Hi, Trudi here today. With Christmas approaching I am trying to get myself a little organised ahead of time. For the older children in the family, we generally give gift cards. To make the giving of the gift card a little more personalised, I make up little gift card holders to pop them in.
For my sample, I have used the super fun Mint Twist Collection.
Gift Card Holder by Trudi Harrison
Kaisercraft Products: Mint Twist – P930 Peppermint, P934 Ho Ho Ho, PS232 To Froms, CT724 Collectables
You will also require:
Scoring Tool, Ruler, Pencil & Eraser, Hole Punch, Adhesive
The actual basis of the gift card holder can been created from a 12″ x 12″ sheet of patterned paper or cardstock – I used Mint Twist P930 Peppermint for mine. Double Side patterned papers work really well.
The concept also works well if you wanted to create a mini album instead of the gift card holder. I have done this in the past by adding some photo’s in lieu of the gift card and sentiment.
The creative process is as follows to make a the basic 6” x 4” mini album/gift card holder. This of course can be altered depending on the size you wish to make.
Taking your 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock – draw a faint pencil line to divide in half, then measure 4” up along both edges and draw a faint line across. Measure another 4” up and draw another faint line across. Refer to the following diagram showing lines.
Now remove the following piece so it looks as shown below.
**For a gift card holder I also remove the top 6″ x 4″ piece as well but for a mini album, I leave this piece attached so there is an additional folded flap for added photos.**
Score along where the broken lines are and then fold.
Opening up, trim the top piece approx 1.5 cm in from the right hand edge
Fold cover over, line up and punch holes in the front cover.
Decorate/embellish the card holder in a theme which suits the occassion.