Making Pop Up Gift Card Holders
It looks like just a simple card from the outside. But here's how it looks when you open it:
The part holding the gift card pops up. It also holds the gift card securely in place so that even when eager people shake their cards to see what's inside, nothing falls out. The gift card stays a surprise until they open the card!
Design & Materials Used
My friend Kathy D. is hosting the October Inspirational Card Challenge over at Scrapbook.com this month, and one of the challenges is to make a gift card holder. There's also a separate October Card Sketch Challenge available to play with, including this sketch from Create with Connie and Mary. These two challenges were the inspiration for my project.
To make this pop up gift card holder, I used papers from the new "Flea Market" paper collection by Doodlebug Designs. I have to say, I love everything that company puts out -- it's all so adorable!
The stamped images are from the "Fall is in the Air" set by Echo Park, which is also stinking cute. I stamped the images in Walnut Distress ink, and then colored them a bit with alcohol markers. The images are pretty solid, so there wasn't much room for coloring, but I had to add some at least!
After coloring, I cut out the stamped banner image, and then set the owl on with some foam tape so he looks like he's sitting on it. (There's foam tape between some of the other layers as well, because I just love dimension in cards!) Last but not least, I stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set in black Versafine ink, and embellished with just a couple of enamel gems.
Want to Make One, Too?
If you'd like to make a pop up gift card holder like this, please visit my paper craft instruction website, Paper Craft Romance. There's an easy step by step tutorial there today.
I'm sharing my card for these challenges today:
* October Inspirational Card Challenge - Make a gift card holder
* October Card Sketch Challenge - Layout used for the front of the card
* Cardz 4 Galz - Fall Colors
* Creative Knockouts - Thankful Thoughts
* Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
* If You Give a Crafter a Cookie - Cookie Challenge #54/Fall photo inspiration
* Crafting by Designs - October Anything Goes