First of all, wow! Thank you so much for all the lovely comments that you left on my last post, the Butterfly Frame. I'm so glad so many of you liked it, and those who said they were going to give it a go, I hope you'll leave me a link in the comments here so I can come and have a look :D
Right, onto today's post - this is my second project for Ann at The Scrapbook Garden, so it's another off the page project using the Authentique 'Gathering' papers. These papers are really thick and have a lovely texture, so they lend themselves really well to non-layout projects.
I've made a few of these gift card holders before, using the tutorial that I found here, but I've never blogged them so I thought I'd do so today, and I've included a little tutorial of my own.
1. Cut two pieces from a sheet of double sided paper, one 11" x 4.25", and the other 7" x 1"
2. Take the largest piece, choose which side of the paper you want to have as the inside and outside. With the inside facing you score a valley fold at 3", a mountain fold at 5.5", and a valley fold at 8"
3. Flip the paper over, run double sided tape around the edges of one of the two inside panels, and adhere them together
4. Take the panels that you adhered together and use your craft knife or a punch to create an opening. This is where the gift card will go, so you may want to use one to measure your opening. I used a craft knife and a circle punch to create the opening shown below:
5. Fold the gift card holder closed, with the front facing you. Take the samller piece of card and place it widthways across the front of the card holder. Wrap the ends around the back and adhere them together. This piece should now slide on and off the gift card holder to keep it closed. Embellish this band as desired.
6. Finally, embellish the inside of the gift card holder as desired. I added one of the quotes from the Authentique 'Excerpts' sheet to the inside page, and a square of paper to the back page to create a pocket for the receipt, or a handwritten note to the recipient.