Monday, January 9, 2012


Stocking Gift Card Holder

This was the 3D project from the December Make and Take. I just HAD to use the Stocking die to create a gift card holder. I've seen so many of these on the web and it's just a really fun way to present a gift card.

Stamps: None!
Card Stock: Real Red, Lucky Limeade
DSP: Holly Berry Bouquet, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: None!
Accessories: Stocking Die, 5/8” Bashful Blue Satin ribbon, Simply Scored, Petals a Plenty embossing folder, Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive

Two pieces of Real Red card stock were cut at 5” x 8-3/4”. Both were run through the Big Shot on the Stocking die. A piece of DSP cut 5 x 7-3/4” was run through the Big Shot on the Stocking die to cut out just the stocking shape. Now you should have three stocking shapes (two red and one DSP) and two each of the toe, heel, and cuff pieces. Run all of the toe, heel, and cuff pieces through the Big Shot in the Petals-a-Plenty folder. Adhere the DSP stocking onto one of the Real Red stockings using Anywhere Glue Stick. Apply a very fine line of Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive around the remaining Real Red stocking, but make sure you do not put any glue across the top of the cuff. Adhere the stocking shapes together with the DSP showing on the outside.

You don’t’ have to adhere the DSP to card stock before putting the stocking together, but DSP is pretty thin and I wanted my stocking to be stronger.

Now you should have all the stocking layers adhered together with a pocket opening in the top of the cuff. Adhere the textured cuff, toe, and heel pieces onto the front and back of the stocking.

Next a piece of Lucky Limeade card stock was cut 2” x 7”. With the 7” side against the top of your Simply Scored score at 1” and 5-3/4”. Fold on the score lines. Adhere the larger flap down onto the middle section with Anywhere Glue Stick. A strip of Silver Glimmer paper was cut at ½” x 1-1/4” and this was adhered in the center of the larger flap. A bow was tied in a piece of 5/8” Bashful Blue Satin ribbon and adhered to the top of the Silver Glimmer paper with Mini Glue Dots.

Now just fold the shorter flap up towards the middle, place your gift card inside the fold, and slide this into the pocket on your stocking.

Note: No I did not give anyone a Walgreens gift card. This is just one of the many store discount cards that I have and rarely use. I keep it in my craft room so I can make my gift card holders the proper size.

I could have decorated the stocking more, but I wanted to keep it pretty simple for the ladies at the make and take and the pattern on the DSP was busy enough to make up for the lack of d├ęcor. But this made a fun gift card holder with the little present sticking out of the stocking.

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