If you are just skimming over my post (why would you do that!?), you might think I’ve re-posted the same project I shared yesterday, but it’s not the same. It’s similar and uses the same products, but it’s not the same project. Phew! You can now read on.
Today I’m showing you the third card I shared at a recent workshop with a large group of enthusiastic stampers (more pictures to share later this week):
While this super-fun birthday card shares similar products as the project I shared yesterday (you can see that project here), this card more than just a card – it’s a gift card holder!
When Julie DiMatteo (my incredible team member and blogger at The Paper Pixie) first shared this fancy fold gift card holder, I was in love. It was easy enough that I could certainly recreate it in my own style, so I bookmarked her post. More than two years later, I decided to give it a try! You can see Julie’s original post here.
Building the Gift Card Pocket
The Bermuda Bay card base is a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of cardstock (one half a sheet of paper) that’s scored at 5-1/2″ and 2-1/2″ so it fits perfectly into a standard, medium envelope. The 2-1/2″ piece is folded back to create a pocket that’s perfect for a gift card. Here’s a closer look:
I glued a 2-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper to the folded flap and punched a notch with a 1″ Circle punch. I then glued down the cardstock with strips of Tear and Tape along each side. The notch gives the recipient the perfect space to joyfully remove the gift card! What fun!
Because I was creating this project with a large group, the toucan is stamped on Thick Whisper White and punched with a 2-1/4″ Circle Punch and framed with a Daffodil Delight cutout from the Layering Circles Dies. It was a lot easier than having everyone line up the Bonanza Die to crop the bird.
- Be sure to glue down the Designer Series Paper and cut the notch before you glue down the sides of the gift card flap. I said it above, but it bears repeating (I experienced that lesson a couple of times before learning to remember it).
- Glue down the 5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White panel and stamp the sentiment before adding the circles to the card to make sure you have everything just where you need it.
- I adhered the circles to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals that I applied directly to the card base to ensure that none spilled over the edge and onto the card panel below.
Here’s a picture of Sarah with her cute card and wonderful smile (she used the ice cream cones side of this paper, which makes this picture even sweeter):
Bundles: Bonanza Buddies Stamp Sets: Bonanza Buddies, Label Me Bold Papers: Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Thick Whisper White, Whisper White Inks: Bermuda Bay, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends (Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie) Accessories: Bonanza Dies, 2-1/4″ Circle Punch, Layering Circle Dies, 1″ Circle Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
What do you think?! Can’t you think of a hundred ways to dress up this super-fun fancy fold?!
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