Happy Tuesday! Today, I sat down and created a little gift card holder for a girl that has been babysitting our boys for us. She has refused to let us pay her anything (we've tried...MANY times), so we got her a couple of iTunes gift cards (something every teenage girl can appreciate, right?)! :-)
I used this Music Player stamp from A Muse to decorate the outside of the gift card holder. For embellishments, I added just a *hint* of Stickles on the music player, some ribbon, & a Jumbo Grommet (from the new SU! Occasions mini catalog). The paper is some that I found in my stash (I couldn't find a brand name on the back, sorry).
As you can see, my colors were taken directly from the gift card (they are definitely not my normal go-to colors!!) LOL!
After I made this, I got to thinking how useful this template is going to be (with all of the weddings and graduations coming up - not to mention birthdays!)! So, I thought I'd share the directions on how to make this quick little gift card holder!
I started with a piece of cardstock (here, I used Raspberry Fizz) measuring 3 3/4" x 7" and score it at 2 7/8" and 5 3/4".
I then used my Stampin' Up! Scallop edge punch and created a decorative border along the 1" side of the c.s. as shown in the above picture.
To secure the "gift card pocket", I stapled each side of the scallop border flap very closely to the edge (you need enough room for the gift card).
To hide the staples (and make it prettier :-), I added a strip of patterned paper (measuring 3 3/4" x 3/4") across the scallop edge flap. I also added a a black backing (that made with my largest scallop Rectangle Nestabilities) to hide the back of the staples as well as cause the colors to "pop" a little. If you don't have Nestabilities, just cut a piece of c.s. slightly larger than the closed gift card holder.
Well, that's it from me tonight... Hugs, Laurie