I cased this holder from Patty Bennett. You can see her version and Tutorial HERE On the outside I used Real red cardstock and I heat embossed the snowflakes (from the Snowflake spot stamp set) with white embossing powder. I was using just white craft ink, but the snowflakes looked a little light. I quickly added white embossing power before the craft ink dried and voila: now they really pop!
Patty has the full tutorial on her blog, to see it, click the link above. and be sure to check out her blog: Patty’s Stamping Spot she also has some great projects!
Here are the basics to get you started: Cut cardstock to 4-1/4″x11″ then score at 3″, 5-1/2″ and 8″. Then fold in 1/2 and then fold the outside flaps backwards in toward the center. secure it with sticky strip on 3 sides of the folded inside. Use the word window punch and a circle punch to create the opening for the gift card. I had better luck using the word window 1st then the 1″inch circle punch. for me they lined up better. Fold and decorate!
Its Real red, Black, Kraft and white card stock. I used Wishing you Cheer for the inside panel and colored him with markers. the Merry Christmas is from Holidays and Wishes. The sentiment on the inside is from Papertreyink’s holiday sets. Love that set- its perfect for all the inside greeting on your Christmas cards. the back panel, the one behind the gift card, is left blank for a message to the recipient and to sign your name. The snowflake brad is a gift from my crafty friend Jen, Thanks! and some black ribbon to tie it up. Let me know what you think!