Sunday, March 16, 2014

Gift Card Holder

Spring is beginning to peek through here and there; however, winter is holding on tight.  We are expecting a bit of snow overnight and tomorrow morning.  The weather temperatures have been on a see-saw lately.

This card was inspired by a tutorial I saw on the Graphic 45 blog.  It was my first attempt at making a gift card holder, and it came together rather quickly.  It's not perfect, but I know what to do differently the next time.

Everything used here has been in my stash for quite awhile.  The papers are from K&Co's line.  First, I cut a piece of the cardstock to an 8-1/2x12" size.  With a Martha Stewart Score Board, I scored the paper at 4" intervals.  A piece of patterned paper was glued to the second panel.  On the last panel, I cut a 4x5 section off and folded and glued the flap (leaving top of flap open) onto the second panel creating a pocket.  I fussy cut some flowers from the papers and glued them to the flap, highlighting them with Stickles and Liquid Pearls.  A piece of a Zva swirl was added for sparkle.

The front of the card was easy to decorate.  I cut out the different sizes of papers and inked and distressed the edges.  I am not sure who made the flowers, but I know the leaves are from Prima.  The oval circle was cut from the paper pad, the edges highlighted with Inka Gold, and a PTI sentiment stamped on it.   Foam dots were added under the oval for dimension.  Stamps from Crafty Secrets were used for the corner brackets.  Recollections pearls, Zva rhinestone swirl and a bit of  lace add the finishing touches.

There you have it--fairly quick and simple.  I'll need to make up some more of these.  It felt good to use up some of my stash that I have been hoarding.  I need to do more of that--a lot more!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and for the comments you leave.  I appreciate each and every one of them!  Have a wonderful week!


  1. Lovely soft colors for this wonderful gift card holder, Patty! Such pretty flowers and gems! The receiver will be very delighted with this beautiful creation!

  2. This looks lovely Patty, lovely papers, love the touch of bling! It will make a wonderful gift!

  3. Yay for using old stash goodies! This is beautiful, Patty! Really pretty paper and such a fun design! LOVE how you embellished the front. The pearls and elegant swirl are the perfect touch!

  4. This is beyond beautiful Patty! and looks so professional and perfect! love it! xo

  5. This is beautiful work Patty.