Hi Everyone! It’s Leanne here and believe it or not, it’s that time of the year where we are either starting to bring together our gift giving ideas or are already well under way with the organisation of it all! It you are a little like me, and often find yourself looking for last minute gift ideas, more often than not, I seek out gift cards for my impossible-to-buy-for friends! But to make the giving more special, I love to create gift card holders with gorgeous patterned papers and embellishments.
This year I am creating with the Holly Jolly collection 6×6 mini paper pad and the die cut paper embellishments. Don’t these papers have just the cutest designs ever?!
To create the mini envelope/gift card holders, you will also need the We R Memorykeepers envelope punch board. Simply follow the instructions on the board using a 5″x5″ piece of patterned paper from the mini paper pad.
To personalise the envelope for my gift giving purposes, I have also chosen the mini cut apart patterned paper for contrast. It will also be used to ground any die cut embellishments to the envelope base.
Once you have created your envelope, embellishment is limited only to your imagination!
Here are three fun examples that are very easy to recreate!
Card 1 | Oh Christmas Tree
step 1. Create mini envelope using the “tree” pattern from the paper pad.
step 2. Add the Christmas Tree die cut embellishment to the right side of the envelope front.
step 3. Round the edges of a mini cut apart saying and layer on top of the tree die cut.
step 4. Add foam tape to the Holly Jolly Christmas label die cut and layer on to the envelope to complete the card holder.
Card 2 | Candy Canes
step 1. Create the mini envelope with the “polka dot” pattern from the paper pad.
step 2. Trim two pieces of contrasting patterned paper, one slightly smaller than the other, and round the corners. Layer the smaller pieces on top of the larger patterned paper and adhere to the front of the gift card holder.
step 3. Using a flower die cut and two candy cane paper embellishments, layer to arrange so that each piece overlaps. Add foam tape to the back of the die cut pieces and adhere to the front of the gift card holder.
step 4. On a mini paper tag, use a precision pen to draw around the outside edge to create a name label and adhere to the envelope.
Card 3 | Making Spirits Bright
step 1. Before folding and adhering the envelope together, trim two pieces of patterned paper at 0.75″ wide. Carefully add a slit measuring the same width on the fold lines, to allow the paper to be threaded inside the envelope.
step 2. Fold and adhere the paper strips to the inside before securing the envelope shape.
step 3. Create a bow (also using the envelope punch board) and add it to the cross point of the paper strips.
step 4. Ink the edges of a mini paper tag and the cut apart saying then tuck each piece beneath the bow to complete the gift card holder embellishment.
Each gift card holder you make can now be personalised easily with these ideas as your guide! And hopefully your gift giving season will be more joyful because of it. Thanks for visiting..x