I used a template that I have used many times before for cocoa packs and candy bars. It is the Pull-up Treats template from splitcoast stampers.
I changed the dimensions to fit my gift card. The size I used is 4 1/4 by 5 1/4. I scored along the 5 1/4 side at 1 1/2 and 3 3/4. I used a piece of sticky strip along the bottom to pinch it closed. Flip one side closed.
Then add more sticky strip along the inside of the still opened side and then flip that flap closed.
Add a hole to the opened end.
You need the hole to go all the way through. If your punch can't go though all the layers, as mine can't, here is what I do. Punch through one side, then move the punch to the other side and look through the first hole you made. When you see the hole maker thingy through the punched hole, you know you are lined up, so go ahead and make your hole on the other side. Hope that makes sense, it does in my head but that doesn't mean it does to anyone else :)
I then decorated the holder with the Grinch as I made him last year. Here are the parts.
Here is how I made the trim on the hat. Punch a small strip of white from the scallop square punch. Then, slide the punched part back in and line up the scallops and punch again. tricky, but once you get the hang of it, not too bad.
I also added a band of designer paper around the gift card holder, to sort of anchor the Grinch. My favorite stamp to use with the Grinch has to be "Even the Naughty Deserve Something Nice!" This stamp is from the "Tag's till Christmas" set, which is such a great set for any mood of Christmas tag, fancy, pretty, traditional and silly.
Now, to make the pull treat work, you need to wrap ribbon around your gift card, and push it into the holder.
I hope you enjoyed today's post! Happy Stamping!! Isn't it fun to make things you know will bring a smile to someones face?