Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Book Crafts: Gift Card Holder

Gift Card Holder
Last month, I made a butterfly gift tag as part of my Book Crafts feature (you can see the post here). I liked the butterfly so much, I started to think how else I could use it.
A great gift for a book lover is a gift card to use on books, so I decided to make a gift card holder with a bookish theme, using my new friend, the bookish butterfly!
To make the butterfly, you can use the step-by-step guide from last month, obviously leaving out the gift tag part. Click here for the butterfly guide
To make the gift card holder, you will need:
Bookish Butterfly
Gift Card
Coloured card (I used blue and pink)
Double-sided tape
Hole punch
Craft knife
Craft cutting board
Metal Ruler
Using your gift card as a guide, fold and cut a mini card out of your coloured card (I used blue here) and punch a hole in the side so you can fasten the card together with ribbon later
Open up your card and on the right-hand side, draw four lines,  using your gift card as a guide again. The first two lines should be towards the top of the gift card and quite close together, with the next two lines towards the bottom.
Using a cutting board to protect your surface, cut along these lines using a craft knife and a metal ruler. This will create two bands, which you can slip the gift card into
 to hold it in place
That's the basic gift card holder. Now you can do the fun bit and decorate!
Cut a strip of contrasting card (I used pink) and stick onto the front of your card with double-sided tape. Trim the ends
Using double-sided tape, attach your butterfly to the strip
Attach three buttons to the top of the card; one on the contrasting strip and one each either side
Thread ribbon through the punched hole and tie in a bow
And there you have it - your bookish gift card holder!
Of course, you can decorate the front however you'd like. If you do have a go, I'd love to see what you come up with!
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