Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Gift Card Holder

Today's project is brought to you by Rachel Burgess. She made a groovy gift card holder, but the coolness doesn't end there. She recycled the packaging from a Heidi Swapp stamp set to serve as a clear cover! The gift card holder opens up vertically, with the spine running along the bottom of the holder. Don't be too quick to throw out your packaging. You never know what it can be used for!

Gift Card Holder

Heidi Swapp Clear Corners Stamps Emotions
Doodlebug Brads Swimming Pool
My Mind's Eye Star Bright 12x12 Paper Dotty Dude
My Mind's Eye Star Bright accessories sheet
Making Memories Scrapbook Colours Asphalt and School Bus
Making Memories Scrapbook Colours Glitter Cranberry
Bazzill Red cardstock
Doodlebug Pigment ink Pad Tangerine
Tim Holtz Grungeboard elements stripes
Black pen
Hole punch
Remove the Heidi Swapp stamps from the packaging and also the backing sheet.
Draw around the backing sheet on the back of your patterned paper marking out where the hole is and cut out.
Use a hole punch to cut the hole and stamp the Heidi Swapp stamp in the top right corner of the piece using black paint
Secure the gift card to the patterned paper piece by placing it where it will go (centrally within the raised part of the packaging) and piercing a hole right next to each side of the card. Thread a brad through each of these holes so that they overlap the gift card and hold it in place.
Paint the raised rectangular section of the plastic packaging with the yellow paint and while the paint is still wet, stamp it onto the back of your red cardstock. Once dry cut the printed shape out, turn over so that the printed face is on the back and dry brush the edges of the red side with yellow paint.
Colour the swirl from the accessories sheet with black pen and cover lightly with the glitter glaze. Paint the chipboard star yellow and once dry lightly ink with the orange ink and brush the edges with the glitter glaze. Paint a rough yellow strip down the centre of the journaling strip from the die cut sheet.
Once all the pieces have dried, layer them onto the front of the packet and add the name and dotted lines to the label strip using the black pen.


ஐBeatriz Jenningsஐ said...

so beautiful! :)

Giselle said...

Great idea Rachel!

Mireille said...

totally bright idea Rachel!

Em said...

What a great idea Rachel :)