Friday, June 14, 2013

Father's Day...What to Do?

Father's Day Gift Card Holder
Father's Day Gift Card Holder
I can't believe Father's Day is Sunday. I've been so busy with graduation, our house guests, the kid's activities, and my Etsy shop, that time has gotten away from me.

Thank goodness for my little one. Was it not been for her frequent nagging reminding, I think the day might have slipped right by me.  But what to do?

The first place I head is to my stash. I know it's lame...but come on...I'm sure that's where you'd go too. Why not? The stuff's already made. 

I pulled out this gift card holder and decided I'll just run to the grocery store, grab an itunes gift card and we'd be all set.

But nooo...
  • Aubs:  We have to do something Special
  • Me:   Special? My gift card holders are special. 
  • Aubs:  But you didn't make that just for dad. 
  • Me:  Yes I did. It says Dad doesn't it?
  • Aubs:  Gives me a "lets be real" look and leaves the room.

So, I guess I'll be spending the rest of my day trying to help her think of something REALLY special

If you want to make a gift card holder for your Father/Dad/Husband...Here is the tutorial:

  • Cut a piece of card stock to 3 1/2" x 8 1/2" (you can make 3 gift card holders from 1 piece of 8 1/2 x 11" CS)
  • Score CS @ 2 1/2" on one end and 2" on other end.
  • Use Rounded Corner Punch to round corners on the 2" end
  • Cut 3 pieces of Designer Paper
    • 3 1/4 " x 1 3/4"
    • 3 1/4" x 2 1/4"
    • 3 1/4" x 3 3/4"
  • Use Rounded Corner Punch to round corners on one side of 1 3/4" piece of Designer Paper.
  • Run adhesive along side edges only of 2 1/4" side of card stock and fold up to form gift card pocket
  • Attach designer paper to outside of gift card holder
  • Attach a small piece of velcro to 2" side and fold down.
  • Embellish as desired. 
    • I used "Dad" from the Family Reunion stamp set. 
    • The set also contains "Husband" and "Grandpa".  
    • This set retired June 1st. So if you have it, use it. If not, visit my Etsy shop and I'll make up a card for you!

Materials: (all materials are from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)
  • Paper:  
    • Scrapbook Paper (DCWV)
    • Card Stock
      • Night of Navy
      • Riding Hood Red
      • Naturals White
  • Stamp Set:  Family Reunion (retired)
  • Ink:  Night of Navy
  • Tools and Accessories:
    • Paper Trimmer
    • Simply Scored Scoring Tool
    • Corner Rounder Punch
    • Modern Label Punch
    • Large Oval Punch
    • Decorative Label Punch
    • Velcro (at Jo-Ann Fabric)

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