Friday, 2 December 2011

Lost for Christmas present ideas

I have to admit that I've not started my Christmas shopping yet and even worse I've not even written a list of what to get for whom. If all else fails I can revert to the Gift Card or some cash. I know what my children, nieces and nephews would prefer to receive, so I guess it may be gift cards all round from various and appropriate stores.

This being the case, I thought I should have a supply of Gift Card holders ready. I know I have already posted one idea for these but thought I should add a second option. This one was CASED from a video I saw on UTube by Monica Gale.  I liked the simple way to make the actual card holder, but I have adapted it a little as I have used a different way of keeping the holder closed.

Open card holder showing where the gift card slots in.

The card holder is made from half a sheet of A4 card stock and the basic holder is made using simple folds and then punching various pieces out to make the slot for the card and for the hole for the stamped image to show through.

Open folder showing inside embellishments. 

The hole was punched in the base card stock first and then the punched stamped image is placed through the hole so that everything lines up perfectly. The gift card holder is kept shut by a wrap. I choose the message from the Contempo Christmas stamp set. I stamped the message and then punched it out using the Scallop Oval Punch and the matching card stock was punched out using the Extra Large Oval Punch.

Finished gift card holders

For those of you wondering what stamps I used for the main images, I used the tree from the Contempo Christmas stamp set and also the Dasher stamp that is one of the À la Carte stamps.

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