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- Challenges are posted every Wednesday
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Feb 19, 2011

Tutorial Time with Tanya - Folded Envelope Gift Card Holder

Folded Envelope Gift Card Holder Tutorial

It is my turn to try and inspire you, and I have been working on something that I hope you will all enjoy trying out. I am going to show you how to take an envelope and turn it into your very own Gift Card Holder.

The required materials are;
  1. One Medium Envelope- 5 3/4" x 4 3/8"
  2. Scor Pal (you can eyeball this as well and fold by hand)
  3. Bone folder (optional as well, you can use your fingernail)
  4. One Gift Card of your choice
  5. Double Sided Sticky tape, paper and embellishments

Take your envelope and score it at 1 1/2".

Turn the envelope over, fold the scored edge, and run your bone folder over the fold to make it permanent.

Fold the other side of the envelope so that the edge meets up approximately in the center with the other edge.

Your envelope should now look like this. And you can now proceed to put your gift card in the center of it.

Fold the envelope together and bring the top flap down. I chose to round the edges with a punch, any artistic freedom is totally up to you now.

I decided to seal mine using a punched out and embossed scalloped circle. The stamp is The Pixie Cottage Love sentiment stamp. (This is where I used my double sided sticky tape. It sealed my gift card holder, and made it secure.)

Last but not least, embellishing the front. Again, this is where artistic freedom comes in to play. This fantastic background paper is none other than Donna Salazar's Crafty Chronicle paper, and it was purchased from Michelle's Scrapbooking and More. It is a re-usable newsletter, full of nifty information. Once it has been read, you can use it to craft with because it is "Acid-Free"!

Now ladies, this tutorial can be altered to suit any envelope. All you have to do is make sure that when you are folding your envelope, the edges meet in the center. Oh the possibilities! So be sure to play, have fun, and get creative!

Have a great Saturday ladies.


Debbie said...

Brilliant idea Sharon, thanks for showing us/. Debbiexx

Davi said...

Wow awesome tutorial Tanya! Love the idea and its beautifully decorated!!

Unknown said...

Thanks for this beautiful tutorial.

artish said...

super cute miss tanya!!!!!!! so many reasons to give a gift just topped the list.
thank you for giving us awesome instructions! hugs!

Emily @SweetlyScrapped said...

Oh that is so cute! I love it. Thanks for sharing! :)

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

This is a brilliant idea Tanya and it looks superb when finished. Must have a go at one of these. Thanks for the wonderfully clear instructions.
Sharon xx

Adrina said...

Great tutorial Tanya!!

CarlaKH said...

What a great idea and great directions!

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