Recently I showed you this Gift Card Holder and told you I'd post a tutorial.
I finally finished the tutorial today so here we go.
- 11" x 2 5/8" piece of cardstock
- (2) 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" coin envelopes
- 3/4" Circle punch (you can use a different size)
- SNAIL adhesive
- Velcro Dots
- DSP, Stamps, Punches, etc. to decorate the front of the Gift Card Holder
Step 1: Stamp or wheel a design on the 11" x 2 5/8" piece of cardstock. This step is optional. I was going to wheel my sample, but forgot until half-way through the tutorial. Oops!
Step 2: Insert the 11" x 2 5/8" piece of cardstock into the paper scorer (11" side going across the top) and score at 3 1/8", 3 3/8", 7 1/4", and 7 1/2".
Fold the cardstock on all of the score lines and set aside.
Step 3: Cut off the flaps on the two envelopes as shown in the photo below.
Step 4: Insert the open end (where you just cut the flap off) of one of the envelopes into the circle punch and punch about 1/2 a circle as shown in the photo below. If you don't have a 3/4" circle punch, any circle punch will work.
Step 5: Starting directly below the punched out circle, run a line of adhesive straight down the middle of the envelope. Do not put any adhesive down the sides or across the bottom of the envelope.
Step 6: Adhere the two envelopes together. It's important to line up the TOPS of the envelopes rather than the bottoms. You can barely see the punched out 1/2 circle in the photo below.
Step 7: Insert the envelopes into the Circle Punch. Using the punched out 1/2 circle as a guide, punch a matching 1/2 circle in the second envelope just like you did in Step 4.
Step 8: Take the 11" x 2 5/8" piece of cardstock and lay it vertically in front of you so the 3 1/2" section is closest to you. Just like you did in Step 5, run a strip of adhesive straight down the middle of the back of the envelopes. Adhere the two envelopes to the MIDDLE section of the cardstock. As you can see in the photo below, the two envelopes are centered left to right and they are *slightly* above the score line at the bottom. They need to be near the bottom of the middle section.
Step 9: Repeat Step 5 a third time and run a strip of adhesive down the front of the envelopes. Fold up the bottom section of the cardstock on the score lines and adhere it to the front of the envelopes. As you can see in the photo below, the bottom flap should cover both envelopes entirely.
Here's a look at the envelopes from the top view once they are adhered in place.
By only placing one strip of adhesive down the center of the envelopes, this gives them flexibility so the recipient can easily remove the gift card and/or note that's tucked inside the envelopes.
Step 10: Stick both pieces of the velcro together. Remove the adhesive backing off one side and adhere them both to the top flap as shown in the photo below.
Step 11: Remove the backing off the second piece of velcro and fold the flap down to adhere the second piece of velcro in place. Once finished, it will look like this.
Step 12: Decorate the front of the Gift Card Holder as desired.
Optional: This Gift Card Holder can possibly hold up to four coin envelopes so long as the contents in the envelopes are not bulky.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and have fun making one of your own. As always, if you make one of these please be sure to leave your link in the comments below so I can come and take a peek. Thanks so much for stopping by!