Today on Day 1 I am sharing an easy gift card holder card (thought it would be fun to take the picture in my front window so you can see how little snow we have!)
The measurements for the card are: 4 1/4 by 10 3/4 inches. Basically just a bit shorter than an average A2 card. I used double sided patterned paper that measured 4 by 4 and 1 3/4 by 4. My snowflake is a square it doesn't matter the size. But I did mat it on two pieces of cardstock to make it heavier and stronger.
Score the card at 4 1/4 by 8 3/4 (on the long side) fold. Using the window punch by SU punch twice on 4 by 4 square (do this before attaching the PP) as deep as you can (as far as the punch will go) If you don't have a window punch another way of doing this is using a small circle punch, punch the circles twice (closer to the corners of the card) and than attach them using a ruler and hobby blade or if your daring your paper cutter. (When you attach the circles attach it so that it makes a long rectangle with curved sides) When attaching your patterned paper (PP) to the card only put adhesive on the four edges and along the edges. That way there is room for your gift card to go in.
And there you have it! I really like this card since the gift card has it's place and with how the card stays shut you don't have to worry about the person receiving it losing the gift card. It would also work well with folded money. And even gift receipts . I lost a gift receipts at my daughter's birthday in the shuffle of the party and never did notice it on the floor and someone just cleaned all the tissue and wrap and didn't notice it and threw it away! So I am very pro for even putting gift receipts in there!
Yesterday on my actual birthday I went to the mall with two friends and ther two children. It was nice to spend time with them, although we did have quite the scare when we had a hard time finding one of the children. Praise God we found her quickly, although it was scary! In the evening my hubby and I went to see New Moon. He had the idea to save the movie for my birthday which was a great idea! The movie was great and made my birthday even more fun to look forward to!
Well until tommorow!