Friday, May 20, 2016

Graduation Gift Card Holder

If you are still needing a card for graduation, here is one with a pocket for a gift card or cash. It starts with a piece of 5-1/2 x 12 inch cardstock in order to create the inside pocket to hold your gift. The patterned papers used in this card can actually be found at Walmart. It is by Colorbok called "Hopscotch" and comes in a pad of 50 double-sided papers. I really like this pack for teenage cards and scrapbook pages especially. The stamps are from Paper Pumpkin and the star die cut is from Stampin' Up. Finished card is 4 x 5-1/2 inches. (Directions follow below)

Here are the directions for making this card: (See picture below)

1. Cut a piece of card stock to 5-1/2 x 12 inches.
2. Score on the long side at 4 inches and 8 inches. This will give you 3 sections. On the section farthest to the right, make a diagonal slice from the score line down to about 2-1/2 inches.
3. Cut about 1/8 inch off the right side before folding it onto the middle section. This will allow the card to close better when the panels are folded together and the card is shut.
4. If you would like to line the inside of the pocket like I did, cut a piece of patterned paper to approximately 3-3/4 x 5 inches and attach it to the second panel before adhering the third panel over it.
5. Adhere the bottom and short side of this folded over piece to the middle section using sticky strip or tear and tape. This becomes the pocket for your card to insert a gift card or cash.
6. Since I used black card stock, I attached a piece of white card stock to the left inside of my card for a place to write. This measures 3-3/4 x 5-1/4 inches.
7. To decorate the front of my card, I cut 3 banners in different patterned papers and adhered them to the center front of the card. I then cut 2 circles and layered them onto the banner strips.
8. Die cut a 2-1/2 inch star strip or punch stars from a strip of black card stock.
9. Stamp a greeting and cut a banner approximately 3-3/4 inches to attach over the bottom portion of the circles. Slide strip of stars underneath before attaching.
10. Stamp the inside as desired, add a diagonal strip of patterned paper to the edge as shown, a strip across the bottom, and add your gift!

This is a masculine card and by changing the greeting, you could also use it for a Father's Day card or masculine birthday card.

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