This week has been packed with school, posts, and multiple class preparations along with a fast trip to St. Louis to visit our daughter’s family so I’ve gone a couple of days without posting. I’ve loved working with the Evergreen Elegance Bundle from the annual catalog, but it’s time to pull out different product. I couldn’t resist one last post though – a quick gift card holder idea! It will work for any need – holiday, birthday, graduation, baby, etc. making it versatile for multiple uses!
CASE-ing Patty Bennett!
I saw this gift card holder idea posted a couple of years ago by Patty Bennett. I made several changes such as adding Pear Pizzazz mats to the Heartwarming Hugs DSP, as well as a ribbon tie to make the card more of a gift. The ribbon also keeps the front of the card flat.
Gift Card Holder Measurement:
Begin with a Real Red card base, 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches. Score at 1-3/4 and 5-3/4 inches
Cut two Pear Pizzazz mats – one measures 1-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches, the second one is 2-5/8 by 5-3/8 inches. The DSP is cut in two pieces – the first measures 1 by 5-1/4 inches, and a second one measuring 2-1/2 by 5-1/4 inches.
I used a die from the Scalloped Contours set for the Pear Pizzazz mat, and then cut a Basic White mat to fit inside the stitching of the scallop die.
Before gluing down the ends of the strip to create a pocket, be sure to add your white mat for the greeting, and also punch a section to make inserting and removing the gift card easier! I used the Double Oval Punch but any of the circle dies will work! Use Tear and Tape to adhere the edges for a stronger hold. Before adhering the scallop label to card front, cut an 18 inch piece of ribbon that will go around the back of the card and tie to the left of the label. To keep the ribbon in place, adhere 2-3 dimensionals on top of the ribbon BEFORE adhering the label so the ribbon stays attached to the card when untied. The Playful Pets Ribbon combo comes with this slender Real Red stitched ribbon as well as a bolt of Black and White Baker’s Twine – a great combination!
A Gallery of Evergreen Elegance Projects:
For a quick replay, here is a gallery of my projects using Evergreen Elegance that are also available from past posts. Which is your favorite one????
I’ll be back o Monday with a new product focus – not sure which one I’m going with yet! I have a few hours to make that decision, but until then – keep stamping, keep crafting, and God Bless!
Evergreen Elegance Cling Stamp Set  Evergreen Elegance Bundle (English)  Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper  Basic White 8 1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock  Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock  Real Red 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock  Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad  Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad  Scalloped Contours Dies  Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack  Double Oval Punch  Rhinestone Basic Jewels