Saturday, January 23, 2016

B.Y.O.P. Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone!  Surprise, Surprise, I am posting.  It seems that work just keeps me so busy that when I get home I don't want to look at a computer.  But, I had to share this cute little gift card with you and share a tutorial of how it is made.  It actually started with this gift card I got for my birthday from a friend and she had bought the gift card holder from one of her stamping buddies.  So it is not my design, but I tour it apart to see how it was made and could not believe it was an envelope.  The name stamped on the back of the gift card holder was "Shell Ann," so thank you Shell Ann for this idea.  Now on with how to make it.
OK, yes it starts with a regular card size envelope - 5 3/4 X 4 3/8 size.
You will cut one side of the top of the envelope off, cut a little more than the half, maybe 1/8" to the left of the half.  It will look a little like the photo below.

Now you can see where the gift card will go.

A little better picture of the cut to the envelope top and how much past the center it should be.

Now to get ready to add the items for the front, back and inside.  Just in case you cannot read the measurements from the photo, you will cut 3 pieces of plain paper (whatever color you desire) 4 1/4 X 2 3/4.  Cut 3 pieces of Designer Paper at 4 X 2 1/2.

Adhere the Designer Paper to the plain card stock.

Now you can use whatever stamp you would like to put on the front and on the inside.  I used the stamps from the stamp set called B.Y.O.P from SU.  I also used a framelit from SU to cut it out.  Use whatever you would like to cut it out.  Mine was a little different from the gift card holder I received but I chose ones that fit the words.

Adhere everything to the gift card holder.  As you can see I did the inside first.

I attached the ribbon with adhesive to the back of the front of the gift card holder has you see below.

Adhere the back and the front as you see in the photos below, tie it shut and you are done.

Here it is open. 

Thanks for stopping by and hope you like the tutorial.