This week at Perfect Sentiments Challenge #37:
The Challenge: use a sentiment appropriate for a graduate. Sentiment must be on the front of your card.
The Twist: create either a gift card / money holder or a card with a designated place for the gift card/cash
I started with a premade card base that is 6.5" x 5." I cut the front in half lengthwise at 2.5" and covered it with Dotty For You gray flannel paper that is 6.25" x 2.25" on the front and back side. I attached the striped piece inside, measuring 6.25" x 4.75."
The red cardstock was cut at 4" x 7" and folded in half. The outer side was embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and decorated. The inner half had a 3"x 3" envelope attached, using some extra strong sticky tape to handle a gift card or cash being moved in and out without detaching. The top flap of that envelope was cut off since the gift card would stick up a little above the opening. I love the sentiment that's attached to the envelope. It's perfect for graduations. I also left room for a short note.
The outside has a matted and decorated circle attached using dimensional tape only on the bottom half so that the red flap can fit in the top. That's what keeps the card closed.
I hope this helps you sometime in designing your own gift card holder. Be sure and stop by Perfect Sentiments for more ideas.
Challenges for this card:
Craft Your Passion #115 Flips and Folds (more than one fold)
Fairy Tale Challenge 42 - money or gift card holder
Here Come the Boys #29 - More than one fold
Pile It On #25 - Graduation with School Colors
Stamptaclar Sunday Challenge #168 - Fabulous Folds, more than one