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Tuesday Tip – Gift Card Holder

September 18, 2012

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
Other: Ribbon 

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

Now punch two small holes along the back 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.

Happy Creating!!

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  • Reply Debi Clark September 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Oh this is wonderful – thank you so much for the tute Trudi – such a fun idea!
    And of course fabbo KC products!

  • Reply Jo September 21, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Love this but it it possible to convert instructions into PDF file so we can download and print off? Something similar was done a little while ago for making your own roses on Kaisercraft blog. Loving all the Christmas card ideas.

  • Reply Credit card apply online February 20, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    The product is made of plastic and due to the transparency of material anyone can easily view the cards.

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