Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Baby Gap Inspired Gift Card Holder

Hi there! In keeping with the Christmas theme and traditional Christmas colors, I thought I'd share a quick and simple Gift Card Holder, inspired by the one from Baby Gap. The 2 samples in the picture above are my remodeled take of the gift card holder style. Here's a look at where the inspiration came from. And here's the inside:
I designed the ribbon closure to secure the gift card closed, and as a biproduct of this design, it turns out that the giftcard can also be adhered to the ribbon using glue dots. Here's a look at the inside:
It's super simple and so cute! I created the Real Red one first, and as you can see, it's cute as is in solid red and an accent ribbon in Old Olive. I then created the snowflake one and stamped the snowflake from the Patterned Pines Hostess Stamp set, and wrapped it up with the Real Red Polka Dot ribbon. Wanna know how I made it? Here are the instructions:

1. You will need to cut a piece of cardstock or DSP to a 9 1/4" x 5". Embellish as desired (ie stamp or leave plain).
2. Score the cardstock at 2 1/2" and 6 1/2" and crease at the score lines.
3. Using your paper trimmer and cutting blade, go back to each of the score lines and cut a half-inch long slit along the score line from 2 1/4" to 2 3/4"
4. Using the Scallop Border punch, punch the border along the edge of one of the flaps (this is the flap that is 2 3/4" from the scoreline).
5. Take your 1/2" or 5/8" ribbon and feed it through the 2 slits you created.
6. Fold your gift card up and assemble it, tying it closed with your ribbon. The finished size of this little project is 4"x5".
{Baby Gap Inspired Gift Card Holder}
All supplies Stampin'Up!
*Cardstock: Real Red, and Whisper White
*Stamp Set: Patterned Pines
*Ink: Real Red Classic Stamp Pad
*Accessories: Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Real Red Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Border punch
Now, go and try it out! It's handy to have on hand for those extra gift cards you may need to give out during the holdiays. Have fun!

Thanks for stopping by today :)


Anonymous said...

Very cute!
Thank you for the instructions on how to make this gift card holder!
Great for the upcoming holidays!
Take care!

~amy~ said...

super darling Rose...love the scallops and contrasting ribbon!

Julie A. said...

Beautiful gift card holder:)

Dawn said...

What a great idea Rose, LOVE IT! I really love the snowflake paper. It turned out great, at first I thought I missed some dsp. But then read that you stamped it...perfect as always!

Jane said...

Awesome!!! I'll be doing this one for sure!! I always give out gift cards!!

Jane said...

Awesome!!! I'll be doing this one for sure!! I always give out gift cards!!

Aimee said...

Very cute.

:) Hope traffic's better for you next week.


Luanne said...

very very cute! love the vibrant color