Friday, November 06, 2020

No Peeking 'til Christmas Gift Card Holders

Happy Friday!  It's Jeanne today with gift card holders using the new Christmas Pals Peekers die from Part 2 of the new Christmas release.  Gift cards are my go to gift at Christmas for both my immediate and extended family.

These tag holders are super easy to create and can be attached to a present or hung on the tree.  

To start I cut all my characters from white cardstock using the Christmas Peekers die.

I used Copic Markers to do most of the coloring. I did a bit of shading using Distress Oxide ink in Pumice Stone for the Santa Gnome's beard and hat, and Tumbled Glass for the Snowman and the Penguin's hat.  I used Antique Linen and Tea Dye to color the Santa Gnome's skin.

I will show how I created one of the holders.  All holders were made the same way.

I cut a piece of patterned paper 3 x 6 inches and a piece of coordinating cardstock the same size.  I used a permanent tape runner to adhere these together.

I have a corner punch which I used to round the top corners and a slit punch which gave me the hole for the ribbon.  You could also simply cut the top corners at an angle and use a hole punch for the ribbon.

Next I cut the pocket from the same cardstock using the Fancy Pocket Plus die and heat embossed the sentiment. 

Because I was making several, I used my stamping platform and did all my stamping at one time.

I folded and glued my pocket together before putting it on my card.  I placed several acrylic blocks on top and left them for several minutes to give it a good seal.

I then glued it to the tag and added my peeker!

I cut a 16 inch length of coordinating ribbon and tied it at the top.  Now my tag is ready to hang on the tree!

These are very easy to assemble.  I chose to make each of my tags different, but if you use a paper that's appropriate for all of the characters (stripes, plaid, dots, etc) you can get eight tags from one 12 x 12 inch sheet of patterned paper!  My patterns were on paper so I needed the cardstock backing for stability, but if you use 12 x 12 patterned cardstock you can even eliminate one step!

And now for a little extra:  After I had completed these tags I decided that these would be perfect for my tree and immediate family, but I needed a fourth one.  (I'll be making more for the nieces and nephews).  I wanted something different and in looking through my dies...

I found the Gingerbread Baker from the new Christmas Part 1 release is perfect as a peeker for a gift card!

Be sure  to visit the online store where the new Christmas Release (Parts 1, 2, and 3) are on sale for a limited time!

Dies used:

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you have a fun and creative weekend!


Mary Marsh said...

Love Love love ❤️ this Creative idea for these dies Jeanne- I am going to use it for my gift cards this year thanks for the inspiration

Joanne said...

This is so cute and creative Jeanne. The Christmas Peekers are adorable!

Sukie said...

Super cute! I love this idea, it's the perfect gift card/money holder!

Pam MacKay said...

Adorable gift tags