I needed a gift card holder in a hurry for a birthday card I had previously made with Lockhart's "Cupcakes in the Window" (for once I had the perfect one on hand!). First, I must give credit to Jenn Balcer. I read her tutorial here on Splitcoaststampers and CASE'd part of it. Here are pictures of my card and matching gift card holder:
I chose a pattern from Basic Grey's "Wisteria" collection and cut pieces to fit the outside of the holder between the scored lines. I did not have a coin envelope, so I improvised by cutting a clasp envelope 2 5/8"W x 4 1/8" L at the base of the envelope measuring from the outer adhered edge. I glued the one open side of my coin envelope with adhesive. I then used a SU punch to notch the open edge of the envelope. Then I adhered the patterned paper to the 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" CS and glued this to the outside of the coin envelope. Next, I glued the coin envelope to the inside of my largest strip of CS.
I glued a button securely to the outside edge of the CS. The holder closes by tucking the opposite end under the button. Here is a picture of the decorated coin holder:
All you have to do next is slip the gift card inside. Another alternative would be to glue the gift card holder directly inside your card. This was quick and easy, now that's something we all need once in a while!
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