12 Days of Christmas | Day 8

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | 12 Days of Christmas – Day 8

Welcome to Day 8 of my 12 Days of Christmas series. Today I have a cute, quick and easy gift card holder to share with you that will make that plain, boring little piece of plastic the prettiest gift under the tree 😉

I made these last year and they are my favourite style of gift card holder to date. I really, really liked last year’s version and was a bit worried that this year’s wouldn’t come together as well, but I shouldn’t have, Stampin’ Up!’s coordination gave me lots of options to embellish my holder and I love the resulting sweet, vintage style 🙂

Little Paper Party, 12 Days of Christmas 2017, Quilted Christmas DSP, Envelope Punch Board, Merry Cafe, #1.jpg
I used the Envelope Punch Board to create these holders, they’re a file folder design and the gift card just peeps over the top of the front flap with room to add a small card as well

I used the Quilted Christmas DSP and coordinating cardstock to make this year’s version as well as the Quilt Top Embossing Folder on the front panel – that little extra touch of texture really lifts this simple project.

Little Paper Party, 12 Days of Christmas 2017, Quilted Christmas DSP, Envelope Punch Board, Merry Cafe, #3

The holder is kept together with two skinny ribbons, I think multiple ribbons make a project look very luxurious and it allowed me to add the necessary Christmas sparkle 😉 Tip: I knotted the ribbon before tying the bow and then added a glue dot behind it to make sure it didn’t loosen or come undone.

I wanted to add the same banner style sentiment as last year’s project and this time stamped an outline using Birthday Banners, I thought the stitched detail tied in perfectly with the rest of the quilt theme 🙂

The sentiment is from Merry Café, I love the font of the word Christmas in this set and it fits nicely inside the banner. “Merry” is a separate stamp which made it easy to vary my colours and I like how it’s stamped at an angle to fit.

Little Paper Party, 12 Days of Christmas 2017, Quilted Christmas DSP, Envelope Punch Board, Merry Cafe, #4

I think these holders look sweet presented in a simple envelope tied with ribbon and it’s easy to make one using the same Envelope Punch Board and what’s even better, it only needs a piece of 6 x 6″ paper, so I could use paper from the same stack 🙂
The gift card holder is quite thick so I assembled my envelope around it to make sure it could slide in and out easily.

A quick and easy tutorial:
Finished Dimensions: 3 x 4″

– Cardstock: 4 x 5-1/2″ scored @ 2-1/2″ (for the holder)
4 x 1-1/4″ (for the front panel)
– DSP: 4 x 2-15/16″ (for inside)
4 x 1″ (for the front panel)
– Twine or Ribbon
– Envelope Punch Board

  1. On the 2-1/2″ side of the cardstock, line up the left corner under the middle of the punch bubble and punch.
  2. Slide the cardstock to the 2-1/2″ mark and punch, remove the cardstock from the second punch to the right edge (this forms the file tab shape)
  3. Optional: Emboss the front of the gift card holder
  4. Attach the 4 x 2-15/16″ DSP panel to the 3″ part of the holder, round the corners if desired
  5. Attach the 4 x 1″ DSP to the 4 x 1-1/4″ cardstock and attach this to the front of the holder (I used Tombow as I was attaching it to a textured background)
  6. Tie your twine or ribbon around the holder to keep it closed
  7. Embellish as desired

I hope you liked today’s project, these are really quick to make and you can get four bases from one sheet of cardstock and the front panel and DSP can be cut from scraps, which makes them very economical and much prettier than anything at the shops.

I’ll see you tomorrow with Day 9!

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