Christmas Gift CardDecember 22, 2011 3:02 am Cardmaking, Christmas, Crafts, Holidays, Paper Crafts, Seasons, Winter
By Cardmaking & Scrapbook Layout Contributor, Peg from the blog Peg’s Crafting Corner.
This is the time of year for special cards of all types. A special card with a gift card to someone’s favorite store is always a big hit this time of year. Why not make it even more special by creating the card by hand?
- Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Paper Pad
- Green and Red Cardstock
- 3-d adhesive
- Favorite tape runner
- Scoring Board
- Photo Corner Punch
- Paper Trimmer
Begin by cutting a 6″ x 12″ card base from the green cardstock, score in the center at 6″ and fold in half. This will create a 6″ x 6″ card for you to use. Next, cut a piece of green cardstock that measures 6 ½” long x 6″ wide. Using the scoring board, score the length of the paper starting from left to right at ½”, ¾”, ½”, ½”, ¾”, 1 ½”, 1 ½”. Now you need to fold that piece in a peaks and valleys manner. The first flap, which is the ½” score on your left, is folded downward. The ¾”” score is left flat, the next ½” score is folded downward to the valley and the next ½” finishes the valley fold. The next score is the ¾” score and it is left flat. The first 1 ½” is folded down which forms the front side of this piece that faces the opening of the card. The last 1 ½” is folded underneath. When you are finished your piece should look like this picture when it’s attached to the card.
Run a small piece of tape from the tape runner on the inside of the valley fold area to close it up so the gift card will sit straight in the holder.
Starting on the bottom of the card attach the 1 ½” piece which was the last section you scored to the card using the glue so it will hold when the card is opened and closed. Attach the 1/2″ flap to the top of the card. Refer to second picture for help if needed.
Once the card is completely assembled refold all the score lines to give them a crisp fold so the card closes easily. This may have to be done more than once to get it to close.
On the front of the card, cut a 5″ x 4 ¾” piece of Merry and Bright patterned paper from the Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Paper Pad and adhere it to the card. Trim the “Hearty Greeting” message from the Santa Express sheet in the paper pad and adhere it using the 3-d adhesive circles on each corner. Using the photo corner punch, punch 4 pieces from the red cardstock and attach them to each corner.
On the inside of the card, cut a 3 ¼” x 2″ piece of red cardstock and adhere it. Cut the “Received From” tag from the Special Delivery sheet from the paper pad and adhere it to the cardstock. Cut a 5 ½” x 2″ piece of red cardstock for the bottom of the card and place it on there. Over the top of the cardstock leaving approximately ¾” of the red showing adhere a 5 ½” x 3″ piece of the Merry and Bright patterned paper.
Place the gift card in the holder and it’s ready to give as a special gift.
Happy Holidays Everyone!