Friday, November 22, 2013

Matchbook Style Gift Card Holder

I love this little Frosty from the "Best of Snow" stamp set!  Too Cute!  Does he look familiar?  Frosty was part of a very popular stamp set from way back.  He has been made a bit smaller and put into a set for the Stampin' Up! 25th year celebration!  Fun!  I decided to use him in the middle of my Snowflake, I knew he would feel right at home. 
This gift card holder is made from the Envelope Punch Board.  I saw this on a post by blogger Jackie Topa.   I really like finding multiple uses for things, and this card really made me love my Envelope Punch Board even more.

I started with a piece of Smokey Slate card stock 4 1/4 by 11, scored at 2, 7 1/4 and 7 3/8.    Then I used the Envelope Punch Board to punch the notches at 1 inch from each side of the top flap.  This card folds like a match book.  Fold the two inch flap up, attach only at the sides so that it forms a pocket.  Your notched top will tuck into this pocket, and your gift card will slide into this pocket as well.   You could leave the inside as is, but Jackie showed a way to make an inner liner that lifts the gift card out of the pocket when you open the card.

Inside the card is a white piece of card stock, 6 1/2 by 3 1/2  that has been scored at 1 3/4 and 6.  Fold the larger flap up and the tiny flap back.  The small flap needs to be attached to the Smoky Slate top flap, just above the fold.  This way, when you open the card, the gift card comes up from under the folded flap of Smoky Slate.  Fun. 

I tied some Pool Party seam binding ribbon around the bottom of my card, and added this fun "Let it Snow" tag, also from the "Best of Snow" set. 

My snowflakes were cut from Silver Glimmer paper using the Festive Flurry framlit dies.   I also cut a whisper white snow flake, and stamped Frosty onto it. 

I used the smallest and second largest snowflake, nestled together.   You end up with a great snowflake frame, and a fun small snowflake to use on a future project.  

Best of Snow Stamp set # 134387 $14.95

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