A client of mine asked me to make a gift card wallet of sorts that would hold four cards. She said, "It's for my daughter. Just make it - you know - really cute!" This is what I came up with. I hope it's what she had in mind!
Is there any paper cuter than Candy Cane Lane? I don't think so! This DSP was so popular this year, that the company has depleted its stock. I'm so glad I had enough left in my crate for this project.
I made an accordion folding wallet, each side different, and each of the four inside sides containing a pocket for a gift card. The overall dimensions are 5" x 17 1/2". Each section measures 5" x 3 1/2". Each pocket measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/2."
I decorated each pocket with sentiments from Tin of Tags and cropped them with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
I cut a gingerbread man, candy cane, and a pair of mittens from one of the prints and attached them with Mini Glue Dots. Each pocket opening was punched with just the smallest bit of the Decorative Label Punch.
I alternated the pockets up and down. I thought it might cut down on the bulk a little. It's pretty chunky as it is. The pockets are snug enough that the gift cards won't fall out.
Bits of buttons and ribbons add to the "cuteness" factor. I also added a red pocket on the back for a note to be added by Mom.
The whole thing is held closed with a belly band. I used a strip of Crumb Cake, wrapped a length of the red stitched ribbon around it and held it together with Fast Fuse. A little Baker's Twine bow and a sentiment from Candy Cane Christmas finish it up. The two little Christmas trees are punched in Early Espresso (I know they look black in this photo!) from a little punch that I have kept from a few years ago. Maybe you still have it too?
I do hope this fits the bill (or gift card!!). I'll find out later this morning when I deliver it. I figure, how can I go wrong with peppermints and gingerbread?!
Just 6 more days till Christmas. That means only 5 more days to get all the wrapping done. I have another, smaller gift card holder to share with you on Wednesday. It hold two cards. Come back to see!
Wishing all of you a sweet season ~