Here is a quick, but beautiful, gift card holder from a striped treat bag. These bags are so elegant from the start, but you could use any gift bags you have that are around the same dimensions, which are: 4 3/4″ by 7″.
Starting with a Striped Treat Bag, you score 3″ from the bottom, and fold the bag up toward the front and secure both sides with a strong adhesive. This gives you a pocket for a gift card, and the inside of the bag for a note. If you have all of the supplies on hand, they can be made very quickly, even at the last minute.
The strip of designer series paper was 2″ by 12″, although I did cut around an inch off when I wrapped it around the bag. Before I wrapped it around, I placed a strip of 1/8″ gold washi tape from the Year of Cheer on the top and bottom of my strip. This gave it a wonderful edge.
The ribbon is just a 5″ piece, tied near one end, and secured to the front so the knot and angled end peek out from the focal point. The focal was layered with a gold foil snowflake, the second largest stitched circle framelit from basic black, old olive trees and a basic deer from the card front builders framelits, and a Merry Christmas cut from the Labels to Love stamp set.
The “To-From” was stamped onto the double banner from the Bunch of Banners Framelits and adhered to the back.
I used the Circle Tab Punch to add a little “handle” to the gift card, so when it is tucked into the pocket the tab can be seen, so the recipient does not miss the gift card. The note is a piece of whisper white card stock cut 3 1/2″ by 4 1/2″, the corners rounded, and stamped on each with the decorative stamp from the Carols of Christmas, and the elements were connected by a dotted line with a fine tip black sharpie. A gold foil circle tab punch was added to the top of the note card as well, so it can peek out from the top and remind the recipient that it is there.
I hope you find these useful and beautiful!
Until we meet again, may your days be blessed. ~Darby
- Supplies are Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted.
- Stamp Set Carols of Christmas, Labels to Love
- Card Front Builders Framelits, Stitched Circle Framelits
- Punch: Circle Tab Punch
- Designer Series Paper: Merry Music, Merry Little Christmas
- Card Stock: basic black, old olive
- Products: Satin white ribbon, foil snowflake, Year of Cheer Washi tape.