Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Halloween Gift Holders

Halloween Gift Holders....too cute!

These little gift card holders are so cute and so easy to make! Perfect for your favourite older goblins who don't go out to 'Trick or Treat" but would love a treat of Starbucks for their coffee or hot chocolate fix on Halloween! Mmmm...Pumpkin Spice Latte...I think I hear it calling my name! Okay, getting back on track [g] it could even hold a gift card for a scary movie rental...hmmm...lot's of ideas! LOL!

I used SU Designer paper from last year and rounded the top portion of the card holder with my circle Coluzzle...which is also retired, but you can use a saucer or small plastic lid, just trace around until you get the shape you like. You could also cut it square and use a little corner rounder too, for a different's a very adaptable little pattern. See below for the measurements and directions.

The front view in Orange DSP and Pumpkin Pie Cardstock....don't you just love those booglie eyes!

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The front view in Green DSP and Old Olive Cardstock...this little guy is not so booglie looking, he looks more surprised. LOL!!

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What the inside looks like:

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Measurements and how I made it:

Cut cardstock or designer paper at 11" x 4". Score at 3", 6 1/8" and 9 1/4". Place your circle tracer, at the 1 3/4" section, placing the top of your circle on the top edge. See above inside view to see what I mean.

Next on the first 3" section, place your Word Window punch as far up on this section as it will reach (centered) and punch. Move it to the left and right, keeping it lined up and punch again until it fits your gift card.

Run your sticky strip only on the section that you have punched, on each edge side, fold it up and there you go....your little card holder is nearly done! All that is left is the decorating on the front.

I used the Batty for You stamps, punched out the little bat with the 1 1/4" punch and layered it with the 1 3/8" punch and then the scallop circle punch. I added googlie eyes and dotted the scallop with my marker.

To close the gift holder, I used velcro dots (you can see the open orange one, it's black). Here's a little tip: Keep both velcro pieces stuck together and adhere them to the back of the scallop layer, then fold up your gift holder until it's completely closed, press the flap down and you will have perfectly aligned velcro dots.

I hope you'll give these little gift holders a try, I found the pattern on the web, but it was so long ago, I don't know who the orignal creator is for this cute pattern. But many thanks for a wonderful idea! If you change up the papers, this gift card holder would be great for any occassion!

Happy creating and thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Judy, found your blog from your post on SUDSOL. Your work is wonderful and I like how you use the Word Window Punch for these card holders. Thanks for sharing and Happy Stampin Up!