I love creating gift card holders, they’re so much nicer to give than the things the stores offer when you by the gift cards. Sometimes a gift card is a panic buy, or sometimes it’s exactly what the person has asked for. Either way I always dress them up so they never look like an afterthought. This gift card holder is a little different though as I’ve designed it to be hung on the tree or used as a tag on another gift.
I began my project with the elf and attached “no peeking” sentiment from the #Elfie Stamp Set.
First I wiped a piece of Very Vanilla Card using an Embossing Buddy to remove any oils and static. Next using VersaMark ink I stamped the image and sprinkled it with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Then I tapped off the excess powder and removed a few stray specks. Finally I melted the rest of the powder using my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
With the image done all I needed to do was paint some ink onto it using a barely damp Aqua Painter. For Elfie’s clothes I chose Call Me Clover, while his skin was painted in Petal Pink and his hair with Pineapple Punch.
To complete the panel I used sellotape on the back to attach a 1/8″ strip of Gold Glimmer Paper down each side.
MAKING THE GIFT CARD HOLDER
To make the gift card holder I started with a 3″ x 7″ piece of Lovely Lipstick Card cut and scored as shown in the diagram.
Next, instead of punching a thumb slot, I used the oval hole option on the Detailed Trio Punch to punch a hole through the open end. At this point I inserted the card and then threaded some 3/8″ Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon through the punched holes. Then I tied the ends of the ribbon together in a simple knot. Finally I added the assembled Elfie panel to the front of the holder with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I love how this project turned out and it’s really easy to create. If you prefer visual instructions, here’s the video I created showing how to make a basic gift card holder.