Monday, March 10, 2014

Dapper Gift Card Envelopes

Hi everyone, it's Audrey. Today I have a gift wrap project idea to share with you using the adorable new Suave collection. It's a set of little gift card envelopes, perfect for gifting to those special guys in your life, and a bit of a fun alternative to the traditional gift card holder.


If you're anything like me, then you're a fan of giving gift cards for birthday, holidays, and pretty much any special occasion.  I love knowing my gift recipients can pick out whatever they might need or want the most, with no guess work But what I don't particularly care for are the plain little envelopes that most gift cards come with.  They're too plain, and quite frankly...downright boring. And who wants boring?

Especially when it is so easy to create your own custom gift wrap, in very little time, with only a few basic supplies. Love that you can quickly change the look and theme to these by switching up the colors and papers you use. Once you see how easy it is, you'll be crafting up gift card envelopes for every event, in no time at all.

Here's what you need to do.

Start by cutting 5.5" x 5" panels of Suave patterned papers. Using a scoring board or bone folder, score the long 5.5" side at 1 1/4" and 3 3/4".
Fold along the crease lines and secure the back with a small amount of strong adhesive, like red-lined tape. You only need a little bit in the very middle, as we'll be sewing up the ends in the next steps.
Stitch across the bottom of your envelope sleeve. And then add your gift card. This would also work well for flat monetary gifts like cash or a check.

Cut 1.5" x 3.5" strips of contrasting Suave papers. Cut a V-notch out of the bottom end, and adhere to the top left of the gift card envelope. Die cut scalloped circles from another paper, and adhere over the top of the banner flag, with the top of the die cut going off the top edge. Trim off the overhanging paper, and stitch across the top of the envelope.

Now have fun embellishing your envelopes to suit your needs. I wrapped the top of mine with hemp, tying it into a simple bow and adding a custom epoxy-capped brad I made with my shape studio tool and Suave patterned paper. Last step was tucking a variety of Suave Details cardstock stickers into each bow.
Enjoy!
Supplies:
Suave Collection:
"dapper" 12x12 paper
"dashing" 12x12 paper
"pleasant" 12x12 paper
"foundations two" 12x12 paper
"details" 12x12 sticker   

4 comments:

  1. thank you! These are great - and the paper is so appropriately named!
    Sandra ltb

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  2. oH these are delightful. I love this Suave collection. Your inspiration solved some thoughts for me on 2 upcoming birthdays..I'll use the Promise collection for the girls. All the fun layers/detail you have added make this so exciting.

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  3. These are awesome Audrey! What a great idea!

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  4. Oh, these are really beautiful and just perfect for dads :)

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