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I made a gift card holder using Praise the Lord and making it work as birthday set. I am part of the hospitality committee at the school. Every month we (the PTA) supply a meal for the teachers and staff to show them our appreciation for all they do. We also celebrate any birthdays for the month (we split the summer birthdays in May and September, don't want to forget anyone). We give them little gift card to help celebrate and I make the gift card holders or birthday cards.
- I started by cutting some cardstock in half lengthwise so that it measured 11x4 1/4.
- Then score it at 3, 4, 5 and 8 inches.
- Fold the scored areas so that the 1 inch sections are the peak, before using thin adhesiv tape by the valley folds to seal the pocket area. (seen above) Besure not to add the tape at the top fold or you won't create the pocket for the card.
- Once you've adhered the pocet you need to trim off the top of the fold to create the opening for the gift card. I used my trimmer, but you can use scissors.
The rest of the card holder is easy once you've got your plan on how you want to decorate it. I used some stamps and pattern paper. The stamps I chose to decorate with are Praise the Lord and Hello Sentiments. I made sure to use my misti, as you can see in the picture above my stamping didn't work so well the first time. The second time leaves a nice clear crisp sentiment.
I continue stamping with my misti different sentiments on the pattern paper and stamped the hands across a panel. I will say stamping after getting all of my pattern paper panels wasn't my brightest moment, but I got into the crafty groove! ;-)
The above picture shows the gift card holders open and decorated. Although as I'm writing the post I see that I took the above picture before I stamped birthday. Doh! Oh well below you can see the card folded up with birthday stamped on the panel and the card is tied closed with ribbon.
I also have a quick card to share as well. I made the back ground but embossing with a die cut. The sentiment panel was stamped using distress oxide inks and Scriptures of Love. I wanted the card to stay pretty simple, but I wanted to add some bling. I added some wink of Stella and glossy accents to some random hearts and scattered some chunky glitter pieces.
Have a great day, until next time!