Hearty Giftcard Holder

Hi friends!  Happy Saturday!  I'm popping in today with a fun little matchbook style gift card holder using the Envelope Punch Board.

I watched a video tutorial by Jackie Topa, wrote down measurements and then when I sat down to make my little matchbook gift card holder, I realized my Scor-pal didn't have a score line where I needed to score and the mental math portion of my brain apparently spontaneously combusted.  LOL  So, I tried again and made the mistake in the other direction.  I'm blaming it on no sleep, cold medicine, cranky twins, a whole lot of work  and not nearly enough pumpkin pie.  {grin}

Anyhow, to salvage my project I made some adjustments to make it into a square matchbook. Here are my measurements, if you end up wanting a square gift card holder.  My finished project is 4.25" square.  My starting piece was 4.25" x 8.75" and I scored at 1-3/4", 6" and 6-1/8".

The soft suede matchbook layer is stamped with the heart from Chevron Love in Early Espresso.  I added a little decor to the opening of my matchbook as well.  The hearts are cut with the Heart Quartet Die, then I paper pieced the designer paper hearts into the crumb cake layer, adding a bunch of sponging.  The sentiment is also from  Chevron Love and is on a cut from the Flag It Die Set.

For the inside, I chose a fun little print for the liner.  Pay no attention to the ugly fake amex card that I use to scrape paint off my projects with.  I was using it for size reference and meant to switch it out to a real gift card before photos, but it just didn't happen.

Today (Saturday, Nov. 30) is the final day of our 50% off deals at Verve, so if you haven't had a chance to shop yet, now's your chance!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Chevron Love (Verve Stamps)
Paper: soft suede, crumb cake, early espresso (SU!), Bramble Rose (MME), 25th and Pine (BasicGrey)
Ink: early espresso (SU!), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Heart Quartet DieFlag It Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Envelope Punch Board (WRMK), Classic & Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Scor-Pal


  1. This is adorable! I love that you made it square and didn't give up on it! Don't you hate it when you measure wrong, though? My favorite is when I line up the cardstock SOOOO carefully, cut it and then realize that I cut it 1/2" short. Grrrr!! : )

  2. Yeah for boo-boos turning into creations :) Love those hearts and how you turned this into a wonderful gift card holder!

  3. Hi Julee,

    When you have a minute please visit here http://circleofblissprayer.blogspot.ca/2013/11/julee-tilman.html

    I hope you enjoy. Hugs, Carole

  4. Oh this is a wonderful gift holder. I love the use of the Chevron Heart. Way to go in figuring out a way to salvage your project and turn it into something so great.......I probably would have given up long before that.


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