Friday, July 23, 2010


Purse Gift Card Holder

This is the final project that my guests made at the make and take last week. This project was inspired by a gift card holder that Heidi Tekunoff posted on Stampin Connection. These are a super cute way to give a gift card! Take a look!

Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pretty In Pink, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Top Note Die, Scallop Circle Punch, silver brads, velcro dots, Paper Snips, Needle Tool, Mat Pack, Mini Glue Dots

To start off I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 6"x6" and scored it at 3". After folding on the score line I measured in from the sides 1" on the open end and marked it with a pencil. Then I went to the paper cutter and cut from the folded side corner to the penicl mark I made. This angles the sides of the paper in so that it will fit inside the top note die.

The front of the purse was stamped with the swirls from Baroque Motifs in Pretty In Pink ink. Then I cut out two Top Notes from Rich Razzleberry ink. One of them I scored in half long-ways, and the other one I cut in half long-ways. The scored top note gets two holes punched approximately 1/2" from the end on both ends. Some Whisper White Taffeta ribbon was threaded through the holes in the folded top note to create the handle. Sticky strip was added under the fold line and along the sides of the folded top note. This will be where the purse adheres to the lid.

Remove the liner from the sticky strip and adhere your ribbon ends (from your handle) to the sticky strip. Then adhere the back of your purse to the bottom of the folded top note. By adhereing your ribbon between the two layeres you don't get a bluge from a knot and you don't have to worry about finishing off the ribbon ends.

Sticky strip was added to the sides and a small piece on the flat side of one of the top note halves. You want to make sure that your 1/4" sticky strip is as close to the top note edge as possible. This will leave a space just big enough for a gift card to slide in. You could use the other half of the top note to put a pocket on the inside of the purse front to hold a note card.

The small medallion from Baroque Motifs was stamped in Pretty In Pink ink on a scrap of Pretty In Pink cardstock and punched out with the Scallop Circle Punch. The small medallion was stamped again with Rich Razzleberry ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and was cut out with Paper Snips. The needle tool and mat pack were used to pierce a hole in the center of both medallions. A brad was added to hold them together and the medallions were adhered to the purse front with a couple Mini Glue Dots.

Now we need to add the velcro to hold the purse flap closed. I cut the velcro circle in half since we really don't need a whole one to keep this purse closed. I put the hook and loop velcro together and stuck it to the purse flap where I wanted it. Then simply close your purse flap to adhere the other side in just the right spot. Since you had the two parts together already when you close the flap the velcro gets adhered right where you need it to.

Now your purse gift card holder is complete! This is such a cute way to present a gift card to someone.

Come back tomorrow to see a tutorial on Emboss Resist! Have fun stamping!