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Matchbook style Gift Card Holder

Today I have a set of gift card holders. This is not my original idea. I got this idea from Dawns Stamping Thoughts via You Tube. I did do some minor changes (not sure if you call call it changes :p) but I did add an extra layer as well as removed a layer. So here is my version of the card.

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Dawn’s idea of this gift card holder sits on a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ folded card.. so like card and gift card holder together… 2-in-1. That’s the layer I removed!! I like how it looks without the base and will perfectly fit in an envelope. Ofcourse giving it without envelope is the best way to give, but just in case if someone does want to put it in an envelope..it works well.

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While I used the same “best wishes” sentiment to keep the gift card holders general (to be used at any occasion), I did use 3 different stamps. The Best wishes on the top holder (rectangular) is from Mudra’s Purely Labeled set. The one on the middle (fun looking writing) is from. The one at the bottom (formal looking) is from a retired set of Stampin’ Up! The layer I added is the black in between the folded matchbook cardstock and the printed paper. I used Dawn’s dimension for cutting printed paper to cut out the black layer. So the printed paper on my GCH is 1/2″ x 2-5/8″ (strip) and 3-1/8″ x 2-5/8″.

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The inside of the flap is plain and has ample space to write a message. It is pretty easy to open and close, like a matchbook.

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The “For You” die cut is that from Lawn Fawn.I added some glitter with Wink Of Stella Brush pen and also some glossy accents to complete the look. Ofcourse the printed papers are from my stock of Simon Says Stamp Card Kits.

This is all for now.

Until next time,

Happy Krafting!

Cheers =)

Pop Up Gift Card Holders

Today I have set of Pop-up gift card holder. So this is not my original idea, I got it from a crafter on YouTube. You can check out the video HERE.

So here is my version:

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It is simple and easy to make. It is 3-fold and when opened, the gift card pops up. Hence the name “Pop-Up” card holder.

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I used Kraft cardstock as base and some beautiful printed papers from Stampin’ Up! The printed papers are pretty old… I had ordered 2-3 packs since I had liked it and use it with care 😀

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The sentiment is from Mama Elephant’s Sunday Sentiments Stamp Set. I have it popped up on the band to give some dimension. Finally some sparkly enamel dots complete the look of these holders.

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I made 12 of these..a set. I also like how the printed papers look against the kraft cardstock- bright and cheery. I know all 12 have the same sentiment, this only makes them appropriate for any occasion 😀

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This is all for today. More gift card holders to come soon!!

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

Box style Gift Card Holer

Yesterday I had to visit Michaels to buy some gold string for another project (to come soon), and I found these:

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Box style gift card holder (name I gave them) … made me think…hmm.. I wonder if I can make them. So I bought, pulled one apart and created my version of these gift card holder.

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So I decided to create a tutorial to make these easy gift card holders. I haven’t written a tutorial in a long time. So please bear with me! Now this can be made using cardstock or a nice sturdy printed paper. I made sample of both.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1.  Start with a cardstock or printed paper measuring 5-3/8″ x 9-3/8″. Score the long side at 3-1/2″, 4″ and 7-5/8″.  Next, score the short side at 1/2 and 1″ on both sides. As well score on 3/4″ upto the 3-1/2″ score line.

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2. Next there will be some cutting. Cut out the pieces as shown in the picture (red lines) and notch out edges (black lines).

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 After cutting and notching, the cardstock should look like this. I also used corner rounder to round of the edges and used Adorning accents die by Stampin’ Up! to create a curve slit on the other end. (That would be the opening.) You could use circle punch, oval punch or word window punch. The idea is to create opening in order to be able to pull out the gift card easily.

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3. Next go ahead put the printed paper (if your base is cardstock). You will need 1pc of 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ for the front and 3-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ for the flap. Add glue to the edges (as shown in the pictures).

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4. Fold and reinforce all the scored lines using a bone folder. Next we will put the box together by attaching the small flaps to the nearest scored lines.

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and then attaching the back to the 2 side flaps, thus creating the box. Press firmly in order for the box to stick well. Also gently push into the score lines on the side.

5. Next use a hole punch to create holes on the front flap… on the score line where the flap folds down.GH12EPush ribbon through the holes and tie it to make a loop. Complete the decor of the gift holder with sentiment of your choice. I used “Merry Christmas” from Teeny Tiny Wishes by Stampin’ Up!. Finally attach velcro or magnets for closure.

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The gift cards fit well with plenty of wiggle room. It could also be used as money holder and can be hung on Christmas tree.

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Hopefully you will enjoy making this gift card holder as much as I did. I will be happy to answer any questions you have. Leave a comment and I will reply as soon as possible.

Thank you for stopping by,

Until next time,

Happy Krafting

Cheers =)

Gift Card Holder

Summer break means full time crafting for me 🙂 So I have been watching videos of these wonderful crafters and trying boxes and bags and gift card holders. I love 3-D projects… So recently I tried Paper Craft Button’s gift card holder… it is a holder that would fit in C6 size envelope…. U.K. size I think!! However, I think these are nice size that if decorated well would look nice on its own.

GH10The thing I like about this holder is the pop up part… the insert slides out when you open the flap.

GH10bSo you can find the tutorial for this gift card holder at Papercraftbutton. She has the dimensions and video tutorial in her blog post. Why mess when she has a perfectly detailed video tutorial.

So while I loved this size and I was trying to make a gift card holder for a friend, I thought it was a little too big for a gift card. I think it would be a nice money holder. Anyways, so trying to keep the same pop up but in small size I tried to tweak the measurements and came up with the following.

GH9I will be honest that in the excitement of being able to figure out the tweaks….I completely forgot to pop up my insert :(( and glued it down instead… nevertheless… it still made a good gift card holder… I think =)

GH9aWhen I look at the picture, I realize it does look better like this rather than pop up (just because it is smaller)… but it would not be hard to pop it up if one desires. So here are the measurements for the gift holder I made.

Base CS: 5″ x 7-1/2″

Score 7-1/2″@ 1-3/4″ and 5″

Score 5″ side at 1/2″ on both ends.

Insert CS: 3-3/4″ x 3″ (if you want to pop it, I would make the insert 3-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ and score it at 1/2 ” on 3-1/2″ side.)

Writing panel (for inside): 3-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ (if you are popping the insert, then you would need the panel to be 3-3/4″ x 1-3/4″)

DSP:

1 pc-3-3/4″ x 2- 3/8″ (for the flap)

1 pc- 3-3/4″ x 1-5/8″

Follow the procedure as shown in the video and the gift card holder is ready 🙂

These are very easy to make and can be made and stored for future use 😀

This is all for now,

Until next time,

Happy Krafting!

Cheers =)

Mini legal Pad

So scanning through the resource pages of Splitcoaststampers website I came across Junior Legal pad. Now you have seen my posting from last week on Matchbox style Post it Note Holder, So when I saw this I was obsessed with trying it and having small pads for quick notes in my purse 😀 

The Junior legal pad is actually cut into half — I am not a fan of that. So I decided to buy some 5″ x 8″ legal pads (from Office depot). Then I had to stop by at staples for coin envelopes for another project (from splitcoaststampers) and I saw these mini legal pads- they are a pack of 3 for $1.

These are 3-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ and look absolutely cute. So wouldn’t they be perfect to carry around instead of some of the bulky notebooks we get–spiral bound, or wire bound!!! Now I know we could carry these as they are, but hey nothing like spicing it up with some bright colors and little decor 😀 that’s what we crafty people do 😉

So after some trials and experiments, I finally made it …. can not say it is perfect but I like it.. and I am sure all my friends for whom I will make this will like it too =) So this is a sample I made yesterday:

Since I was working on the measurements and everything, I did not click pictures of every step like I had hoped. So here is how I made it.

SUPPLIES:
1 mini legal pad measuring 3-1/2″ x 5-1/4″
Paper:
1- 12″x12″ Designer paper ( I used Summer Smooches available for limited time from Stampin’ Up!)
1- 12″x12″ coordinating Cardstock (Night of Navy – Stampin’ Up!)
Scrap pieces of Whisper White and Daffodil Delight (Stampin’ Up!)
Ink:
Crumb Cake and Rich Razzelberry
Ribbon:
Rich Razzelberry- 1/4″ grosgrain style
Stamps:
Broadsheet Alphabet (Stmapin’ Up!)
Punches: (not in the picture)
1″ Sqaure punch, 1-3/8″ sqaure punch, Scallop Sqaure Punch ( Stampin’ Up!)
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Tools: 
Paper piercer, Scoreboard, Paper cutter, Sticky Strip, Tombo Glue,  

Procedure:

STEP 1: Cut the cardstock to 7-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and score at 3-5/8″ and  3-7/8″ on the long side. Fold on score lines.– this will be the base cover for the pad. Cut the Designer paper to 3-3/8″ x 5-1/4″ for layering. Cut a small piece of the Designer paper measuring 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ for covering the top of the pad.

 STEP 2: Layer the Designer paper on the Cardstock. 

STEP 3: Use the small strip of designer paper. I did not score this as I was not getting the measurements right. So I just put sticky strip on the front and the back. I started with the front making sure I layered the edges together and pressed it down to the back.

STEP 4: Stamp letter K (my friend’s initial) from the Broadsheet Stamp set on Whisper white and punch it out using 1″ square punch. I also punched Scallop Sqaure in Daffodil Delight and 1-3/8″ square in Night of Navy. Layer them together. 


STEP 5: Add glue strips to the back of the pad and glue it inside of the base cover. Make sure you glue it close to the scored line.

 STEP 6: Glue the Initial in the center of the front. Also add the brad (you could measure to find the center to make a hole for the brad). Tie a ribbon to add some interest.

STEP 7: Cut out a 3-1/2″ piece of Rich Razzelberry ribbon. Put sticky strips on both ends, form a loop and glue it to the back making sure the loop is hanging out enough for it to get into the brad. 

The completed cover:


The inside:


One last look: 


Love it… Now hopefully my friend will love it as well 😀

Until Next time,

Happy Krafting

Cheers =)

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