Hello and welcome to the Creativity Abound Blog Hop where today I want to show you how to make a magnetic gift card holder. Our theme this month is Christmas gift packaging, so I might be a little off piste here, but all our nieces want these days is money or gift cards, so it’s nice to be able to decorate these up a bit.
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You can make two of these gift card holders from a single sheet of A4 cardstock, so it’s quite economical on card too, always a bonus in my book!
I’ve used the stunning Lights Aglow Designer Series Paper for this project, and an Evening Evergreen cardstock – the only thing I will say is this might not be the right design for the girls, lol.
To start, you will need a sheet of cardstock measuring 10.5cm x 18cm (4 1/4″ x 7″) and a piece of paper measuring 11cm x 10cm (4″ x 4 1/4″). Round the corners of the DSP on the corners of the shorter side, and of the card on the corners of the single flap. I hope that makes sense! Then stick the DSP onto the card so the rounded corners are together.
Score it on the long side at 6.5cm, 13cm and 14cm (2 1/2″, 5″ and 5 1/2″), and this will create the body of your magnetic gift card holder.
To make the concertina sides, take two pieces of Basic White cardstock measuring 6cm x 3cm (2 1/4″ x 1 1/2″) and score on the short side at 1/2cm intervals (1/4″). Glue the outer edges of each of these concertinas and glue to the sides of the gift card holder. This will create a kind of folder effect.
The Gold Foil band is 3cm x 10.5cm (4 1/4″ x 1 1/2″) and is scored at 5.5cm and 6.6cm (2 1/4″ and just over 2 3/4″) Bend this round the top flap of the holder and glue in place on the back, top and front flap. It should overhang as you can see in the photo above – this is where the magnetic part of the magnetic gift card holder comes in.
Take two magnets and with them stuck together put a glue dot on each side of the pair – then just stick this to the middle of the overhanging bit and then press it down to stick the tab to the bottom section.
All that’s left to do is to die cut two snowflakes from the Celebrate with Tags dies set in Evening Evergreen and Gold Foil. Simples!
I think that’s all from me for today, I hope you have a go at making a magnetic gift card holder, but first, please do hop around the rest of the team and see what amazing projects they have in store for you.
Until next time, Happy Stamping xx
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