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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Jolly Bingo Bits Gift Card Holder

 I have never made a gift card holder quicker than I did with this one.  It was so simple and extremely quick!  I'm serious!!

First I took a piece of decorative paper from the Snow Festival designer printed tags pack.  I used the backside of the owl sheet.  Then I took a piece from the Festival of Prints designer series paper pack.  That would be the striped sheet.

I stamped the snowman from the Jolly Bingo Bits set and I colored him in.  That is optional.  I him out using a 1" circle punch.  Then I punched out a 1-1/4"  Island Indigo circle and then the Early Espresso scallop.  I taped them together and added some Dimensionals on the back to attach them to the front of my gift card holder.  

Now for the assembly.  I took the stripped paper and I folded it in half.  Then I took the tag piece and I set it on the top part of the folded piece to see how much I needed to cover to hide the owl image.  I taped the piece from the owls ears down to the bottom. Then I lined up the stripped piece and pressed it onto the taped piece.  Next I folded the tag piece over the top edge of the stripped piece.  

I took a pencil and marked the stripped paper on each side of the bump on the bottom of the tag piece so I could take my craft knife and cut a slot into the stripped paper. The plan was to use that bottom bump as the insert to hold the gift card holder shut.  And surprisingly so, the plan worked.

And finally I took a scrap piece of card stock and stamped the Merry Christmas from the Chock Full of Cheer set.  I glued it to the inside bottom of the stripped paper.  I inserted the gift card, tucked the flap in and I was done!  Does it get any simpler than that using papers you didn't have to cut much at all?   You don't have to cut the tag piece or the piece from the paper stack.  They lined up and were the exact same width.  Perfect!!  My scrap piece needed a little trimming but that was it.  And of course the punching.  SO simple and SO quick to make but yet it looks like there was a lot more work to it.  

Have fun making them and thank you for stopping by,
Wanda

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