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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Snowman Season, Let it Snow, Christmas or Holiday Gift Card Holder, Weekend Project

Yesterday I had made the gift card that I don't usually make because I don't often use note card sized cards.  So today I was thinking about that gift card and wondering how I could convert it into a regular size greeting card (one that fits the A2 envelopes) and this is what I came up with.

What I did was I took a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock and I centered the little gift card on it.  Then I traced a line along the spine/fold of the gift card onto the front of the folded card. I added 1/16" on each end so the little gift card could slip in and out. I used my craft knife and cut a slit in the card front along that pencil line.

Next I cut a piece of Real Red card stock measuring 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" and textured it using the retired knitted image. I didn't realize it was retired or I would have used something current.  But you can use what you have, you get the idea here.  I cut that piece to 5-1/2" x 3-1/2".  I cut a strip from the "Let it Snow" Designer Series Paper (DSP) to 5-1/2" x 3/4". I taped both pieces to the front of the card.  

On the inside I taped a 5-1/2" x 4-1/2" piece of the DSP. I could have used Whisper White card stock or a different color card stock too.  I taped all around the edges.  I debated whether or not to add tape to the back of the note card so it would always be stuck to the card but then I decided I would just make it so the gift card could slide in and out.  It's like two cards in one.  So I only taped around the edges of the DSP on the inside. 

I slipped the note card in and took this photo.  Fun, huh?  And now I 100% love this card, this gift card.  And I know who is going to receive it too.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

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