Sunday, April 1, 2012

Gift Card Holder Instructions

OK, well I didn't get 5 comments however I want to share these instructions with you anyways!

1. Cut 1 piece of transparency at 4 1/4" x 10 1/2". This is the viewing window.
2. Cut 2 pieces of card stock at 2" x 5". These are your base and cover.
3. Score the transparency at 1/2", 1 1/2", 5 1/2" and 6 1/2" as shown below.

4. Score both card stock pieces at 1/2" on all four sides. Cut in on the scoreline to the intersecting score line to create flaps. Snip out small wedges to make assembly easier.

5. Use a piece of sticky tape along the small edge of the transparency and attache to the long edge. Viewing window is now assembled.

 6. Make a slit in the center of the base the length of your gift card. I used my scoring board to make the cut with a finger knife to ensure the slit was centered.

7. Assemble base and cover by gluing the flaps in.

8. Run adhesive around the sides of the base. Insert into the bottom of the viewing window and press edges to make sure the base is secure to the window.
9. Slide the gift card up from the bottom through the slit. You may have to fiddle around a bit to make it stand the way you want it to. The slit is tight and will hold the card securely.

10. Squeeze the top edges in and place the cover on top. I didn't add extra length or width to the top as the transparency pushes gently holding the top on without having to secure it with anything else. It's a snug fit to ensure the cover stays on.

You are now ready to put the finishing touches on. In my sample I added wide scalloped lace around the edge of the cover. Then I ran a length of ribbon over the lace and added a bow. I finished it off by making a tag and attaching it with some hemp and a safety pin.

Happy Paper Crafting!!!

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