Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Cheerful Tags Gift Card Holder (November PP Stamps!)

Inspiration:  When I first saw the Cheerful Tags Framelits, I hoped there'd be a way to create a gift card holder from them.  I don't usually make that many tags, so to justify buying it I needed to find more uses for it than just tags.  Luckily, I was able to come up with a simple gift card holder and made several this weekend for my son's teachers/assistants.  Here's what it looks like inside:

  • Cut the base of the gift card holder 2-3/8 x 9 inches.  Score at 2-3/4 inches from one end.  Cut the scallop from the other end.  Place the card stock in the Big Shot as pictured below (with the scored end threaded through so that it lays on top of the framelit).  You really only need to roll the framelit through the Big Shot until the center fold is cut and then roll it back out backwards. Be sure to place the scalloped end of the framelit close to the edge of your paper.

  • The scalloped end is embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. Fold on the score line before embossing so you'll know exactly where to place the edge of the embossing folder. Otherwise, you may emboss the score line which makes it more difficult to fold and doesn't look as nice.
  • The glimmer scallop was cut with the Layering Circles scallop framelit that measures 2-1/4" on the outside edge (finished size is 2").  The Emerald Envy Circle was punched with a 1-3/4" Circle Punch.  The white circle was cut with the Layering Circles circle framelit that measures 1-7/8" on the outside edge (finished size is 1-5/8").
  • Adhere all of the circle/scallop layers together (mini glue dots work well for attaching the green card stock to the glimmer paper) and attach them to the flap of the gift card holder with two dimensionals - one on each side.  Be sure to not place dimensionals in the center so you can thread your ribbon behind the greeting piece.
  • I threaded one end of the ribbon through the tag hole (back to front).  I like the way it looked on the back. Plus, the hole's there, so might as well do something with it.  I like that it keeps the ribbon attached to the holder after it's opened by the recipient.
  • I used Removable Glue Dots to hold the gift card in place.  You could also use Dotto or any type of removable adhesive.
  • The greeting, verse on the inside and trees are stamps from the November Paper Pumpkin kit. For the verse, I carefully cut the stamp in half to make it easier to have two lines of text.  The tiny stars on the front were stamped with an image from the Stitched with Cheer stamp set.
Stitched with Cheer
November Paper Pumpkin Kit

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
     2-3/8x9 Base
Emerald Envy Card Stock
     Scraps (finished size is 1-3/4 inches)
Whisper White Card Stock
     Scraps (finished size is 1-5/8 inches)
     2x2-3/8 Inside Piece
Silver Glimmer Paper
     Scraps (finished size is 2 inches)
Presents & Pinecones DSP
     2-3/8 x 2-3/4 Bottom Flap

Cherry Cobbler Ink Pad
Emerald Envy Ink Pad

Cheerful Tags Framelits
Layering Circles Framelits
1-3/4" Circle Punch
Softly Falling Embossing Folder
Silver 1/8" Ribbon
Mini Glue Dots
Removable Glue Dots (non-SU)

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