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Friday, November 7, 2008

Home Made Holidays Project 6 - Gift Card Holder

Yes, I'm still at it.  The Homemade Holidays kit is really big - so its easy to make a bunch of projects.

webgiftcardholder Project number 6 is a Gift Card Holder made with one of the 4 clear pillow boxes included in the kit. This holder makes the gift a little more significant than just placing the gift card inside a greeting card.

The insert in the pillow box holds the gift card on one side and the greeting and to/from information on the other side.  The picture mounted on the front of the box hides the gift card until the box is opened.




webgiftcardholderopen Supplies from Kit:
  • Popcorn Tree and Holly Sprig Stamps
  • Clear pillow box
  • Holly Jolly Stripe paper
  • Maraschino, Leapfrog, Harvest and Announcement Cream cardstock
  • Button
  • Raffia
Other Supplies:

Stamp Popcorn Tree in Rich Cocoa on a 2 3/8” by 3 3/8” piece of cream cardstock and color as desired.   (See THIS post if you are curious about how I colored Popcorn Tree.)  Antique the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink using a duster brush.

Adhere to a green matte (4” by 2 ¾”). Adhere to a red matte (3” x 4 ¼”). Paper Pierce the bottom of the green matte using the Design Ruler and create “stitches” with the Inkessentials white pen. Thread a piece of raffia through a button and adhere to the upper left corner.

Put a drop of crystal effects on each cranberry to make them round and shiny. Set aside to dry.

To make the insert that holds the gift card, cut Harvest 5 ½” by 3 ¼”. Cut green 2 5/8” by 3 7/8”. Center and adhere to the Harvest cardstock.

Adhere two punched or cut corners on the lower left and lower right of the green – putting Oh So Sticky Tape on the bottom and side only. As above, use the design ruler and white pen to create stitching. The gift card fits inside the corners.

On the back side of the box insert, add a greeting and a to/from. Adhere Stripe paper slightly smaller than the insert. Stamp a greeting and to and from using Sentiment Collection I on a 2 ¼” by 3 ¼” piece of Harvest. Stamp and color Holly Sprigs at the base. Matte on Green and adhere to the back of the insert.

Assemble the pillow box and slide the insert inside. Place foam tape on the sides of the tree image. Adhere the image so it hides the gift card in the box.

And that's it!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday.  This year the Fall color is just incredible here.  Even driving to the grocery store is a treat.


Anonymous said...

I love it! What a great idea and your inserts are just beautiful!

Crystal Ware said...

This is s cute and a great idea!

AnnMarie said...

Awwwww! Really nice project!