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Hamityville Horror

Friday, December 20, 2013

Gift Card Tutorial

Although many feel that giving gift cards for gifts is an easy "out" to choosing a gift, many others think it's a great way to purchase what you need, or really want, and prevent returns! Plus, the cost of mailing is dramatically reduced over mailing a package if you need to send something far away. 
Our family actually loves giving and receiving gift cards to different places. There are some really cute and unique ways to enclose a gift card, and I invite you to explore your resources to find one for those last minute gifts.
Here is how I made mine from Splitcoaststampers TLC165 :
1. Cut your paper 4 1/4" X 11". Score 3" in from each end and also in the middle 5 1/2".
2. Fold this so that you end up with a 'W' shape and then you will see where you need to put your adhesive and punch or cut your opening for the gift card pocket. I used my Word Window punch about 2 1/2 times to punch my opening.
3. When you adhere your sides, be sure to keep the punched side OPEN (the middle of the "W"), and not stuck together, so you can insert your card.
4. Decorate as much or as little as desired.

Mine stays closed with organdy ribbon tied around the middle. Pretty easy! And no returns!

Have a wonderful weekend!
~ Judy

Stamps: Hambo Stamps: Penguins - 0920; Stay Cool - 1516; Ice Cube - 1406
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Poptone Sweet Tooth, Prisma Silver, Doodlebug DP
Paper Size: 4 1/2" x 11", scored at 5 1/2", and 3" on each end
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: White Organdy ribbon, Me & My Big Ideas Mambi snowflakes, Diamond Stickles, Cuttlebug EF, Crystal Effects, Word Window Punch, Designer Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, silver half pearls
Techniques: embossing


Hetty said...

What a great and sweet gift card!

Anonymous said...

Love it!! AND it is a super easy/fun one to make!