Monday, November 30, 2015

Coin Envelope Gift Card Holder Tutorial

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I give a lot of gift cards for gifts, especially during the Christmas season. But just because I'm giving a gift card, it doesn't mean I can't have some fun wrapping it. I try hard to make different types of holders all the time. I'm sharing a new style for me. Today I have a coin envelope gift card holder tutorial. Both sides of this holder style are super cute. Here's the front:

 and here's the back:

 To make this I used my We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board and paper from Silver and Gold by We R Memory Keepers. 

I decided to make the envelope 3 x 4 1/2.

Just follow the directions for making an envelope with the 1-2-3 Punch Board. I like to place my paper so that the inside of the envelope is facing up. This isn't a necessity, but it makes folding the flaps down easier.

Fold your flaps in, but don't adhere them down yet. To make this look like a coin envelope, you'll need to trim the points off of the envelope. Here's a little tip: You only need to trim off the points that are showing, so I'm just trimming the top flap and the flap on the left side. You can see I made a little pencil mark as a guide, so I know where to cut. I want to trim close to center.

 Unfold your flaps, and use the pencil mark as a guide to trim the flap.

 When your flaps are trimmed down, add some adhesive to your flaps to keep them in place.

At this point you can decorate it and add your gift card or you can add some fun circle and twine details to make it look more like a coin envelope.

To make the closure, I used a 1/2" circle punch to punch gold circles. I attached the circles to the envelope with eyelets using a WRMK Crop-a-dile.

Use a little baker's twine wrapped around the eyelets to fasten the envelope shut. I attached my gift card to a coordinating piece of Silver & Gold paper with some Removable Glue Dots and slipped it into the envelope.

I kept the embellishments simple with a cork tree from the Silver & Gold cork stickers and green washi tape. I like to use an American Crafts Slick Writer to write on washi tape, as it won't smear on the slick surface.

Start to finish, this coin envelope gift card holder took less than 15 minutes, and I think it turned out pretty cute. What's your favorite way to dress up a gift card?

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