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Gift Card Week, and the 8th Project of Christmas 2023 Sliding Gift Card Holder

Updated: Dec 9, 2023

There has been lots of busy business this week with so many amazing projects, including several fun gift card holders. So much so, that I declared this week Gift Card Holder Week!


Two of the gift card holders I made this week were from The 12 Projects of Christmas 2023: Project #8 and from What's Up! Stampers? on Wednesday.


Let's start with one of the most beautiful of The 12 Projects of Christmas.




At first glance this card looks like it's just a run of the mill simple fun fold card. Which it is, really. But open it up and a sliding piece of Basic White cardstock reveals a gift card (or cash!).




To create this card, I started with a piece of 4 1/4" x 11" Misty Moonlight cardstock, scored at one end at 2" and the other end at 3 1/2". The 2" end is the bottom of the inside of the card, created as a pocket into which the white gift card holder slides in and out. Layered on those 2" and 3 1/2" sections is some Winter Meadow Designer Series Paper (DSP) layered onto Basic White cardstock.

Top flap:

Winter Meadow DSP:

-4" x 3 1/4"

Basic White cardstock:

-4 1/8" x 3 3/8"


Bottom flap:

Winter Meadow DSP:

-4" x 1 3/4"

Basic White cardstock:

-4 1/8" x 1 7/8"

I added some beautiful Silver & White Sheer ribbon around the bottom section to keep it shut.


The magical part of this card, though, is made with a piece of Basic White cardstock, measuring 3 3/4" x 7", scored at 1/2" and 5". Fold the 1/2" score line back and the 5" score line forward. that 5" score line creates the pocket for the gift card. I slipped that into the bottom gate of the card base. Do NOT adhere that part of the card. It needs to slide freely. The 1/2" score line gets adhered to the inside of the top of the card base.





The front of the card features the ornmanet from the Handcrafted Elements Dies. I cut the main ornanment out of Snowflake Magic Speciaalty DSP, and the center out of the ornament is cut from the Holographic Specialty Paper from the Annual Catalog. Another piece of the ribbon was tied in a beautiful bow and added at the top of the ornament using a Mini Glue Dot.




You can watch me make this card by heading here:





Wednesday's What's Up! gift card holder was even easier!



I cut the Early Espresso card base 11" x 4 1/4", and I scored it at 5 1/2" and 1 1/2". After folding that card base in half at 5 1/2", I also folded the 1 1/2" section into the center of the card. This would become the gift card holder.


I added a piece of One Horse Open Sleigh DSP measuring 3 3/4" x 4" to the front of the card, and pieces to the exposed inside back of the card and the inside flap. Both measure 1 1/4" x 4".



Before adhering the flap to the inside of the card for your gift card, I took a 1 3/4" circle punch to punch a notch in the flap for easy grab for the gift card.


The Basic White piece of cardstock in the center of the card measures 3 3/4" x 4", just like the DSP on the outside of the card.


You can watch me put this simple gift card holder together here. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.



For a list of all the supplies I used on both cards, check out the bottom of this blog post. click on the photo for a straight shot to the product in my online store.


Happy gift carding!

Amy












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