Holly Jolly Easy Envelope Gift Card Holder

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It's A Gift Card Kind of Holiday!  Speaking of gift cards—how many gift cards are YOU giving this year?!  It seems like every year I'm giving more and more of them!  They are so handy and who doesn't like to receive a little shopping spree at their favorite store or a "paid for" dinner at their favorite restaurant?!   

Many might argue that choosing to give a gift card is "boring," "too easy," or even "thoughtless."  We can put a quick end to any debate by simply sprucing them up with a little handmade gift card holder! 

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Inspired by Jenny Peterson at Lakeshore Stamping.

Today's gift card holder is certainly thoughtful, definitely not boring, yet super easy & quick to make!  We created it as a "bring-a-friend" bonus project at last week's Wow Techniques Class.  It's similar to the Easy Best of Halloween Treat Holder that I made back in August.  That one held a Ghirardelli Chocolate Square. 

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Gift Card Holder Base—The holder is made with a Medium Whisper White envelope that's folded in half.  Cut the closure flap along the fold line and seal the left side of the envelope only.  Leave the right side of the flap open…that pocket is where the card will go!

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Cover Décor—The front of the folded envelope is covered with a 2-5/8" x 4" piece of Winter Frost Designer Series Paper, then decorated with a festive medallion.  I stamped the Holly Jolly images from Tags 4 You in Island Indigo, then punched with the Label Bracket Punch.  For a little sparkle, I added a Festive Flurry Framelit snowflake die-cut from Silver Glimmer Paper underneath.  Both are popped up with Dimensionals.

Ribbon Closure—I cut a 16" piece of Silver Ribbon for the tie-closure and wrapped it around the envelope before adhering the medallion to the front.  It's not adhered; it slides freely between the Dimensionals.

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Inside Pretties—I decorated the flap on the inside with the Festive Flurry snowflake images.  The bottom layer is inked in Pool Party and die-cut with the matching framelits, and the top layer is center of the same snowflake inked in Island Indigo and hand-cut.  Before adhering with SNAIL, I added some Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon tails to fancy it up a bit.  A small Rhinestone Jewel gives it some sparkle. 

The inside Winter Frost paper measures 2-5/8" x 3-1/2"

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The gift card tucks nicely in the pocket, but you could also use it for cash or a small treat instead!

Twice The Treat Option: Keep both flaps unsealed and you can decorate both sides to hold gift cards and/or treats!  That's two cool!

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