Lately it seems my daughter has been going to a number of birthday parties, must be that time of year! I got creative with my packaging, to make those gift cards look cuter. I love the Edgelits from the Occasions mini catalog (page 7). I found a way to use it to pretty-up a simple slide idea for a gift cards. Don't you think this would be cute to give to anyone? Okay, this one is good for kids, but check back later this week to see the one I made in Wisteria. It would be perfect to give to your friends, I know I would love to get it. Best part is this is easy to make yourself, and fits in an envelope too.
Lately I have been buying the gift cards at the grocery store, but they don't look very special hanging on the rack with all the other cards. So I measured and came up with an easy sleeve you can make to hold the gift card.
I love the Dazzling Diamond Glitter, it is so fine and looks great on everything. Makes this cupcake look so pretty. Now here's how you make it...
Gift Card Sleeve: 9-1/2" x 5-1/2" Designer Series Paper
Inside holder: 4-1/8" x 8" Card Stock
With the 9-1/2 side at the top of the Simply Score Tool, score at 1, 1-1/8, 5-1/4, 5-3/8 inches.
Use Sticky Strip down the side scored at 1 inch, fold at your score marks and put together.
Start with a piece of card stock 4-1/8 x 8 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches. Use the Egdelit die to cut a decorative edge along the short side. You should still have 5-1/2 inches to the fold mark. (Be sure to measure your gift card FIRST, adjust your dimensions accordingly if your gift card is too big, or too small. I made my card holder slightly wider than the gift card I was using.)
Decorate the front of your sleeve. This will fit in the Stampin'Up! medium envelopes, and if you choose smaller/thinner ribbons and embellishments it's not too bulky to mail.
I used the 1/4 inch circle punch on the inside holder and tied ribbon through both the gift card and my holder to keep them together.
I love the Outlined Occasions stamp set you can choose for FREE when you spend $50 on Stampin'Up! products this month. I thought it would make a fun banner across the bottom. Stamp your saying on a strip of Whisper White, then cut with scissors to size. I used the bone folder to curl the card stock so the banner looks wavy.
Crazy for Cupcakes, Bordering on Romance (Occasions mini p. 11), Outlined Occasions (Free w/ $50 in products) stamp sets, Real Red and Whisper White card stock, Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack, Basic Black and Real Red Classic inks, Stampin' Markers: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight, Edgelits Die and Big Shot, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Two-Way Glue Pen, Bone Folder, Dimensionals.
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