Holiday Gift Card Holder

It is getting to be that time of year when we all start thinking about gift giving. There are so many people we can give gifts too, and some that I always like to remember are my kids teachers. Teachers do SO much for their students, and I think a lot of times they don’t get the appreciation that they deserve. Today I’m going to show you how to make this Simple Teacher Gift – Gift Card Holder. This could be used for anyone, but when I made it, I had teachers in mind. They spend so much of their own money, out of their own pocket, I know they would appreciate receiving a gift card to somewhere like Target or Wal-mart, or even teacher supply stores.

gift-card-holderHoliday Gift Card Holder Supplies:


Step 1. Cut your Tillie Scarlet and Tillie Mantis paper into a 4.25″ x 6.5″ rectangle. Looking at the paper vertically, score your paper at 1.25″ from the bottom and again at 4.25″ from the bottom. The score lines will have 3″ between them. Fold on the score lines.


Step 2. On the 1.25″ flap, put adhesive on both sides, then fold to create the pocket for the gift card.


Step 3. Put your gift card in the pocket.


Step 4. Put two strips of adhesive across the front of the gift card holder.


Step 5. Lay your ribbon across the adhesive, ruffling it as you stick it down.


Step 6. Use your scissors to trim the extra ribbon off the edges.


Step 7. Tie your twine around the card holder, over the top of the ribbon.


Step 8. Use your die cutting machine or punch to cut a snowflake out of the Kraft Cardstock. Tie it on with the twine.


You are all done! These are so easy to put together, you could have several of these put together in no time, and have them ready to give to the teachers.




Back to School 3D Pencil and Card

Hi everyone!  I’m Joy and today I’m super happy to be sharing this project with you using Core’dinations great products!



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Step 1: Cut the pencil 3D and card shapes using Core’dinations Neutrals and Bright Color cardstock along with solid black and white.  They cut so well!  A little side note: At first I cut the pencil card background in white but later I went back and cut it out in grey to match the band near the eraser of the 3D pencil.  I thought that just looked better color-wise to match both project pieces.


Step 2: Emboss the pencil pieces as desired.  Here, I’m using the wood grain background folder.


Step 3:  Sand the pieces using the Core’dinations Sand It Gadget.  That revealed a lighter color yellow on these pieces.  That’s so cool!


Step 4: Adhere the pieces.  I used my Xyron machine to add adhesive to the backs of these pieces.  Then I added them to the pencil.

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Isn’t all that sanded texture great?!


Step 5:  Create a tag.  I cut a small tag from the Core’dinations Bright Assorted Tags even smaller and backed it with a piece of Core’dinations black cardstock.

Step 6:  Stamp a sentiment.  Keep in mind that stamping on textured paper can give an uneven stamped image.  You can fill in any spotty places with a marker.  I did!

Step 7:  Sand the tag and tie ribbon to finish the look.


That huge roll of Smarties can fit into the 3D pencil!


Now your project is ready for gift giving! Happy crafting! ~Joy

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