Monday, May 21, 2012

HB2Y...(A Gift Card Holder Tutorial!)

Happy, Happy Monday! I am so excited to kick off this week with a fun new project using some newly released dies from Lifestyle Crafts. Plus, as an Affiliate, I get to pass along an exclusive Stampin' Bean promotional code for 20% off in the LC Crafts store!
ENTER CODE: BEAN during checkout.

Today I am featuring two newly released dies from the new Nesting Pinking line -- Pinking Rectangles and Pinking Circles

I love giving gifts, but I don't always know what to give and gift cards can seem 
a bit impersonal. So, what better way to give a gift than to dress up a gift card? Here's a tutorial for this quick and easy gift card holder.

Using the second largest Nesting Pinking Rectangle die, die-cut TWO panels from felt. (Bean Tip: Use a good quality felt with a tight weave for ease of cutting.)
With a hole punch, punch holes along three sides of each panel. (Bean Tip: Punch one panel, then lay it over the other and punch again so the holes line up perfectly.) 
With embroidery floss, stitch though the holes to form a pocket.

After assembling the pocket, I die-cut two of the darling Nesting Pinking Circles from more felt and added a bright yellow button and a twine bow.

For my "hb2u" (Happy Birthday to You) title, I die-cut using the Studio Alphabet, but you could use any font that you like, as long as your die can cut felt. (Bean Tip: If your dies are backed with foam that results in your die not cutting through the felt, simply use a hobby blade along the edges and the die-cut can easily be separated.)

And there you have it! A cute, fun, and easy way to dress up a gift card for that special (and lucky!) someone.

Remember, if you enter the PROMO CODE: BEAN during checkout from the Lifestyle Crafts store, you'll get 20% off! Happy Crafting!

Studio Alphabet (Lifestyle Crafts)
Accents: Button (October Afternoon)
Fibers: Felt (Papertrey Ink); Lemondrop Baker's Twine (The Twinery); Embroidery Floss (generic)
Tools: 1/8" Hole Punch (Fiskars)


Electra said...

This is so pretty-I never would have thought to do a blanket stitch along a pinked edge. How smart it that? Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei this week with your pretty card!

Unknown said...

So darn cute. TFS

Unknown said...

Super cute. TFS.

Unknown said...

Great gift card holder! Super CUTE! ;o)

Rosemary said...

What a fantastic idea for taking a gift card and making its presentation special. Love the tutorial here and I admit I have never thought of die cutting felt, I will have to try it out.

Beautifully done and perfect for our Opus Gluei theme, thank you for playing with us.

Jana said...

This is a great idea. I love the blanket stitches between the peaks of the pinked edges. Thanks so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Waseem said...

How smart is that..i will use this idea in making Gift Card envelopes..thanks for sharing.