Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | 12 Days of Christmas 2020 – Gift Card Holder
Hi everyone 🖐 Whether you love or hate gift cards, sometimes they’re the perfect gift solution and the holders that the shops sell really don’t do them justice. So today, I have a simple gift card holder to share with you that is basically a micro gift bag, but oh so cute, as well as being quick & easy to make 😊
These little cuties only need a 5 x 7-1/2″ of DSP, which means you can make 2 of these from one 12″ x 12″ piece with some nice big pieces left over for other projects. I used the Poinsettia Place DSP & Heartwarming Hugs DSP for mine, but you could use any colourway/design you like, just make sure the pattern won’t be too big on this small project.
After I’d created the bag base I used some Braided Linen Trim for the handles, this was the perfect colour, thickness & texture for my bags, but any thin ribbon or twine would work just as well.
As these bags are so small I kept my decoration to a minimum and only added a sentiment from the Have A Hoot stamp set, die cut with one of the Ornate Frames Dies. I used Linen Thread to tie mine on, but you could simply thread it onto the handles and save a few steps.
Here’s the How To:
DSP: 5″ x 7-1/2″
- To create a contrast band at the top score @ 1/2″ on the back your DSP on the 5″ side
- Flip your DSP over and score @ 1″ from the bottom to create the base
- Fold & burnish the 1/2″ section & adhere into place
- Score @ 2-1/2″, 3-1/2″, 6″ & 7″ (on the 7-1/2″ side)
- With the DSP still in place, score @ 3″ & 6-12/” to the horizontal score line to create the gussets
- Fold & burnish the score lines, trim the bottom tabs & assemble the bag
- Punch holes using a small hole punch and add your preferred handles
- Decorate as desired
These little bags are just so cute and would be perfect to hang from the tree with all sorts of goodies, use as table favours, gift to co-workers, neighbours etc… as well as wrap up a gift card (or two 😉) I kinda want to keep on making them, but can’t as I have lots more Christmassy projects to finish however, I think a few more might find their way under the tree 😏
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