Saturday, November 20, 2010

Super Saturday Tutorial–Gift Card Tag

Welcome to another Super Saturday Tutorial from Created By You!  This weekend, I have a really cute and easy Gift Card Tag Tutorial to share.  The tag can easily be tied onto a Candy Cane, gift, flowers, or whatever you may be giving your friends and relatives for the Christmas Holidays!  Here’s a peek at two separate versions of the same Gift Card Tag.  Enjoy!

Created By You Super Saturday Gift Card Tutorial 1

Gift Card Tag Created By You 2




















Aren’t they fun?  When opened, each of the Gift Card Tags shown hold a standard size Gift Card!  Today’s tutorial will be for the Gift card Tag shown on the right.  The one one the left is just a simpler version of the same thing.  Now… for the step by step directions you will need to make this cute tag!

Stamps and Supplies Used in today’s Super Saturday Gift Card Tag Tutorial:

  • Stamps:Tiny Tags
  • Classic Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso
  • Cardstock:  Very Vanilla 12x12
  • Designer Series Paper:  Deck the Halls, Newsprint (scrap)
  • Accessories:  Antique Brads, Basic Pearl Jewels, Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile Tool, Mini Glue Dots, Linen Thread, Chantilly Lace, Victoria Lace, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Paper Snips, Mini Library Clips, Champagne Glass Glitter, Tombow Multi Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Regals Designer Buttons, Crystal Effect, Used gift card or gift card blank, Fine Point Pencil, Word Window Punch, 1” circle punch, 1/2” circle punch, needle nose pliers, tag corner punch, Sponge Dauber


Step by Step Super Saturday Tutorial for Gift Card Tag

  • Cut Cardstock 2-3/4” x 12”
  • Score at 1”, 1-7/8”, 2-3/4”, and 7-5/8” as shown by the dashed lines on the photograph below:


  • Fold Cardstock Valley-Mountain-Valley-Valley as shown in the photo below:GiftCardTag2
  • Center Gift card just above 1-7/8” scored line, and trace with a pencil as shown by solid line in photo below:GiftCardTag3
  • Re-fold on 1-7/8” scored line, and use word window punch to remove gift card outline… You will have to do this in two steps, as the word window punch is not long enough to span the length of the opening required for the Gift Card.GiftCardTag4
  • Move the Word Window punch over, and remove remaining outlined area:GiftCardTag5
  • If you end up with a misaligned edge, it’s ok, simply trim with your paper snips and remove rough edges with a sanding block.  This area will not be visible anyway!
  • Now, re-fold the first three scored lines Valley-Mountain-Valley, so that the gift card slot is nestled between the front and back layers… Use a stapler to secure the bottom edge of the gift card holder.GiftCardTag8
  • The Gift Card Tag will close similar to a matchbook!
  • All that you have left to do is decorate the Gift Card Tag!

Decorating the Gift Card Tag:

GiftCardTag01 - Copy

  • For the tag shown at the top/right of my blog, I first cut DSP 2-3/4” x 4-1/4” and adhered to the front of the matchbook tag.
  • The Crop-a-Dile Tool was used to punch the 3/16” hole and set the Jumbo Eyelet on the tag, 1/2” from the top of the tag edge.
  • Chantilly Lace and Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding were layered and threaded through the hole in the Jumbo Eyelet.
  • Using needle nose pliers, I gently pried the prongs of the Antique Brad wide open… and then flattened out any kinks in the prongs.
  • The opened Antique Brad was then wrapped around layered ribbon, and closed on the back.
  • Basic Jewel Pearls were then added to the flat surface of the Jumbo Eyelet.
  • A contrasting piece of Designer Series Paper was cut 1” x 2-3/4” to cover the bottom half of the tag matchbook, and staple.
  • Next, Victoria lace was attached using glue dots before and after each fold (see next three photos):
    • One Glue Dot beneath the fold…GiftCardTag11 (2)
    • Open up the lace, and place one glue dot on the cardstock next to the lace…GiftCardTag11
    • Pull the lace back over the glue dot to attach.GiftCardTag12
  • The reason I used glue dots is because they are super sticky, and they didn’t seep through the lace and stick to other things Smile.
  • So… all you have to do is embellish your Gift Card Holder Tag!
  • A piece of DSP was cut out and popped up on the tag.
  • A 1” circle was cut from the Newsprint DSP, and edges were sponged with Early Espresso Classic Ink using a sponge dauber.
  • Stamped 4 you onto a scrap of Very Vanilla Cardstock and punched out with 1/2” circle punch…
  • Crystal Effects were used to highlight parts of the tag.
  • Tombow Multi Adhesive was used to attach Champagne Glass Glitter.
  • Well, you get the picture… here’s a close up:GiftCardTag13

Hope you enjoyed today’s Super Saturday Tutorial. Be sure to check out the other free tutorials found on my Tutorials tab at the top of this page!



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Patrice H said...

What great ideas Sharon & thanks for the tutorial. With such clear detail it really helps to duplicate.

nana_cindy42 said...

I love these!! It makes giving 'gift cards' so much more enjoyable & exciting for both the giver and the recipient! I definitely will be making some of these - maybe not for this Christmas but for next. Also with changes of stamps etc. for birthdays etc. Thanks for your terrific tutorials!!! Oh, and I love the way you put the lace on! Beautiful!!!

jmniffer said...

Thanks for the tutorial. It makes it so much easier to recreate when you have pictures and directions to follow.
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