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Video: Gift Card Holder + Giveaway!

Hello friends! Today’s video shares how to use your die cuts to create a gift card holder.

Gift Card Holder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

The holidays are approaching and I give a lot of gift cards as gifts. However, I like to present them in ways that are a fun, thoughtful, and different.

And isn’t this My Favorite Things Hot Cocoa Cups die set so fun? After using it to cut from cardstock, I applied color to the edges with a coordinating color of Distress Ink. I think it makes a big difference to add ink to the edges. However, for white die cuts (like the whip cream) I add a light gray Copic Marker (C0 or C00) to the edges. I also die cut a white square from the My Favorite Things Pierced Square die set and stamped a sentiment from the Toasty Greetings stamp set using black ink. After adhering the die cuts to the white square, I applied three strips of foam tape to the back, creating a pocket for the gift card to slip into.

Gift Card Holder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I finished the card off by adhering some die cut marshmallows on top of the whip cream and adding Distress Stickles on top to resemble sugar. For the background, I used a We R Memory Keepers Next Level Embossing Folder with some Hero Arts kraft cardstock. I like to lightly swipe white pigment ink over the raised areas of embossed backgrounds to create highlights and intensify the dimension.

You could combine any die cuts together and form a pocket behind it to create a gift card holder. Great for the holidays!

CHALLENGE UPDATE

I plan to give this card to my mail lady as part of the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge. This week focuses on sharing kindness to those who work/serve in the community and I thought this card would be perfect for that. It’s a great way to show some appreciation.

GIVEAWAY

I have THREE My Favorite Things stamp sets to give away to a luck winner! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 11/15/15 telling me if you give gift cards or avoid them. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from MFT.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), My Favorite Things (MFT), etc.

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  1. I’m pretty sure I left a comment earlier, about how much I loved this card, but forgot to answer your question. I try to avoid buying gift cards for 2 reasons a) I’m out of work, so if I can get a high quality gift on sale, at a lower price, or with a coupon, I will surely try; & b) I prefer to gift something personal that the recipient really will be wowed by & enjoy, & sometimes a gift card can’t achieve that. On the other hand, I love getting gift cards from my favorite stores: last Christmas my favorite ones came from Simon Says Stamp & MFTS!

  2. Your video shows an actual card with the gift card holder. I made lots of gift cards holders in the past and come up with just ordinary run-of-the-mill gift card holders that really haven’t impressed anyone I love your gift card holder I love the ideas and I will be using them, the upcoming Christmas because because 6 of 12 grandchildren absolutely love receiving gift cards and I will be making gift card holders such as you have for them. Thank you for the wonderful ideas Jennifer I appreciate it and you have a fabulous day. Now on to finding and ordering the supplies. Do you sell the products? Can you tell I’m new to your blog💭😛

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