Thursday, December 20, 2007

Oh so Manly Gift Card Holders

I needed a couple of gift card holders so I whipped these up as quickly as possible (can you say "last minute project!"). I tried to make them as manly as possible but couldn't resist adding a big of glitter, some ribbon (albeit chocolaty ribbon!) and a scalloped edge.

These are not full sized cards, instead I made them small enough to fit in some 3 5/8" x 5 1/8" envelopes I had lying around.

So you want some measurements? Well, start with a 4 7/8" by 8 1/2" piece of Close to Cocoa cardstock. Score at 2" and 5 1/2" and fold smaller piece in and adhered with a strong adhesive such as Sticky Strip or Terrific Tape. This creates the pocket to hold the gift card.

For the cover I scalloped the edge and added a bit of paper piercing for extra oomph. After that it was just a matter of stamping a focal image (reindeer from Merry & Bright), coloring it and then matting on more cardstock before adhering it to the cover with Stampin' dimensionals. Of course I just had to add some glitter and brads to bling it up a bit. To keep the holder closed I used a velcro dot... it's cheap and gets the job done, however it does add a bit of bulk to the project.

All images copyright Stampin' Up!. Stamps: Merry & Bright, Cute Converse. Paper: Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa Prints Designer. Ink: Black StazOn. Other: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Sakura Quickie Glue Pen, Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, small corner rounder, paper piercer, mat pack, silver brads, Stampin' dimensionals, velcro dot.


  1. Danielle, those are soo great! love the colors- super fun!

  2. How a "manly" way! I just love that little reindeer!

  3. Your gift card holders are so cute! Love the scallops and paper piercing!

  4. Can't decide what I like best--the scalloped edge with piercing, the colors, the holder or the cute deer. What a great card--can you say CASE??? Happy New Year!


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