Thursday 6 November 2014

Tag Gift Card Holder with Slot

Good morning friends.

It's my day to post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog, and I have a Tag Gift Card Holder to share today.  The Design Team has been making all kinds of things with these Tags & More die sets, and I wanted to show you how to use the little tab that comes with the Tags & More 2 - Deco to create a slot to insert your gift card.

Below is the tutorial I wrote for the post:

1.  Cut your patterned paper to 3-1/4 x 12"

2.  Score in the centre at the 6" mark to create a 3-1/4 x 6" tag card with the fold at the BOTTOM.

3.  Keeping the edges even, cut through both layers at the top (open ends) using the tag base die.

4.  Unfold the card, and cut the decorative insert in the top layer only. This will be the front of your Tag Gift Card Holder

5.  Take the tab die and place it in the centre of the top layer, 2-1/4" from the top edge. Run it through your die cutting machine.

6.  Now move the tab horizontally to the left - about 1/4" from the left edge and making sure the top and bottom edges line up with the cut you just made.

7.  Repeat with the other side.

8.  Insert your gift card into the slot and decide how much of it you would like to stick out of the slot at the front.  

9.  Working from the inside, add liquid glue below the gift card, up each side and around the top edges. Carefully remove the gift card, fold your Tag Gift Card Holder together with the wrong sides together and press until the glue sets. Note: I like to use liquid glue rather than double sided tape for this type of project, as sometimes the gift card can slide down and attach itself to the tape if you use double sided tape instead.

This is what your Tag Gift Card Holder should look like, once the glue is dry.  I added the gift card back in for this photo.

10.  Cut a piece from double sided tape and a piece of white card stock to 3-1/4 x 2".  Peel off the liner from one side of the adhesive tape sheet and adhere it to the white card stock.

11.  Peel off the remaining liner and pour on Solar Gold Silk Microfine Glitter.  Tap off the excess and return to the jar, then burnish the glitter in with your fingers. This really brings up the shine!

12.  Cut a second decorative tag insert from this piece, staying close to the top and left edge of your glittered paper.  Save all the little pieces as these are what we will be using.

13.  Adhere each of the glittered cut out's from step into the opening on the top layer of your Tag Gift Card Holder. 

14.  Using the accessories that come with the Tags & More 2 - Deco set, cut two corners and one reinforcement from your glittered card stock.

15.  Adhere them to your tag and add Glitter Dots as shown.

16.  Take the gold border Peel-Offs and carefully outline your slot. Press down well.

17.  Tie red seam binding around the Tag Gift Card Holder below the slot.

18.  Tie another piece of red seam binding at the top with some gold Bakers Twine.

19.  Add a large gold Merry Christmas Peel Off below the bow.

Because we used a folded piece of patterned paper, the Tag Gift Card Holder is nicely finished on the back as well.

Now that you know how to add a slot to a Gift Card Holder, you can add slots for other reasons asa well. I immediately think of a Spinner Card. In fact, that is what I will have for you the next time I post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog!

952 Tags & More 2 - Deco, Elizabeth Craft Designs
638 Solar Gold Silk Microfine Glitter, Elizabeth Craft Designs
502 Elizabeth's Transparent Double Sided Tape, Elizabeth Craft Designs
7018 Glitter Dots in Red, Elizabeth Craft Designs
1167 Borders Assorted Peel Off in Gold, Elizabeth Craft Designs
2576 Merry Christmas Large Peel Off in Gold, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned paper - DCWV
Seam binding - Stampin' Up
Gold Bakers Twine - Impress
Tombo Multi Adhesive

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