Hello everyone, it's Aida here from Life and Paper Crafting. Gift Card holders make quick, pretty projects and can easily be turned into cards or little notes of encouragement for someone who needs cheering up. Today I've used Echo Park's Gift Card Holder #2 together with Debi Potter's Intricate Garden Flowers Thinlits
How cute is this flower ?
This is the smaller bloom.
This is a really simple project but as you can see, it doesn't mean it's without interesting layers. I've used papers from My Mind's Eye as well as Doodlebug and the pretty colors add to a sweet set of Gift Card Holders.
Let's begin !
The first thing when using XL dies, you need to pay attention to the instructions in the front of the packaging. You can see with this die, it's recommended you use the Extended Premium Crease Pad as this prevents the scoring blade in the die from cutting the paper all the way through.
On your Big Shot Plus, from the bottom the sandwich is : one Big Shot Plus Cutting Pad, the XL Bigz Gift Card Holder with the cutting side facing up, next is your paper and finally the Extended Premium Crease Pad. You do not need the other Cutting Pad. Roll this through your Big Shot Plus.
This is how the pocket looks and all you need to do is fold along the crease lines and using Tape Glue, adhere the tabs to the flap.
This is how the assembled holder looks
The next step is to die cut the flower and leaf accents to decorate the Holders.
To use Thinlits die on the Big Shot Plus, your sandwich from the bottom : the Plus Platform, the thicker Adapter A, one Cutting Pad, then the paper facing up, next the Thinlits facing down and lastly the other Cutting Pad. Send this through you Big Shot Plus.
I wanted to add some pennants and a circle tag from the Echo Park Bigz Love Labels
From the Gift Card Holder, I die cut 6 pieces of inserts in a cardstock of matching color.
I made a total of 6 Gift Cards, and honestly they were really quick to put together. Imagine how lovely it would be to receive these pretty holders with special messages in them !
Have fun making them and thank you for joining me today.
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Other Materials Used:
- Paper : My Mind's Eye and Doodlebug
- Cardstock : Bazill
- Assorted Buttons
- Distress Ink Hickory Smoke