Monday, March 30, 2015

3-Page Gift Card Holder

This is a special card that I made to hold two gift cards inside, with room to write a note as well.  It has three pages, held together with brads and scored so that the pages fold open nicely.  This is a really nice gift card holder with some weight to it, so it makes a lovely gift.

Start with three pieces of your base color cardstock (I used Blackberry Bliss), cut to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  Score a vertical line half an inch in from the left side of each piece.  This will be the "spine" of the card, where you attach the brads.

Next, cut four panels of Wild Wasabi, each measuring 3 1/2" x 5 1/4".  Also cut four panels of coordinating patterned paper, each measuring 3 1/4" x 5".  I used the Painted Blooms DSP, and I chose a larger, more colorful print for the outside of the card and a smaller monochromatic print for the inside.  You will adhere the outside panels to the outside front and back covers of this card, and the inside panels will go on the inside front and back covers.

I'm sorry I forgot to take a photo of the middle page while I was making it, but here are the directions:  Cut another panel of Wild Wasabi that measures 3 1/2" x 5 1/4".  Mount this to the front side of the center page.  Attach a 3 1/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White to that, so that you have a space to write your message.  On the back side of the center page, attach a 3 1/2" x 5 1/4" piece of DSP (no cardstock mat on this one).  Then use a paper piercer to poke three holes in the spine, and join all the pages together with three brads.  I got my brads at Michael's.   Here's what the card looks like when it's all put together:

  Here's the front, in the photo below.  I used the Lovely Amazing You stamp set with Garden Green ink to stamp the sentiment.  I punched it out with a 1 3/4" circle punch, and adhered it to a 2" Wild Wasabi circle and a 2 3/8" Blackberry Bliss scalloped circle.  I also cut a strip of Rose Red cardstock to 3 1/4" x 1/2" and stuck it horizontally onto the patterned paper before popping up the sentiment with dimensionals.  I added a little bow made from Rich Razzleberry cotton ribbon at the bottom of the circle.

In the photos below, you can see the gift card pockets.  To make these, I cut two pieces of Blackberry Bliss that measured 4 1/2" x 1 3/4".  I scored them at 1/2" on both of the short sides and one of the long sides.  I trimmed off the two corners where the score lines criss-crossed, folded back the three tabs, and used Sticky Strip on the tabs to adhere the pockets to the card page.  I used two 3 1/2" x 1" pieces of yellow DSP along with punched out flowers to decorate the pockets, with candy dots for the flower centers. 

Here's the inside of the front cover next to the front of the center page, where you can write your message.

And here's the card from the back.  I cut a strip of Blackberry Bliss that was 5 1/2" by 1/2" and used it to cover up the backs of the brads, for a more finished look.  

Well, that about does it!  I hope my instructions were clear; let me know if you have questions.  Supplies are listed below.  This was a really fun card to make, especially if you have a pack of patterned paper that you are dying to play with and it has lots of patterns that go together well.  Have fun!

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(the Petite Petals punch is on sale this week!)

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