Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Gift card holder

Hello all, - time for a bit of crafty fun. I needed a little gift card holder and decided to use a technique I regularly used some years ago. These are quick, fun and great to use up all thse leftovers we have....
To make this you need a size 12 tag and score it at 3.5 and 7" along the long side away from the shaped bit. Hope this makes sense.
Adhere pieces of scrapbook paper on both the out and the inside (alter them as you see fit). I used scraps of  Prima Rose Quartz paper,  covered with clear gesso and then heavily altered with inks and sprays. I embellished with scraps of the same paper collection too.
Here you can see te front flap, heavily crackled and inked because the actual paper was way too pink and sweet for my taste.
Here is the back, - I added some washi tape along the folds for a little more strength.
Here is the inside, where I left the papers more in their original form, creating a belly band to tuck in the little envelope that holds the gift card.

And that was pretty much all there was too it, - making a little gift card just a little more exciting and a good way to use up some paper scraps.
Well, that's it for today, back to creating more pages for my nature journal I think.... Thanks for your visit and see you again hopefully.


Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous piece, look really vintage. Hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

Gorgeous and creative as always Astrid and how lovely for the lucky recipient.

B x

chrissie said...

Fantastic gift card holder and it does sound easy how you describe it. I am sure whoever receive it will want to save it forever

Love Chrissie xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Such an awesome and gorgeous giftcardholder, and I agree a great way to use all the leftovers we always have loads of. Very easy to make and yet sooo beautiful and such a decorative way to give this little gift. I love it, and thanks soo much for sharing this.

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh how beautifully you altered this paper. I love the pattern peeping through and the gorgeous crackle. A fabulous concept and yes a fun stash-buster! Gorgeous project. Hugs, Autumn

Mrs.B said...

This little holder is a gift in itself, love all the little details.
Avril xx

Unknown said...

My god it's too sweet to give up! Just love your creativity and style. Another project I hope I can emulate!

Redanne said...

I cannot think of a lovelier way to give a gift voucher Astrid, your little holder is gorgeous, the decoration on the front is so beautiful.... Hugs, Anne xx

Jackie PN said...

What a grand idea Astrid!! This is beautiful and so easily made- I love when you share your ideas- thank you!! xo

Meggymay said...

Thank you for reminding me about these gift card folders.
Yours looks gorgeous and it had great textures and vintage style.
Yvonne xx

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid, it looks like a very beautiful, and expensive leather wallet, it is stunning!!!
Also the inside is gorgeous, and love the belly band , too.
Thank you for this pretty idea, -I love your make !! xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow Astrid! This is a gift in itself! A truly wonderful gift card holder! Hugs, Chrisx

butterfly said...

A beauty - lovely altered papers to give them the Astrid-vintage touch. This is a gift in itself as far as I'm concerned!
Alison x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! This is brilliant Astrid .. looks like a real leather vintage wallet .. I love it!! It is stunning and such a lovely way to give a gift voucher!! I love the colours and the textures are wonderful!! hugs xx

Unknown said...

Dear Astrid, it looks like a very beautiful, and expensive leather wallet, it is stunning!!!

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