To simplify holiday gift giving we sometimes resort to giving cash or gift cards, so I usually need to make some festive holders to show that at least some thought went into the gift. These were a cinch to make because of the Sizzix die, A2 card with flap. Included in this set is the card die plus two different embossing folders which were used to make the vellum inner pockets. Vellum allows the money or gift card to show through the pocket and it embosses well. The pockets were taped on with Merikan double sided tape and decorated with Martha Stewart adhesive borders. The printed double sided cardstock used for these cards are from Imaginisce.
After tying a wide ribbon around the closed card, embellishments from Ben Franklin Crafts (MS gingerbread sticker, Sizzix die cut tag, Tim Holtz die cut words, and snowflake plus acrylic crystal) were added. The combinations of cardstock and embellishments are endless so you should be able to make a different one for each of your gifts. Ben Franklin Crafts also sells a Sizzix die to create just gift card holders (hmmm...... wouldn't everyone love a gift card from BFC?) and like the other holiday dies, it comes with a talking tag. Go check out all the new Christmas products at BFC and simplify your gift giving this year. Happy Holiday Crafting!