Christmas Gift Card Holders to Make Out of Patterned Paper


Hello my crafty friends. Today I want to share some simple gift card
holders that you can make out of patterned paper. Now if you have a lot of patterned paper on
hand, then this video is for you. Hi, it’s Lynn Dunn from Stamptastic Designs. Thanks so much for joining me today. In this episode of Stamptastic TV, I will
share two easy Christmas gift card holders that you can make with any 12 by 12 inch sheets
of patterned paper. The projects in this video feature, the Toile
Christmas stamp set from Stampin up and some of the patterned papers from the Toile tidings
designer series paper pack. But keep in mind you can create all sorts
of fun Christmas gift card holders with any patterned papers that you have on hand. Just get creative with it! For the latest card making ideas, be sure
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I upload a new video. Okay, so first let’s talk about the supplies
you will need to create these cards. So to create these cards, I am using some
basic black, real red, and garden green card stock, which coordinates with the patterned
papers from the Toile tidings designer series paper pack. And of course I am using the Toile Christmas
stamp set as well as some of the dies that coordinate with the stamp set. I will also be using some black memento ink
and since I’m going to be doing a bit of heat embossing on the black card stock, I am also
using some Versa Mark, some white embossing powder and a heat tool. And the last thing is just a couple of the
Toile tidings enamel shapes to do a bit of embellishing on the cards. Okay, that’s it. I think we’re ready to get started. So let’s start by talking about how to cut
your patterned papers to create the gift card holder section. Now you can use any patterned papers you have
on hand to create this section. So start by cutting the 12 by 12 inch sheet
of patterned paper at five and a quarter inches. You will end up with a five and a quarter
by 12 inch piece of patterned paper. Now place the patterned paper in your paper
trimmer on the 12 inch side and score it at four inches and then at eight inches. Fold on all the score lines. Now I recommend you fold on all the score
lines just to make it easier to cut the last section of the gift card holder. So place your patterned paper back into your
paper trimmer and cut that last section diagonally from the corner of the patterned paper to
the corner of that eight inch score line. You can set aside the triangular shape that
you cut out of the patterned paper. We won’t be using it for this card, but you
could certainly use it to create other fun cards. Next, cut a five by three and three quarter
inch piece of card stock and adhere it to the middle section of the patterned paper. Now we’re going to create a little triangular
pocket for our gift card. So add some liquid glue to the four inch side
of that triangular piece and adhere it down over the top of that card stock. Now while that is drying cut a five and a
half by four and a quarter inch piece of cardstock that coordinates with the patterned papers
you are using. So this will become your card base. So close the gift card holder and adhere it
to the card base. You will actually be adhering that middle
section to the card stock. Okay, there you go. You have just created the gift card holder. Now you can decorate it any way you like. And the best part is you can create two gift
card holders from one 12 by 12 inch piece of patterned paper. So how cool is that? And if you are looking for ways to use up
your patterned papers, then you might also enjoy another Christmas gift card holder idea,
which uses a 12 by 12 inch piece of patterned paper. Simply click on the link featured at the top
of your screen. Okay. So there are two different ways you can decorate
this gift card holder. You can decorate it in the landscape or the
portrait style. Now, no matter which way you choose to decorate
it, the measurements for creating it are exactly the same. Okay, so first let’s start by decorating our
gift card holder in the landscape style. So for this card, I’m using a variety of images
from the Toile Christmas stamp set. But again, you can use whatever you have on
hand. So stamp the long branch image on a piece
of garden green card stock using black ink. Cut out the image with the coordinating die
from the Christmas Cardinal die set and adhere to the card front with a few glue dots. Stamp the Cardinal image on a piece of real
red cardstock using black ink. Cut out the image with the coordinating die
from the Christmas Cardinal die set and adhere the Cardinal to the card front with a few
dimensionals. So next we’re going to heat emboss a greeting
on a scrap piece of black cardstock using Versa Mark and white embossing powder. Now once you have heat embossed the greeting,
cut it out by hand and adhere to the card with a dimensional. Next you’re going to cut out some smaller
leaves using the dies in the Christmas Cardinal die set and then you’re simply going to tuck
them around the Cardinal until you achieve the desired look on your card. So you can add as many or as few leaves as
you would like. Then for the finishing touch, simply embellish
the card with a few Toile Tiding enamel shapes. Now of course you can also decorate the inside
of the card. So for this card I simply heat embossed a
sentiment on a piece of black card stock and then I cut it out by hand. I popped it up with a few dimensionals on
that little triangular flap on the inside of the card. Once I had that sentiment in place, then I
simply tucked a few leaves behind the sentiment and then embellished it again with few enamel
shapes. Now you can go ahead and talk a little gift
card in there and you can also write a little personalized message. So there you go. How beautiful is this card? Okay. This next gift card holder features the portrait
style, so we’ll create the gift card holder in the exact same way that I shared at the
beginning of the video. The only difference is how I’m going to decorate
the card. So for this card I decided to use different
patterned papers from the Toile tidings designer series paper pack, and I changed up the design
just a little bit. So start by stamping the Cardinal image on
a piece of real red cardstock using black ink. Cut out the image with the coordinating die
from the Christmas Cardinal die set. Then adhere the Cardinal to the card front
with a few dimensionals. Next heat emboss a greeting on a scrap piece
of black cardstock using some white embossing powder and your heat tool. Now cut out the image by hand or with the
coordinating die from the set and adhere it to the card with a dimensional. Now again, I cut out some smaller leaves using
the dyes and the Christmas Cardinal die set. Then I simply tuck them around the Cardinal
and the greeting until I achieved the desired look. Then for the finishing touch, simply embellish
the card with a few Toile tidings enamel shapes. And of course you can also decorate the inside
of the card. So for this card I again heat embossed a sentiment
on black card stock and then I cut out that sentiment by hand. I popped it up with a few dimensionals, tucked
a few leaves behind the sentiment and then again embellished it with a few enamel shapes. So I have a fun triangular pocket on the inside
of my card where I can tuck a little gift card and of course there is room to write
a little personalized message. Okay, so there you go. You have two different gift card holder ideas
and a great way to use up your patterned papers. And if you enjoyed these cards, feel free
to download the printable tutorial. You can find the link in the description below
this video. Thanks so much for joining me today. If you enjoyed this video, please let me know
by liking it and sharing it with your friends and leave me a comment below to let me know
what you enjoyed most about the video. And the projects shared here today. Have fun getting creative, take care, and
I’ll see you soon.




Comments
  1. Morning Lynn, Sorry I missed you Live as the computer had to update… Loving these Christmas gift card holders! Love the cardinal in this Christmas Cardinal set!! What did you use to adhere the gift card holder to the card base? Thx for sharing!! 🙂

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