Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wallet Gift Cards


There always seems to be someone on my Christmas list that gets Gift Cards so I am always looking for another way to package them.   I have seen wallets made into cards before, and I thought it would be fun to make some into gift card holders.  Using the already designed squares in one of the papers from the Snow Festival Designer Series Paper, it was really easy to decorate the front and dress them up a bit. 
To start I cut my cardstock to measure 4 1/4" x 11" and folded it in half.  I rounded the edges and embossed the folded wallets using a variety of embossing folders.  Next, I added some WhisperWhite cardstock to the inside on the right to leave a space to write a message.  To make a spot for my gift card, I cut a coordinating piece of cardstock to measure 5 1/4" x 2" and placed Sticky Strip on the bottom and two edges.  To keep it closed, I cut a small strip of cardstock, placed a small piece of Sticky Strip on the piece I placed in the back, and velcro on the front pieces.  Now the gift cards are easy to open and close. 
Just decorate the front as you wish, add your sentiment, and you are done.  The inside pocket is big enough that you should have no trouble placing any size gift card inside.
The following were used:
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler #119685, Baja Breeze #111352, Early Espresso #119686, Gumball Green #126840, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Snow Festival #126908 (Holiday Mini)
Ink:  Gumball Green #126861
Stamp Set:  More Merry Messages #126400 wood or #126402 clear
Punches:  1" Circle #119868, 3/16" Corner #119871, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309
Adhesive:  Sticky Strip #104294, Dimensionals #104430, Snail #104332
Tools:  Big Shot #113439,  Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder #116824


Terry said...

Cute wallets! I like the variety you show, and your directions are very clear.



Dale Morin said...

These are great. I am going to have to make these for Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing.

Hofkissed said...

Cute idea. Great that they're still A2 size and have the extra space for gift cards or money. I'll have to make some of these too. Thanks for the directions.

Brenda Rigby Riehle said...

Your wallet gift cards turned out awesome, and what a perfect idea! thanks so much for sharing them.

Unknown said...

Beautiful! I will try to make some this weekend and post it on my blog. Ill definelty mention you

Unknown said...

Beautiful! I will try to make some this weekend and post it on my blog. Ill definelty mention you

Patti said...

Really cute idea Eileen. I'm always looking for new ways to present gift cards too. Thanks for the idea - I'll be saving it for the holidays.