7 Days of Teacher Treats for End of Year Gifts - #3 Gift Card Holder

This is one of those gifts that you can never go wrong with but you can go wrong by giving it in a boring card!  So don't do boring, do fabulous hehe.  At Costa Coffee you can buy a gift card for as low as £5 which is enough for a drink and a cake...... their carrot cake is to die for........ with an iced frappe.......... 'sigh' I could really do with one of those right now with this heatwave we have here in the UK!

I originally made this Gift Card Holder HERE where you will find all the directions and measurements for how to make one yourself.  The only difference this time is the way I've decorated it, and as yesterday, I'm going to show you how to do it using Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper as well as Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper.

Crafty Spark Recipe

1 A4 sheet of Cucumber Crush Cardstock
1 sheet of 12 x 12 Brights Collection Designer Series Paper
Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper
2 1/2" circle punch
2 3/8" scallop punch
2" circle punch
Candy Dots or White Perfect Accents
Vellum cardstock

To Do

First things first go the Gift Card Holder Tutorial to make your base.  Don't use the Envelope Punch Board to notch the ends though as we're not using a belly band today.  When it looks like this pop back here to carry on......

This particular Gift Card Holder is going to my Son's Teacher and as such, I really had to let him choose the paper didn't I.  He was quite desperate to have the paper with the numbers from the Schoolhouse pack which is quite dark (Basic Gray) - apparently as his teacher is a man it had to be a 'man' colour (his words not mine hehe).  One of the coordinating colours for the Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper is Tangerine Tango but as the gray is very dark, I decided to jazz it up a bit and used Pumpkin Pie instead (and I'm wearing a Pumpkin Pie coloured top today!) which is a brighter orange.  You might have notice, on the Cherry on Top one (which is pictured at the top and bottom of the post), I edged the Designer Series Paper in white.  This time, I edged the gray numbered side in white to make it stand and add just a touch more brightness but in the inside as I was using a paper with a white background (the bicycle one), I edged that with a lighter gray paper that I had left over from another project to give it a bit of definition.

Your layers need to be cut as follows:

Layer 1
Layer 2
Layer 3
Pumpkin Pie Stripe
5 ¾” x 2 ½”
5 ¾” x 4”
5 ¾” x 1 ¾”
White / Gray
5” x 1 ¾”
5” x 3 ¼”
5” x 1”
Designer Series Paper
4 ¾” x 1 ½”
4 ¾” x 3”
4 ¾” x ¾”

Once all your layers have been stuck on, grab your punches and punch two of each shape

Glue one half of the large circle on first making sure it's centred
Glue the other large circle to the other side of the flap

Add the magnets making sure the paper is covering them
Change your mind about the colour of your dots and put new ones on!
All finished :)

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  1. This is cool Lea. Thanks for sharing. X

  2. Mmmmm, not looking for anything that'll cost Lea, as the 'baby' shower is costing me enough, but when I get my next order from you, I may get some inspiration from that, if not it'll be just a card, which the stamping set's for. thanks anyway.

  3. Meant to say it's a lovely gift idea, but the 'bump' isn't going to school just yet. LOL

    1. Hahaha I know that Arlene - you could make the gift card holder from pale blue or white card and decorate it with your new stamp set that's coming soon xxx


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