Gift Card Holder

This adorable gift card holder is a two in one gift.   What a fun way to package a simple gift card to make it more personal.  I adore everything Amy from Positively Splendid does.   I love her use of color and her simple projects that look amazing because of her use of color.   Today’s project is no exception.  
 
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Hello, everyone! My name is Amy, and my blogging home is called Positively Splendid. I am so thrilled to be taking part in Beckie’s Pennywise Presents series!
 

 
My goal is for my blog to be a haven of crafting and DIY inspiration, and a place where creative people of all skill levels can come and feel right at home. On any given day, you might find me crafting, sewing, or cooking up a storm. I would love for you to pop by and say hello!
 
It seems my Christmas list grows longer each year, and I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that sometimes a gift card is just what the doctor ordered for simplifying my holiday shopping and helping me preserve a teensy bit of my sanity. I hate how impersonal they can be, though, so my project idea for today is something to remedy just that!
 

 

These little gems are a card and gift card holder wrapped up in one cute package, and the best part of all is that they let you include a tasty little treat for your recipient!
Supplies:
Ornament templates {{free download}}
Pre-folded blank cards
Assorted patterned papers
Round truffle candy molds
Scrapbooking adhesive
Hot glue
Letter stickers
Ribbon
Scissors
Black pen
Candy
step 1 / Print and cut out the ornament templates. Trace them onto your patterned papers, and cut out. Use scrapbooking adhesive to attach the two pieces together, as shown. Hold your truffle mold up to a well-lit window (or a light box, if you have one), and place a piece of copy paper on top of it. Use a pencil to carefully trace the outline of the shape of the mold. Carefully cut a scant 1/8″ outside of this traced line around the perimeter of the circle. Use this circle as a template to trace two circles on the front of your ornaments. Carefully cut out each circle, so that your ornaments have open centers, as shown.

 step 2 / Now, position your ornament piece on the front, and use the center openings to trace two circles. (Make sure to position your ornaments exactly as you want them to appear on your finished card as you trace.) Cut out the centers of the circles you just traced just as you did in step 1. Use adhesive to affix your ornament piece over this opening, so that the edges of the circle openings are all precisely aligned. Trim one of your pre-folded cards in half. Position one of the halves inside your outer card, making sure all of the edges are precisely aligned. Use a pencil to trace off the trimmed circles from the front onto this center piece. Trim the centers away from the circles you just traced, just as you did in the preceding steps. Run adhesive around three outer edges and above the open circles on the front this piece, leaving the short edge closest to your circles open, as shown. Set this piece aside for now.

step 3 / Trim around one of your circle molds, making sure to leave a 1/4″ border all the way around it. Apply three dabs of hot glue on the back of the circle openings on the front, as shown, and then push the shapes up and through the circle windows on front of your card, pressing firmly to adhere them securely.

step 4 / Grab the center piece you created in step 2, and affix it behind your card front, so that the circle openings are precisely aligned. Embellish the front with your ornament toppers, letter stickers and ribbon, as desired. For the sliding “door” of your card, affix a small loop of ribbon to the back of your gift card with hot glue. Now, open up your card, and fill your circle molds with candy, being sure not to overfill the space. Slide your gift card through the side opening between your center piece and your card front (this is why we only applied adhesive to three sides of our card center), so that it covers the candy-filled circle openings as it slides through.

 

 

 

 

All done!

 

Not only will your recipient be tickled pink about their gift card, but they’ll also be delighted to have a little treat to go along with it!

A huge thanks to Beckie for having me over today! Y’all are welcome to stop by Positively Splendid any time!
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