Monday, September 13, 2010

Make N Take Monday 3--Gift Card Holder

Today I have a Gift Card Holder to share with you.  Please excuse the quality of the photos.  I was doing this late at night in my bedroom where the lighting isn't that great.  Enjoy!

designer scraps
bone folder
1" hole punch
scissors or Stampin' Up word window punch
sticky tape adhesive
Permanent adhesive

Step 1:  Cut the cardstock into a strip 4 1/4" x 11":
Step 2:  Score this strip at 3", 5 1/2" and 8"
Step 3:  Fold in the two panels (left and right side) towards the middle:
Step 4:  Fold the score line in the middle of the center panel upward to create a "mountain":

Step 5:  Flip over and attch sticky tape (red line) to the top, right side and bottom of the middle piece.  DO NOT put tape along the fold!
Note:  The panel to the right should not be glued. 
Step 6:  Fold the panel with the adhesive to the left and press down.  The piece of cardstock should look like an upside down "T":  This middle piece is where the gift card goes.
Step 7:  Using your SU word window punch, punch out 2 slots 1/4" in from both ends.  I don't have a SU punch, so I used scissors.  I just measured in 1/4" and cut a long slit to the opposite end as shown:
Step 8: Using a 1" hole punch or slightly larger, cut a notch in the center of this panel. This is to help pull out the gift card.
Step 9:  Cover with designer paper.   You will need 2 pieces cut at 3" x 4 1/2". These are for the front and back "covers".   Adhere and ink the edges.  Now you'll need four contrast pieces cut  at 3" x 4 3/8" for the inside panels.  Adhere each piece to each outside panel but do not put the paper against the fold--this will cause bulk and the card will not close properly. 
For the center panels, you'll need to trace where the notches are.  Cut out and adhere:
Here's what it should look like with the card:

I hope you understand the directions.  If not please let me know in the comment section.  I didn't add other embellies such as ribbons, sentiment, flowers, etc, due to time contraints and lighting, but I'll add those at another time  I just wanted to give you the basics of creating a gift card holder.

 I also found that this card can be used on layouts and mini albums for tags.  Just put a tag in the middle panel and journaling spots on either side or leave as is for photos.  That is what I plan to do for my next mini.  

Have Fun and Have a wonderful Monday!