With graduations, weddings, anniversaries, and hostess gifts for those you visit during vacation beginning to crop up in rapid succession, it's time make a few gift card holders. It's the easy go to gift, that every one likes to get, and making a holder for it takes it up a more thoughtful notch, as well as keeps it from getting lost in a sea of gifts. :)
Making gift card holders is not only easy and fast, but they're also a great way to use your stash. This is one I made the other day.
My husband texted (is that really a word?) me the other day and was on his way to get a gift card for our favorite baby sitter. We had learned it was her birthday that day. I was in my stamp room, pulled out a few scraps, that's right, scraps, and whipped this together.
I used a strip of Greenhouse Gala DSP that was just wide enough and long enough to go around a gift card. I took a Target card I had in my purse and used that as a guide to make my folds around the card. Of course you adhere the sides of the folded part together to the card doesn't fall out the bottom. So simple!
I used the first circle punch I could reach to punch that little dip. Almost any shape is useful for that, just use half the punch.
Because I am color challenged when it comes to bright and mod looks like this, I took my color cue from the paper and picked out scraps to make the sentiment on the front. That Happy Birthday stamp, by the way, is the Afterthoughts hostess set from the current catalog which you can only get FREE and only by hosting a party or ordering $150. And that's only available until June 30th! (By the way, you can place that order here.)
Anyway, matching flower stamp from the coordinating Friends Never Fade stamp set. Love that things coordinate for me so I don't have to try to do that myself! I'm a great demonstrator, but I'm not really original or artsy, so any help I get I take, and Stampin' Up! is great at giving us tools to help!
So here's the lesson, take some scraps, wrap the card, stamp and layer a sentiment (hopefully one that's appropriate for the occassion, and tie with ribbon. Viola!
You can order any supplies you need for your upcoming gift bonanza season from my Stampin' Up! website! Any orders of $50 or more placed online on my website before May 31 will receive a complimentary package of basic rhinestones or pearls. I'll e-mail you after your order is placed to ask your preference.