Sunday, August 14, 2016

Project of the Week

Hi, it's Heather.  Today, it's my turn to post a Project Of The Week for the House that Stamps Built.  My project is a fun (and really cute) gift card holder, treat box combination.  I learned how to do it following this video tutorial I found on Pinterest.  If you want to see the full, step-by-step instructions, make sure you check out the video as I am going to give abbreviated instructions in this post.  What you will need:
-scoring tool (I used my scor-pal, the woman in the video uses her paper trimmer)
-sheet of card stock 7" x 9 3/4"
-patterned paper to decorate your holder
-strong sticky tape (I use scor-tape)
-circle hole punch (mine is 1 1/4)
-a die to cut out the window in the front
-a sheet of acetate for the window opening
-stamps (I used a sentiment from the newly released "Holy Crap" set: "it's your birthday" and two flowers from the Flower Power sheet: Daisy Outline, large and Daisy Outline, small)
-embellishments of your choice (I used ribbon and pearls)
 Along the 7 inch side of your card stock, score at 1" and 6".  Turn the card stock 90 degrees and score at 1/2, 1 1/2, 2 1/2, 3 1/2, 4 1/2 and 7 inches.
 Trim off the panels as seen in the photo below.
 Adhere your patterned paper (and the decorated front panel). You could decorate all sides, but I chose to decorate only the ones that would show from the front.
 Line up your window cutting die and run it through your die cutting machine.
 Adhere the acetate to the inside behind the window opening and adhere the holder together using your sticky tape.  And here is my finished project;
 This last photo show the gift card in place.  I would have filled the treat section, too, but all I had were mini reese's peanut butter cups and they didn't quite fit.
This will be a great way to add a little something special to a gift card.  To see one I decorated up for Christmas, check out this post.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "it's your birthday", "Daisy Outline, small" and "Daisy Outline, large"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" window cut out and "Blueprints 12"stitched rectangle; Marvy Uchida circle punch

C.R.A.F.T. #376--anything goes
Inspiration Destination #98--anything goes
Addicted To Stamps #206--anything goes
One Stitch At A Time #268--boxes & bags
Brown Sugar Challenge #211--anything goes
Scor-pal #29--all about birthdays
Crafting Musketeers #46--anything but a card
Sweet Stamps--anything but a card
Sketch n' Scrap #79--sketch (turned on it's side)--unfortunately, I did not read the guidelines and therefore am not eligible to actually enter the challenge, but am still giving credit to them for the sketch I used.

Hiding In My Craft Room Blogiversary #1--super scraps (the papers are all scraps, even the pink paper the flowers were stamped on)


Lisa in Texas said...

This is an adorable gift card/treat holder! I love cute window! We appreciate you joining us at Sketch N Scrap but please note for future reference when using our sketches for DT work prior permission is needed, we require a link back to our sketch and website wherever you post your project. To visit our guidelines for future reference feel free to look under the guidelines tab at the top of our blog. Thanks!

Jolanda Breedvelt said...

Wow, that is a great project!! Thank you for sharing it with us at Inspiration Destination
Jolanda (DT)

Emma Sims said...

Such a clever project. Love it! Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More. Good Luck!

Emma (DT Member)

MagsB said...

This is a fab giftcard holder - and the instructions are so clear! Thank you! Thanks for joining in again at CRAFT Challenge!

love Mags B DT x

sweet art designs said...

Great idea. Thank you for sharing the template. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

Billie A said...

Great project and fun gift. thanks for sharing over at ID.
Billie A
Inspiration Destination
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Mimi said...

Oh Heather, this is absolutely fabulous and so perfect for our challenge. Just love you have given a step through on how you made your gift card and box set. Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this fortnight. Hugs Jane xxxx

Helen Gullett said...

What a fabulous project! Love the combo of gift holder and treat box! You are very creative!
Thank You for playing along with Addicted To Stamps and More - Anything Goes Challenge!

Ravengirl said...

This is really cute! I've not even seen a treat holder with a gift card slot above, but I think it's quite clever!