Saturday, November 28, 2009

Gift Card holders

We are approaching the holidays fast and the Everything Scrapp'n Design Team is sharing some ideas for DIY gift wrap using Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co line. Post a link in a comment on the Everything Scrapp'n blog post by December 6th for a chance to win a prize. I made 4 different types of gift card holders after researching online.

This design is inspired by a gift wallet seen on Martha Stewart's website.
Products used: Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co. Naughty or Nice pp, Postcards pp, borderline stickers, Impressions stamps, & Staz On Ink-jet black.
This was probably the easiest of the gift card holders to make.
  1. Cut two sheets of double sided paper down to 7 3/4" x 3".
  2. Trim one down so it measures 7 1/2"x 2 1/2". That will be the inside pocket.
  3. Round corners of outside wallet & bottom corners of inside pocket.
  4. Fold both in half and then glue around edges of inside pocket. Be sure to leave enough space to you can fit a gift card or some cash.
I have some cute manila mailers that I love the shape of that inspired this guy. I found a template that helped me realize the design here.
Products used: Mistletoe & Co Postcards pp, Press ons, Impressions stamps, Stickles-baby blue, burgundy, & Staz On Ink-jet black.
I used an Artist Trading Card envelope as my template. The printout is not to scale so I did some simple math and then used a ruler to draw out my own template.
  1. Measure out the bottom tab 1" long, the top tab 1 1/4" long, the left tab 2", the right tab 1 1/2" and the length of the body 3 3/4" long and the width of the body 2 1/2".
  2. Cut corners out and round so your template looks like the above.
  3. For a little extra special look, cut a half circle out of the top edge of both left and right tabs when then are folded over properly. The gift card will slide out more easily.
  4. Use your choice of adhesive and go to town.
As I was searching around, I found a really unique kids gift card holder and I loved the rounded edges and shape. Dan helped me adjust it a bit to make it work with the cut punch outs.

I adore these press ons and how well they coordinate with all the papers.
Products used: Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co Santa's Workshop pp, punch outs, Cat'slife press handmade stamp, Staz On Ink-jet black.The template that I linked for this is pretty close to the accurate size. I printed it out, Dan cut it out and I found it was a little short in the width, so the gift card wouldn't fit. When making the template above, I traced the print out and then made it 1/4" wider. This just needs to be played with a bit before you get it looking like the final product.

Pink Paislee's punch outs are great for journaling, embellishments, layering, and many more cool crafty things. I love them and have to get them every time now.
This is my own simple creation. I had some left over scraps and came up with this:Products used: Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co Naughty or Nice pp, Santa's Workshop pp, punch outs, Stickles-burgundy, Mini ric rac-baby blue, Staz On Ink-Jet Black.
The how to is simple.
  1. Cut paper 8 1/4" x 6'.
  2. Fold in half so it becomes 8 1/4" x 3".
  3. Fold fold in 3 3/4" and then again.
  4. Fold the left over flap over.
  5. Punch hole for ribbon, ink, and add embellishments.
  6. Use double stick tape to add gift card inside.
Before I dug into the Mistletoe & Co line, I was using the Amber Road line. We celebrated two birthdays last week at my work and I had fun making these cards during my lunch break. Pink Paislee makes some great embellishments that work well for a variety of your paper crafting needs. I adore the paper punch outs and the border stickers that the released recently.
Products used: Amber Road Harvest Hayride pp, Bonfire pp, Postcards pp, Borderline stickers, punch outs, Hambly Elegant Labels rub on-black, Pink Paislee press ons alpha-black, Staz On Ink-jet black.
And the back of the card:
Products used: Amber Road Harvest Hayride pp, Autumn Blossom pp, Postcards pp, Fall Festival pp, Expressions cardstock alpha stickers-chocolate, Amber Road Impressions stamps, Staz On Ink-jet black.

I love how many alphas come on this one sheet and its such a great deal too. It was perfect that they come in circles as well since Happy would have made for a tight fit on the card.
If you have any cool links to DIY handmade projects, or gift wrapping projects, please share them! I would love to see more unique ways to decorate and wrap things up for the holidays. Hope your weekend is great.

Here is the order of the blog hop:

Jana
Suz
Teresa
Kimberly

8 comments:

2 Worlds said...

wow loved all your gift certificates thanks for the tutorials

everythingscrappn.com said...

I LOVE all those gift card holders! Awesome.

Suz said...

Wow is right! You really did a great job with all the gift card holders. Fantastic work

Melissa Mann said...

great tutorial(s)! TFS!

Kimmy said...

I make my husband figure out math for me too. Not my forte'. These are really cute, can't pick a fave!

danilouwho said...

wow!! what great ideas - love these!

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Waseem said...

like the idea and all the detailed info you shared..i might need these when design Gift Card envelopes

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