It has been a few weeks, hasn't it? :) I have been getting ready to wind down the school year here, so I haven't done much stamping lately. But I sort of couldn't put it off much longer. I needed a gift card holder for a Barnes & Nobel gift card I purchased for a student. Thursday is our end-of-year awards assembly, and I have the honor of awarding Outstanding Language Arts Student to one of my current 8th graders. What makes it even more special is that I had the privilege of being her teacher when she was in 7th grade as well. I switched over from 7th to 8th at the beginning of this year.
Although I will miss this student and many others for that matter, I am relieved that the end of the year is upon us. It has been a long year, even though it seems as if it went by very quickly. By the time May rolls around, I start feeling the signs of burn-out and really need a few weeks off to regenerate for the next year.
Anyway, this is the gift card holder I made for my student. I copied the lay out from a card that a friend of mine created, but I used different stamps and paper. After I list all of the Stampin' Up! products I used, I will tell you how I made the card base. You will want to scroll down to the end of this post to see the inside of the holder.
Here's what I used:
- Creative Elements (122645/wood; 122647/clear)
- Loving Thoughts (125845) This is from the Occasions Mini, but I think it will be in the new IBC.
- Crumb Cake C/S (120953)
- Baja Breez C/S (111352)
- First Edition Specialty DSP (121878)
- Soft Suede Classic Ink (115657)
- Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)
- Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)
- Bitty Buttons (118761)
- Vintage Trinkets ((118764)
- Designer Frames Embossing Folders (123130)
- Linen Thread (104199)
Okay, here's how to make the card base with the gift card pocket inside. Cut two pieces of card stock 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches. Score each at 4 1/4 inches. This will be your fold line. After the card stock is cut, place the 8 1/2 inch side of the paper at the top of your paper cutter and cut 2 1/2 inches from one end on each 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inch piece. Adhere these shortened end together leaving an opening large enough to hold the gift card. I used the gift card to guide me as to where I should place sticky strip. You will place sticky strip along 3 sides, leaving the center top open for the gift card. Decorate the outside of the holder as you wish.
Below is the inside of the gift card holder. I covered up the note that I wrote, as I wrote on the inside of the card before I photographed it.
Hope you like this. As always, your comments are welcome. Thank you for stopping by.