Try saying "Gift Bag" Gift Card Holder Card five times fast! I don't think I can do it! I wanted the name of this project to somehow show that the gift card holder looks like a gift bag. So... this is what I came up with. Anyway, isn't it adorable? It is so cute and it is not difficult to make. I promise. The sample above was made by my team mate Michelle Solis using Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper (DSP.) She shared how to make this bag recently on one of our Tuesday evening Zoom classes.
To make the card gather the following pieces of card stock and other supplies:
Card Base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4"
(Inside Mat Whisper White cut with 2nd largest stitched rectangle die if using a dark card base)
Solid Color Mat 5 1/4" x 4"
Patterned Paper 5" x 3 3/4"
Patterned Paper -same or coordinating 3” x 11”
Card Stock for Sentiment
Ribbon: 1 piece 18", 2 pieces 4" each
Stamp set, dies/punches
Tear & Tape, or Seal/adhesive
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Start off by folding the 18" piece of ribbon in half and inserting your folded card base into the folded piece of ribbon. Adhere the ribbon to the front of the card with one glue dot. Next adhere the patterned paper (5" x 3 3/4") to the solid color mat and adhere those two layers to the front of the card. Now stamp your sentiment and other decorations for the front of the card. The sentiment and dove die cut are both from the Dove of Hope Bundle. Set the decorated card base aside.
Take your 3" x 11" piece of patterned paper and with right side up, place the 11 inch side along the top of your paper trimmer. Score this piece at 1/2", 1", 5", 5 1/2", 6", 10" and 10 1/2". Now turn your paper so the 3" dimension is along the top and score ONE SIDE only at 1/2" . You will need to "accordion fold" the ends and the middle. Here's a video that shows how. There is no sound. I don't have my camera set up in my new studio yet, so I'm filming one handed!
Next, we will make the "gift bag." Follow along with the pictures and the descriptions beneath each one.
Using the diagram, cut off the pieces that have "XX" on them so your paper looks like the one on the right.
Attach Tear & Tape to the two bottom flaps and the two sections of just one end. Remove the paper from the two strips on the end first and put the bag together to make the accordion folds as shown on the right, above.
Now peel the paper off the two strips of Tear & Tape and with both of the flaps laying flat, tuck the bag into the fold of the card. Close the card and burnish with your bone folder so that the front and back of the card adhere to the bag. Open the card and your bag should be formed.
Using glue dots or Seal on your ribbon, attach the 4" pieces to the inside of the bag as handles. Be careful that the handles do not extend out of the closed card. Optional: Cut a rectangle using the second largest stitched rectangle die and stamp your sentiment. Then adhere next to the bag on the right hand side to add your note and signature.
Here are a few more that Michelle has made. Each one is so cute! Are you inspired?
I hope that you fold these directions easy to follow and that you created a gorgeous Gift Bag Gift Card Holder Card! Please leave me a comment below! I'd love to hear from you!
Lorraine is an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator who loves to cut paper (really, it's true), create cards, and help others to discover how much happiness comes from making cards and sending them!
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