Friday, October 24, 2008

Neat New Gift Card Holder

I am getting excited about the Holidays! Are you?
I usually don't but I have been making some really fun stuff over the past few weeks for my first craft fair. I will posting pictures of some of the items over the next few days. I would appreciate any suggestions or comments as this is new for me. Even price suggestions are appreciated. I kind of have an idea for some items and no idea for others.
I was at my friends house the other day looking at some swap items another fiend had received and saw a cute idea for a standard card envelope...I new I had to try it out and here is my take on it. Since I don't know where the swap item was from I can't give original credit...but thank you whoever you are!
Here is the front. I had fun making this and it is sooooo easy! I always try to do my casing so that it is not exactly like the original. I will explain where I changed things up further on in this post.

Here is a close up of the front so you can see how dimensional it is. I LOVE using dimensionals and sponging. Yes this is sponged on all edges! with chocolate chip of course!
And here is the inside...this is where I changed it up a bit. The original had the flap left outside so you had to lift the flap to get the gift card. I tucked mine inside and then used my new large oval punch to cut a half and oval and then put my card inside.. it works either way. I think then next sized smaller envie would work for this idea as well, but I did not have any right on hand, as the gift card gets lost a bit in the pocket.

Well, hope you enjoyed, I know I had fun making this and it was super quick.
Stamps: Very Merry, Holiday Tag Team and Holidays & Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red and Old Olive
Paper: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, and Holiday Treasures DS paper
Other: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" circle and 1 1/4" circle punches, detail scissors, Old Olive Grosgrain, Dimensionals

As always, thanks for looking and have a great day,


Joani McDonald said...

OMGoodness Tammy! I love your blog! I think that I can spend lot's of time here!
Thank you for getting in touch with me ~ I'm so happy to be able to add you to my blog roll!

Lonely Paul said...


Amy said...

So, just to make sure I have this right -- this is an envelope folded in half? Then, just used as a gift card holder? SUPER COOL & EASY!!