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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Santa Theme Gift Card Holder

Adding yet another item to the growing list of "Santa Themed" items! Here I created a gift card holder. There are over a dozen "Santa Theme" items on my blog. Just click here to view them.

These don't take long to make either. Well, that all depends on you and how much decoration you want to add to it. You can use real fur, flocking, liquid applique or other textures on the white area. You can add on real buttons or paper ones. A real buckle or a paper one.

And here is how to make it!

Cut your card stock 4-1/2" x 7-1/2"
Score at 1-3/4" and 4-3/4"

Fold in all score lines.

The 1-3/4" part is the pocket. Fold that piece up and glue the edges. Don't use a lot of glue, you do want to have room to slide the gift card in. Glue works better here than tape because tape has a tendency to pull apart from the card stock when the gift card is inserted. So to keep the item looking it's best I just used glue.

I took clothespins to hold the edges down while I got the rest of my elements ready for the front.

I used a scallop punch and made the bottom part of Santa's coat. I have a GREAT Sizzix buckle die so I cut out my buckle. You can do yours by using a square piece of More Mustard card stock and then either using the "Double Rectangle" punch or a craft knife to make the opening for the ribbon. You can also just use a square piece of More Mustard and cut a small square piece of black card stock the width of the ribbon and glue or tape it on top of the More Mustard piece. It will give the illusion of a buckle. So regardless if you have the fun die cuts or not you can still make this gift card holder!

It's as simple and as quick as that. I think the part that took the longest to make was the white "fluffy" stuff at the bottom. Had I had any of that fun fur stuff I would have used that since this gift card holder wasn't going to be going through the mail.

Have fun making these! They are a nice way to dress up your gift cards!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

5 comments:

Mrs Bs Blog said...

This is great! looks very quick and easy to make, fantastic. xxx

Susie said...

I love your Santa stuff. I've made lots it in the last couple years. This gift card holder is really adorable.

Sara Paschal said...

So Clever, I love to see your Santa theme items. I think the Candy Bar wrapper is my fave to date (and that is because what it holds, LOL).

Great job!

Diane said...

What a neat gift card idea!!!
Do you use a specific glue?

lisa808 said...

Adorable gift card holder!