Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tag gift card

I have been trying to come up with different ways to include a gift card in a Christmas card but not having it be obvious. This is what I came up with.



This is the card closed with a belly band around it. The DP is from a My Paper Studio pad called Ornamental Christmas. (I think that is Hobby Lobby's own brand) The image is a digital image from Mo Manning colored with Prismacolor pencils.



 This is the inside of the card with a tag in a pocket.


For the gift card I attached it to the back of the tag with a piece of temporary double sided tape. After I finished the tag though I thought that I could have made it a couple of inches longer, scored it and bent to the back to hold the gift card.I will try that on the next one. This one is a little plain because it is for a man.

This card is 5" x 5" when folded up with the belly band but you can make it any height you want. For the basic card you need a piece of cardstock 11" x the height you want your card to be. On the long side score at 2.50", 4", 7"and 8.50" I cut my DP 1/8" smaller than the panels. For the tag holder you need to cut it 3" wide and then trim off a little so that the sides will fold over the middle.

3 comments:

Rita said...

Perfect idea....I just may have to try this..

Beccy said...

What a great card Jennie, and a wonderful idea. I love the way you have tucked the gift card inside it's own little pocket so it's not obvious until you slip it out. Thanks for the instructions too!
Cheers,
Beccy

JD said...

Great idea...really like this card!