Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Gift Card Holder Tutorial

This is going to be a long post but it'll be worth it! I'm going to teach you how to make this fun gift card holder. You can create additional pockets to hold more gift cards if you want, but I only created 2. I must apologize in advance for some of the blurry photos but we had no sun, my camera battery was about to die, I couldn't find my charger so I had to hurry, and I was standing on a chair that spins. Let's get started!

^ First you need a piece of cardstock that measures 3" x 10".

^ Score this piece at 2.5"

^ Shift your piece of cardstock over to the 1" line then score again at 4.25"

^ Shift your cardstock back to the far left and score at 7".

^ Shift your cardstock over 1/4" then score at 8".

^ The picture above is what you should have once you fold at your scored lines.

^ Now you need another piece of cardstock measuring 4" x 5.75". You will need one piece for each pocket you make. I probably wouldn't put more than 3 pockets in this holder but you could probably squeeze 4 in if you need to.

^ Shift your paper over 1/4" and score at the 1/2" mark.

^ Shift your cardstock over to the 1/2" mark and score at 3.5". I forgot to put the bone folder at the score line for you. Sorry!

^ Turn your cardstock sideways as shown. Score down the length at 1/2".

^ Trim your pocket so it looks like this.

^ Get your handy dandy Scor-Tape out. I used the 1/4" width. I love this stuff cuz you can tear it! . Add tape as shown.

^ Can you see how it's going to go together?

^ Use a 1 1/4" circle punch to create a notch to make it easier to get the gift card out.

^ Decorate the front of the pocket with patterned paper. I used a 1 1/2" punch to create a notch that layers. See, my tape liner on the bottom flat is still there!! Hope you remembered not to take yours off.

^ Now you can take the bottom tape liners off and attach the pockets to the inside of your holder.

^ I covered up the bottom flaps with a small strip of patterned paper. Your recipient will appreciate the attention to detail.

^ Decorate the front as you wish. I used Basic Grey Magnetic snaps to hold the flaps closed. And how handy is this tip.....I used the 1/4" Scor-Tape across the top on the inside to add the wonderfully yummy brown stitched grosgrain ribbon as a handle. There is no way that sucker is coming off! Now, you all run out and make your own gift card holders then link your creations so I can see them. Go on!


Unknown said...

wow! looks fabulous. can't wait to try one:)

Lori Barnett said...

Great tutorial Novell! I've gotta try it :)

Anonymous said...

Love you for this Novell! Heehee! Very cute!

Michellem said...

Get out!!!! This is awesome - I can't wait to try it myself!! TFS!

jill Grace said...

What a cute idea Novell! Love it and thanks for the helpful tutorial.

Tisha said...

Love this - Thanks so much for the tutorial!! You're da' bomb!!

Laura said...

Thanks for all the step by step instructions!

sherry czarnecki said...

What a fabulous tute! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

super cute Novell! I miss seeing you.
hope to come your way when i can drive again!
Happy Holidays

Tiffany Heilman said...

This is so cute. I just love this idea and the tut.

cheiron said...

This is great Novell! Thank you for I have to try one!

Paola said...

Was looking for a more masculine card holder- this will be perfect. Thanks for the tut.

Alanna Harris said...

I needed a new idea for a gift card holder...thanks for the great tutorial!!

Denise said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! Very pretty GC holder. Merry Christmas!