I have a cute and QUICK project to share with you today! As always, the tutorials at Song of My Heart Stampers are 100% free, no strings attached. If you'd like to show your appreciation for all the sharing, please leave me a comment and totally make my day! And if you don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator and would like a free Idea Biook & Catalog or would like to place an order for anything you see on my blog, click here: www.lyssa.stampinup.net
I don't know about you, but I LOVE getting and giving gift cards! They are so handy, and I always feel like the person I give them to can get something they really want. However, they're a little impersonal, so I like to dress them up with a great card or holder. Today I want to share a super easy matchbook-style gift card holder that you make with a single strip of paper.
Ready to start? To begin, you'll need a 3x12 inch wide strip of cardstock, your SImply Scored board, the Decorative Label punch, Sticky Strip or other really good adhesive, and stamps and ink to decorate your finished holder.
Before you do any adhering, you'll want to notch out the end of the strip so that it's easy to grab and slide the gift card out of the pocket. I used the Decorative Label punch, to make mine fancy, but you can use any good-sized punch to notch out an oval or circular area for the same purpose.
Use Sticky Strip or other really strong adhesive on top and bottom of the pocket (not shown), making sure to leave the left hand notched edge open wide enough for the gift card. Snug is good--too tight is not! Then use a line of Sticky Strip to fold over the little scored flap (shown above), making sure not to put it too close to the edge, because that's where your holder's cover is going to slip into to hold the whole thing closed.
Here's the inside of my holder, with all the steps completed:
Now I have two hints for you:
- You can make an envelope that is exactly the right size for this puppy, using the new Envelope Punch Board. That thing ROCKS! If you don't have it, you're gonna want it, so call me.
- The pocket will also fit thin, flat candies like Ghiradelli's. If you have any in the house. Or if you had some in the house, but they mysteriously disappeared while you were photographing your tutorial.
Now, leave me a comment if you LOVE free tutorials, and I will magically produce another one tomorrow!