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I love this time of year and really enjoy wrapping all my gifts for special people with my fantastic Stampin' Up! stuff (you know how I love stuff). Today besides showing you some great ideas I am going to give a tutorial on making a Center Step Gift Card Holder. This was inspired by Dee Slater's blog.
You will need a piece of 4 1/4" x 12" cardstock (CS). Put your CS in your Paper Cutter with the 4 1/4" at the top of your cutter. Position CS so the 12" side is at the 1" mark on the cutter. It would be as if you were going to cut off 1" but don't. Cut a line from 1" to 6 1/2" using the blade guide. Flip card to the other side and repeat. I realize my picture shows to stop cutting at 6", I really meant 6 1/2". Oops
Using your Simply Score place your CS with 12" at top where you began 1"cut on left. Score at 1", 2", and 6 1/2" to where you made the cut. Flip and do the same on other side only scoring to where you made the cut. Now score all the way across at the 11" mark.
To fold this the right way make a mountain fold at 1", valley fold at 2" and mountain fold at 6 1/2". Fold the one inch bottom piece that will be on the inside with a valley fold. Tape this piece closed only on the left and right side to make the pocket. This will be hold your gift card quite nicely. When everything is closed you will smoosh the middle piece so it is folded.
Decorate your card as you wish. Layer a 3/4" x 4" Designer Series Paper (DSP) on bottom panel and on the inside holder for your gift card. The middle panel of the card has a piece of DSP that is 2" x 4 1/4".
Now I have some other ideas. The first one uses our great lollis, rosettes or whatever you are calling them. They are made with our Simply Scored tool.
This second one I made a box out of our Simply Sent Everyday Elegance kit. I love them.
Blog Candy: Please leave me a comment today with your favorite project here and I will send of my Center Step Gift Card Holders. No, there won't be a gift card or $$ in it. Yes, I know this is a cheap way to get comments on my blog but I love reading them.
Now go on to Shelly's blog http://www.stampinandscrappingnews.com/ Wait till you see the great gift boxes she has made. Thanks for visiting and come back to see me.