Oct 19 2009

Masculine Gift Card Holder

A clean and simple gift card holder that is masculine, seasonal (autumn) and personalized with the recipients initials.  I used a collection of varying stamps on this simple little project, but they all blended wonderfully.  Here it is:

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Leaf image is from A Year of Leaves by Melanie Muenchinger for Gina K. Designs (copic colored).  A great set for year round use!  Initials done with 60 Pt Font contained in the 1 3/16″ Wood Stamper with Bonus 60 pt Font and Damask Borders by JustRite.  Paper (Autumn Traditions DP), hardware and inside sentiment are all by SU.  I used a strip of White 5/8″ Double Sided Suede. I love this suede on guy cards.  It adds the ribbon touch we love, but without the fru-fru that guys don’t particularly love — LOL!!  The touchy-feeliness of this suede is wonderful and is very suited to an autumn card!  I want to add that I don’t typically like to cut my ribbon at the edge of the card — I prefer to wrap it around; however, with this suede ribbon, it cuts beautifully with no fraying or ravelling, so I did adhere it to the card front only and cut the sides — works GREAT with this suede ribbon.  It is all held closed with a self-adhesive Velcro Dot.  Here’s the inside:

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Can you see the closure?  It’s my favorite self-adhesive Velcro Dots, and I just added them in 3 colors to Page 3 of my store.  I usually try to make my cards so all the hardware backs are hidden between layers, but on a CAS card sometimes that harder to do, and it’s OK if they show – especially on guys cards — LOL — they don’t care!  This has a nice little pocket to tuck in some cash, a check or gift card!

This is my favorite quick and easy Gift Card Holder template and I’ve used it dozens of times.  I originally got the measurements from an SCS challenge years ago.  Start with a 1/2 sheet of paper – 8.5 x 5.5 – and using my Scor-It I scored in 2″ from one short edge and 2.5″ in from the other short short edge.  When folded, the 2.5″ flap is the top while the 2″ flap is the pocket (adhere on the sides with red sticky tape).  Then just decorate away.  This is a GREAT little template that comes in so handy time and time again.

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The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries the following items used on this project:

1 3/16″ Wood Stamper with Bonus 60 pt Font and Damask Borders by JustRite

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (image) and VersaFine Onyx Black Ink (sentiment)

5/8″ Double Sided Suede Ribbon by May Arts

Self-Adhesive Velcro Dots

Scor-It

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Thanks much for stopping in today.  I have one more masculine gift card holder to make in the next day or two and it will be for Pastor Appreciation Month.   I really should make a few masculine birthday cards as well – this just may be a masculine week here on my blog — time will tell!!!  We have some gorgeous sunshine and pleasant temps today — hope you are enjoying pleasant days as well!!!  See you soon!

 

12 responses so far

12 Responses to “Masculine Gift Card Holder”

  1. Shawna says:

    Love it! Masculine items are always so hard for me, then I look at what others do….and you do it beautifully! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Marisa says:

    Fabulous job on this gift holder, Sharon!! Love the leaf — what can I say, I’m Canadian so I’m partial to maple leafs LOL :) Great colours and the hardware is the perfect touch.

  3. Kim Howard says:

    That looks great, love the masculinity of it!

  4. nancy littrell says:

    Beautiful guy gift card. Your pastor will feel very special. TFS

  5. Donna VW says:

    Great idea – I’ve got to get a scor-it.

  6. Kathie says:

    Great card – I am always looking for masculine card ideas – I wonder why!! LOL
    TFS and have a great day Sharon!

  7. Barbara says:

    Fabulous masculine gift card!! I must order some of the suede ribbon. :) It looks very versatile . It would work for masculine or feminine cards based on the colored used. Looking forward to more of your masculine cards. Thanks for sharing!!

  8. Jerri Kay says:

    It’s perfect Sharon, your Pastor will be very appreciative!

  9. Melanie Muenchinger says:

    Sharon, this is beautfiul! I love the DP s you chose and your coloring! you’re so funny about how “guys don’t care” :0 hugs, have a wonderful week!

  10. Love the elegant simplicity of your design!

  11. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, I love the simplicity of this great gift card. Beautiful coloring too!

    Joan

  12. Rose Ann says:

    Wonderful masculine gift card holder, Sharon! Beautiful, but not in a girly way!!

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