Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Perfect Sentiments for the Graduate - Gift Card Holder

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 made a graduation card using the colors of our local school. Three of our kids went there and two graduated from the high school. Lawson's mascot is a cardinal, so red is the predominant color. I chose to make my own version of a Joy Fold card using stripes in the school colors and gray dotted paper.

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


jan farnworth said...

love your color choice very eye catching.

Teresa said...

Great card Vickie and a great fold too, thanks for joining us at Here come the Boys Challenge. Teresa x

Bea und Doreen said...

fantastic card - love the colour combo
Many thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week.

Bianca said...

What a perfect gift card! I love the sentiment you have add and the folds are so very creative!!! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Melissa S. said...

What a Beautiful card both outside and inside. Well Done. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On this week.

Woo said...

Fab card! Lovely colours and fold! Thank you for playing at Here Come the Boys WOo x

Helen said...

Wonderful card - love joy folds!
Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Sassy said...

Great design, papers, folds and sentiment. Love how it all came together.

Chris said...

great graduation card and I'm sure one that is well received.
thanks for playing with us at Pile it On.

Karen Conner said...

Love the different layers, the colors & the dots on the red paper. Thanks for being our guest designer @ The Perfect Sentiment.

Scrappin Abby said...

Karen took the words right out of my the papers and textures you used...great job : )

Waseem said...

I would like to use this color combo in my own Gift Card envelopes.