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Good Afternoon!

This week’s There She Goes challenge is to create a gift card holder in honor of Father’s Day.   There’s a hitch.    The project had to include shadow stamping.

Well, as per usual, I did my first gift card holder and forgot the shadow stamping! Doh!   I’m going to share it with you anyway :)


This little box/bag was patterned after a box I found at the local dollar store.   I have created a template for it here:


(Note:  You will need to increase the size to 100% when printing)

I snagged one of the Home Depot credit brochures while I was picking up DH’s gift cards.   I cut the ensignia out and used it on my box.   The box was cut from heavy weight frosted acetate (I call it acetate on steroids!).

Here are the deets:

Stamps:  Sentiment from There She Goes’ Holidays Galore

Paper: Basic Gray, heavy weight acetate

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx

Accessories: ribbons, scoring blade, sticky tape, candy dots, dimensionals, xacto knife, shredded paper


Then I decided I had better make another gift card holder (as he is getting two cards!) and this one better be


For this one, I cut the basic gray paper to 7 3/4 inches by 6 1/4 inches.    I scored the piece at 3/4 inches on both of the long sides and at 3 1/2 and 4 1/4 inches on the short side.   Your piece will look like this:


Cut on the dotted lines and fold into a box shape.

For the lid (only orange here), I cut a piece 4 3/4 inches by 4 inches and scored at 1/2 inch on the 4 3/4 inch side.   I then took that piece and rolled it slightly on the edge of my table to give it a little curve.

I affixed a piece of sticky tape to the  1/2 inch tab and attached it to the top back of my basic gray box.   Then I cut two 1/4″ strips of basic gray paper at 6″ each.    I attached the buckles to the ends and put small pieces of velcro on the back of them.   The other end is attached to the back with sticky tape.    I decorated it with photo corner punches and the sentiment circle (shadow stamping!).

Here are the deets:

Stamps:  There She Goes‘ Holidays Galore

Colors: Basic Gray, Only Orange, and GP White

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx ~ For the shadow stamping, I stamped once then moved my stamp down and to the right slightly and stamped again.

Accessories: candy dots, buckles, photo corner punch, circle punches, scoring blade, sticky tape, dimensionals.


Thanks for stopping by!   I hope you have a blessed day!

~~ Holly ~~

6 Responses to “~ Father’s Day Gift Card Holders ~”

  1. on 20 Jun 2009 at 00:23Jamee

    That is such a neat idea!!

  2. on 20 Jun 2009 at 09:17Christi

    OMG I love them both!! Fantastic job Holly!!!

  3. on 20 Jun 2009 at 17:28Jessica

    Both of these are amazing Holly!!!!! I love that Home Depot one, I’m sure Matt would get a kick out of it :)

  4. on 21 Jun 2009 at 17:33MakiJ

    Holly, so creative and fantastic projects!! Wowza!!

  5. on 23 Jun 2009 at 12:20LeAnne

    Very, very cool! I hope he liked everything!

  6. on 06 May 2010 at 17:47amanda

    hello. i am making a wine box out of your bag dieline, but i do not know how to finish up the bottom. can you explain this? if you could email me that would be great! thank you!

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