Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wreath Gift Card Holder


So..I am not a big fan of giving gift cards...but some people just insist.
I needed a little something more to add to the card itself.
Here is what I came up with using Echo Park paper.
I love it because it can be very masculine...this is important to a 6 year old boy!


First, we make the bugle wreath above.  Cut 14 2 1/2" squares and roll them into a bugle shape.
Then glue them down to a backing piece.  Here I used a circle.
 Next we are going to make the envelope for the gift card.  You may be able to just affix the envelope that you received in the store...do that if you want to...I NEED mine to match.
SO...We are going to cut a 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" square.  Next score your sides.
Two parallel sides at 2" and the other two parallel sides at 2 1/2"
 Then cut out the notches at the corners so that your envelope will lay flat. 
 Pull the two short sides in and the bottom up, affix with glue. 
 Next, I trimmed off the tip of the envelope so that my star punch would fit over it. 
 Punch out the star and flip it over. 
 Place it back in the cut out area and add a pop dot.
  Keeping it flat, bring the bottom of the envelope to the top and press.
Bam!  The star acts like a button hole!  Woot!  Add it to the back of the wreath and Viola!  You have a wicked awesome gift card holder PLUS if you add some ribbon to the top, it is also an ornament! Yay us!!!
Don't have a star punch? I also used a heart on this wreath!

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20 comments:

  1. This style of paper wreath is so pretty - and what a much better way to give a gift card than in just a envelope!! You rock!!!

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  2. LOVE IT!! What a great way to give gift cards!

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  3. oooh, love the colors in this one!

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  4. Super adorable. This is a wonderful way to give gift cards:)

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  5. These wreaths are so cool!! I just made a wreath like that.. waiting for stickles to dry on the front of my decor, originally spotted from your Echo Park one!! Losing daylight, so I will load it tomorrow and link it back to your blog! :) Thanks for the inspiration! :) What a neat way to give a GC!!

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  6. Great idea!! Thanks for the instructions. :-)

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  7. Very cute wreath...and I LOVE your envvie!!! Thanks for the how-to! :)

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  8. This is a very clever idea. Love it. Fun to see what you are creating here.

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  9. ABSOLUTELY loveeeeeeeeeeee this idea!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  10. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [16 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  11. What a great idea!!!!! Love it!!!!!

    Wishing you a great one!!! :-)

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  12. Oh my goodness! That is just so full of cuteness, I can't stand it! Well done!

    Andy

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  13. I've never seen a gift card look better.. this is seriously amazing!!

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