Aug 24, 2013

Center-Seam Gift Card Holder - Joy's Life




Welcome to this month's 
blog hop!


This month we'll be focusing on birthday cards using various folding techniques!

I created a center-seam gift card holder.

paper- MME Lost & Found Breeze, kraft cardstock
stamps- Joy's Life (Tag You're It ONE),
Cricut - Plantin SchoolBook cart, <tag1> page 78,
twine, Memento ink, Ranger embossing powder


Check out my super fast technique to create 
pennants for your card banners HERE!



Starbucks, anyone?

Joy's Life stamps
"enjoy"- Sweet Popsicle Puns set
"Happy" - Holiday Occasions set
"Birthday" - Everyday Occasions set

This is a super easy technique and works with ANY size card.


Cut your card base to your usual height, 
for the width add on two inches.

I cut a 5½ x 10½ card base.
scoring @ 4¼ and 6¼


with the center seam pointing downward (creating a valley)
tape around the edge as shown.
This will create a pocket inside your card.


I used a Stampin' Up window punch
to notch out for the gift card.




Thanks so much for hopping with us! 
Your next hop stop is Laura
she has a really fun fold to show you.
Enjoy!

full hop list here!




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I wrote this post while designing for Joy's Life.

25 comments:

  1. Look at that awesome card!!! Thanks for the tut--I've gotta try that!

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  2. Love this! Thanks for great tutorial! xx

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  3. Love your Gift Card Holder Card. I have got to try to make one of these. Thanks for Sharing! :0)

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  4. Superb Maria, love this gift card holder and love your show how, great work xxxx

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  5. I'm always looking for different ways to present a gift card-very nice!

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  6. What a great idea Maria!! So simple, but very useful!!
    The card is beautiful, and by the way "Yes" I would love a Starbucks!! LOL!!
    Hugs,
    Lori

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  7. Great easy card...you can send me one with an AMEX gift card...thanks! LOL
    Creative Wishes
    Claire S
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  8. Great easy card...you can send me one with an AMEX gift card...thanks! LOL
    Creative Wishes
    Claire S
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  9. Clever design and looks easy enough for even me!! Ha.
    <3 J

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  10. Wow, have never seen a gift card like this--what a fabulous idea! TFS. Gotta give this a try.

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  11. LOVE! This is such a cool design. I love that the gift card is a surprise when you open it because it looks like a regular card on the outside. CLEVER!!! Thank you for being in the Fun Card Folds Birthday Blog hop!!
    Hugs,
    ~Joy~

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  12. I love how you decorated your gift card holder. Very cute. TFS.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  13. Great technique! Simple but clever. I'll have to try this!

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  14. Love this technique!! It is such a beautiful card!

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  15. This is brilliant! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  16. Great gift card holder, love it! Need to try this way!!

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  17. Fabulous card - love the paper/the image and the great sentiment. And a brilliant way to make it gift card holder!! TFS and the how to make the easy banner pieces - fabulous!

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  18. thanks for sharing your card what a great way to put the little gift card in so cute and clever thanks again
    Debbie

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  19. What a super clever card fold.

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  20. What a great gift card holder!

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  21. OMGoodness, what a clever gift card holder! I LOVE this! Thanks for sharing the process, Maria!

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  22. Very cute and clever way to give a gift card!

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Blessings, Maria