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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Make a pop-up gift card holder

Note: You want sturdy paper but the thicker your paper, the more bulky it will be inside your card. Do a trial run on scrap paper to be sure you got your opening right.

Start with 4 x 5.5 inch piece of paper. Score down the middle of the 4" side so when folded, it will be 2 x 5.5

On a large circle die (a larger die will not cut the curve down so far), measure and mark off with a sharpie where a line will be about 3.75 inches across. I use the back side of the die and cut facing down. Or use your gift card to get an idea of the size opening you need. Remember, your cut line is not the inner edge of your die.

Fold your paper in half on the score line and place marked die on top lining up your marks with the folded edge. Eyeball centering (mine was about 7/8 inch from each edge). And run through machine. (using a stitched die, the other side is not going to have nice stitch marks. Just make that the back side in your card. It won't really be noticed anyway.)

Unfold and die cut each long edge with a scalloped border. You could do this part folded and get both sides at once but doing it unfolded will keep the stitch lines for both edges.

Next, you will score lines a little above the scalloped edge (ignore the measurement on the top of the score board). Do it folded first so it leaves an impression on the other half and you'll have them in the same place. Then open the paper and go over each line again so you will have 2 good score lines.

Fold your edges up.

On the inside of your card, adhere one scalloped edge fold along the fold line of your card. Then adhere the other scalloped edge next to it. Put your 'good' stitched edge of the opening facing the bottom panel that you see when opening the card.

TADA! Quite easy.

And here's the front.

1 comment:

Caro said...

Such a neat idea!!!!
thanks for sharing