Hey y’all. It’s Kim.... Christmas is here! I mean, it’s right around the corner. Family gatherings (when appropriate this year) have already started and the gift giving has begun. In my family, I have a HOST of nearly grown nieces and nephews that are so very difficult to buy for and we’re not around each other enough for me to really gauge what they might like. Like a lot of people, I always fall back on the old gift card. I mean, they do say that “green” is the universal color, right! However, I don’t want to just give them a gift card in a nondescript envelope. I don’t want it to be so impersonal. So, out comes the paper, glue, trimmer, etc.!
Today I’m bringing you a gift card holder made with the beautiful Mintay Winterland paper pack. This paper is luscious! Here’s what you’ll need:
1 ½” circle punch
1. Cut a red card base 4 ¼” x 11” and score it at 5 ½” to make an A2 card base. Cut another piece of red cardstock at 4 ¼” x 3 ¾” and score this piece at ½” along the 3 ¾” side. This will be the flap of your card. Finally, cut a piece of red cardstock 4” x 2 ½” and score it at ½” along the 2 ½” side. This will make the pocket that will hold your gift card. Fold and burnish all your score marks.
2. With your circle punch, punch a notch on the gift card pocket along the 2 ½” side that has not been scored and folded. This will make it easier for the recipient to get the gift card out of the pocket. Also, miter the corners of the gift card pocket by trimming a small slice away from the scored flap of the gift card holder.
3. Now to assemble the card. Miter the corners of the card flap by trimming a small slice away from the scored flap of the card flap. Adhere the card flap to the inside bottom of your A2 card by gluing the scored tab to the inside bottom so that the flap will fold up inside the card.
4. Open up the flap you just adhered and adhere the card pocket to the card flap as shown.
5. Now to make the outside of the card pretty. Cut a card mat from the mint snowflake paper from you paper pack. This should be cut to 4” x 5 ¼”. Ink the edges of the card mat with the Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink. Adhere to the front of your card.
6. Cut a strip of the red gingham paper from the paper pack to 4” x 1 ½” and ink the edges with the Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink. Adhere approximately 1” from the bottom of the card mat.
7. Locate the cloche on the fussy cut section and cut it out. Ink the edges of the cut out with the Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink. Adhere this with Scotch Double Sided Foam Mounting Tape on the right side of the card mat and centered with red gingham strip.
8.Stamp the “Merry Christmas” sentiment from the Maymay Made It Dash Away stamp set to the front of the card.
9. Open the card and stamp the “To All and To All a Good Night” sentiment from the Maymay Made It Dash Away Stamp Set and also the Santa and his Reindeer from the same set to the inside of the card.
Thank you stopping by this tutorial. I hope you enjoyed this project. If you make something like this, please share it with us on the Customer Gallery of Maymay’s website. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!