Delys and I compared notes right before Christmas and realised like many other paper crafters we were giving gift cards as Christmas presents, in my case to my teenage nieces and nephews (iTunes) and also to my Dad (books). So we decided to do a joint Just Add Ink post with a couple of ideas for gift card holders. Now the gift card holder I'm going to show is Christmas themed as this was the one I made for my Dad; but all you need to do is change up the paper and add a tag or some other embellishment to the front (instead of Santa) to make it perfect for any other occaision. I first saw the idea for this gift card holder fold on Erica Cerwin's blog here. She has a link in her post that will take you to an instruction pdf. I have also included a mini tutorial below so you can see how to put one together.
First cut yourself a 8 1/2" by 4 1/4" piece of cardstock and lay diagonally on score board with opposite points both on 6" score mark. Then hold in place and score down entire length.Fold cardstock on the score line and lay on score board as below. Score at the mid point.
Now fold on score line and gift card holder is complete. That was easy - wasn't it ;) Next it's time to embellish.
Make yourself a template by tracing around the outside of the folded holder. Then use this to cut your pattern paper to size for embellishing.Finished gift card holder open
Close up of inside showing gift card. Decorate the front as you wish. I did find that I needed to add some method of tying the holder closed, so I sticky striped in some narrow grosgrain ribbon inside the folds, which in my case worked perfectly as Santa's belt. I created my Santa using a punch art I spied on pinterest. I can't trace the link back unfortunately but I'll include a list of all the punches below.
Hope you found this fun and useful! Thanks for visiting,
Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Candlelight Christmas DSP, Lacy Brocade embossing folder, punches (Ornament, Extra Large Oval, 1/4", 1/2" and 1 3/4" circle, 1" square, 2 step bird punch, slot (R)), White gel pen, Jewels- rhinestone, narrow black grosgrain ribbon (R), Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive, Sticky strip.