Sunday, September 25, 2011

Clutch Style Gift Card Holder





I love to make gifts, but sometimes a gift card is the best gift to give. With the Holiday's approaching now is a great time to make our Clutch Style Gift Card Holders. This gift card holder is like a little purse and super easy to make. Just like our Baby Bootie Card Project the joy is in picking out paper and embellishments to express your style. Have fun embellishing yours with trinkets, flowers, gems, buttons, or bows to give your little purse some style.

This project is fast and easy:

 You will need:
Scrapbook Paper
Tape Runner Glue
Velcro (Optional)
Embellishment for your purse button


Cut two pieces of paper
The main purse color 4 1/4" x 7 1/4"
The Border paper 4 1/2" x 7 1/2"




Take a corner rounder punch and round the corners on both papers on ONE SIDE 
If you do not have a corner you can take scissors and round your corners



Attach the main paper to the border paper with a tape runner type glue. (both round ends on same side). Now you have one paper.


Now Fold up the bottom of the paper  (the unrounded side) 1 3/4"











Adhere along the inside Sides with a tape runner. Only put tape runner along the sides so you create a pocket. If your paper is very thick (like cardstock) you may need to use strong glue and clamp the sides until dry. I have also used one small staple on each side. The mini staples are barely noticeable. Scrapbook paper is usually OK with just tape runner.



Use a bone folder or run your finger nail along the fold lines to make them crisp. If the top pops open a bit you have two choices. You can go the very nice way and attach a very small piece of velcro to the inside flap of the card to create a velcro opening. I like to cut a small piece and attach to the inside upper flap leaving the other half of the velcro still attached. Then I peel off the backing off of that piece and press the card together and it sticks to the other side so the pieces match perfectly. You can also use a little repositionable adhesive to hold the flap down, or tie a ribbon around the clutch.











Lastly pick your Clutch embellishment to give it some character. You can attach in the middle of the flap or on the edge so it overlaps like the lock. FYI if you do choose a sticker embellishment like this lock you will need to scrap the sticky foam off the back of it with your fingernail since you don't want it to stick the card closed. I used some mini glue dots on the top of the lock. 








13 comments:

  1. My granddaughter will love this funky holder!

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  2. Nice project, love the combo of pink white and black. Thanks for adding it to my Thrifty Thursday Link Up!

    http://quiltedcupcake.blogspot.com/2011/10/thrifty-thursday-weekly-blog-party-at.html

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  3. I never even thought of making these but I love how yours turned out. What a great way to personalize a gift card. I am a new follower from Sundae Scoop. Vicky from www.messforless.net

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  4. These are fantastic! I'm totally pinning this so I can use your great tutorial around the holidays! And you're right, so often a gift card is just the best choice...it's often what I'd rather receive! I would be so excited if you'd share this at my 'think pink' party!

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/welcome-to-week-6-of-falling-for-crafts.html

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  5. hi, i m a new follower, come & follow back!!
    Have fun!

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  6. LOVE this idea. I was searching for something sute to put gift cards in for my Etsy shop. This is a perfect idea. You are full of great ideas!!!

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  7. What a fun idea! I just linked to your post:

    http://www.allfreeholidaycrafts.com/Christmas-Gifts-to-Make/Girly-Girl-Gift-Card-Holder

    Please let me know if it's okay to link to you like this in the future.

    Thanks!
    Rachel

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  8. I am new on this page,and i am very impressed that we can personalized the gifts cards..

    Scratch Cards
    Custom Gift Cards
    Clear Business Cards

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  9. I love the idea of using scrapbook paper for this. Thank you for linking up!

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  10. I don't :( I only make them when I need one :)

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  11. I had never thought to use scrapbook paper for this..I will give it a touch someday.
    custom gift card

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