Monday, March 31, 2008

Tart & Tangy Gift Card Holder

I've tried a couple of different versions of gift card holders, and I think this is one of my favorites. The finished card size is 5 x 4" and is a tri-fold. On the open view, you can see the slits punched for the gift card on the bottom and an area to write your message in the middle. The holder could also be done as a regular bi-fold card, but I like the variety of the tri-fold for this one.

The card base is a 5 x 12" piece of bashful blue scored at 4" and 8". For the front, I added a couple of different pieces of Summer Picnic DSP - the cherry print and the Old Olive stripe. I used the corner rounder to create the scallops on the striped paper. I then added a piece of Real Red cardstock on the lower portion, added faux stitching with the Signo white gel pen, and stamped For You in Whisper White in the lower right-hand corner. The red gingham wraps around the entire card to hold it closed.

The cherry was inked with Real Red and Old Olive markers and punched with the 1 1/4" circle punch. It is matted on an Old Olive 1 3/8" circle and then on a Real Red scallop. Finally, I added Crystal Effects to the cherries and adhered it on top of the gingham.

For the gift card section, I pushed the slit punch all the way in on both sides. I wanted it to be a fairly good fit so the card wouldn't slide out on it's own. The middle section is a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamped with the cherry and sponged in Real Red on the edges.

Stamps: Tart & Tangy, Happy Everything
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
DSP: Summer Picnic
Ink: Whisper White
Markers: Real Red, Old Olive, Signo White Gel Pen
Accessories: Red Gingham
Tools: 1 1/4, 1 3/8 and Scallop Circle Punches, Slit Punch, Corner Rounder


Flossie's Follies said...

What a great card, love the colors and papers and your wonderful fold.

Michelle said...

LOVE this! What a great idea!

The Horns said...

This caught my eye because I'm in love with the DP & this would be great to demo at a workshop w/ graduation coming up! It's simple but so cute! Thanks!