punch_board_christmas_gift_cardI am absolutely in love with the Envelope Punch Board!  For those of you who don't know, it is a new product that Stampin' Up! released back in October. This cool new tool is so incredibly easy to use and it is pretty inexpensive, too.

Every time that I have shown people how to use this tool, they have been so excited to get their hands on one for themselves. You can create some gorgeous envelopes using patterned paper that you have on hand, but you can use it to make some other fun projects, too.

While exploring various Envelope Punch Board project ideas on the internet, I found a really cool gift card holder that uses that tool to create the notches for the tab that inserts into the bottom to close the card. I created this sample for the Christmas giving season based on the pattern and shared it with my regular stamping groups. The gals seemed to really enjoy getting another opportunity to use the punch board, and I was happy to show them an additional way to use it. Unfortunately, I didn't grab a picture of the inside which is a big part of the cool-ness in this gift card holder. I'll try to describe it… there is another piece of cardstock inside that is folded and glued to the upper flap of the Crumb Cake card. When you open the card, the inner cardstock will lift up to "present" the gift card.

Here are the cutting and scoring dimensions to make the holder yourself:

  1. Cut the outer cardstock to be 4 1/4" x 11"
  2. Score the outer cardstock at 2", 7 1/4" & 7 3/8"
  3. Use the punch board to punch the notch in the upper flap at 1" and 3 1/4"
  4. Cut the insert cardstock to be 6 1/2" x 3 3/4"
  5. Score the insert cardstock at 1 3/4" x 6"

I used the following materials to make this project:

  • Stamps: Cheers (single stamp), Mosaic Madness, More Merry Messages
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
  • Markers: Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar, Old Olive
  • Accessories: Season of Style DSP, Season of Style Washi Tape, Stampin' Dimensionals, Envelope Punch Board