Monday, February 22, 2010

Gift Card Holder

Hi there, and welcome here! Today I want to share a cute Gift Card Holder & Envelope with you. I found the template for this here, but I found that it was bigger than I wanted, so I drew my own (you'll be able fit 2 on a 12" x 12" piece of paper)....which you will find at the end of this post.

I had a lot of fun with this template, and ended up with 3 samples to show you!

Card Size: 3.5" x 4" (closed)
6" x 9.25" (open)

There's not much to say about this card. I used thicker double-sided pattern paper since the card is also used as the envelope. The band holds the card closed, and I finished it off with a couple of Prima Flowers.
Recipe: Pattern Paper-g.c.d. studios Pink Medallions, CTMH CS-Cocoa, Colonial White, & Tulip, CTMH Ink-Cocoa, Blush, Vineyard Berry, Garden Green, & Olive, CTMH SS-Life Is So Good, Martha Stewart Punch-Eyelet Lace Corner & Pinking Scallop, Prima Flowers, Pearls.
Yes, those are Copics! I finally got myself some......thanks Dad T.....I'm still in practicing mode, but thought I coloured the gift well enough to share with you. I left off ribbon, which I had a hard time doing, because I thought this card had could also be used for a guy.
This close-up is to show the glitter icing, and stickle accents.
Recipe: Patterned Paper-Little Yellow Bicycle Zinnia, CTMH CS-Sweet Leaf Textured, Topiary, Amethyst & White Daisy, CTMH Ink-Topiary, Black, Pansy Purple & Amethyst, CTMH SS-Cupcake Sprinkles, Celebration Blocks, & True Friends, Copics BV0000, BV00, BV02, R27, R37, R59, C-1, & 0, Ice Stickles-Strawberry Ice, Crystal Glitter Ritz Cool Highlights, Sookwang Adhesive, 3D Foam Squares.

This card was fun! I created a masculine card a while ago using paper that had stamps on it, so when I found this thicker patterned paper, I knew that it would be perfect for this gift card holder. The other neat 'find' is the Kraft Wire String, which I found at Dollarama, and like it says, the wire is covered with kraft paper so it holds its shape....perfecto for my card!!
Recipe: Patterned Paper-Gartner Studios Postage Stamps, CTMH CS-Bamboo & Colonial White, CTMH Ink-Cocoa, Chocolate & Black, CTMH SS-Postmarked, Corner Rounder, Tonic Studios Ticket Punch, Kraft Wire String.

I posted 2 templates because I wasn't sure if the first one would print to its correct size. So I also provided a template that has the measurements on it. The dotted line is the fold line, and the smaller flaps are for your adhesive--you will fold up the bottom piece to make a 'pouch' for the gift card.
You should be able to trace 2 templates on a piece of 12" x 12" patterned paper. I cut inside the lines when cutting out my templates....cutting 'on' the line, or 'outside' the line can add 1/16" when you don't want it. Hopefully my rambling makes
If you have any questions, feel free to ask.


Conley Family said...

LOVE this! I LOVE your whole site! I'm so glad I found you! You are so inspirational!!! THANK YOU!

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful . Infact, the idea is commendable. Well done, interested in trying this. It's GREAT Deneen.

Waseem said...

i am so glad to find it..infact the idea is comendable..i have to try this when design Gift Card envelopes.


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