Wednesday, November 28, 2012

11/28 Stampin Up! No Peeking Gift Card Holder 25 Days of Christmas Day 22

Good Morning Friends,

Today, at my stamp clubber(s) requests, I'm posting the directions for for this cute gift card holder we are making in stamp club this week. In the sample I used in club, instead of using designer paper on the back panel, I used very vanilla card stock, so that someone who was giving a gift card would have some room to write a personal message. 

So, let's get this party started!

To make the belly band:

Layer 1: Cherry Cobbler Card stock 9 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Layer 2: Be of good Cheer DSP (today is 20% off) cut to 9 1/2" x 1"
Layer 3: Very Vanilla  Decorative Label Punched "no peeking layer:
Layer 4: 1 3/8" square punch, champagne glimmer paper.

Attach the strips together using snail adhesive.  Then score the belly band at 1 1/4" and 5 3/4" and use tombo multipurpose adhesive to stick the two ends together.

Next, I used some champagne glimmer paper to punch out a 1 3/4" square, and added some cherry cobbler seam binding to make it look like a present.

I just added a glue dot to the ribbon and folded it in half to make it thinner, then adhered the ribbon to the back.  Stamp the "no peeking" sentiment on very vanilla cardstock and punch it out with the Decorative Label Punch (which is also on sale today for $11.97, save 30%).

Finally, I attached the glittery present to the  "no peeking" layer using tombo multipurpose adhesive, and stuck some dimensionals to the back of the two layers to attach it to the belly band. 

Moving on to the base.  The base of the gift card holder measures 9 x 4 1/4", so the easiest way to cut is to cut an 8 1/2" x 11 down to 8 1/2" x 9".  Then cut the remaining piece in half the long way at 4 1/4".  So, you'll get two from a piece of card stock. 

Base Layer Measurements:
Base Layer: Cherry Cobbler, 9 x 4 1/4", scored at 3 and 7 1/4"
Layer 2: (inside) Very Vanilla 4 x 4 (note, in the photo it is dsp)
Outside layers top: Be of Good Cheer DSP 4 x 2 3/4"
Outside layers bottom: Be of Good Cheer DSP 4 x 1 1/2"

So, first you want to score the cherry cobbler layer at 3" and 7 1/4".  After sticking the precut layers tot the top and inside, you'll want to use two 1" strips of sticky strip to seal up the bottom flap.  Leave the top flap so that it opens up as shown in this second photo above.

When you slide the belly band over the top, it will hold the top piece closed.  What a cute yet personal way to present a gift card to anyone on your holiday shopping list!

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