Sunday, November 20, 2011

Envelope Gift Card Holder

Happy Sunday!

Wow - I can't believe it has been a week since I posted last!  I had two projects to "Show-and-Tell" - I just haven't found the time to post them!  Well today is the day!  (I can't promise I'll post BOTH but I think I can manage one!)  I have a sick little girl on my hands today.  Rebecca has a cold - she feel "icky".  I know THAT because she took a 2 hour nap today!  She hasn't done that in years!!  So she's coloring ... and I'm taking a break from coloring to post my Envelope Gift Card Holder.  We made this project at my Technique Class last week.  It is a FANTASTIC way to use up all those "used" envelopes you have lying around.  You know the ones ... they are the ones that the children colored on, or relatives who opened the card at your house and you couldn't bring yourself to throw away a perfectly good (albeit written on!) envelope!  Here is the solution - use them in a gift card holder.  I cant' take credit for the project - I cased it from ... yep .. Tamye Dunbar ( - I just changed the stamp sets and colors but the design was from her.

First ... a picture of it closed:
Isn't it adorable?  The little snowman (who looks like a squished marshmallow according to Rae-Ann!) is from "Merry Winter".  The snowflakes are from Serene Snowflakes.  I sued the 1 3/8" circle punch for him then layered it with a Crumb Cake 1 3/4" scalloped circle.  Then I used the 2 3/8" scalloped circle in Early Espresso for the last layer.  The red is Cherry Cobbler (1 1/2" x 8 1/2" - scored at 2 1/2" & 5 3/4").  I used a little rhinestone on his hat pompom.  Along the bottom I used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch in Cherry Cobbler and taped it on.

You're going to want size and scoring dimensions, aren't you ... ok ... down to the craft room to get my project and ruler ... hang on - be right back ...

OK - the main piece is 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" - scored at 2 1/2" and at 5 1/2" plus two ticks (technical, aren't I?)

When you fold the paper on the score lines one flap is smaller than the other - the smaller one is 2 1/2" - the larger one is 2 3/4".  The larger one is the front of your holder.  Yes, it makes a difference - you want the smaller one one the inside so the gift card fits nicely. 

See in this picture ... you want room to tape down the envelope as well as the little cards for the gift card itself ..

Make sense?  Well, if not just do as I say - make the small flap the bottom.  OK - So to make the envelope insert just take a standard envelope and lick it shut.  Fold it in half.  Now cut 1/3 of it off.  See the picture above - if you look hard enough you can see that it is an envelope folder in half.  Now tape the envelope to itself to make the 2 seperate compartments - again, see the picture above ... it's kinda hard to type and make sense.  (See?  Aren't you kicking yourself for not coming to my class??!!) Once you do that you tape the envelope to the inside of the card, so it is secured to the bottom flap and the middle section ... again ... see the photo above.

Here are the little cards that go in the envelope pockets:
The cards are made from Crumb Cake (4" x 2 1/2") - one of them is layered with a whisper white piece (3 3/4" x 2 1/4")  The tabe is Cherry Cobbler with the Tab Punch.  The little pieces of tape on the front of the Crumb Cake piece in the picture above are rwo mini glue dots (with the wax paper still on them).  You can pre-make the project and then whey you have someone to give it to ... and the gift card bought ... you just peel off the wax paper, stick on the gift card and Wa-low!

So there you have it.  A fun little gift card holder. 

Right - as I thought ... I'll have to post my other gift card holder another day ... the roast beef is ready to eat ... gotta go mash the potatoes and make the gravy.  Mmmmm - I love pajama day Sunday!!

Have a fun week!



  1. Why Gift Card envelopes are so important...i hope you will do something on it.

  2. What a fabulous card for your friend. I sure do like that pocket inside with the gift card. Perfect!
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