Monday, July 23, 2018

Gift Card Holder

     This is my project for the 3rd day of the Christmas in July challenges at Catch the Bug.  So far, I've managed to play each day and I'm doing my best to keep time clear each morning for creating that day's card.  The theme today is to make a gift or a gift card holder.  Since I'm always in need of gift card holders over the holidays, I make lots of these.

     The one today is made with an image from Bugaboo Stamps.

     I colored with ProMarkers, including ProMarker silver metallic pens on the bells and stars on the tree, then added glitter to the snowflakes and the dot in the "i" of Christmas.  I die cut the image with a rectangle die from QuicKutz, and inked the edges.

     This is an all-in-one card and envelope.  The image piece was mounted onto the central section of what would become the inside of the 'envelope' for the gift card.  I trimmed the top edge to make a wide arrow-point, then used my Scor-Pal to score across the width about 2 inches below the top, again just below the image piece, and once more 2 inches up from the bottom of the CS.  I folded at each of the score lines, then cut the very bottom into a dove-tail.  I used double-sided tape to adhere the folded up, bottom flap to the card back along the outside edges, making the slot for the gift card.

     The image will fold down onto the gift card, and the arrow-point flap seals it closed.  The back side of the card is the outside of the envelope and, because the image is inside, there's plenty of room for the recipient's name (and address, if being mailed.)  The green CS is in the pocket just to show where the gift card will be.

Aud Sentiments
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I {heart} ProMarkers
Jo's Scrap Shack
Mod Squad
Outlawz Twisted Thurs.
Passion for ProMarkers
Send a Smile 4 Kids
Winter Wonderland

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Donna Ellis said...

Fantastic gift card holder, Connie! I especially like that you have decorated the inside of the holder with one of Bugaboo's beautifully colored images! Your bold color choices are especially festive against the white background! Darling! hugs, de

Margreet said...

Gorgeous gift cad holder with lovely coloring, Connie!
Thanks for entering the ABC challenge at Catch the Bug. Good luck with the next days!
xxx Margreet DT

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous and what a wonderful idea. Love the image and gorgeous colouring too!
Linda xxx

Aunty Sue said...

Love this and I tend to need more of these as the children get bigger at Christmas thanks for sharing at PFP this week and good luck

Elaine Stark said...

A great gift card holder, always useful. Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine

Elaine Stark said...

Lovely image and colouring. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

jimlynn said...

That's a perfect stamp for your gift card holder! Whoever gets this is going to love it - and also what's inside!

Jodie Mackrell said...

Love this! Great coloring too!
Thanks for joining us in our Bugaboo Christmas in July event!
Smiles...Jodie (Bugaboo Stamps Owner)

*Vicki* said...

Such a cute image and really beautifully colored too! Always great to have gift cards on hand for sure!! Thanks for the inspiration friend! HUGS

Nat said...

Fab project and colouring. Thank you for joining PFP

Teresa Arsenault said...

Fabulous gift card holder. It looks really professional. hugs, Teresa

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous card.Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
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Lori Kobular said...

Perfect gift card holder card!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fun. Love your image and coloring . Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo's Fun Friday. AJ DT JSS

Joyce Erb said...

So pretty! Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

Janice said...

Fabulous card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland Christmas challenge - Janice DT

Min said...

Super cute! :) Thanks so much for playing along at The Bug Blog with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you'll join us for our newest challenges soon!

Hugs & Happy Days!
Min - Bugaboo DT