Saturday, July 24, 2010

Stress Rx Gift Card Holder With Tutorial And Shared File

Yay!!  This is my second post for the day....scroll down to see the first one.  I have been working on a tutorial for you and here it is.  I have gypsy files for those that want them and will use them.  I made this gift card holder with some of the stamps that My Favorite Things sent to us on the Caardvarks design team to use with this months challenge.  There is still time to join in HERE.

Here is the step-by-step tutorial to make these fun and quick gift card holders.

Step 1: Gather your supplies
Things you will need:
  - 4 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock
  - scoring tool (I used my paper trimmer with a scoring blade)
  - Word Window punch and 3/4" circle punch (mine are from
        Stampin' Up!)
  - Tacky Tape or other strong adhesive (I don't recommend a
        liquid adhesive because it may spread and interfere with
        the slot where the gift card goes)
  - ribbon

Step 2: Score your cardstock
Score your cardstock at the following places along the long side:
  - 3"
  - 5 1/2 "
  - 8"

Step 3: Fold at the 5 1/2" score mark

Step 4: Punch the gift card slot
  - With the folded edge in the punch (turn upside down for
        better placement), line up the edge of the punch with
        the edge of the cardstock and punch about half way
        in the punch (don't allow the punch to go farther than
        half way into the cardstock).

Repeat step 4 on the left side of the cardstock

Step 5: Taking the 3/4 inch circle punch, center it in the middle of the two Word Window punch outs and punch about 1/3 of the way in (there usually is a little peak that makes lining up the circle punch easier).

Step 6: Fold in at the other two score lines so that the gift card slot is in the middle

Step 7:  Now turn over the holder and apply a thin strip of adhesive all the way against the edges of the cardstock from the gift card slot down to only the first score line (you only need to do this on one side) and then close the holder to adhere it together.

Step 8:  Apply ribbon with a strong adhesive and then decorate.
Here are the .gypsy files for this gift card holder using George and Basic Shapes.  This is my first time sharing, so I hope they work right.  Please don't take my files and sell them or use them for personal gain.  Also, please link back here instead of using the upload link on your blog or any message board.  Thanks!!
If you use these files, you only need to do steps 1-3 and 6-8 above.

You can stamp on the cardstock (like I did on my project) before you begin.  I hope you have enjoyed (and understand) my tutorial.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.  I would love to see what you create if you use my tutorial.  Please leave a link in the comments so I can come and take a peek.

P.S.  Don't you just love my nails above??  My 6 year old gave me a mini mani and pedi the other day....she is such a sweetie!!



  1. Great project! Can't wait to try it! Thank you for sharing! :-)

  2. This is a FANTASTIC idea. Thank you so much. I love working with your tutorials!

  3. What a great tutorial! Very clear and easy to follow. (Love the mani, BTW!)
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

  4. Fantastic project, and what a great tutorial to go with it! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. This is awesome! I love my word window punch and am always looking for new things to do with it! This card is perfect :) Thanks for sharing.


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