Yup, you got it, time to get creative with gift card holders. Who wants to give just a gift card in a plain envelope? Not me. So I have a pretty quick and easy one for you to try. The basic design is easy and can be decorated in hundreds of ways on the front.
From one piece of card stock you can make three of these gift card holders. Each measures 2 3/4 x 11. Score at 3 3/4 from one end and 3 1/4 from the other end. You should then have 4 inche section in the middle. Make an x in the top right corner of the 3 3/4 section. This is to mark which section to cut for the front flap. Use a circle punch on the other end to crop a half circle for easy access to the card.
I used the second largest Lots of Labels framelit to cut the end with the x. See the x in the top right corner. By only placing the top end under the framelit and the rest of the cardstock on top of the framelit, only the flap of my gift card holder will be cut.
For the front flap I used the Festive Flower Builder Punch. I cut 6 of the large leaves, 5 of the second and two of everything else. I pinched each petal in half and used my gold metalic marker to draw a line down the fold. Gold glitter paper made great centers with a large pearl on top. The flower was attached to a 1 inch x 7 inch belly band.
I found putting the flower together easiest by making a puddle of crystal effects on a silicone mat. Don’t have a silicone mat, you can also use the outside of a plastic baggie or ziplock sandwich bag. Just ask my class attendees last weekend. They used the baggie so they could transport their flower home instead of hanging with me for a couple of hours while it dried.
I was able to make 6 of these in pretty short order not counting dry time, by using an assembly line.
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