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:
Tape Runner Glue
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.