This is for the October 2013 Stampin' Up! Creative Crew challenges - Holiday focus: Wear Something Gaudy Day is on 10/17. Use your gaudiest colors to create a gift card holder.
Since gaudiness is in the eyes of the beholder, I decided to select a group of colors that I typically wouldn't wear together: Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and a little Gumball Green. But to be honest, I really like them together on this card. :) I used a basic matchbook-style card for my gift card holder - a 4-1/" x 11" piece of cardstock scored and folded at approximately 1-1/4" and 6-1/4". A glimmer brad on each side of the bottom of the card keeps the bottom flap closed and allows the top to tuck in. (You could use one brad in the middle instead.) Just be sure to place the brads low enough that they aren't in the way of the top flap; otherwise, the card won't close properly.
The gift card can fit either horizontally or vertically. It does move around a bit, so you could secure it with a small Glue Dot if desired. You can write a message behind the gift card or even use this as a regular card without including a gift card. Thanks for looking!
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013 GMT Views: 304