Monday, October 20, 2014

Holiday Tutorial - Gift Card Holder

I found this really cool website recently called Craftsy where really cool crafty classes are offered online. So of course I wanted to test the waters before I jumped in and I head for the free class section where I found this really great one offered by Kimber McGraw called "Create Stunning Cards."

So, ok I know a free class... online... how good could it really be?? Well I took the dive and tried it out. First and foremost she supplies you with a list of all the ingredients.... (or supplies you'll need) prior to the class which is really nice because you don't have to worry about fumbling for that adhesive while your trying to watch and learn. Also, Kimber provides students with a table of contents which let you skip sections and read through what the course offers, again prior to starting, so if you know how to make a shaker card you can skip that section or if you need to come back after dinner you can jump ahead to where you already were.

In this class Kimber provides you with four basic folds that you can read through and learn how to do. One of the folds was one where if you fold the card just right, you are able to place a gift card securely in the middle of the card. I thought this was very cleaver since any time I put a gift card in a card it slides around and is very loose and sloppy. Kimber not only shows students how to create this fold but she shows you how the card cab sit either a vertical or a horizontal depending on what else you would like to add to your inside.

So real quickly to create this gift card slot you take a piece of 10 1/2 x 5" base and crease it at 4.25, 5.25, and 6.25 with a bone folder or any other creasing device you may have laying around. Prior to folding the base make sure to measure and add about 1/4" on each side of the 5.25 crease for the gift card. So this is easier than it sounds and you simply lay the card down where you want it then mark (with a pencil) a little above the top of the gift card and a little below it - then slice with your Exacto.

Here is a view of the front of the card. As you can see I carried this design over into the inside of the card.

This is the sticker which I thought was so perfect for the inside of the card, right above the note space.
Make sure to head on over to and check out some of their classes. Also make sure to stop by my blog tomorrow since it will be a Tuesday and we have a new link party starting over at Pause, Dream, Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Monday!
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