Thursday, December 24, 2009

Day 24 Christmas Post

Today I'm sharing a gift-card holder that is shaped like a purse. I needed something creative to use as a gift-card holder, and this idea fits the bill. It's not my original idea (I can't remember where I first saw it), I just modified it a little bit to fit my needs.

The "purse" base is Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP cut 6"x6" and folded in half. I trimmed the short ends (3" folded ones) at an angle in my paper trimmer; folded corner over to the right as far as the guide goes and cut of the triangle. Repeat for the other side.

The "flap" is a Real Red piece of card stock run through the Big-Shot using the Top-Note die. Score 1/4" on both sides of the center; having the Top-Note aligned so the top is the shorter side. Fold along the score lines. Punch a 1/16" hole on both sides in the middle of the scored area. Thread a 10" piece of Silver Elastic cord (with one end double-knotted) into one hole. Thread through the other hole and then double-knot to keep in place. (Double-knotting is necessary to keep the cord in place.)

Put adhesive on the lower flap and attach one piece of the purse base. To make the embellishment on the front, I used Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, the All Holidays stamp set, Whisper White card stock and the Small Oval punch as well as some Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive.

To attach the gift card, I simply attached 2 Mini Glue Dots to each side of the back of the gift card and pressed it where I wanted on the holder. Voila! Simple, quick and no mess.

Here's another one I made using My Digital Studio to create the paper since I don't own any Night & Day DSP from the Holiday Mini Catalog and wanted to use some Basic Black designer paper. This Designer Series Paper is available as a download for only $4.95 plus tax!

One more day until Christmas. See you tomorrow.

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