Nov 02 2007
Challenge #7 – Keyword SSnotime07-There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload yourproject at Splitcoastand/or your Blog, anytime at all! You can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.
Today’s Challenge is fun, useful, quick and easy!!! It is to make a Gift Card Holder. If you prefer, you can make something to hold a check or bills — as long as it can hold a gift of this type — gift card, cash or check. I made a ton of these gift card holders last Christmas, and it is amazing how quick and easy they can be — they don’t need a ton of embellishments to be attractive!!! Just thought I’d like to get a good head start for this year, and thought you might like to as well!!!
I have made 2 samples, one more fancy and one more fun. Both use the same measurements, but you don’t need to use this design — you can use whatever you like. But if you want to use this design, here it is:
- Use 1/2 sheet of paper – 8.5x 5.5.
- Score at 2″ and 6″ — fold as shown (Scor-Pal works great for this).
- Decorate with designer paper or stamps, apply ribbon or other embellishments, and you’re about done!!! More details will be included in my photo descriptions.
Thats it create away!!! No hard and fast rules, as long as it is a gift card holder. If you do use a different design, please share it with us, OK? My samples are shown below.
Remember when you upload to use the keyword above, followed by a comma.Please come back here to post (as a comment) that youve played, and provide a linkso I can check out your card right away. You can find all cards uploaded for this challenge by clicking Gallery Submissions Here.
Some wanting to play said they have never uploaded before. If thats you and you need help uploading, just go to my Challenge No. 1 and instructions are there.
OK, this Gift Card Holder is a bit fancier than the next. I love the Holiday Harmony DP, so that’s what I used. When you score as above directed, you end up with 2 flaps — one is 2″ and one is 2 1/2″. For this holderI used the 2″ flap as the bottom, or the part that holds the gift card. Once I covered both portions with DP, I added my pretty rhinestone brads on the bottom right before sealing the edges with red sticky tape to create the pocket. Then I wrapped and secured my wide ribbon (Theater Ribbon Originals) on top and adhered my stamped image over it,usingDimensionals to give it a bit of elevation. My stamped image also has a rhinestone brad a bit larger than the 2 on the bottom. I love how the color in these rhinestones kind of takes on the color you are using — makes them very versatile! When completed, I added a sticky back Velcro closure under the stamped panel — photo will follow.
Hint: When inserting the rhinestone brads, the prongs are really large and sometimes the brads don’t want to lay quite right on your project. To remedy this problem, I punch a hole for them, larger than I normally would. I normally poke a hole with the piercing tool and then insert my brad, but for these I make a hole with the Crop-a-dile or the eyelet setting tool and hammer. Even the smallest brads in the lower right are large enough to completely cover up that hole, and everything just sits so nicely — I am a stickler that things sit and rest how I want them too — not only my ribbon tails, but everything — LOL!!! This surely works well for me!!!
- Stamps: Sweet Sampler, Star Studded Season
- Paper: River Rock, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Holiday Harmony Designer Paper
- Ink: Black Stazon, Always Artichoke
- Accessories: Rhinestone Brads, Theater Ribbon Originals, Corner Rounder, Scor-Pal, Crafter’s Tool Kit, Red Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Velcro
OK, this Gift Card Holder is a little more fun loving, and it actually coordinates with a 3-piece Hostess Gift I uploaded last week, seen here. I LOVE coordinated projects!!! This is made just like the one above, EXCEPT on this one, the flap that is 2 1/2″ was used as the bottom flap to form the pocket — can you see the difference? It makes no difference — you can use it either way — your preference! This was made pretty much just like the one above, only I ran the ribbon around the bottom portion of the holder rather than around the top flap.
Rather than using red sticky tape to hold your pocket closed on the sides, you could use either brads or eyelets. That would serve the purpose and also work as a design element.
Also, this Gift Card holder was made using scraps (we did that a few challenges back), and it was also made with left over component partsso that goes along withlast weeks Tag/Bag challenge, so this really went together quickly!!! It was practically done before I started!!!
- Stamps: Punch Pals, Warm Words
- Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Soft Sky Prints Designer Paper
- Ink: Black Stazon, Classic Black, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky. Marker in Only Orange.
- Accessories: Aquapainter, White Embossing Powder, Gingham Ribbon, Silver Brad, Scor-Pal, Punches in 3/4″, 1 3/8″ Circle, Scalloped Circle, Large Tag, Corner Rounder, Red Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Velcro
And this is the picture of the inside of both holders. There is nothing in either pocket, but I think you can see them. You can also see how I use the Velcro for a closure — it is fabulous — works so well and so easy when you buy the sticky back Velcro.
Now, if you’d like to see 2 more ultra simple Gift Card Holders using this same design, I’ll link these in my SCS gallery from last December. They use the Cuttlebug and non-SU papers. This one is Very Girlyand this one is Boyish. They have hardly no decoration, very simple, very quick, but I think they’re still cute!
Thanks for looking!!! Hope you can find time to play if you need some Gift Card Holders!!! I’ll have more SU! projects over the next couple of days, preparing for workshops featuring all the DP’s that will be on special — what a great deal that is!!! Have a great weekend everyone!!!
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