Add the front closure mechanism using a lime slice as mentioned above in the photo.
With the second piece of the Basic White cardstock stamp the greeting in Pretty Peacock ink. Stamp two more glasses with limeade, fussy cut them out. Add one lime slice, then glue both glasses as shown in photo.
Apply your piece of Designer Series Paper onto the envelope flap and trim off excess.
You are done! Good job!
Give this other Gift Card Holder a Look! https://thekindcardmaker.com/gift-card-holder-for-retirement/
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