Sunday, December 26, 2010

5 Minute Gift Card Holder

Despite my best intentions, I was too busy the last few days to post anything.  The day I made chocolate covered coconut almond clusters, my friend Barb showed me how to make this super simple gift card holder.  While the one pictured is for Christmas, it is really easy to customize for any occasion.

Supplies (enough for 2 holders)
  • 1 sheet 8.5x11" card stock
  • Decorative Paper
  • Colored Pens or Markers
  • You may wish to use stamps
  • Double-stick tape, adhesive, or glue
  • Scissors or paper cutter, you can use scalloped scissors
  • Ruler
Directions
  1. Cut the card stock in half "hot dog" style
  2. Fold the card stock (if it has a "right" side the first fold will be "right" side out) at 3"
  3. Fold the card stock the opposite direction ("right" side in) at 4"
  4. Fold the card stock opposite ("right" side out) at 5"
  5. Fold the card stock the same direction ("right" side out) at 8"
  6. Cut a slit in the paper at the 4" fold--make sure that you leave about 1/2 an inch on both sides of the slit
  7. Use your adhesive to secure the two sides of paper around the slit together (you will adhere the bottom, and the sides, but not the entire paper (your gift card will slide into the empty space)
  8. When you fold all the folds closed, you should have all "right" sides out
  9. Decorate any way you choose!

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