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Saturday, February 11, 2012

It's in the Bag!

It "IS" in the bag!!!  Inside this cute little gift bag is a gift card!!!

My new daughter-in-law is having a birthday next Saturday and we are going to be giving her a gift card.  

My sister came over with this cute Christmas gift card holder she made at Archiver's last season.  She wanted to remake them so they fit on a regular size card and I needed a birthday card so we played with it together.  

It's such a cute little gift bag "thing" you make and the gift card slips into it.

Want to know how to make it?  Well, of course you do and I will tell you!!

First you take a half sheet of card stock and fold it in half.  Here I sued white.  Then I took a piece of Garden Green and cut it 4" x 5-1/4".  On top of that is a piece of decorative paper from the  "Everyday Enchantment" pack and it was cut 3-3/4" x 5".  The flip side of the paper is what I used for the bag and that was cut at 3" x 3-1/4".  You will also need a piece of tissue paper. It is cut at 2" x 7" or so. You don't need to be exact with it because you are according folding it (not exact even folds) and then taping it to the inside or backside of the bag piece.  Now I found the decorative paper a bit thin so I added a piece of scrap card stock behind it for a bit more stability.  I was glad I did because it held up nicely.  I had tried it with just the decorative paper and it sunk down a bit in the middle.  Anyway, back to the bag.  I taped the tissue paper in place. You need to know where you want it because once it's taped it's on there and you are lucky if you can fix it.  Next I punched the holes for the handle.  I took a piece of scrap copier paper and folded it in half and then in half once more.  I marked the outer folds and punched the holes so they were even.  I used it as my template to mark the bag front.  Once I punched them I did use brads for the holes but you can leave it plain too.  I tied the bakers twine on and I did add just the smallest amount of tape to the twine near the holes to keep it in place. 

I used the label punch and the "Four Frames" set for the front of the bag.  The words came from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set.  I set the label in place with Dimensionals.  As for the bag, I cut my Dimensionals in half and placed them around the edges of the bag.  On the bottom part of the bag I had a couple half ones place and above the center one I placed a hole one, just high enough for the gift card to rest on and be visible just enough to grasp it to remove it.  The original gift card had you cut a slit in the decorative paper for the gift card to slide into.  I found it difficult to find that slit to get the card to go back into.  And adding that extra Dimensional as a stop for the gift card worked out perfectly.  

So there you have it!!! Easy Peasy and as cut as can be!!!  I LOVE finding different ways to give gift cards and this one is one I REALLY like!  Thank you Denise for bringing this fun idea over to play with!!!  You're such a fun sister!!!

Thank you ever so much for visiting today,

1 comment:

Runs with Scissors said...

What an adorable card. And what a great idea. I'm going to a card swap in a couple weeks and I'm still looking for a shoebox project and I'd love to CASE this.