Saturday, October 6, 2012

Christmas Gift Card Holder

Project Design ©Sharon M. Reinhart
Happy World Cardmaking Day!  To celebrate, I have chosen to share this quick and easy gift card holder with you.  Hope you like it!
I have used the following materials: ivory pearl and gold cardstocks, green and brown cardstock, Hero Arts sentiment stamp, Chalk ink olive pastel and chestnut roan, Wonderfil thread, EK Success star punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder, SpellbindersTM Lacey Pennant and Labels One die sets, Standard Circle die or circle punch, scissors, double-sided tape, foam mounting tape, bone folder, die-cutting system.
The base card is created from a 4 x 10-inch piece of cardstock. Score at 3-7/8, 5 and 6-1/8 inches.   Fold in half. Use label die placed partially on center fold approx. 1/4-inch, cut following manufacturer's directions. Apply double-sided tape between the two remaining score lines but not on the edges that have been die-cut, adhere. This area will serve as the gift card holder.  Emboss front cover using embossing folder. 
Die-cut scallop triangle shape using pennant die. Cut a small slit in the valleys between the scallops at the bottom left and right. Working from the spool of thread, tape thread to the back. Carry thread around to the front through one of the previously cut slits. Wrap thread diagonally up one side of the tree (pennant shape), cross at the top and wrap diagonally working down the tree. Finish by wrapping thread through the remaining previously cut slit, secure with tape at the back. Cut a small rectangle from brown cardstock, adhere to the back at center bottom to create the trunk. Punch star and adhere to the top of the tree. Stamp sentiment and punch or die cut. Edge with ink. Adhere sentiment to card using foam mounting tape. Don't forgt to insert desired gift card, money, bookmark, coupon or whatever you want to include.  Stickles glitter glue is a nice finishing touch on some of the embossed designs (not shown in this photo).  Hope you will explore the World Cardmaking Day blog tour, click on the link below.  If you are a new visitor to this blog don't forget to check out the Fabulous Paper Folds online class using the link at the right side!  Thanks for visiting!
Creatively Yours,

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