Friday, December 30, 2011 card holder tutorial

Hi everyone! Welcome back to my blog! Today I have a fast and easy gift card holder tutorial for you.

cardstock: Recollections;
patterned paper: Bella Blvd Hello Beautiful Cute Cuts, Bella Blvd Midterm Physics;
bling: Ranger Stickles (Icicle);
ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Vintage Photo);
pens: American Crafts Percision Pen (Black), Ranger Opaque White pen;
stamp: Fiskars Acrylic Stamps All Year Greetings;
tools: Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page (Cherish);
other: fasteners

Step 1. Cut a cream color cardstock to 4"x7". Fold inwards at 2.5" and 5.5". Punch using your Cherish Martha Stewart Punch on the top and bottom as shown.

Step 2. Cut out of pattern paper the following dimensions: 3.75"x1.75" (front), 3.75"x2.75" (x2-1 inside, 1 back), 3.75x1.0" (bottom). Ink and add faux stitching to all the edges. Adhere corresponding pattern paper to the right side. One of the 3.75"x2.75" pieces if for the back panel.

Step 3. Using just a little bit of glue on each side, adhere the bottom panel.

Step 4. Stamp a sentiment on the inside top panel and add a fastener to the middle of the gift card holder.

Step 5. Now, for the outside, fuzzy cut the blue cake from the Bella Blvd Hello Beautiful Cute Cuts pattern paper. Ink the edges, pop dot the die cut shape and adhere to the front of the gift card holder as shown.

Step 6. Add stickles to the edges, sprinkes and heart shape and you are done!

Step 6b. Here is what the gift card holder looks like with an actual gift card inside.

I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial and next time that you need a gift card holder for birthdays or any other occasion, you can make it instead of buying one!

***All the Products in BOLD can be purchased from A Walk Down Memory Lane online store.

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