Thursday, July 4, 2013

Christmas in July Gift Card Holder




Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by and checking out my Christmas in July Gift Card Holder.  Hope you enjoyed starting this hop at Scrapalette's blog (http://scrapalette.blogspot.com).  LB's blog at http://coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com should have sent you to me.  If not, please don't forget to go and take a look.



I have been intrigued by the flip-it/swing cards and decided to give it a try.  I made mine a little bigger than Mary's chart at CricutwithHeart.blogspot.com.  (Thanks Mary!)  I used Bazzill cardstock for the base of the card and some Christmas paper from past years for the accent.  I cut the companion shapes from Bazzill cardstock also.  (The examples are not cut from the same cardstock/paper.)

The base card and accent paper were cut from the Cricut/CTMH Artiste cart, page 52, Accent 1 at
6 1/2".  The base card and accent paper have two score lines.  On the base card, fold the first section back at the score line and the second section forward.  This gives you your flip-it/swing card.



The accent paper is cut off at the score lines for the front and back portion of the card.  I did not use the accent paper on the inside fold.  For the front accent paper, I cut 1/8" off the top, left side, and bottom.  Ink the edges if so desired.  Adhere to base card with adhesive of choice.  For the back accent portion, I cut 1/8" off all four sides, inked, and adhered.



The companion shape was cut using Cricut/CTMH Art Philosophy, page 62, Oval 5 at 2 1/2".  Ink edges if so desired, stamp sentiment, and adhere.  To adhere the inside companion shape in its proper position, I lined it up with the design on the card, applied my adhesive, then brought the back of the card over.



The gift card holder was cut at 3 1/4" X 3".  Score 1/2" on one end of the 3 1/4" side and 1/2" on both sides of the 3" side.  Your gift card holder should measure 2 1/4" X 2 1/2" when finished.  Trim corner pieces off near score lines and fold over.  Ink edges if so desired.  I attached Scor-tape to the 1/2" tabs, inserted the gift card, removed the tape backing, and adhered to the card so as not to be seen when closed.










I hope I inspired someone to make a gift card holder using the flip-it/swing cards.  Now for more fun, please visit the blog of gonescrappin' at http://scrappycol.blogspot.com.

The following is a list of all the blogs participating in the gift card holder hop:

Paulette at http://scrapalette.blogspot.com/  
Laura at http://www.coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com/  
Fran at http://lovebugtimme.blogspot.com/
Colleen at http://scrappycol.blogspot.com/
Theresa at http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com/
Beth at http://seaswancreations.blogspot.com/
Betsy at http://betsymcreates.blogspot.com/




35 comments:

  1. It's great that the gift card is hidden behind the shape! Thanks for being in the hop! :)

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  2. Love your gift card project, Fran! TFS! :-)

    The paper you used looks kinda similar to my next week's project. Tooo funny, eh? :-)

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  3. Very cunning placement of the pocket. Fun papers too. Thank you.

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  4. Love the swing card with the gift card placed behind the "swing". TFS

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  5. Love the hidden part. Cute idea!

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  6. Fran I really like swing cards and this is just perfect for adding a gift card holder in it as well. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  7. Clever idea of putting the card behind the swing part!!

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  8. That's awesome!! what a fun way to send a gift card! TFS!

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  9. Great idea tucking the card holder behind the tag! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  10. Thanks for the tutorial that is such a nice card!

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  11. Love your card! I like that you took someone else's tutorial and made it your own. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Very pretty I like the way you hid the gift card behind the tag.

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  13. Excellent swing gift card idea. I love it! Many thanks for sharing on this July Christmas blog hop!

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  14. This is beautiful! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. I was a little intimidated when I first saw your card, but I think I will give it a try!

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  15. Thanks for the written out details for this I am so trying this one. Really great look

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  16. Excellent tutorial! I really like how you placed the gift card behind the sentiment on the swinging part of the card.

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  17. Flip cards are so fun! Too cool that turned it into a giftcard holder!

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  18. Oh, I really like that hidden envelope! So clever :)

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  19. Thank you everyone for the kind compliments (LOVE). I really appreciate it. Be sure and stop by next week for the Christmas Card hop. Don't forget to leave your comments to be entered for the prizes from Scrapalette.

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  20. I have not made a flip card. You card makes me want to try it.

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  21. Your card is gorgeous! I need to try this type of card...looks like fun!

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  22. Oh my gosh this is a terrific gift card holder. Thanks for the tutorial. TFS.
    D~ Dragonfly50 (MB)
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  23. Love your clever gift card holder!! Great tutorial too!!

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  24. Your gift card holder is amazing. Love it TFS
    motherloves3@hotmail.com

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  25. Like how you incorporated the holder into the card, pretty paper!

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  26. I love this gift card holder.

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  27. AHA!!! Love this "twist" for a gift card to be an actual part of the card. Good thinking.

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  28. Thank you for the awesome instructions!

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  29. Don't tell the others but this is my favorite gift card holder so far on the blog hop !! Great papers and useful directions. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Thanks for such great directions! Very fun h older

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  31. Awesome gift card holder! Thanks for the great tutorial.

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  32. Beautiful gift card holder! Thanks for the detailed instructions!

    http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/

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