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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Simple Giftcard Tag Holder

Hello again!  I'm back to share a giftcard tag holder I created.  I don't know about you guys but the older I get the less tolerant I am of big shopping crowds - hence I didn't even try going out to the stores on Black Friday.  Maybe I may go Christmas shopping next week but for now I've decided I am handing out more giftcards this year.  I think my teenage niece and nephews appreciate it more anyway as they can pick out whatever they want. 

The base of the GC holder is from the CM Art Philosophy Cart.  I think it was meant to be a card tag but since I wanted to use it to hold a GC I had to weld two rectangles from the George and Basic Shapes cart to serve as flaps to make the pocket to hold a GC.  I used my Gypsy to accomplish this task.

Below is a pic of the cut out base with the flaps scored and folded in.

Before I glued the flaps to form the pocket, I attached a printed cardstock cut from George and Basic Shapes cart to the front.  Then I stitched the edges of the cardstock using my new toy, the Janome Sew Mini sewing machine I mentioned yesterday.  I'm still getting used to this machine especially the corners, but I'm happy to report that I'm loving it!

After I glued the flaps I then added a doily from the CM Art Philosophy cart, cut in gold shimmery cardstock and embossed with the Textile CB folder.  The tag is from the Cake Basics cart, stamped in white with sentiment and snowman from Studio G.  I added a homemade stick pin to one side of the tag.  I also used homemade crinkle ribbon, twine from The Twinery and a gold mini bell.

Here's another pic of the GC tag holder with a Coldstone GC to give you an idea how big this GC holder is.

Thanks for looking - I appreciate you stopping by.


jrugg said...

Love the gift card holder! I didn't shop either-did everything on the internet and got the same deals and was sure the size was available, much easier and stress free!

girlia said...

very cute

Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a fun card holder! Thank you for the detailed instructions! Love the stick pin!

Nadia (With Glittering Eyes blog) said...

Yes! Giftcards are TOTALLY where it's at! They make great sense!! What a creative and thoughtful holder! I love the stitching and the stick pin!

I also just want to tell you how much I appreciate your incredible kindness and support of my projects on my blog. Your comments always encourage me. I just wanted to thank you for that directly so that you know that you are appreciated.


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super gift card holder!

Enfys said...

Hi Melody,, just popped over to wish you and yours a very merry Christmas, and a happy new year - love your gift card holder
Enfys xx

Linda Kaiser said...

I love your gift card holder. Great idea and the stitching is perfect!

Hope you and your family have a Happy Christmas and wonderful New Year.